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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)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)
Thor
Thor

(Odinson)
Hawkeye
Hawkeye

(Clint Barton)
Wasp
Wasp

(Janet Van Dyne)
Black Panther
Black Panther

(T'Challa)
Avengers #1
Avengers #1

(Sep 1963)

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Avengers #120
3.5 stars

Avengers #120

February 1974
"Death-stars of the Zodiac"
Script: Steve Englehart
Taurus, the new leader of Zodiac, comes to see Joshua Link in jail in his civilian guise and tells him he knows him to be Zodiac-member Gemini. Zodiac intend to kill every person in New York of star sign Gemini, as Link is. But 1st they'll free Joshua and protect him. [...]
Avengers #121
3.5 stars

Avengers #121

March 1974
"Houses Divided Cannot Stand!"
Script: Steve Englehart
Atop 1 of the Twin Towers Taurus of Zodiac holds the Avengers at bay by threatening an unconscious Mantis with the crippled but still dangerous giant Star-Blaster. Vision stalls for time by claiming that Mantis is only Swordsman's girlfriend, and so nothing to them. [...]
Avengers #122
3.5 stars

Avengers #122

April 1974
"Trapped in outer space"
Script: Steve Englehart
Avengers Black Panther, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor and Vision are trapped in a 'warehouse' with a large group of Zodiac members. The warehouse is actually a rocket taking them into space, sent there by Zodiac leader Taurus because this Zodiac faction were planning to rebel against him. [...]
Avengers #123
4 stars

Avengers #123

May 1974
"Vengeance in Viet Nam - or - An origin for Mantis"
Script: Steve Englehart
The Avengers (Black Panther, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor and Vision) had just captured Zodiac in their New York lair when 1 of the criminal cartel, Libra, claimed to be the father of their guest Mantis, which was why he betrayed his gang to save the heroes last issue. [...]
Avengers #124
4 stars

Avengers #124

June 1974
"Beware the Star-Stalker"
Script: Steve Englehart
The Avengers (Black Panther, Iron Man, Thor and Vision) along with Mantis and Libra have come to Viet Nam to look into Libra's claim to be Mantis' father. [...]
Avengers #125
4 stars

Avengers #125

July 1974
"The power of Babel"
Script: Steve Englehart
This issue begins with an epilogue to the Zodiac/Star Stalker story in the last 5 issues. The Avengers have returned from Viet Nam. Mantis still isn't convinced Libra is her father, but they part on good terms when he is taken into custody for his Zodiac activities. [...]
Avengers #126
3.5 stars

Avengers #126

August 1974
"All the sounds and sights of death"
Script: Steve Englehart
We start off with a review of the soap-opera that embroils the characters who don't have their own books. Swordsman loves Mantis, but lately her attention has been drawn towards the android Vision. He and Scarlet Witch are a couple, but Wanda fears he returns Mantis' regard. [...]
Avengers #127
4 stars

Avengers #127

September 1974
"Bride and doom"
Script: Steve Englehart
Jarvis is just about to serve a (Thanksgiving?) turkey dinner to the Avengers when Gorgon and Lockjaw of the Inhumans teleport into the dining room to fetch them to the wedding of Crystal and Quicksilver. He's angry to find that Qucksilver never sent their invites. [...]
Avengers #128
4 stars

Avengers #128

October 1974
"Bewitched, bothered and dead"
Script: Steve Englehart
The Avengers and the extended Fantastic Four family return to Avengers Mansion from the wedding of Crystal and Quicksilver in #127/FF#150, when they are menaced by lightning bolts. Thor is unable to quell this storm, but Franklin Richards' governess Agatha Harkness stops it with witchcraft. [...]
Avengers #129
4 stars

Avengers #129

November 1974
"Bid tomorrow goodbye"
Script: Steve Englehart
Kang the Conqueror has confronted the Avengers as a star hovers over Avengers Mansion. As they attack him he summons 3 Macrobots to oppose them. As Thor hits 1 it hits him back, knocking him out and knocking over the Swordsman. [...]
Avengers #130
4 stars

Avengers #130

December 1974
"The reality problem"
Script: Steve Englehart
The story continues from GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS #2.The Avengers (Hawkeye, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor and Vision) hold a meeting in Avengers Mansion (with Agatha Harkness and cat Ebony sitting in) 2 days after the events of GS Av#2 (including the death of Swordsman). [...]
Avengers #131
4.5 stars

Avengers #131

January 1975
"A quiet half-hour in Saigon"
Script: Steve Englehart
This issue switches between 2 separate strands, following the Avengers and Kang. I'll disentangle them.The Avengers (Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor and Vision) are still in Saigon helping Mantis to sort out her past. [...]
Avengers #132
4 stars

Avengers #132

February 1975
"Kang War II"
Script: Roy Thomas
The scene is Immortus' castle in Limbo. Kang has just snatched 6 dead characters from out of the past, and brought them here to face the Avengers whom he has also transported from Saigon. Immortus and Kang's future self Rama-Tut II watch impotently from their containment tubes. [...]
Avengers #133
4 stars

Avengers #133

March 1975
"Yesterday and beyond ..."
Script: Steve Englehart
This issue continues from GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS #3.This time we start with an interlude - in Agatha Harkness' room in Avengers Mansion where she has been teaching Scarlet Witch to use her mutant hex power for witchcraft (since #128). [...]
Avengers #134
4 stars

Avengers #134

April 1975
"The times that bind"
Script: Steve Englehart
This issue continues the origins of Mantis and Vision. Immortus has sent Hawkeye, Iron Man and Thor on a journey through time with Mantis to trace her origin, with a telepathic synchro-staff as guide. Vision is travelling alone with his synchro-staff. [...]
Avengers #135
4 stars

Avengers #135

May 1975
"The torch is passed"
Script: Steve Englehart
The synchro-staff of Immortus has been allowing Vision to view the highlights of the life of the original WWII Human Torch, whose android body Vision knows will be made into his own - but as yet he doesn't know how. [...]
Avengers #136
3 stars

Avengers #136

June 1975
"Iron Man: D.O.A."
Script:
This is a reprint of Amazing Adventures #12. [...]
Avengers #137
4 stars

Avengers #137

July 1975
"We do seek out new Avengers"
Script: Steve Englehart
The Avengers return from Viet Nam in their quinjet and Moondragon's spaceship, after the marriages of Mantis & the elder Cotati and Scarlet Witch & Vision in Giant-Size #4. [...]
Avengers #138
4 stars

Avengers #138

August 1975
"Stranger in a strange man"
Script: Steve Englehart
Last issue Wasp was critically injured by someone who Beast and Thor recognised as the Stranger. Now they 2 leave the hospital with Iron Man and Moondragon to face the press and the public. Thor explains that Beast and Moondragon aren't yet Avengers. [...]
Avengers #139
3.5 stars

Avengers #139

September 1975
"Prescription: violence"
Script: Steve Englehart
Wasp was critically injured in #137 by Toad disguised as the Stranger. The Avengers unmasked him last issue and now they have brought him to Jan's hospital bed where her distraught husband Yellowjacket demands that the  villain cure her. [...]
Avengers #140
3.5 stars

Avengers #140

October 1975
"A journey to the center of the ant"
Script: Steve Englehart
Last issue Beast and Yellowjacket captured Whirlwind. Now they return to the hospital where Wasp lies critically injured in a coma. But the size-changing over the last few issues has taken a toll on YJ, because of the microbes in his blood that trapped him at ant-size in Marvel Feature #4. [...]
Avengers #141
4.5 stars

Avengers #141

November 1975
"The phantom empire"
Script: Steve Englehart
Beast is bouncing along merrily when he's attacked by a troop of costumed soldiers intent on killing him. But Captain America wades in to help him and soon they have the gang on the run.Cap explains how he got involved. [...]
Avengers #142
4.5 stars

Avengers #142

December 1975
"Go west, young gods"
Script: Steve Englehart
This issue concentrates almost exclusively on the Wild West adventures of Hawkeye, Moondragon and Thor, leaving the Avengers in the present day to stew in captivity.Immortus has brought Moondragon and Thor back to 1873 to find the missing Hawkeye. [...]
Avengers #143
4.5 stars

Avengers #143

January 1976
"Right between the eons"
Script: Steve Englehart
Moondragon and Thor have come back to 1873 in Tombstone, Arizona to find Hawkeye. But they also found Kang there, doing his usual Conquering. They teamed up with Kid Colt, Night Rider, Rawhide Kid, Ringo Kid and Two-Gun Kid to stop Ace and his gang stealing uranium for the future villain. [...]
Avengers #144
4.5 stars

Avengers #144

February 1976
"Claws"
Script: Steve Englehart
This issue the spotlight returns to the Avengers team in the present-day and the main Serpent Crown storyline. It's the team the past's turn to be relegated to 1 page. But there's still no sign of the actual Serpent Crown. [...]