"Once An Avenger..." (38 pages)
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News: Tom Brevoort on Avengers Vol 3, #1
Fri, 18 Aug 2006 07:44:18 CST
[ submitted by Ilke ]
written by Tom Brevoort
Ralph Macchio was the person who stumped
for George Perez to pencil AVENGERS, Initially, George was approached
to both write and illustrate the series, but he felt that he'd been too
far out of the loop in terms of keeping up with the assorted Marvel
titles. He requested either Mark Waid or Kurt Busiek. Kurt was already
onboard with me to take over IRON MAN, so when he was asked to put in a
pitch for the series, he brainstormed with me in an unofficial
capacity. George had asked for either Ralph or myself to edit the
series, so when Kurt got the assignment, because of our creative
partnership (having done UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN and THUNDERBOLTS
before this), AVENGERS came to my office, and IRON MAN was switched
over to Bobbie Chase.
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From Ilke Hincer
Portfolio (13" x 11")
Small (18" x 15")
Large (28" x 23")
Huge (43" x 35")
Colossal (63" x 52")
Bronze: Matte Print
Silver: Gloss Print
Gold: Matte Print
Pltnm: Matte Canvas
Pltnm: Gloss Canvas
Basic Ringer T-Shirt
Basic Long Sleeve
L Fitted Tank Top
L Fitted Spaghetti
L Fitted Raglan
L Fitted Camisole
L Fitted Baby Doll
L Casual Scoop
L Casual Tank Top
L Casual Nightie
| November 8, 2003 | Comics 101: The Avengers Part 1
From Movie Poop Shoot
COMICS 101: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES, PART I
November 5, 2003
By Scott Tipton
DC Comics may
have invented the concept of the “superhero team” with the Justice
Society, and later the Justice League, but they were never much on
refining it. In the DC Universe, superheroes formed super-teams
because, well, that’s just what superheroes did. (Sure, there were rare
exceptions like the Doom Patrol, but they were short-lived.) You had
the JLA and their junior version, the Teen Titans, and that was pretty
| AVENGERS #1 (Feb 1998)
Marvel, on the other hand, developed
distinct identities for each of their superhero teams, providing them
with much more of a uniqueness of purpose, and an individuality that
lent itself to a successful series. The Fantastic Four was a family,
first and foremost. The X-Men were outcasts, banded together by human
society’s hatred and mistrust. The Defenders, a successful ‘70s team
book, was billed as a “non-team,” consisting of loosely affiliated
misfits who found themselves hanging out together out of desperation
and a need to belong, to anything. And the Avengers? The Avengers were
the varsity team, the first line of defense, the “Big Guns” of the
Marvel Universe. Anybody could be a Defender, and no one wanted to be
an X-Man, but if you were a superhero and you were invited to join the
Avengers, you’d made it: you were in the big leagues now. I think it’s
this air of prestige and responsibility that helps make the Avengers so
consistently popular. While the Fantastic Four are exploring the cosmos
and the X-Men are looking after their own, the Avengers are in the
trenches, saving the world, year in and year out. Combine that with one
of the best core memberships in comics and a frequently changing
roster, and you get what is, for my money, the best superhero team
series ever published.
| August 7, 2003 | Kolins Interview at CBR
From Comic Book Resources
MIGHTY MARVEL MAYHEM: SCOTT KOLINS TALKS 'AVENGERS' AND MORE!
Posted: August 6, 2003
by Arune Singh, Staff Writer
Some artists do say it's harder to draw
team books because of the size of the cast, but Kolins says that hasn't
been a problem, in part no doubt due to his love for the Avengers
themselves. "Not bad so a far. Cap, Iron Man and The Scarlet Witch are
the search party for Jennifer. Ant-Man and Jack of Hearts are busy back
at the mansion - so everybody isn't in the same place. If I had to draw
the cast George Perez drew in #1 I think I'd cry."
| July 1, 2003 | Avengers in India
From Yusuf Madhiya
I'm glad to inform you that a new Avengers book is released in India and guess who is the artist on that?
Yes, our very own George.
Avengers #1 created a record of sort here by being sold out withing just two days.
It also contains a huge poster by George which features almost all the Avengers.
This book is published locally by Gotham Comics, who are also official publisher for DC too, which is
| March 22, 2003 | JLA/A: Avengers Members
From COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1533
(4 Apr 03)
written by Andrew Smith
transcribed by Vu (slightly edited)
published in COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1533 (4 Apr 03)
(and, if they all did, they'd fill a gymnasium.)
Paul Leighty of Manns Choice, Penn., stunned the Captain with this seemingly innocent question:
Re: The upcoming JLA/Avengers, I would like to see a list
of all members (Probationary, Reserve, Honorary, and those who were
members for one issue or a one-shot and then something happened to that
character by the end of the book). And I read your column every week in
Comics Buyer's Guide. I am sure all these guys will be in JLA/Avengers at some point, simply because I don't think George Pérez would have it any other way!
The Captain replies:
You don't ask the easy ones, do you, Paul? But I've never turned down a
legitimate question before and I won't now. So, after the requisite
hair-pulling, clothes-rending, and teeth-gnashing, I sat down and
researched the answer. And, Lord, do I need a vacation.
The answer is too huge for a single
column, so I'll tackle Avengers this week and Justice League next week.
As ever, I never assume my own knowledge to be omniscient, and I invite
the Legion of Superfluous Heroes to chime in with omissions,
inaccuracies, or simple differences of opinion… because I can't imagine
that there won't be some.
That being said, here's the closet I can get to a comprehensive list of Avengers membership, in order of admission:
Ant-Man (Hank Pym, now Yellowjacket, formerly Giant-Man and Goliath), Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and Wasp formed the team in Avengers #1 (Sep 63). Rick Jones joined as an Honorary Member in the same issue.
Captain America was thawed out and signed up in Avengers #4 (Mar 64).
Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch replaced all the old guard except Cap in Avengers #16 (May 65).
Swordsman I jointed The Assemblers to betray them in Avengers #19
(Aug 65) and was ousted in the next issue. He returned later as a hero,
albeit a largely ineffective one. He joined the Choir Invisible in Giant-Size Avengers #2 (Nov 74).
Hercules finally joined in Avengers #45 (Oct 67), although he'd been hanging around since #38.
Black Panther was recommended by Captain America in Avengers #52 (May 68).
The Vision II first appeared in Avengers #57, on a mission from Ultron to kill the team. Instead, he joined in Avengers #58 (Nov 68). He's the second Vision, because there was another one in World War II.
Black Knight III first showed up in Avengers #68 but didn't get around to joining until Avengers #71 (Dec 69).
Black Widow was inducted in Avengers #111 (May 73)
Mantis joined at the end of Steve Englehart's epic Celestial Madonna saga in Giant-Size Avengers #4 (Summer 75).
Moondragon and Beast joined in Avengers #137
(Jul 75), the latter the only X-Man to do so. Both started on
probation, but Beast made the grade, while Moondragon's Avengers career
have been spotty.
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| August 15, 2002 |
SCCB: Sachs & Violens
is called THE STANDARD CATALOG OF COMIC BOOKS (ISBN 0-87341-916-2), and
is written by the same people who edits and publishes COMIC BUYERS
GUIDE. It is a little expensive at $34.95, but it's worth it if you're
a collector as it is a good price guide and checklist, and for the fact
that it's 1237 pages long.
in most guides, they do tend to miss certain variant comics and/or just
plain inaccurate. I just checked the 31st Edition to OVERSTREET'S COMIC
BOOK PRICE GUIDE, which is the latest version, and it still lists DARK HORSE #50 as having a Pérez story (see "Settlements").
in addition to a summary of some titles, SCCB also list, in some cases,
Diamond Preorder numbers and Capital City's order numbers. What I found
very interesting is that THE NEW TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT TP
is quite rare! According to this book, Capital City only received and
shipped 2,500 copies (note this number does not include Diamond
Compare this number to some other, like ACTION COMICS #643 (Capital City: 35,100), BATMAN #400 (Capital City: 27,650), THE NEW TITANS #50 (Capital City: 18,750), PRIME #15 (Capital City: 14,450), CRISIS #3 (Capital City: 42,050),
CRIMSON PLAGUE #2 (Diamond Predorders: 23,680), and
WONDER WOMAN #168 (Diamond Preorders: 27,185).
I am saving the last bit for AVENGERS #1 (vol 3), which they listed the following:
AVENGERS #1 (vol 3)
Circulation Statement: 166,903
Diamond Preorders: 194,439
Statement, filed 10/1/97,; avg print run 209,391; avg sales
163,342; avg subs 2,704; avg total paid 166,046; samples 270; office
use 125; max existent 166,441; 21% of run returned
The book was actually designed as
a price guide, but I mostly find the circulation statements more
interesting than the actual list value.
Personally, I always think a value of a comic book is based on the
buyer's wants and needs (not dictated by a book). I disagree with some
of the prices on the catalogue - just like you'd find WIZARD's pricing
INHUMANS #1 (Oct 1975)
induction of Comics Guaranty LLC (CGC) in the price guide, I find a
little annoying. I don't believe in CGC and I find the people buying
them at extraordinary prices a little crazy. For about $600 for a
you can get a pretty cool three figures unique George Pérez artwork, or
heck, get yourself a new digital camera. Basically, the guide lists how
many comics were CGC'ed and what the highest number it got. For
instance, INHUMANS #1
there were 32 sent in to be graded and the best of the lot is a grade
According to this guide, we're supposed to multiply 7 to its worth
(which is valued at $8), so a CGC 9.6 INHUMANS #1 should fetch about
As always, opinions expressed here are strictly my own. Buy this book, it's worth it!
From Silver Bullet Comics
| July 16, 2002 |
Brevoort's History Of Comics
Tuesday, July 16
By Tom Brevoort
Avengers v.3 #1 - February, 1998
#1 was arguably the most successful of the Heroes Return relaunches
that brought the core Marvel heroes back to the Marvel Universe. The
credit can substantially be attributed to the artwork of George Perez.
When he was announced as the artist of the new AVENGERS series,
naysayers snidely asked, "So, who's going to draw issue #3?" But George
surprised them all, penciling every issue in the first year, not
missing an issue until #16, and remaining with the series longer than
any of the other Heroes Return artists.
George and writer Kurt Busiek were in place when I became the Avengers
editor--George was approached first, and he indicated that he wanted to
work with either Kurt or Mark Waid as writer. I kibitzed with Kurt when
he was writing up his pitch for the series (we were working on
THUNDERBOLTS at the time, and were going to be doing IRON MAN
together--I traded the IRON MAN editorship to get AVENGERS.) Kurt and
george indicated a preference for having me as the book's editor, and
so I got the gig.
contribution to the issue was probably the poster of the original issue
#1 cover as a picture in the Avengers' meeting room. George had
originally wanted a copy of his 30th anniversary Avengers poster in
that spot, but we couldn't find a usable copy of it that could be
inserted, so I opted for the Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers piece instead. It