September 1963 gave birth to two of Marvel’s greatest supergroups : The Uncanny X-Men and The Avengers, “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.” Originally consisting of Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, and the Incredible Hulk, the was soon joined by Captain America (in issue #4). Since then, it seems that virtually every Marvel super-hero has served as a one time Avenger. even such famous loners as Spider-Man have briefly served with this legendary fighting team. Like a large corporation, The Avengers have even divisionalized, giving birth to the Great Lakes Avengers and the more famous West Coast Avengers. These teams operated independently, aithough they occasionally combined forces, as in the Infinity Gaunlet series, to fight a great enemy.
The issues that follow are remembered as Marvel classics. Here is an opportunity to own some affordable, High Grade copies of these early Avengers “classics”, with only the most minor of imperfections allowable on these non-CGC graded comics.
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9.4 NEAR MINT (NM): Nearly perfect with only minor imperfections that keep it from the next higher grade. Minor feathering that does not detract from the overall beauty of an otherwise higher grade copy is acceptable for this grade. The overall look is “as if it was just purchased and read once or twice.” (If you’re careful with handling, there’s no way to tell how many times a comic has been read, or if unread, so don’t always believe that ‘unread’ hype.) Subtle bindery/printing defects are allowed. Bindery tears must be less than 1/16″ on Silver Age and later books, although on Golden Age books bindery tears of up to 1/4″ have been noted. Cover is flat with (almost) no surface wear. Inks are bright with high reflectivity and a minimum of fading. Generally well centered and firmly secured to interior pages. Corners are cut square and sharp with ever-so-slight blunting permitted. A 1/16″ bend is permitted with no color break. No creases. Small, inconspicuous, lightly penciled, stamped or inked arrival dates are acceptable as long as they are in an unobtrusive location. No soiling, staining or other discoloration apart from some slight foxing. Spine is tight and flat. No spine roll or split allowed. Staples are generally centered; may have slight discoloration. No staple tears are allowed; almost no stress lines. No rust migration. In rare cases, a comic was not stapled at the bindery and therefore has a missing staple; this is not considered a defect. Any staple can be replaced on books up to Fine, but only vintage staples can be used on books from Very Fine to Near Mint. Mint books must have original staples. Paper is (no worse than) off-white to cream, supple and fresh. No hint of acidity in the odor of the newsprint. Centerfold is firmly secure. Slight interior tears are allowed.
I use The Official Overstreet Comic Book Grading Guide to evaluate and grade all my comics sold/auctioned on eBay!
These Marvel comics are not always easily obtainable and tough to find period, especially with this exceptional degree of color and gloss and the outstanding spine/page quality. Everything else about this copy is rock-solid through and through, and would make for nice super HIGH GRADE for the collection!…Based on market research and popular demand my BIN price is $64.00… with FREE SHIPPING… feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about this item!
Scripts – Roger Stern
Cover Art – Brett Breeding
Inside Art – Sal Buscema (pencils) Brett Breeding (inks)
Testing… 1… 2… 3! Synopsis -The Wasp invites the new Captain Marvel to join as an Avenger-in-training
Avengers [the Beast (flashback); the Black Panther (flashback); the Black Widow [Natasha Romanov](flashback); Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau] (joins as member-in-training); the Falcon (flashback); Hawkeye; Henry Pym [as the Ant-Man; Giant-Man; Goliath; Yellowjacket in flashbacks] (origin); Hercules (flashback); the Hulk (flashback); Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Jocasta (flashback); Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers](flashback); Moondragon (flashback); Quicksilver (flashback); the Scarlet Witch; She-Hulk; Thor; Tigra (flashback); the Vision (flashback); the Wasp; Wonder Man (flashback)]; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell] (flashback); Dr. Paul Edmonds; Dr. Vernon Van Dyne (Janet’s father); Edwin Jarvis; Egghead; the Elfqueen (flashback); the Guardians of the Galaxy [Charlie-27; Martinex; Nikki; Starhawk; Yondu]; Henry Peter Gyrich; the Invisible Girl; Maria Trovaya (flashback); Mr. Fantastic; the Plant-Man; Salvation I (flashback); S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents; Ultron (flashback); the Wizard
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