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6218: Avengers #263 (v1)

" What Lurks Below? "
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Avengers #263 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artists: John Buscema, Tom Palmer
Writers: Roger Stern
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: Tom Palmer
Colourists: Christie Scheele
Letterers: Jim Novak
Editors: Mark Gruenwald
Cover Date: January 1986
Release Date: October 1985
Story Arc: X-Factor Prelude (1 of 2)
Pages: 22
Cover Price: $0.65
Times Read: 160                 Times Rated: 81
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Web of Spider-Man #13 (v1)
Secret Wars II #7
Avengers #263 (v1)
Fantastic Four #286 (v1)
Defenders #151 (v1)
6216: Web of Spid...
#13 (v1)
6217: Secret Wars...
#7
 
6219: Fantastic F...
#286 (v1)
6220: Defenders
#151 (v1)
 
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The Avengers discover a mysterious object at the bottom of Jamaica Bay that emits an incredible amount of energy. With no force seemingly capable of even approaching the object unscathed, is there any way to learn what is inside?
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  The Black Knight
The Black Knight last appeared in Avengers #262 (v1). The Black Knight next appears in Captain America #314 (v1).
     
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Captain America #313 (v1). Captain America next appears in Fantastic Four #286 (v1).
     
  Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel last appeared in Avengers #262 (v1). Captain Marvel next appears in Captain America #314 (v1).
     
  Hercules
Hercules last appeared in Avengers #262 (v1). Hercules next appears in Fantastic Four #286 (v1).
     
  The Sub-Mariner
The Sub-Mariner last appeared in Vision and the Scarlet Witch #6 (v2). The Sub-Mariner next appears in Marvel Age Annual #1.
     
  The Wasp
The Wasp last appeared in Vision and the Scarlet Witch #6 (v2). The Wasp next appears in Captain America #314 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Raymond Sikorsky
Raymond Sikorsky last appeared in Avengers #258 (v1). Raymond Sikorsky next appears in Vision and the Scarlet Witch #7 (v2).
     
  Jean Grey
Jean Grey last appeared in Uncanny X-Men #151 (v1). Jean Grey next appears in Fantastic Four #286 (v1).
     
  Derek Freeman
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Derek Freeman in the mainstream continuity. Derek Freeman next appears in Avengers #270 (v1).
     
  Scourge
Scourge last appeared in Captain America #311 (v1). Scourge next appears in Marvel Age Annual #1.
     
Villains
  The Melter
The Melter last appeared in Iron Man #166 (v1). The Melter next appears in Marvel: Heroes and Legends #1. He dies in this issue.
     
  Maris Morlak
Maris Morlak last appeared in Avengers #262 (v1). Maris Morlak next appears in Quasar #57.
     
  Wladyslav Shinski
Wladyslav Shinski last appeared in Avengers #262 (v1). Wladyslav Shinski next appears in X-Factor Annual #3c.
     
  Carlo Zota
Carlo Zota last appeared in Avengers #262 (v1). Carlo Zota next appears in Quasar #57.
     
 
Group Appearances
The Avengers
The Avengers last appeared in Vision and the Scarlet Witch #6 (v2). The Avengers next appears in Fantastic Four #286 (v1).
   
     
Enclave
Enclave last appeared in Avengers #262 (v1). Enclave next appears in Quasar #57.
   
     
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Investigation last appeared in Marvel Graphic Novel #16. Federal Bureau of Investigation next appears in Power Man and Iron Fist #125 (v1).
   
     
Scourge of the Underworld
Scourge of the Underworld last appeared in Captain America #311 (v1). Scourge of the Underworld next appears in Marvel Age Annual #1.
   
     
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Comments
   
 
  Redsvetz Says:    
  2015-01-11 07:31:46  
  -My 12-year-old-self was all over the return of Jean Grey, but I don't think (can't remember anyway) I ever read this issue.
-Buscema getting sloppier and sloppier IMO.
 
 
 

  danberado Says:    
  2015-06-04 19:27:01  
  Herc and Namor play off each other well.

Feeling pretty lukewarm to the idea of 1986 X-men writing not coming from Claremont. Marvel's other writers aren't quite there tonally. Guess I'll find out shortly.
 
 
 

  metasynthie Says:    
  2016-05-11 07:20:57  
  The whole Enclave/cocoon fakeout worked on me, I'll admit.  
 
 

  skalchemist Says:    
  2016-05-30 08:02:18  
  I knew this was coming but it snuck up on me.  
 
 

  danico Says:    
  2016-09-27 22:41:44  
  Faked me out, bravo!  
 
 

  gloomyharvester Says:    
  2017-11-17 12:56:00  
  Herc and Namor should just compromise and share the bedroom already.  
 
 

  grayrender @ danberado (original post):    
  2018-04-08 19:22:16  
  Actually, this makes a lot of sense. The next part is in FF, which is in Byrne's hands. And if there's anyone that can take on another X-book it's the co-creator of DoFP and Phoenix.  
 
 

  grayrender Says:    
  2018-04-08 19:25:25  
  My only beef with this issue would be that if I was a dedicated Avengers reader at the time and cared nothing for X-books, this would have been a complete throwaway issue. On the other hand, the same can be said for just about every Secret Wars tie-in except New Mutants.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2018-04-16 09:47:10  
  Wait, the Melter gets offed just like that? Just a few panels, and that's it? I guess he'll always be the butt of everyone's joke now.  
 
 

 
 
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Avengers: The Once and Future Kang
 
This collection includes Avengers #262 (v1), Avengers #263 (v1), Avengers #264 (v1), Avengers #265 (v1), Avengers #266 (v1), Avengers #267 (v1), Avengers #269 (v1), Avengers Annual #15, Avengers #268 (v1), West Coast Avengers Annual #1
     
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Updates
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   November 20, 2017 TStarnes
   February 15, 2017 jfpj1991 Changed blurb for this issue.
   April 25, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Wladyslav Shinski.
   April 25, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Maris Morlak.
   June 28, 2015 Drax Updated the listing for Maris Morlak.
   June 28, 2015 Drax Changed comic details.
   June 28, 2015 Drax Changed comic details.
   May 30, 2015 Drax Updated the listing for Scourge.
   July 5, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Derek Freeman.
   July 5, 2014 fragsel Added Federal Bureau of Investigation to the issue.
   June 12, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Pulsar.
   May 13, 2014 fragsel Added Scourge of the Underworld to the issue.
   April 23, 2014 TStarnes Moved this issue.
   December 7, 2013 Loki120 Updated the listing for The Wasp.
   December 7, 2013 Loki120 Updated the listing for Derek Freeman.
   December 7, 2013 Loki120 Updated the listing for The Sub-Mariner.
   December 7, 2013 Loki120 Updated the listing for Hercules.
   December 7, 2013 Loki120 Updated the listing for Pulsar.
   December 7, 2013 Loki120 Added Carlo Zota to the issue.
   December 7, 2013 Loki120 Added Wladyslav Shinski to the issue.
   December 7, 2013 Loki120 Added Maris Morlak to the issue.
   December 7, 2013 Loki120 Updated the listing for Captain America.
   December 7, 2013 Loki120 Updated the listing for The Black Knight.
   December 7, 2013 Loki120 Added Scourge to the issue.
   October 12, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Pulsar.
   September 30, 2013 skalchemist Added Derek Freeman to the issue.
     
 
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