The Avengers #1 1/2
(December 1999)

Marvel, 1999 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Volume
1
Price
2.50 USD; 3.75 CAD
Pages
44
On-sale Date
1999-09-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Barcode
759606047895 01511
Editing
Tom Brevoort; Bob Harras (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bruce Timm
Inks
Bruce Timm
Colors
Bruce Timm
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Wasp; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]]; Dr. Doom
Reprints

The Insult That Made A Corpse Out Of "Mac" (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Russ Maheras
Pencils
Marie Severin ?
Inks
Marie Severin ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Mac is upset by a man shooting a bazooka into his face on the beach. Sending away for Charlie World's muscle-building kit, Mac returns to the beach as a hulking brute and murders his opponent.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.
Parody of Charles Atlas comic book ads.

The Death-Trap of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

Avengers / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
Bruce Timm
Inks
Bruce Timm
Colors
Bruce Timm
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Thor [Don Blake]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Dr. Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Thing [Ben Grim]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Edwin Jarvis
Synopsis
The newly-formed Avengers are sent to secure the flying fortress which Doctor Doom recently used against the Fantastic Four but the team discovers the vehicle is full of traps set by Doom. Fortunately, there's one matter Doom hadn't counted on: Ant-Man has a new identity as Giant-Man!
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Keywords
Avengers Mansion; Flying Fortress

Night of the Red Wolf! (Table of Contents: 3)

Kid Colt / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Smith (signed)
Inks
Paul Smith (signed)
Colors
Marie Javins
Letters
John Roshell

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Kid Colt; Red Wolf; Lobo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mock ad for Kid Colt, Outlaw #112 1/2.

Watch For The Greatest Symbols in Comics! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Fast Lane Part 1 of 4: Media Blitz! (Table of Contents: 5)

Spider-Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Glenn Herdling
Pencils
Gregg Schigiel
Inks
Richard Case
Colors
Paul Mounts
Letters
Chris Dickey
Editing
Michael Stewart; Steve Behling

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mysterio; J. Jonah Jameson; Sam Exmore (introduction); Toni Harris (introduction); Zane Whelan (introduction)
Synopsis
Peter is working with two new interns - one of them, Sam Exmore, a pot user - when Mysterio attacks their news van.
Keywords
Daily Bugle

Indexer Notes

anti-drug insert story

The Battle of Utah Beach! (Table of Contents: 6)

Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
Marie Javins
Letters
John Roshell

Genre
war
Characters
Howling Commandos [Nick Fury; Jonathan "Junior" Juniper; Gabe Jones; Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan; Dino Manelli; Isadore "Izzy" Cohen; Robert "Reb" Ralston]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mock ad for Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #3 1/2.

A Marvel Masterworks Pin-up (Table of Contents: 7)

Avengers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bruce Timm [as B. T.] (signed)
Inks
Bruce Timm [as B. T.] (signed)
Colors
Bruce Timm

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Wasp; Giant Man [Hank Pym]]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

All About the Avengers / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illlustrations)
Inks
Dick Ayers (illustrations)
Colors
Stan Goldberg (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Mark Waid, Kurt Busiek [also as Burt Kusiek], Ty Templeton.

Amazing New Home Training Plan in Auto Repairing (Table of Contents: 9)

Car Teaching Institute / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gregg Schigiel
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
An advertisement promises to teach people how to obtain valuable knowledge from their automobile, promising that cars are actually smarter than people.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.
Script credit from Gregg Schigiel's website http://hatterentertainment.com/portfolio/writing/scti-ad/

Sea-Baboons (Table of Contents: 10)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley]
Pencils
Al Milgrom
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Carl Gafford ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the "sea monkey" ads that often appeared in comic books.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Avengers
  2. 1. The Insult That Made A Corpse Out Of "Mac"
  3. 2. The Death-Trap of Doctor Doom!
    Avengers
  4. 3. Night of the Red Wolf!
    Kid Colt
  5. 4. Watch For The Greatest Symbols in Comics!
  6. 5. Fast Lane Part 1 of 4: Media Blitz!
    Spider-Man
  7. 6. The Battle of Utah Beach!
    Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos
  8. 7. A Marvel Masterworks Pin-up
    Avengers
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    All About the Avengers
  10. 9. Amazing New Home Training Plan in Auto Repairing
    Car Teaching Institute
  11. 10. Sea-Baboons
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