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The Avengers (1963) - #12
"This Hostage Earth!"
Marvel


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  Writer(s):
Stan 'The Man' Lee - 'Stanley Martin Lieber'

Penciller(s):
Don Heck

Inker(s):
Richard 'Dick' Ayers - 'Richard B.'

Letterer(s):
Sam Rosen

Editor(s):
Stan 'The Man' Lee - 'Stanley Martin Lieber'

Cover Artist(s):
Jack 'King' Kirby
Charles Eber 'Chic' Stone
 

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Cover Date: January 1965
Cover Price: US $ 0.12

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Letters Column: All About The Avengers

Synopsis:
Hank Pym's communications with ants alerts him to a new scheme by the Mole Man, who is bent on exterminating life on the surface. Faced with battling the Avengers, Mole Man enlists the Red Ghost in his battles.

Reprinted/Collected in:
40 Years of the Avengers (2006) DVD-ROM
Avengers Classic (2007) #12
Avengers Epic Collection (2013) TPB vol. 01
The Avengers (1963) Omnibus HC vol. 01
Die Rächer (1979) #2
Essential Avengers (2000) TPB vol. 01
Marvel Masterworks (1987) #9
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers (2003) HC vol. 02
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers (2003) TPB vol. 02
Marvel Triple Action (1972) #6

Notes:
The "Monk" character, encountered briefly here by Captain America, would later become Gorilla Man, one of the Ani-Men.

Human Torch, Invisible Girl & Mr. Fantastic appear in flashback.

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