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The Avengers (1963) - #197
"Prelude of the War-Devil!"

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David Michelinie

Brett Breeding
Vincent Joseph Colletta - 'Vince / Vinnie / P. Zorito'
Carmine Infantino
Allen 'Al' Milgrom

Brett Breeding
Vincent Joseph Colletta - 'Vince / Vinnie / P. Zorito'
Allen 'Al' Milgrom

Bob Sharen

John Costanza

Bob Budiansky
Jim Salicrup
Jim Shooter

Cover Artist(s):
Bob McLeod
George Pérez

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Cover Date: July 1980
Cover Price: US $ 0.40

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Letters Column: Avengers Assemble!

The Avengers get a chance to relax at Avengers Mansion, after getting stuck in the elevator. Meanwhile a scientist steals Red Ronin, a giant robot created to fight Godzilla. The scientist, Dr Cowan, plans to attack the Soviet Union in order to start World War III. He somehow thinks this will eventually save the earth. Back at Avengers Mansion, Jocasta offers the Vision her companionship. Ms Marvel goes to New Jersey to talk to Wanda. She tries to convince Wanda to come back to the Avengers, that the world needs her as the Scarlet Witch, and the she should find that more fulfilling than the silly stereotype of having a baby. Wanda says that she is returning to the Avengers, though she doesn't agree with her reasoning. Ms Marvel then collapses. Back at the mansion, Iron Man decides to relinquish leadership, and Captain America is elected chairman of the Avengers. The Beast and Wonder Man go on a double date, and Wonder Man's date unexpectedly brings along her six year old son! The reason for Ms Marvel's collapse is found-she is three months pregnant.

Reprinted/Collected in:
40 Years of the Avengers (2006) DVD-ROM
Essential Avengers (2000) TPB vol. 09
Hulk (1981) 1985-09

Finishers/inkers Brett Breeding, Al Milgrom & Vince Colletta are credited as "Jack's Little Helpers."

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