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The Avengers (1963) - #157
"A Ghost of Stone!"

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Gerry Conway

Don Heck

Pablo Marcos

Don Warfield

Gaspar Saladino - 'Gaspar'

Gerry Conway

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Dan Crespi
Jack 'King' Kirby
Joe Sinnott

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Cover Date: March 1977
Cover Price: US $ 0.30

Issue Tagline: This Issue: The Most Unexpected Villain of All! Who is The Ghost of Stone?

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
The Avengers (1963) #157 British Variant
The Avengers (1963) #157 Whitman Publishing Variant

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Letters Column: Avengers Assemble!

A stone version of the Black Knight enters Avengers Mansion. He vows revenge against the Avengers for abandoning him. First he defeats Iron Man, Beast, and Yellow Jacket. Then he defeats Captain America and the Wasp. Then he defeats Wonder Man and the Scarlet Witch. The Vision appears and defeats the stone Black Knight imitation, while telling him that he is not Dane Whitman, but a "ghost of stone", created by someone unknown, for revenge against the Avengers. The stone creature flies into a rage upon hearing this, and destroys himself.

Reprinted/Collected in:
40 Years of the Avengers (2006) DVD-ROM
Avengers Epic Collection (2013) TPB vol. 09
The Avengers (1963) HC
The Avengers (1963) HC (Direct Market Edition)
Essential Avengers (2000) TPB vol. 07
Marvel-Comic-Sonderheft (1980) #4

Black Knight, Black Panther, Hawkeye, Swordsman, Dr. Strange, Hulk, Namor, Silver Surfer, Valkyrie, Enchantress & Executioner appear in flashback.

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