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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 #145
3.5 stars

Avengers #145

March 1976
"The taking of the Avengers"
Script: Scott Edelman
After they view films of various Avengers' exploits a man hires a hooded Assassin to kill the Avengers. he represents a consortium of the team's enemies, and they will pay 1 billion dollars. The Assassin insists on 1 year to prepare. [...]
Avengers #146
3.5 stars

Avengers #146

April 1976
"The Assassin never fails"
Script: Tony Isabella
Captain America is in hospital lying near death from an unknown cause. Beast and Scarlet Witch are in Avengers Mansion taking time off from their vigil while Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor and Vision guard the invalid. They have been joined by Wasp and Yellowjacket and Cap's crime-fighting partner Falcon. [...]
Avengers #147
4.5 stars

Avengers #147

May 1976
"Crisis on Other-Earth"
Script: Steve Englehart
This story continues from #144 (#145-146 were an out-of-sequence tale).It's 5 issues since the start of the Serpent Crown saga (7 if you count #145-146), and only now does the Serpent Crown get involved. As with last issue the writer only spares 1 page for the other bunch of Avengers led by Thor. [...]
Avengers #148
4.5 stars

Avengers #148

June 1976
"20,000 Leagues under Justice"
Script: Steve Englehart
In the Squadron Supreme's satellite HQ Rocket Central Dr Spectrum and Whizzer are with Amphibion, Cap'n Hawk and Tom Thumb when Golden Archer, Hyperion and Lady Lark join them after failing to apprehend Scarlet Witch and Vision. [...]
Avengers #149
4.5 stars

Avengers #149

July 1976
"The gods and the gang"
Script: Steve Englehart
This is the last episode of the Serpent Crown saga. Moondragon and Thor are returning to New York from the Mid-West and a time-travel trip to rescue Hawkeye from Kang. [...]
Avengers #150
3.5 stars

Avengers #150

August 1976
"Avengers assemble"
Script: Steve Englehart
Wasp and Yellowjacket arrive on flying ants at Avengers Mansion to find it besieged by newsmen and crowds. They turn full size to be asked if they are new Avengers. The duo have just flown here after release from hospital and didn't know that the team were arranging a new lineup. [...]
Avengers #151
4 stars

Avengers #151

September 1976
"At last: the decision"
Script: Gerry Conway
This issue continues the choosing of the new Avengers roster. Last issue Thor announced a leave of absence (and somehow the media have already got hold of that), and Iron Man asked the recently-returned Captain America if he was leaving too.Now Cap says he's staying. [...]
Avengers #152
4 stars

Avengers #152

October 1976
"Nightmare in New Orleans"
Script: Gerry Conway
Last issue the announcement of the new Avengers lineup was interrupted by Wonder Man breaking out of a crate (more unusual than popping out of a cake). The zombie-like figure of the supposedly long-dead (since #9) Avenger accused Vision of stealing his mind. [...]
Avengers #153
4 stars

Avengers #153

November 1976
"Home is the hero"
Script: Gerry Conway
This issue opens with Scarlet Witch flying in to the ruins of the Brand Corporation where the Avengers finished their fight against the Squadron Supreme and the wielders of the Serpent Crown. But the site isn't as deserted as she thought, and a laser beam brings her crashing to the ground. [...]
Avengers #154
4 stars

Avengers #154

December 1976
"When strikes Attuma?"
Script: Gerry Conway
This story follows on from ANNUAL #6. In Annual #6 Vision left the battle in California to take the Serpent Crown away from Living Laser. Now we see him drop it in the Pacific Ocean. And we find out why he never returned to the fray as an Atlantean sub surfaces and attacks him. [...]
Avengers #155
4 stars

Avengers #155

January 1977
"To stand alone"
Script: Gerry Conway
This story continues from SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP #9. Dr Doom stands over the defeated Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wasp and Yellowjacket) on Hydrobase, and a flashback tells us how this happened. [...]
Avengers #156
4.5 stars

Avengers #156

February 1977
"The private war of Doctor Doom"
Script: Jim Shooter
This issue begins where the last 1 left off, with Vision proposing an alliance to Dr Doom. He justifies it by telling the Latverian monarch details of how the Avengers came to attack him. Ie he summarises what he knows of the last 2 issues and Super-Villain Team-Up #9. [...]
Avengers #157
4 stars

Avengers #157

March 1977
"A ghost of stone"
Script: Gerry Conway
Beast, Iron Man and Yellowjacket are doing some maintenance (topical comments say they're shutting the Avengers' systems down for Christmas) when a mysterious figure smashes through a wall and attacks them. He defeats all 3 and pins them under a cabinet. [...]
Avengers #158
4 stars

Avengers #158

April 1977
"When Avengers clash"
Script: Jim Shooter
Last issue the animated statue of Black Knight attacked the Avengers, believing that he was Dane Whitman. But Vision proved him wrong, and the statue committed suicide by battering himself to pieces against the android's diamond-hard body. [...]
Avengers #159
4 stars

Avengers #159

May 1977
"Siege by stealth and storm"
Script: Jim Shooter
Last issue new villain Graviton defeated the Avengers. Now he turns to Judy, the woman he wants to impress but who betrayed him to our heroes, only to find her knocked out by Raquel who is vying for his attention now he has power (and she expects eventually riches). But he just turns on Raquel. [...]
Avengers #160
4 stars

Avengers #160

June 1977
"The trial"
Script: Jim Shooter
The Avengers have returned to Avengers Mansion after fighting Graviton. Most of them now go their own ways. Thor flies off carrying Captain America to SHIELD HQ. Iron Man takes Whizzer back to hospital. And Wasp and Yellowjacket fly to Hank's lab, where he intends to beef up his powers. [...]
Avengers #161
3 stars

Avengers #161

July 1977
"Beware the Ant-Man!"
Script: Jim Shooter
As the Avengers witness the unveiling of Wonder Man’s new costume, Ant-man arrives for "the first official meeting of the Avengers" and demands to know who these strangers are with Iron Man. [...]
Avengers #162
4 stars

Avengers #162

August 1977
"The Bride of Ultron!"
Script: Jim Shooter
Thor arrives at the Mansion and is quickly filled in on events by Black Panther and a recharging Iron Man: Ant-Man was brainwashed into fighting them, then Ultron appeared, destroyed the Vision and killed Captain America, Scarlet Witch and Beast. [...]
Avengers #163
4 stars

Avengers #163

September 1977
"The demi-god must die"
Script: Jim Shooter
Iron Man has asked Hercules to come from Los Angeles to New York, and 2 of his fellow Champions, Black Widow and Iceman, have accompanied the demi-god. But when they arrive the Golden Avenger attacks their flying Champscraft. [...]
Avengers #164
4 stars

Avengers #164

October 1977
"To fall by treachery"
Script: Jim Shooter
The scientist Avengers Black Panther and Yellowjacket are working with Tony Stark (who they still don't know is Iron Man) trying to understand Wonder Man's physiology. Stark has brought in a biochemist named Alice to help. Which annoys Beast because he is a biochemist, and they're just ignoring him. [...]
Avengers #165
4 stars

Avengers #165

November 1977
"Hammer of vengeance"
Script: Jim Shooter
Super-powered Count Nefaria is attacking the Avengers outside Avengers Mansion. A caption refers to the defeated Lethal Legion lying nearby, although we never see them. (And Power Man, Living Laser and Whirlwind never called themselves that last issue apart from on the cover. [...]
Avengers #166
4 stars

Avengers #166

December 1977
"Day of the godslayer"
Script: Jim Shooter
Thor was out in deep space when suddenly he found himself outside Avengers Mansion at the end of last issue. [...]