Avengers #167-169 (January-March 1978)

The first two of these three issues comprise the start of the "Korvac Saga," a ten-issue storyline in Avengers in which Captain America does not play a very prominent role, so I will primarily be highlighting character moments with less synopsis than usual. In this two issues in particular, we see Cap's first significant conflicts... Continue Reading →

Avengers #164-166, Super-Villain Team-Up #14, Avengers Annual #7, and Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 (October-December 1977)

Once again, this batch of six comics contains only patchy Captain America content—much less ethically interesting content—so I'm doing them all in one post. The three Avengers issues comprise a single story pencilled by John Byrne, who would soon begin his legendary run on The Uncanny X-Men with writer Chris Claremont, later to return to... Continue Reading →

Invaders Annual #1 (1977)

In this issue (falling between issues #15 and #16 of the main series), writer Roy Thomas demonstrates his original concept of "retroactive continuity," filling in details in comics history to fill in gaps or explain current-day curiosities—this time, as he explains on the ending text page, correcting some goofs he admits he made in the... Continue Reading →

Avengers #147-149 (May-July 1976)

These three issues finish the Serpent Crown storyline begun in Avengers #141 and interrupted by the two-part fill-in story in issues #145-146. This second half of the story actually brings in the Serpent Crown itself and its implications for the politics on the Squadron Supreme's world (and its links with the Avengers' own). Issue #147... Continue Reading →

Avengers #145-146 (March-April 1976)

This two-issue tale, inserted in the middle of the Serpent Crown story, was originally planned for Giant-Size Avengers #5 (which ended up being a reprint issue), but was instead used as a fill-in story in after Avengers #144 because of deadline difficulties. As such, it's a relatively self-contained story, apparently fitting in continuity-wise between issues... Continue Reading →

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