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1788: Avengers #119 (v1)

" Night of the Collector "
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Avengers  #119 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: John Romita Sr.
Writers: Steve Englehart
Pencilers: Bob Brown
Inkers: Don Heck
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: January 1974
Release Date: October 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 282                 Times Rated: 169
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Issue Blurb
It's Halloween again and that can only mean that the annual Hallloween parade in Rutland is in full swing. This year, however, the Avengers may have met their match.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Defenders #11 (v1). Iron Man next appears in Iron Man #57 (v1).
Thor last appeared in Defenders #11 (v1). Thor next appears in Iron Man #65 (v1).
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Defenders #11 (v1). Captain America next appears in Captain America #168 (v1).
  The Scarlet Witch
The Scarlet Witch last appeared in Defenders #11 (v1). The Scarlet Witch next appears in Avengers #120 (v1).
  The Vision
The Vision last appeared in Defenders #11 (v1). The Vision next appears in Avengers #120 (v1).
  The Black Panther
The Black Panther last appeared in Defenders #11 (v1). The Black Panther next appears in Captain America #169 (v1).
  The Swordsman
The Swordsman last appeared in Defenders #11 (v1). The Swordsman next appears in Avengers #120 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Mantis last appeared in Defenders #11 (v1). Mantis next appears in Avengers #120 (v1).
Loki last appeared in Defenders #11 (v1). Loki next appears in Thor #232 (v1).
Jarvis last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #11 (v1). Jarvis next appears in Iron Man #65 (v1).
  Tom Fagan
Tom Fagan last appeared in Thor #207 (v1). Tom Fagan next appears in Thor #232 (v1).
  The Collector
The Collector last appeared in Iron Man #26 (v1). The Collector next appears in Incredible Hulk #197 (v1).
Group Appearances
The Avengers
The Avengers last appeared in Defenders #11 (v1). The Avengers next appears in Avengers #120 (v1).
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Issue Review
   September 17, 2013
#119 is jam-packed with story and character moments and good stuff like that. Villain is so-so but it's still an enjoyable read.

I'm starting to like Mantis. The Swordsman? Not so much.
And the ongoing Vision/Scarlet Witch love story is great. 6/10
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  Kez Says:    
  2012-11-11 18:04:58  
  This comic references the Marvel/DC crossover comic set in Rutland previously - one of the editor's notes lists comics set here and it says:

"Let's see now... Avengers #83, Marvel Feature #2, Thor #207, Amazing Adventures #16, Jus--*AHEM!* -- Red-faced Roy"

Jus--tice League, of course!

  john54542 Says:    
  2012-12-27 23:36:51  
  I cringed when I saw this was set in Rutland, but other than the way Scarlet Witch is acting I enjoyed this one (I also enjoyed "this one" aka as the Mantis).  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-14 07:59:30  
  The Collector is nothing but a decrepit, walking talking introvert cliché.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-06-20 01:02:07  
  I'm really not understanding how Mantis won the day. The chute was supposed to be rigged to blow if even Vision tried to go in incorporeal, but she can go in without issue? And it's not like she's avoiding the explosives, her thigh is touching one pack, and her boob another. Does it not respond to sexy bits?
If nothing is sharper than Cap's shield then why does it bounce off og the bad guys instead of making 2 bad guy halves?

  j52y Says:    
  2015-06-22 23:44:47  
  The real villains of this mag were the Avengers. Jarvis spent ALL day making 7 different meals. Thad messed up.  

  phogbear Says:    
  2016-02-03 22:10:38  
  The Collector's character seemed off here. He came across as crazy.  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-04-13 02:18:01  
  I feel like Bob Brown's art has improved. This story was good until the bats were introduced, then it rwally went off the rails.  

  Durango55 @ TheAmazingGatorMan (original post):    
  2016-08-10 15:57:52  
  I initially read your comment as "The Collector is nothing but a decrepit, walking talking invertebrate cliché."  

  Hoshizora Says:    
  2017-02-27 00:58:57  
  What a cruel punishment for Loki... to live out his days of insanity alone... in Rutland, Vermont!  

  skabeaters Says:    
  2017-06-13 00:51:46  
  Eating McDonald's as I read this... and it references McDonalds. I swear sometimes I feel like these comics were written just for me.  

  youngnastyman88 @ skabeaters (original post):    
  2017-06-17 05:01:39  
  He said MacDonalds. The restaurant chain from Coming to America.  

  skabeaters Says:    
  2017-06-19 23:48:47  
  No, the restaurant chain from Coming to America was McDowells. MacDonalds is the way English people pronounce McDonalds.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-07-23 19:39:20  
  Not thrilled with the return of the Collector, although his MO is at least a little interesting. Still, I agree that his appearance here doesn't seem consistent with his prior (and subsequent) appearances. And the way Mantis took care of him makes me wonder how and why he's given the Avengers so many fits in the past.

Also, it strikes me that the Collector wouldn't necessarily care about Rutland in order to set a trap for the Avengers. To do so outside where the group normally operates is really presumptuous for an alien.

And yeah, having Loki stay just outside Rutland made me laugh. I didn't realize the Avengers hated Tom Fagan so much!

2 stars. Hey, you think an Avengers Quinjet could fit in a McDonald's drive-thru?

  youngnastyman88 @ skabeaters (original post):    
  2017-07-25 04:36:01  
  Stand corrected.  

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-08-26 09:08:03  
  I hope those pelts weren't too valuable, they're all dirty and covered in tree now. I mean really, what sort of collector is he? You can't use the thing!  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2017-09-28 19:43:31  
  Just 2 stars for the Collector trying to set up a curio shop in Rutland. He really should start out small and work his way up...like say maybe the Teen Brigade!!!

Credit Due - Very rough art from Bob Brown and Don Heck!

Brinks - You can tell it's going to be a rough issue when the Avengers spend three pages fighting their security system...

Live Aid - Black Panther mentions events in Wakanda. So, I guess we'll be seeing Jungle Action #6-8 in the order soon?!

Rhymes With Witchy - @john54542: Agree about Wanda, she was acting way over the top!!

Shafted - If the shaft twists and bends...wouldn't the stones have hit each other?? Also, why didn't Mantis touch the stones together when she found them, and not later when she climbed back to the top???

Mystery Men - So, on the last page, who are the superdudes that the narrator pointed out???

'Nuff Said - "Sounds like someone with a gag in his mouth! I've heard enough muffled groans in enough dark places to know!"-Sadistic Swordsman

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Date User Name Update
   November 22, 2015 fragsel Added Tom Fagan to the issue.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Mantis.
   January 16, 2014 skalchemist Updated the listing for The Swordsman.
   January 16, 2014 skalchemist Updated the listing for Mantis.
   January 16, 2014 skalchemist Updated the listing for The Black Panther.
   January 16, 2014 skalchemist Updated the listing for The Vision.
   January 16, 2014 skalchemist Updated the listing for The Scarlet Witch.
   January 16, 2014 skalchemist Updated the listing for Captain America.
   January 16, 2014 skalchemist Updated the listing for Thor.
   January 16, 2014 skalchemist Updated the listing for Iron Man.
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