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The Avengers (1963) - #181
"On the Matter of Heroes!"

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David Michelinie

John Byrne

Gene Day - 'Howard Eugene Day'

Francoise Mouly

Elaine Heinl
Gaspar Saladino - 'Gaspar'

Jim Salicrup
Jim Shooter
Roger L. Stern

Cover Artist(s):
Terry Austin
Dan Crespi
George Pérez

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Cover Date: March 1979
Cover Price: US $ 0.35

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Letters Column: Avengers Assemble!

Gyrich will reinstate the Avengers government priority clearance, on several conditions. These include increasing security, they reduce their roster to seven, and that the government chooses the members. The seven new full time members are: Captain America, Iron Man, Beast, Wasp, Vision, Scarlet Witch, and Falcon, who is not even present. The government chose him to give opportunity to minorities, and the Black Panther wasn't available. Wonder Man decides to take up acting. The Guardians of the Galaxy go back to their own time. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch both collapse. An old man is shown in his apartment, with miniature wooden dolls of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, calling them his children.

Reprinted/Collected in:
40 Years of the Avengers (2006) DVD-ROM
Ant-Man: Scott Lang (2015) TPB
The Avengers United (2001) #78
The Avengers (1963) TPB
Backpack Marvels: Avengers (2001) #1
Essential Avengers (2000) TPB vol. 08
I Am An Avenger (2010) TPB vol. 01
Kostajat erikoisjulkaisu (1989) 1991/01

Gaspar Saladino's lettering is uncredited in this issue.

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An image for Donald Blake (Marvel) exists Donald Blake (Marvel)
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An image for Captain Marvel (Marvel)(01 - Mar-Vell) exists Captain Marvel (Marvel)(01 - Mar-Vell)
An image for Charlie-27 (Marvel) exists Charlie-27 (Marvel)
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An image for Iron Man (Marvel)(01 - Tony Stark) exists Iron Man (Marvel)(01 - Tony Stark)
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An image for Jocasta (Marvel)(01 - Avengers) exists Jocasta (Marvel)(01 - Avengers)
Scott Harris Lang (Marvel)
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Django Maximoff
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An image for Wasp (Marvel)(01 - Janet Van Dyne) exists Wasp (Marvel)(01 - Janet Van Dyne)
An image for Wonder Man (Marvel) exists Wonder Man (Marvel)
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