The Avengers #1

Published
July 1975
Page count
44
Cover price
0.30 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Newton Comics

Credits

Editing
?

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (The Avengers) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Avengers
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #1 (September 1963)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. Planet of the Apes Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

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Promotes
Australia
Planet of the Apes (Newton, 1975 series) #2 (28 June 1975)

Notes

"On sale June 28".

Show/hide 2. The Coming of the Avengers! (The Avenger) Comic story, 22 pages
Show/hide 3. The Amazing Spider-Man and the Human Torch Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 4. It's Cloberin' Time (The Thing) Illustration, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Thing
Genre
Superhero

Notes

This poster is in the centre of the comic.

Show/hide 5. The Origin of Dr. Strange (Dr. Strange) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dr. Strange
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue)
Steve Ditko (co-plot)
Art
Steve Ditko
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #115 (December 1963)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #2 (1965)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Marvel Premiere (Marvel, 1972 series) #11 (October 1973)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1974 series) (1974)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
Australia
Origins of Great Marvel Comics Heroes (Newton, 1975 series) ([1975])
 
Australia
Origins of Great Marvel Comics Heroes (Newton, 1975 series) ([1975])
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 197-? series) #1 ([197-??])
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 197-? series) #1 ([197-??])
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 197-? series) #2 ([1979?])
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 197-? series) #2 ([1979?])
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1949 series) #137 (March 1982)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #23 (1992)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Spider-Man Classics (Marvel, 1993 series) #1 (April 1993)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics Revised Edition (Marvel, 1997 series) (September 1997)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (December 2001)
The Origin of Dr. Strange

Synopsis

At the The Ancient One's mountain home somewhere in the Himalayas (in India), Dr. Stephen Strange arrives seeking healing. The aged mystic discovers Strange was a surgeon who cared only for money, nothing for humanity until one day he was in a car crash, which damaged the nerves in his hands, destroying his career. Rather than become a consultant, he wasted his life and money seeking a cure, finally searching out possible occult means of restoring his talents. Because his motives are selfish, The Ancient One refuses to help, but suggests if Strange remain and study with him, he may find a cure on his own. Snowbound, he's left no choice but to remain. Before long, he discovers Baron Mordo, The Ancient One's disciple, is trying to kill his mentor thru mystic means, with the aid of some being named "Dormammu." Unable to warn The Ancient One because of a spell, he suddenly realizes the terrible dangers threatening all humanity and offers to become a disciple, whereupon The Ancient One reveals he knew of Mordo's spell, and evil intent, and has been keeping a watch over him. Now, with Strange as his new disciple, there's hope that Mordo may one day be stopped. Strange begins years of study to become a Master of the Mystic Arts! At the The Ancient One's mountain home somewhere in the Himalayas (in India), Dr. Stephen Strange arrives seeking healing. The aged mystic discovers Strange was a surgeon who cared only for money, nothing for humanity until one day he was in a car crash, which damaged the nerves in his hands, destroying his career. Rather than become a consultant, he wasted his life and money seeking a cure, finally searching out possible occult means of restoring his talents. Because his motives are selfish, The Ancient One refuses to help, but suggests if Strange remain and study with him, he may find a cure on his own. Snowbound, he's left no choice but to remain. Before long, he discovers Baron Mordo, The Ancient One's disciple, is trying to kill his mentor thru mystic means, with the aid of some being named "Dormammu." Unable to warn The Ancient One because of a spell, he suddenly realizes the terrible dangers threatening all humanity and offers to become a disciple, whereupon The Ancient One reveals he knew of Mordo's spell, and evil intent, and has been keeping a watch over him. Now, with Strange as his new disciple, there's hope that Mordo may one day be stopped. Strange begins years of study to become a Master of the Mystic Arts!

Show/hide 6. Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic! (Dr. Strange) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dr. Strange
Genre
Superhero
Code
[X-221 ?]

Credits

Script
Steve Ditko (plot)
Stan Lee (script)
Art
Steve Ditko
Letters
Terry Szenics
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #110 (July 1963)
Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic!
Also printed
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1974 series) (1974)
Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #23 (1992)
Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic
 
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics Revised Edition (Marvel, 1997 series) (September 1997)
Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic!
 
United States
Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (December 2001)
Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic!

Synopsis

Doctor Strange is called on by a man having bad dreams, and confronts Nightmare. The man’s dreams reveal that he is guilty of fraud and Strange makes him confess.

Show/hide 7. The Incredible Hulk Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 8. At Last the Complete Planet of the Apes Survival Kit (Planet of the Apes) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Planet of the Apes
Show/hide 9. The Amazing Spider-Man Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Notes

An advertisement in Planet of the Apes #2 reports this issue was on sale 28 June.

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  • Mark Hull

AusReprints ID

  • 61142

Entry created

  • 17/04/2011

Cover added

  • 17/07/2014

Last updated

  • 20/04/2019