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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.

Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
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 #167
3 stars

Avengers #167

January 1978
"Tomorrow Dies Today!"
Script: Jim Shooter
The Avengers Priority Alarm sounds summoning Captain America, Scarlet Witch and Beast to the communications center where Vision is taking a message from Nick Fury on SHIELD’s space station. A massive spacecraft has just materialized near the station. [...]
Avengers #168
3 stars

Avengers #168

February 1978
"First Blood"
Script: Jim Shooter
The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy return to Earth, leaving Vance Astro aboard their ship Drydock, as he is alive in this era and he cannot chance creating a temporal catastrophe by meeting his younger self. They arrive at Avengers Mansion to a triggered security alarm. [...]
Avengers #169
3.5 stars

Avengers #169

March 1978
"If We Should Fail -- The World Dies Tonight"
Script: Marv Wolfman
Black Panther, Captain America and Iron Man are enjoying some down time in Avengers Mansion when a man in green armour attacks them. His weaponry is impressive but he seems only to be using it to get them to fight him. He urges them on to kill him, saying he won't stop until they do. [...]
Avengers #170
3 stars

Avengers #170

April 1978
"...Though Hell Should Bar the Way!"
Script: Jim Shooter
Beast finds a dejected Captain America working out in the Mansion’s gym and tries unsuccessfully to cheer him up. Beast excuses himself when Iron Man comes in for a private talk with Cap. [...]
Avengers #171
3 stars

Avengers #171

May 1978
""...Where Angels Fear To Tread"
Script: Jim Shooter
The Avengers pursue the fleeing bride of Ultron though the streets of New York, exciting a lot of attention from the passing crowds. One of the witnesses is Carol Danvers, who changes into Ms. Marvel and joins the heroes on their mission. [...]
Avengers #172
3 stars

Avengers #172

June 1978
"Holocaust in New York Harbor!"
Script: Jim Shooter
Hawkeye arrives to find Avengers Mansion empty. While he is inside, an angry Henry Peter Gyrich also arrives, disgusted at the lack of security shown by the heroes. When the Avengers return from their confrontation with Ultron, they discover Hawkeye has captured and bound Gyrich. [...]
Avengers #173
3 stars

Avengers #173

July 1978
"Threshold of Oblivion!"
Script: David Michelinie
At Avengers Mansion, Iron Man explains the mystery of the vanishing heroes to Black Panther, Captain Marvel and the Whizzer. Black Widow and Hercules arrive soon after. Iron Man tries to contact SHIELD but their privileges have been revoked and access to their communication frequencies is denied. [...]
Avengers #174
3 stars

Avengers #174

August 1978
"Captives of the Collector!"
Script: Bill Mantlo
The remaining Avengers—Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye and Wasp—confront the Collector aboard his ship. Their foe battles them with a Vandarian Power Wand and Energy Creatures of Erdle, trapping Thor’s hammer and freezing up Iron Man’s armor. [...]
Avengers #175
3 stars

Avengers #175

September 1978
"The End...And the Beginning!"
Script: David Michelinie
The Avengers stand stunned in the wake of the sudden disintegration of the Collector. They search the craft and discover a time machine. [...]
Avengers #176
3 stars

Avengers #176

October 1978
"The Destiny Hunt!"
Script: David Michelinie
Starhawk arrives at Avengers Mansion and Iron Man fills him in on the situation. Moondragon starts to put the puzzle pieces together, pausing briefly to erase from Quicksilver’s mind his animosity against Vision and sneering at Hercules’ horseplay with Thor. [...]
Avengers #177
3 stars

Avengers #177

November 1978
"The Hope... And the Slaughter!"
Script: Jim Shooter
As Odin, Zeus and Mephisto gather for battle against Michael/Korvac, it is with regret that the godlike being turns his attention to the Avengers. Moondragon manages to send a psychic summons to the Guardians of the Galaxy who rush to the scene. [...]
Avengers #178
3.5 stars

Avengers #178

December 1978
"The martyr perplex"
Script: Steve Gerber
This strange issue starts with Beast's night out in a nightclub being ruined by a bigot. After he leaves he is accosted in the rain by a gaunt figure in tatters who claims to represent Hank's wounded soul. Then a lightning bolt reduces him to soot. [...]
Avengers #179
3.5 stars

Avengers #179

January 1979
"Slowly slays the Stinger"
Script: Tom DeFalco
Black Panther foils a truck robbery and then continues on his way across the rooftops towards the Museum of Natural History. But he detects someone on an apparently empty roof. A costumed villain calling himself the Stinger stops being invisible and announces his intention to destroy the Avengers. [...]
Avengers #180
3.5 stars

Avengers #180

February 1979
"Berserkers' holiday"
Script: Tom DeFalco
Thor and Vision face a giant living (and talking) statue on the island of Maura, while Beast, Bloodhawk and his Teacher watch helplessly from their hovering quinjet. Beast thinks a recap for us. [...]
Avengers #181
4 stars

Avengers #181

March 1979
"On the matter of heroes"
Script: David Michelinie
Beast and Wonder Man watch an old Errol Flynn movie. Beast likens the escapism of such films to the public's interest in superheroes. And in that spirit he gives a free acrobatic display on the way home. But Simon Williams is still wondering whether superheroing is the life for him. [...]
Avengers #182
4 stars

Avengers #182

April 1979
"Honor thy father"
Script: David Michelinie
Dr Don Blake (secret id of Thor) is caring for the unmoving bodies of mutant siblings Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. But he tells Wanda's husband Vision that there's nothing he can do to bring them back. His unscientific (but correct) diagnosis is that someone has stolen their souls. [...]
Avengers #183
4 stars

Avengers #183

May 1979
"The redoubtable return of Crusher Creel"
Script: David Michelinie
Because Scarlet Witch has taken time off to explore her origins, there's a vacancy in the government-determined 7-person Avengers squad. (That's ignoring  the fact that the 7th man Falcon hasn't even been invited in yet.) Ms Marvel will be her temporary replacement. [...]
Avengers #184
4 stars

Avengers #184

June 1979
"Death on the Hudson"
Script: David Michelinie
Avengers Beast, Iron Man, Vision and Wasp with new addition Ms Marvel and recently ex-Avenger Hawkeye are facing Absorbing Man who has just absorbed the power of the electric turbines of a freighter. [...]
Avengers #185
4 stars

Avengers #185

July 1979
"The yesterday quest"
Script: David Michelinie
The current Avengers (Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Iron Man, Ms Marvel, Vision and Wasp) plus recently-fired Hawkeye survey the damage from last issue's fight with Absorbing Man. There's no sign of their foe when the police arrive, because he dissolved himself into the ocean. [...]
Avengers #186
4 stars

Avengers #186

August 1979
"Nights of Wundagore"
Script: David Michelinie
Last issue Quicksilver went up Wundagore Mountain in search of his sister Scarlet Witch but was sent tumbling down again, to be found by the evolved cow Bova. Now he wakes in her cottage where she tells him the true story of the twins'' birth. [...]
Avengers #187
4 stars

Avengers #187

September 1979
"The call of the mountain thing"
Script: David Michelinie
The Avengers (Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Ms Marvel and Wasp) have flown by quinjet to Transia to come to the aid of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. [...]
Avengers #188
3.5 stars

Avengers #188

October 1979
"Elementary, dear Avengers"
Script: Bill Mantlo
The Avengers (Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Ms Marvel and Wasp) with their ally Wonder Man are flying back from Mount Wundagore after rescuing Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch from Chthon last issue.They make a detour to Attilan in the Himalayas to drop Quicksilver off with the Inhumans. [...]
Avengers #189
4 stars

Avengers #189

November 1979
"Wings and arrows"
Script: Steven Grant
The Avengers have just finished the Arsenal adventure in Avengers Mansion in Annual #9. Thor flies off to continue his own current storyline concerning the Celestials, Deviants and Eternals. Falcon passes him on the way in from his own tale of the ''Embassy slaying'' in Marvel Premiere #49. [...]
Avengers #190
4 stars

Avengers #190

December 1979
"Heart of stone"
Script: Roger Stern
A meteor plunges towards the Atlantic, but changes direction and crashes in Jamaica Bay. Then it unfolds into a hulking stone creature with some machinery on its back, and heads towards Manhattan. [...]
Avengers #191
4 stars

Avengers #191

January 1980
"Back to the stone age"
Script: David Michelinie
Grey Gargoyle arrived back on Earth last issue in a rocket-propelled stone casing. The Avengers fought that apparently-alien monster with ally Daredevil until the outer shell cracked, and DD and Iron Man were turned to stone by Gargoyle''s touch.Now GG faces the other Avengers. [...]