The Avengers (1963) - #145
"The Taking of the Avengers!"
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David 'Dave' Hunt
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Cover Date: March 1976
Cover Price: US $0.25
Issue Tagline: "They paid me one billion dollars to murder the Avengers- - - -and the Assassin never fails!!"
Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue
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Someone hires a mysterious figure known as "The Assassin" to kill the Avengers. The Assassin promises success in one year. One year later, Cap is shot with a mysterious gun and lays dying. Continued in Avengers #146.
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This story happens chronologically sometime after Avengers #149. This is a fill-in issue because the story which was to appear in Avengers #145 was not ready. It & #146 were originally intended to be published in Giant-Sized Avengers #5, before that became an all-reprint issue.
Denise Wohl's lettering on pages 14-15 is uncredited in this issue.
Aquarius, Aries, Leo, Pisces, Taurus, Black Panther, Destroyer, Dr. Spectrum, Grim Reaper, HYDRA, Magneto, Moonstone, Sons of the Serpent, Space Phantom & Zzzax appear in flashback.
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