The Avengers #16

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
May 1965
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/19164

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

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

"Avengers Assemble!"

Featuring

Feature
The Avengers [superhero]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye (on poster); Quicksilver (on poster); Rick Jones (on poster); Thor (on poster); Scarlet Witch (on poster); Giant Man (on poster); Black Knight (on poster); Executioner (on poster); Melter (on poster); Enchantress (on poster); Iron Man (on poster); Wasp (on poster)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Carl Hubbell, inker
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Avengers (Newton, 1975 series) #12 (December 1975)
Avengers Assemble!
Printed in
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #24 (29 Febbraio 1972)
 
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #9 ([September] 1989)
 
Terrific! (IPC, 1967 series) #21 (2 September 1967)
 
Avengers: The Private War of Dr. Doom (Marvel, 2012 series) #[nn] (2012)
 
Los Vengadores (Novedades, 1981 series) #16 (18 de junio de 1981)
 
Los Vengadores (Editora de Periódicos La Prensa S.C.L., 1965 series) #23 (15 de agosto de 1966)
 
The Avengers Omnibus (Marvel, 2012 series) #1 ([February] 2012)
 
Essential Avengers (Marvel, 1999 series) #1 ([November] 1999)
 
Avengers Log (Marvel, 1994 series) #1 (February 1994)
 
Avengers Epic Collection (Marvel, 2013 series) #1 (December 2014)
 
Alter Ego (TwoMorrows Publishing, 1999 series) #118 (July 2013)
 
Strange Spécial Origines (Semic S.A., 1989 series) #235 hors série (5 juillet 1989)
 
The Avengers (Newton Comics, 1974 series) #12
 
Εκδικητές (Kabanas Hellas, 1977 series) #1
 
Die ruhmreichen Rächer (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #15 ([März 1975])
 
L'ère des Comics Marvel 1961-1978 (Taschen, 2017 series) #[nn] (2017)
 
Marvel Milestone Edition: The Avengers #16 (Marvel, 1993 series) #[nn] (October 1993)
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers (Marvel, 2009 series) #2 (2009)

Notes

Nick Caputo thinks the cover inker is Sol Brodsky. Carl Gafford and the original indexer credited Dick Ayers. Mark Evanier says it's Carl Hubbell.

Show/hide 1. Untitled Advertisement, 1 page

"Exclusive fun products by mail"

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Reprint history

Printed in
Marvel Milestone Edition: The Avengers #16 (Marvel, 1993 series) #[nn] (October 1993)

Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for various novelty items.

Show/hide 2. The Old Order Changeth! (The Avengers [superhero]) Comic story, 20 pages

"One side, Thor!"

Featuring

Feature
The Avengers [superhero]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant Man [Henry Pym]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Happy Hogan; Masters of Evil [Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]; Melter [Bruno Hogan]; Executioner [Skurge]; Enchantress [Amora]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Magneto (flashback); Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Toad; Mastermind] (flashback); X-Men [Beast; Iceman; Angel]; Kang (cameo); Mole Man (cameo); Immortus (cameo)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
Art
Jack Kirby, layouts [credited]
 
Dick Ayers, penciller [credited] (pencils)
 
Carl Hubbell, penciller (see notes)
 
Dick Ayers, inker [credited]
 
Carl Hubbell, inker (see notes)
Colours
Stan Goldberg , colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer [credited]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Avengers (Newton, 1975 series) #12 (December 1975)
The Old Order Changeth!
 
Australia
The Avengers (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #6 ([April 1981])
The Old Order Changeth!
Printed in
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #9 ([September] 1989)
 
Marvel Triple Action (Marvel, 1972 series) #10 (April 1973)
 
The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #150 (August 1976)
 
Terrific! (IPC, 1967 series) #22 (9 September 1967)
 
Los Vengadores (Novedades, 1981 series) #16 (18 de junio de 1981)
 
Los Vengadores (Editora de Periódicos La Prensa S.C.L., 1965 series) #23 (15 de agosto de 1966)
 
The Avengers Omnibus (Marvel, 2012 series) #1 ([February] 2012)
 
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #24 (29 Febbraio 1972)
 
Essential Avengers (Marvel, 1999 series) #1 ([November] 1999)
 
Avengers Epic Collection (Marvel, 2013 series) #1 (December 2014)
 
Strange Spécial Origines (Semic S.A., 1989 series) #235 hors série (5 juillet 1989)
 
Terrific! (IPC, 1967 series) #21 (2 September 1967)
 
Los Vengadores (Ediciones Vértice, 1969 series) #7 ([Marzo] 1970)
 
Die ruhmreichen Rächer (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #15 ([März 1975])
 
Vengeur (Arédit-Artima, 1972 series) #11 (4ème trimestre 1974)
 
Marvel Milestone Edition: The Avengers #16 (Marvel, 1993 series) #[nn] (October 1993)
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers (Marvel, 2009 series) #2 (2009)
 
The Black Widow Strikes Omnibus (Marvel, 2019 series) #[nn] (2019)

Synopsis

Most of the old Avengers line-up leaves, leaving Captain America behind to be leading the Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye and Quicksilver.

Notes

Nick Caputo suspects that Carl Hubbell provided alterations on several figures throughout the story, particularly on pages 5, 10, 17 and 20, per his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-unknown-art-of-carl-hubbell.html

The episode title might be inspired by A. Tennyson’s poem Idylls of the King, The Passing of Arthur (1869): "The old order changeth, yielding place to new."

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Tales of Suspense) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"4 more Marvel masterpieces!"

Featuring

Feature
Tales of Suspense
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doctor Doom; The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; The Thing; Human Torch]; Spider-Man; The Spider-Slayer; J. Jonah Jameson (face appears on screen); Iron Man; Attuma; Captain America; The Red Skull; Sergeant Nicholas Fury; The Howling Commandos [Corporal Dum Dum Dugan; Robert Ralston [Rebel Ralston]; Izzy Cohen; Dino Manelli; Gabe Jones; Percival Pinkerton]; Lady Pamela Hawley; Captain Happy Sam Sawyer

Credits

Writing
, scripter (promo copy)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Steve Ditko, penciller
 
Chic Stone, inker
 
Wally Wood, inker
 
Steve Ditko, inker
 
Frank Giacoia, inker
Colours
, colourist (background and panel backgrounds only)
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Printed in
Marvel Milestone Edition: The Avengers #16 (Marvel, 1993 series) #[nn] (October 1993)

Notes

Between story pages 4 and 5. House ad for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #39, Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #25, Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #66, and Sgt. Fury (Marvel, 1963 series) with covers depicted in black & white and advertised as “now on sale.”

Show/hide 4. Untitled Advertisement, 1 page

"Are you proud of your paycheck?"

Credits

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Art
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Text
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Notes

Ad for the Commercial Trades Institute, between story pages 4 and 5.

Show/hide 5. Treasure Chest of Fun (Honor House Products) Advertisement, 1 page

"Throw your voice"

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Editing
, editor

Notes

Ad for various novelty items starting with "Throw Your Voice".

Between story pages 8 and 9.

Show/hide 6. U.S. Gov't Surplus (Surplus Bargains) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Hundreds of items for as little as 2¢ and 3¢ on the dollar direct by mail!"

Featuring

Feature
Surplus Bargains

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Ad for government surplus items: parachutes, boats, tents, machetes, etc.

Between story pages 13 and 14 on top half of page.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Christy Trades School) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Start your own business!"

Featuring

Feature
Christy Trades School

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
, colourist (panel background and lettering only)
Text
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Notes

Send for electronic appliance repair training information from Christy Trades School, Inc.

On lower half of page between story pages 13 and 14.

Show/hide 8. Untitled Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"225 stamps for only 10¢"

Credits

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Text
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Synopsis

Thumbnail ads for a range of products.

Notes

On top half of page, between story pages 16 and 17.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Grit) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"

Featuring

Feature
Grit

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Synopsis

Ad soliciting sellers of Grit newspaper.

Notes

On lower half of page between story pages16 and 17.

Show/hide 10. Untitled Advertisement, 1 page

"Aim for the space team"

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Synopsis

Thumbnail ads for a range of products.

Notes

Between story pages 16 and 17.

Show/hide 11. Untitled Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Hatch and grow live sea-monkeys"

Credits

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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Synopsis

Ad for sea-circus aquarium and brine shrimp (sea-monkeys) for only $1.

Notes

Located on the top half of the page.

Show/hide 12. Untitled Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Grow 2 living monsters in your own room"

Credits

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Colours
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Text
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Notes

Ad for "hair-raising" monsters. The ad is located on the lower half of the page.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Journey into Mystery; Tales to Astonish) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"4 more Marvel masterpieces!"

Featuring

Feature
Journey into Mystery; Tales to Astonish
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; The X-Men [Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]]; Thor; Loki; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]

Credits

Writing
, scripter (promo copy)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Bob Powell, penciller
 
Chic Stone, inker
 
Vince Colletta, inker
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Colours
, colourist (background and panel backgrounds only)
Text
, typeset

Notes

Promotes X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #11, Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #116, Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #68 and Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #133, with covers shown in black and white, and advertised as “on sale now.”

Show/hide 14. Untitled (The Merry Marvel Marching Society) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Big news for all you merry Marvel marchers — and all of you who are about to join!"

Featuring

Feature
The Merry Marvel Marching Society
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee , scripter [credited as The Bullpen Gang] (promo copy)
Art
Carl Hubbell , line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Printed in
Marvel Milestone Edition: The Avengers #16 (Marvel, 1993 series) #[nn] (October 1993)

Notes

House ad for the M.M.M.S. (The Merry Marvel Marching Society).

Show/hide 15. Untitled (All About the Avengers) Letters page, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
All About the Avengers
Characters
Avengers [Wasp; Thor; Giant-Man; Iron Man; Captain America]

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller (illustration)
 
Chic Stone, inker (illustration)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Printed in
The Avengers Omnibus (Marvel, 2012 series) #1 ([February] 2012)
 
Marvel Milestone Edition: The Avengers #16 (Marvel, 1993 series) #[nn] (October 1993)

Notes

Letters from Ted Moore, Jerry DeStefano, Nathan Zimmerman, David Szurek, John Halloran, Richard Kraus, Maurice Johnson, Jack Marchese, Carl Czaga, and Charles Taylor. Includes “The Mighty Marvel Checklist.”

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Mr. Victor Mason) Advertisement, 1 page

"Make $5.00 to $20.00 a week extra operating this "Saturday morning shoe store""

Featuring

Feature
Mr. Victor Mason

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Reprint history

Printed in
Marvel Milestone Edition: The Avengers #16 (Marvel, 1993 series) #[nn] (October 1993)

Notes

Ad to earn money by selling shoes.

Show/hide 17. Untitled Advertisement, 1 page

"Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Reprint history

Printed in
Marvel Milestone Edition: The Avengers #16 (Marvel, 1993 series) #[nn] (October 1993)

Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for the Yubiwaza system of martial arts.

Show/hide 18. Untitled Advertisement, 1 page

"He's looking for people who like to draw"

Featuring

Characters
Albert Dorne

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Reprint history

Printed in
Marvel Milestone Edition: The Avengers #16 (Marvel, 1993 series) #[nn] (October 1993)

Notes

Back cover. Ad for the Famous Artists Schools.


Notes

On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 99245

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