every avenger ever by george perez

I have read every single issue of The Avengers, but sadly many of my “panel a day” posts lost their pictures due to a mix up.  Arg!  Anyway, here’s the group tag [A Panel From Every Issue of The Avengers].

And the issue-by-issue coverage is being moved to my page on the complete history of Marvel!

Avengers Volume 1


1-35 Stan Lee, Jack Kirby/Don Heck.  Grade: A+.

36-104   Roy Thomas/(mostly) John Buscema. Grade: B+.  

,72-97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104

105-150 Steve Englehart/various.  Grade: A.  

105,106, 107, 108109, 110-111, 112, 113, 114, 115-118 (The Avengers/Defenders War), 119, 120-122 (The Zodiac), 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129-135 (The Celestial Madonna Saga), 131-132 (Legion of the Unliving), 136 (Beast Meets Avengers for the first time), 137, 138, 139, 140, 141-149 (The Serpent Crown Saga), 150.  Giant Size Avengers #2

151-157  Englehart, Shooter, and Conway take turns and cowrite a group of largely forgettable issue.  Art by John Buscema and George Perez. Grade: C.

151, 152, 153, 154-156 (more Serpent Crown fun), 157

158-177  Jim Shooter/George Perez.  Grade: A+

158-159, 160, 161, 162 (“The Bride of Ultron”), 163, 164, 165, 166, 167-168 and 170-177 (Korvac Saga), 169

178 Steve Gerber pens a wonderful fill-in Beast story.  Grade: A+  Here

179-180 Tom DeFalco/Jim Mooney.  Grade: F  Here

181-187, 190-205, 223 Jim Michelinie/various.  Grade: B+

181, 182, 183-184 (vs. Absorbing Man), 185-187 (expanded origin of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch), 190-191 (first Daredevil team-up!), 192-193, 194, 195, 196, 197198-199200 (Ms. Marvel raped)201, 202, 203, 204-205, 223 (Hawkeye and Ant-Man vs. Taskmaster)

188 (Bill Mantlo fill-in issues) Grade: C+  188, 206, 209-201

189 (Steve Grant fill-in, solo Hawkeye)  Grade: A-  Here

207-208 (Bob Budiansky/Gene Colan)  Grade: D  207, 208

Avengers Annual #10 (Chris Claremont/Michael Golden, first appearance of Rogue)  Grade: A+  Here

211-218, 224.  Jim Shooter returns to tell the tale of the fall of Hank Pym.  Grade: B

211212-213, 214 (Ghost Rider), 215-216, 217, 218 (with JM DeMatteis), 219-220, 221, 222, 224

225-226 (Steven Grant) Grade: D  Here

227-250 Roger Stern/(mostly) Al Milgrom.  Grade: A-

227, 228, 229-230, 231, 232, 233234, 235-237, 240-241, 242, 243, 244-245 (ROM crossover), 246, 247-248, 249 (crossover with Walt Simonson’s Thor)250

251-287  Stern/(mostly) J Buscema.  Grade: A

251-255 (Conquering Vision)256-257, 258-259260-261 (Secret Wars II)262, 263 (Return of Jean Grey)264, 265, 266, 267-269, 270, 271, 272, 273-277
(Under Seige)
, 278-279 (Captain Marvel becomes leader), 280, 281-285 (Assault on Olympus), 286, 287-290 (Stern plotter only)

291-300  Walt Simonson/J Buscema.  Grade: B

291-293, 294-297, 298, 299-300

301-333  Lots of fill-ins, none very good.  Grade: C.  Only a few issues are worth reading:


316-318 (Spider-Man joins the team for the first time)
, 325 (Vision is raped)

326-333  (Larry Hama/(mostly) Paul Ryan).  Grade: C+

326-328 (first appearance of Rage), 329, 330-331, 332-333

334-351, 355-375  Bob Harras/(mostly) Steve Epting.  Grade: C

334-339, 340, 341-342, 343-347348349-351352-354, 355-356, 357358-359, 360-363, 364-366, 367, 368-369, 370-371, 372-375, 376, 377, 378-379380-382383-384

384-399  Harras/various.  Grade: C-

385, 386-389, 390-396, 397-400, 401-402

Avengers Volume 1 ended with #402
Avengers Volume 2 (Heroes Reborn)

1-13 Created by Rob Liefeld, Walt Simonson, Michael Ryan, others.  Grade: B

Here

Avengers Volume 2 ended with #13

Avengers Volume 3/Volume 1

Note: Avengers Volume 3 started with #1, but was subsequently renumbered to fit within Volume 1 numbering

1-34 Kurt Busiek/(mostly) George Perez.  Grade: A-/B+ (after Perez leaves)

416, 417 (featuring…Dreadstar?!), 418, 419, 420-421
(Squadron Sinister)
422, 423424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, 430 and 434-437 (Ultron Unlimited), 431-433 (art by Jerry Ordway), 438, 439, 440, 441 (Stuart Immonen art), 442443-445, 446-449 (art by Alan Davis), 450-452, 453, 454-455, 456, 457-463, 464 (Nuff Said), 465, 466-469, 470, 471

57-76 Geoff Johns/Various. Grade: B-

472-475, 476, 477478479, 480-485 (Red Zone),
486
, 487-490 (Search for She Hulk), 491

77-84 Chuck Austen/Scott Kolins. Grade C

492-495 (Lionheart of Avalon), 497-499

500-504, New Avengers Vol. 1. Brian Michael Bendis/Various. Grade: A

500, 501, 502, 503, 504

New Avengers Volume 1

Note: All Issues Written by Brian Michael Bendis

1, 2-3, 4, 567 (first appearance of Illuminati)8-10, 11-13, 14, 15, 16-20, 21-25

New Avengers: Illuminati #1

ONE-SHOTS, SHORT SERIES, AND MINISERIES
The Avengers: Celestial Quest by Steve Englehart (Thanos).  Grade: B+.
 Here.

The Avengers Initiative.  Grade: B.  Here

OTHER SPECIAL AVENGERS FEATURES

Avengers in Pods!  (A photo feature of Avengers being put in tubes or stuck in walls by their enemies.)  Here

The Top 10 Avengers Lineup Changes!  Here

The History of Vision and Scarlet Witch’s Twins.  Here