The Avengers #196 [Newsstand]
(June 1980)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
0714860245806
Editing
Jim Salicrup (editor); Bob Budiansky (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.; later Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #200)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #196 [Direct]. There exist further variants.


Introducing the Treacherous Taskmaster! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Taskmaster
Reprints

The Terrible Toll of the Taskmaster (Table of Contents: 1)

The Avengers / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
George Perez
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Scott Lang]; the Avengers [the Beast; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Jocasta; Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers]; the Vision; the Wasp; Yellowjacket [Henry Pym]; Wonder Man]; Selbe; Dr. Pernell Solomon; Iron Fist (flashback); Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (flashback); the Taskmaster
Synopsis
The Avengers rescue Yellowjacket, Ant-Man and Wasp from the Taskmaster.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Scott Lang, the Ant-Man, is mistakenly referred to, in page 3 panel 4, as Scott Harris.

"The Trap" (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Avengers Assemble! (Table of Contents: 3)

Avengers Assemble! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

David Michelinie on how Marvel is now having writers conduct their own letters pages and letters on The Avengers #192. Letters from readers: Kurt Busiek, Kyle Turner, John Riley

The Dingo Kids Meet O.J. Simpson (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Dingo Kids and O.J. Simpson; Dingo boots / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Introducing the Treacherous Taskmaster!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. The Terrible Toll of the Taskmaster
    The Avengers
  3. 2. "The Trap"
    Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. Avengers Assemble!
    Avengers Assemble!
  5. 4. The Dingo Kids Meet O.J. Simpson
    The Dingo Kids and O.J. Simpson; Dingo boots
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