(2009)

Marvel, 2009 Series
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Volume
1
Price
24.99 USD; 27.99 CAD
Pages
252
On-sale Date
2009-05-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN
978-0-7851-3706-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785137061 52499
Editing
Cory Sedlmeier (editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dean White
Colors
Dean White

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Thor Odinson; Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Loki [Loki Laufeyson]
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[Title Page and Credits] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Inks
George Roussos (illustration)
Colors
Stan Goldberg (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

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Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (cover lettering and logo design); Sol Brodsky (logo design)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Loki! Prepare for battle!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Thor Odinson; Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Loki [Loki Laufeyson]
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The Coming of the Avengers! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee

Job Number
X-337
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The place: Asgard, home of the Norse gods!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Thor Odinson; Donald Blake]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Hulk [Bruce Banner; Mechano]] (introduction, origin); circus ringmaster; lion tamer; trapeze artists; Bobby; Bobby's mother; Charlie; Captain; Jane Foster; Asgardians [Odin]; Teen Brigade [Rick Jones; William "Willie" Bishop]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Loki [Loki Laufeyson]; Silent Ones
Synopsis
Iron Man, the Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Thor join forces to defeat Loki.
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Keywords
ants; Asgard; City News (newspaper); elephant; Flight 738; horse; Imperial Palace; Isle of Silence; lions; Old Man of the Sea (mentioned); Rainbow Bridge; Sea of Mist; seal; Tangle Roots; Volcanic Gas Globules; volcano

Indexer Notes

Loki mentions that the "Old Man of the Sea" was based on legends of the Silent Ones, trolls from Asgard.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Giant-Man! Thor! Look out!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; The Wasp]; The Space Phantom
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The Avengers Battle the Space Phantom (Table of Contents: 7)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Job Number
X-435
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where is Ant-Man??
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thor [Don Blake]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; The Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Ant-Man/Giant-Man [Henry Pym]]; The Space Phantom (villain, introduction); Rick Jones; The Teen Brigade
Synopsis
The Space Phantom comes to Earth to defeat the Avengers. If he can, then nothing can stop his race from invading Earth.
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Keywords
Limbo; shape-change

Indexer Notes

Hulk quits the Avengers.

Next Issue... (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

The Avengers [superhero] / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Hulk and Sub-Mariner vs. the Avengers! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
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The Avengers Meet... Sub-Mariner! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee

Job Number
X-525
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Don Blake]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; The Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The X-Men [Angel [Warren Worthington III]; The Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Professor X [Charles Xavier]]; Rick Jones; The Teen Brigade; Jane Foster
Synopsis
The Avengers feel responsible for the danger the Hulk may cause after he left the team in the previous issue. When they find the green Goliath a battle ensues. The Sub-Mariner learns of the Hulk's presence and after initially fighting each other Namor convinces the Hulk to join forces with him against the Avengers.
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Captain America Lives Again! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
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Captain America Joins... The Avengers! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Job Number
X-587
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Step forward, Captain America!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Teen Brigade; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Atlanteans; a D'Bari; Bucky Barnes (cameo flashback); Hulk [Bruce Banner] (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Namor attacks a group of eskimos and throws their idol into the sea. When the ice melts, the figure trapped within turns out to be Captain America, in suspended animation since the end of World War II. The Avengers rescue Cap and return to New York. An alien figure turns our heroes to stone. When Cap and Rick Jones track him down, the alien agrees to restore the Avengers if they agree to help him recover his broken space ship in return. When doing so, the Avengers are attacked by Namor and his people. The restored spaceship ultimately drives off Namor and his men.
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Keywords
D'Bari

The Invasion of the Lava Men! (Table of Contents: 13)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?; Frank Giacoia ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Lava Men
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The Invasion of the Lava Men! (Table of Contents: 14)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee

Job Number
X-652
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Teen Brigade; Jane Foster; Betty Ross; General Thunderbolt Ross; Molto
Synopsis
The Avengers take on their 'hottest' foes yet to save the world.
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Introducing Zemo! and His Masters of Evil! (Table of Contents: 15)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Masters of Evil [Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo]; Radioactive Man [Chen Lu]; Melter [Bruno Hogan]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]]
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The Mighty Avengers Meet the Masters of Evil! (Table of Contents: 16)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee

Job Number
X-699
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cap's shield acts as though it's alive!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Teen Brigade; Pate-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Masters of Evil [Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo] (introduction); Radioactive Man [Chen Lu]; Melter [Bruno Hogan]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]]
Synopsis
Zemo forms the Masters of Evil to exact revenge against Captain America.
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Keywords
Adhesive X

Their Darkest Hour! (Table of Contents: 17)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Masters of Evil [Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo]; Enchantress [Amora]; Executioner [Skurge]]
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Their Darkest Hour! (Table of Contents: 18)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Job Number
X-739
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Iron Man! You chose to ignore a call from us six days ago!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Odin; Loki; Masters of Evil [Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo]; Enchantress [Amora]; Executioner [Skurge]]
Synopsis
The Enchantress and the Executioner are exiled to Earth, where they become Zemo's new allies against the Avengers. The Enchantress briefly turns Thor against his allies with one of her love spells.
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Indexer Notes

Rick Jones briefly appears in Bucky's uniform.

Kang, the Conqueror! (Table of Contents: 19)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Kang
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Kang, The Conqueror! (Table of Contents: 20)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee

Job Number
X-767
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're just in time!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor [Don Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Teen Brigade; Kang the Conqueror (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Kang appears and demands to be made ruler of the Earth. The Avengers attempt to stop him, but it comes down to Wasp and the Teen Brigade to slow Kang long enough for the rest of the Avengers to free themselves and put an end to Kang's threat.
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Keywords
time travel

Marvel Proudly Introduces... Wonder Man (Table of Contents: 21)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Wonder Man [Simon Williams]; Masters of Evil [Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo]; Enchantress [Amora]; Executioner [Skurge]]
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The Coming of the... Wonder Man! (Table of Contents: 22)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Job Number
X-795
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You won't escape me again, Zemo!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Jane Foster; Teen Brigade; Wonder Man [Simon Williams] (introduction, origin); Masters of Evil [Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo]; Enchantress [Amora]; Executioner [Skurge]]
Synopsis
Zemo transforms Simon Williams into the super-strong Wonder Man so he can infiltrate the Avengers' ranks. Although betraying Zemo means his death, Wonder Man proves too noble for the villains and saves the Avengers at the cost of his life.
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Keywords
ionic rays

Indexer Notes

Introduction of death of Wonder Man.

The Avengers Break Up! (Table of Contents: 23)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Immortus
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The Avengers Break Up! (Table of Contents: 24)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee

Job Number
X-812
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Confound it!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Teen Brigade (cameo); Masters of Evil [Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo]; Enchantress [Amora]; Executioner [Skurge]]; Immortus (introduction); Paul Bunyan; Attila; Goliath (Biblical); Merlin; Hercules (Roman)
Synopsis
Immortus appears before the Masters of Evil and demands to join them against the Avengers, using his control of the realm of Limbo to summon other powerful people from past ages to help them.
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Keywords
Limbo; time travel; Tower of London

The One and Only "Cap" (Table of Contents: 25)

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

The Avengers [superhero] / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Don't Miss Another Big One from Marvel! (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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72 Big Pages (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

Strange Tales; The Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Avengers #4 Cover Original Art] (Table of Contents: 29)

The Avengers [superhero] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner

Biographies (Table of Contents: 30)

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Script
John Rhett Thomas (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  2. 1. [Title Page and Credits]
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. ["Loki! Prepare for battle!"]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  6. 5. The Coming of the Avengers!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  7. 6. ["Giant-Man! Thor! Look out!"]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  8. 7. The Avengers Battle the Space Phantom
    The Avengers [superhero]
  9. 8. Next Issue...
    The Avengers [superhero]
  10. 9. The Hulk and Sub-Mariner vs. the Avengers!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  11. 10. The Avengers Meet... Sub-Mariner!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  12. 11. Captain America Lives Again!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  13. 12. Captain America Joins... The Avengers!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  14. 13. The Invasion of the Lava Men!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  15. 14. The Invasion of the Lava Men!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  16. 15. Introducing Zemo! and His Masters of Evil!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  17. 16. The Mighty Avengers Meet the Masters of Evil!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  18. 17. Their Darkest Hour!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  19. 18. Their Darkest Hour!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  20. 19. Kang, the Conqueror!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  21. 20. Kang, The Conqueror!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  22. 21. Marvel Proudly Introduces... Wonder Man
    The Avengers
  23. 22. The Coming of the... Wonder Man!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  24. 23. The Avengers Break Up!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  25. 24. The Avengers Break Up!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  26. 25. The One and Only "Cap"
    A Marvel Masterwork Pin-up
  27. 26. ["Look for the newest winner from the Marvel Comics Group!"]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  28. 27. Don't Miss Another Big One from Marvel!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  29. 28. 72 Big Pages
    Strange Tales; The Fantastic Four
  30. 29. [Avengers #4 Cover Original Art]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  31. 30. Biographies
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