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1092: Avengers #69 (v1)

" Let The Game Begin "
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Avengers #69 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Sal Buscema, Sam Grainger
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: Sal Buscema
Inkers: Sam Grainger
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Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: October 1969
Release Date: August 1969
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.15
Times Read: 421                 Times Rated: 244
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Captain Marvel #19 (v1)
Iron Man #18 (v1)
Avengers #69 (v1)
Iron Man #19 (v1)
Avengers #70 (v1)
1090: Captain Mar...
#19 (v1)
1091: Iron Man
#18 (v1)
 
1093: Iron Man
#19 (v1)
1094: Avengers
#70 (v1)
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Captain Marvel #19 (v1)
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Iron Man #19 (v1)
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Kang's creation the Growing Man captures Tony Stark in order to lure the Avengers his own time. This time, he brings them forward in time, not to wage battle, but as allies in a game of chess against a powerful being and his own set of champions.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Iron Man #18 (v1). Captain America next appears in Iron Man #19 (v1).
     
  Thor
Thor last appeared in Thor #171 (v1). Thor next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
     
  Goliath
Goliath last appeared in Iron Man #18 (v1). Goliath next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
     
  Yellowjacket
Yellowjacket last appeared in Iron Man #18 (v1). Yellowjacket next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
     
  The Wasp
The Wasp last appeared in Iron Man #18 (v1). The Wasp next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
     
  The Vision
The Vision last appeared in Iron Man #18 (v1). The Vision next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
     
  The Black Panther
The Black Panther last appeared in Avengers #68 (v1). The Black Panther next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Tony Stark
Tony Stark last appeared in Iron Man #18 (v1). Tony Stark next appears in Iron Man #19 (v1).
     
  Ravonna
Ravonna last appeared in Avengers #24 (v1). Ravonna next appears in Avengers #71 (v1).
     
  Jose Santini
Jose Santini last appeared in Fantastic Four #70 (v1). Jose Santini next appears in Iron Man #19 (v1).
     
Villains
  Kang
Kang last appeared in Thor #140a (v1). Kang next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
     
  The Grandmaster
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by The Grandmaster in the mainstream continuity. The Grandmaster next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
     
  Doctor Spectrum
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Doctor Spectrum in the mainstream continuity. Doctor Spectrum next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
     
  Hyperion (Grandmaster Construct)
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Hyperion (Grandmaster Construct) in the mainstream continuity. Hyperion (Grandmaster Construct) next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
     
  Nighthawk
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Nighthawk in the mainstream continuity. Nighthawk next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
     
  The Whizzer
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by The Whizzer in the mainstream continuity. The Whizzer next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
     
  The Growing Man
The Growing Man last appeared in Thor #140a (v1). The Growing Man next appears in Iron Man #108 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
The Avengers (Roster XI)
The Avengers last appeared in Iron Man #18 (v1). The Avengers next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
   
     
S.H.I.E.L.D.
S.H.I.E.L.D. last appeared in Iron Man #16 (v1). S.H.I.E.L.D. next appears in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #15 (v1).
   
     
The Squadron Sinister
This is the first appearance by The Squadron Sinister in the mainstream continuity. The Squadron Sinister next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
   
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Mjolnir
Mjolnir last appeared in Thor #171 (v1). Mjolnir next appears in Avengers #70 (v1).
 
     
Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Iron Man #18 (v1). Captain America's Shield next appears in Iron Man #19 (v1).
 
     
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Issue Notes

This is the first issue featuring the Squadron Sinister.
 
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Comments
   
 
  MrRsBB Says:    
  2013-06-25 04:34:14  
  again Sal Buscema's great artwork; story is pretty good even better than the last!(4)  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-22 11:11:29  
  been looking forward to this arc, heard about it, never read it.  
 
 

  Robareid Says:    
  2014-01-09 14:46:03  
  Eh, I never seem to enjoy Kang appearances as much as I expect to, or that others do.  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-10-20 21:31:03  
  So for the main Avengers team Kang sends one of his most unbeatable henchmen to kidnap Tony Stark (since he comes from the future, shouldn't he know Stark is Iron Man?) then uses a beam to bring the henchman home, hoping that the Avengers will choose to enter the beam as well, instead of regrouping and thinking of a plan that isn't an obvious trap.
For Panther he just picks him up in his "native Africa". What? Was that a trick he could only use on one person?
 
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-11-03 10:16:28  
  Oh dear God... You mean if the Avengers don't win that the Earth will go bye bye? I knew I shouldn't have procrastinated in making my will....  
 
 

  Anonymous Says:    
  2014-11-25 20:00:51  
  This one has got me super excited, almost want to skip the Iron man in between, but I know I shouldn't  
 
 

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-18 21:59:09  
  Holy cats, The Whizzer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Few things in the order have made me happier than that. Five stars!  
 
 

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2015-07-24 17:00:36  
  I think I would like this more if I didn't hate Kang with a passion.  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-10-24 12:57:17  
  4 stars for the 1st app of the Grandmaster!!! Be very afraid when he says he wants to play a game!!!

Cover Me - I love the look of the Growing Man on the cover! A lot better than his usual pink & orange look!

Like Giant Like Son - Hank says he's still proud of Clint even though he messed up. As Hank, should be, since he used to do the same exact thing all the time!!!

Spread Eagle - Sweet two page spread of Kang's throne room!!!

Semantics - So what if Grandmaster destroys the Earth...it's the Earth in the year 4000!!!

Squadron Sinister - The precursor to the Squadron Supreme we all know and love!!

'Nuff Said - "KONG! He said his name was Kong!"-Movie Lover Pedestrian
 
 
 

  ClownShoes Says:    
  2016-04-19 12:10:48  
  So excited about the Squadron Sinister! I've been looking forward to seeing their introduction...  
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-10-23 07:38:54  
  I can't wait for Clint to go back to being Hawkeye, that way he'll actually get to do something rather than flunk everything he tries. And he won't have to listen to Hank being patronising along with it.  
 
 

  JimboJangles Says:    
  2016-12-16 04:17:17  
  How about a nice game of chess? To bad the Avengers can't make the Grandmaster play tic-tac-toe against himself until he realizes there are no winners when it comes to destroying a planet!  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2016-12-18 12:17:47  
  Quite an upswing in story quality after the rather abhorrent Captain Marvel arc we just had. I'm looking forward to the Avengers/Squadron Sinister smackdown. In fact, it seems like the Avengers and related titles have put out great stories here in the last few Order entries.

I'd almost forgotten about the Grandmaster and the Squadron Sinister; two more of Roy's best contributions to the Avengers mythos. It's always fun to see these early stories shape the history of the Marvel Universe, especially if they're good.

Just one flaw here; I like Tony Stark's guest appearance, and the reference to the stories in Iron Man #18-19, but the Growing Man moving him? With his heart the way it is, that should've killed him outright.

4 stars. This battle should be as epic as advertised.
 
 
 

  benmason486 Says:    
  2017-06-14 09:22:44  
  Ah, the Grand Master; such an annoying villain. I like games better than most other people, but seriously, GM, you need to chill out.

Pg. 14, panel 4 - Thor, just because you don't respect Kang's laws, doesn't mean his followers are lawless. If they follow Kang's laws (the laws of the land and time in which you find yourself), and he has the authority to enact said laws, then they are being lawful. By disobeying those laws or not recognizing their authority, you are the one who is being lawless.

Logic is a harsh mistress.
 
 
 

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-10-10 11:01:28  
  I know some of you are excited for the reappearance of The Whizzer. Me, it's the first appearance of my favorite Batman-version Defender. NIGHTHAWK!

Good story and a fourth star for the reveal at the end.

Four stars.
 
 
 

 
 
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Avengers: Kang - Time and Time Again
 
This collection includes Avengers #69 (v1), Avengers #70 (v1), Avengers #71 (v1), Avengers #267 (v1), Avengers #268 (v1), Avengers #269 (v1), Thor #140a (v1), Incredible Hulk #135 (v1)
     
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   April 15, 2018 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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   February 2, 2018 TStarnes Added Captain America[appost]s Shield listing.
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   December 4, 2015 fragsel Updated the listing for Doctor Spectrum.
   November 9, 2014 fragsel Added Jose Santini to the issue.
   October 30, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for The Whizzer.
   October 30, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for The Whizzer.
   September 5, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Tony Stark.
   September 5, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for The Whizzer.
   September 5, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Nighthawk.
   September 5, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Hyperion.
   September 5, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Doctor Spectrum.
   September 5, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for The Black Panther.
   September 5, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for The Vision.
   September 5, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for The Wasp.
   September 5, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Henry Pym.
   September 5, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Hawkeye.
   September 5, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Thor.
   September 5, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Captain America.
   May 26, 2013 TStarnes Updated the listing for The Avengers.
     
 
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