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Comic Book: Avengers (1963 series)

What This Book is About:
Earth's mightiest heroes--Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant Man, and the newly-revived Captain America--came together as the Avengers to battle threats that no one of them could handle alone. Soon joined by Hawkeye, the Scarlet Witch, the Vision, She-Hulk, the Beast and many, many, many others, the name of the Avengers would pass into legend as the greatest hero team ever (at least for Marvel).

Data Sheet:
Dates
Sep 1963 to Oct 1996
1963
N/A

Characters most frequently found in this comic book:
In order of appearances.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Thor
Thor

(Odinson)
Wasp
Wasp

(Janet Van Dyne)
Hawkeye
Hawkeye

(Clint Barton)
Quicksilver
Quicksilver

(Pietro Maximoff)
Black Panther
Black Panther

(T'Challa)
Avengers #1
Avengers #1

(Sep 1963)

Comics Index

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Total Indexed Comics: 313

Comics sorted by date. Oldest shown first. Up to 25 comics per page. Page navigator at the bottom of the page.

Avengers #51
3 stars

Avengers #51

April 1968
"In the Clutches Of The Collector"
Script: Roy Thomas
Goliath, Wasp and Hawkeye are captured by the Collector and imprisoned in his space ship. The mad alien has a new ally in his quest to "collect" all the Avengers--Thor, who has been tricked into drinking an Obedience Potion and now serves his enemy. [...]
Avengers #52
4 stars

Avengers #52

May 1968
"Death Calls for the Arch-Heroes"
Script: Roy Thomas
Black Panther has arrived at Avengers Mansion to take his place on the team. He contacted them an hour ago when he landed in the US, but now the building appears deserted. He uses a secret entrance Captain America told him about after they fought the fake Zemo in CA#100. [...]
Avengers #53
4 stars

Avengers #53

June 1968
"In battle joined"
Script: Roy Thomas
In our #49 Magneto tricked Quicksilver into joining him and Toad in a revived Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants by making a security guard's bullet graze Scarlet Witch's head. In X-Men #43 we learned that Wanda had lost her hex power and that Magneto's promised to cure her. [...]
Avengers #54
4 stars

Avengers #54

July 1968
"... and deliver us from ... the Masters Of Evil"
Script: Roy Thomas
The Avengers have just finished installing new safety systems to catch intruders, including 1 trap that Black Panther demonstrates. A dark light detects him and his wrists are grabbed by robot arms. Now they fill in butler Edwin Jarvis on the details. But Wasp senses something off about him. [...]
Avengers #55
4 stars

Avengers #55

August 1968
"Mayhem over Manhattan"
Script: Roy Thomas
Last issue the 4 Avengers were captured by Crimson Cowl's new Masters Of Evil. Before that the new heroic Black Knight infiltrated them and then left to warn the Avengers, but the villains were onto him and the MOE beat him up on the roof of Avengers Mansion. [...]
Avengers #56
5 stars

Avengers #56

September 1968
"Death Be Not Proud"
Script: Roy Thomas
Captain America calls the four Avengers to Dr Doom's American castle, abandoned since Fantastic Four #5. He wants to use Doom's time machine to go back to see if Bucky really died in WWII. Black Panther, Goliath and Hawkeye elect to go with him. Wasp stays behind to (wo)man the controls. [...]
Avengers #57
4.5 stars

Avengers #57

October 1968
"Behold ... the Vision"
Script: Roy Thomas
A humanoid with a green and yellow costume, yellow cape and red face walks through the rain which passes through him and then floats into the sky up to the terrace of the penthouse flat of Janet van Dyne. [...]
Avengers #58
5 stars

Avengers #58

November 1968
"Even an Android Can Cry"
Script: Roy Thomas
The Avengers, including Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, have gathered together to consider the android Vision's application for membership. The retired Avengers have never met Vision before. [...]
Avengers #59
4 stars

Avengers #59

October 1968
"The name is ... Yellowjacket"
Script: Roy Thomas
There's a new hero in town called Yellowjacket and he foils the night-time robbery of a furriers. His hands emit bio-energy blasts he calls stingers, and he has shoulder-projections which vibrate and enable him to fly (apparently even at human size). [...]
Avengers #60
4 stars

Avengers #60

January 1969
"Till Death Do Us Part"
Script: Roy Thomas
Captain America gets an invite to the wedding of Wasp and Yellowjacket, a character who only appeared a few days ago. Last issue he claimed to have shrunk her boyfriend Goliath to smaller than ant-size and left him to die. But still Wasp wants to marry him. [...]
Avengers #61
4 stars

Avengers #61

December 1968
"Some say the world will end in fire ... some say in ice"
Script: Roy Thomas
Now that Wasp and Yellowjacket are on honeymoon the Avengers are down to 3 active members again. Black Panther and Hawkeye are directing a beam of solar energy at the jewel on Vision's brow. This is the synthezoid's way of feeding, of gaining energy. [...]
Avengers #62
4 stars

Avengers #62

January 1969
"The monarch and the Man-Ape"
Script: Roy Thomas
Last issue the remaining 3 Avengers (Black Panther, Hawkeye and Vision) with their ally Black Knight helped Dr Strange end the Spell Of Ice And Fire and send Surtur and Ymir back to their Asgardian homes.Now Stephen Strange has gone and the quartet are left in the snowy legacy of Ymir near Wakanda. [...]
Avengers #63
4 stars

Avengers #63

February 1969
"And in this corner ... Goliath"
Script: Roy Thomas
The 3 current Avengers (Black Panther, Hawkeye and Vision) are returning from Wakanda in a Wakandan atomic aircraft when the autopilot malfunctions as they approach the roof of Avengers Mansion. BP takes manual control but the plane might still overshoot. [...]
Avengers #64
4 stars

Avengers #64

March 1969
"Like a death ray in the sky"
Script: Roy Thomas
Avengers Black Panther, Vision, Yellowjacket and Wasp have returned from the wild goose chase Egghead sent them on last issue (early enough to have appeared in Sub-Mariner #14 and Daredevil #52) but found Hawkeye missing. [...]
Avengers #65
4 stars

Avengers #65

April 1969
"Mightier than the sword"
Script: Roy Thomas
Swordsman rushes to a meeting with Egghead who begins by telling Swordsman some of his own history (just for the reader of course). How the 2 young brothers Barney and Clint Barton sought jobs at the carnival that Swordsman headlined. [...]
Avengers #66
5 stars

Avengers #66

July 1969
"Betrayal"
Script: Roy Thomas
The current Avengers Goliath, Vision, Wasp and Yellowjacket, together with Iron Man and Thor are in the SHIELD helicarrier to test a new substance created by Dr Maclain. Adamantium proves resistant to attacks from Thor''s hammer, Iron Man''s repulsor rays and Goliath''s fist. [...]
Avengers #67
4 stars

Avengers #67

August 1969
"We Stand at Armageddon"
Script: Roy Thomas
Goliath and Thor in Avengers Mansion face Ultron reborn last issue as Ultron-6 with an indestructible adamantium body. Vision muses how Ultron must have buried instructions in his android brain when he created him, to rebuild him if he was destroyed. [...]
Avengers #68
4 stars

Avengers #68

September 1969
"... and We Battle for the Earth"
Script: Roy Thomas
Goliath, Thor, Wasp, Yellowjacket and a SHIELD team are closing in on Ultron-6 as he pulls the switch to blow up New York with a nuclear explosion. But the explosion doesn't happen, and Ultron beats a strategic retreat. [...]
Avengers #69
5 stars

Avengers #69

October 1969
"Let the Game Begin"
Script: Roy Thomas
Goliath, Vision, Wasp, and Yellowjacket rush to hospital where Tony Stark is dying of a heart attack (in Iron Man #18). Captain America and Thor join them. Thor brings renowned heart specialist Dr Santini to save him. [...]
Avengers #70
4 stars

Avengers #70

November 1969
"When Strikes the Squadron Sinister"
Script: Roy Thomas
In the 41st century the immortal alien Grand-Master has challenged Kang to a game, pitting Kang's champions the abducted Avengers against Grand-Master's own choices. If Kang wins then he gets the power of life and death with which to revive his love Ravonna. [...]
Avengers #71
4 stars

Avengers #71

December 1969
"Endgame"
Script: Roy Thomas
Black Knight summons up the spirit of his ancestor Sir Percy of Scandia, who shows him what it was he intruded on last issue. How Kang, ruler of the 41st Century, agreed to play a game against the Grand-Master. If he wins he gets the power of life and death to resurrect his love Ravonna. [...]
Avengers #72
5 stars

Avengers #72

January 1970
"Did You Hear the One about Scorpio?"
Script: Roy Thomas
Captain America runs into Rick Jones outside Avengers Mansion. Cap has called a meeting of the Avengers and coincidentally Rick has something he wants to tell them. [...]
Avengers #73
4 stars

Avengers #73

February 1970
"The sting of the Serpent"
Script: Roy Thomas
While Black Panther has been away in Wakanda the Sons Of The Serpent hate group have resurfaced promising to drive the unfit, the foreign born and the inferior from the US. They burn down New York's Equal Employment Bureau and African-American talk show host Montague Hale condemns them on TV. [...]
Avengers #74
4 stars

Avengers #74

March 1970
"Pursue the Panther"
Script: Roy Thomas
Last issue Black Panther was captured while investigating the racist Sons Of The Serpent. Now the other 4 Avengers see him on news reports robbing businesses that support the Serpents, leading to speculation that he's black and gone vigilante. [...]
Avengers #75
4 stars

Avengers #75

April 1970
"The Warlord and the Witch"
Script: Roy Thomas
Quicksilver turns up at Avengers Mansion looking for his ex-teammates. Jarvis directs him to the harbour where they are saying goodbye to Wasp and Yellowjacket. Captain America is there too. Hank and Jan leave for Alaska with Bill Foster, on a scientific mission for the government. [...]