The Avengers #22

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
November 1965
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/19606

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Road Back! (The Avengers) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Avengers
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]]; Power Man [Erik Josten]; Enchantress [Amora]

Credits

Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Don Heck, penciller
 
Dick Ayers, penciller (see notes)
 
Wally Wood, inker
 
Don Heck, inker
 
Frank Giacoia, inker (see notes)
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #39 ([December 1959])
 
Australia
Giant Flash Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #8 ([January 1971?])
Printed in
Marvel Triple Action (Marvel, 1972 series) #16 (January 1974)
 
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #32 (20 Giugno 1972)
 
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #27 ([February] 1994)
 
The Avengers (Marvel UK, 1973 series) #19 (January 26, 1974)
 
Los Vengadores (Novedades, 1981 series) #22 (30 de julio de 1981)
 
Los Vengadores (Editora de Periódicos La Prensa S.C.L., 1965 series) #45 (18 de marzo de 1967)
 
The Avengers Omnibus (Marvel, 2012 series) #1 ([February] 2012)
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers (Marvel, 2003 series) #3 ([February] 2004)
 
Essential Avengers (Marvel, 1999 series) #1 ([November] 1999)
 
Les Vengeurs (Editions Héritage, 1974 series) #19
 
Die ruhmreichen Rächer (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #21 ([September 1975])
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers (Marvel, 2009 series) #3 ([March 23] 2011)

Notes

Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver faces are taken from different sources. Hawkeye's face is from Tales of Suspense # 57, page 5; Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are lifted from Strange Tales # 128, page 3. Sol Brodsky may have touched up or redrawn the faces, particularly those of Wanda and Pietro. Info per Nick Caputo, February 2016.

Show/hide 1. Untitled (American Body Building Club) Advertisement, 1 page

"Friend, dare you risk a dime 10¢?"

Featuring

Feature
American Body Building Club
Characters
Ben Rebhuhn (photo); Bill Butler (photo)

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for a muscle building system.

Show/hide 2. The Road Back (The Avengers [superhero]) Comic story, 20 pages

"Having been framed by Power Man and the Enchantress, the angry Avengers are under orders to disband, after being declared public menaces by the city council..."

Featuring

Feature
The Avengers [superhero]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]]; Power Man [Erik Josten]; Enchantress [Amora]; Circus of Crime [Ringmaster [Maynard Tiboldt]; Human Cannonball [Jack Pulvar]; Princess Python [Zelda DuBois]; Clown [Eliot Franklin]; Strong Man [Bruce Olafson]; Luigi Gambonno; Ernesto Gambonno]

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
Art
Don Heck, penciller [credited]
 
Wally Wood, inker [credited]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Morrie Kuramoto, letterer [credited as Artie Simek]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Avengers The X-Men The Mighty Thor (Newton, 1975) (1975) —Newton Triple Action
The Road Back
 
Australia
The Avengers (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #8 ([1981?])
The Road Back
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #27 (February 1994)
The Road Back
Printed in
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #27 ([February] 1994)
 
Marvel Triple Action (Marvel, 1972 series) #16 (January 1974)
 
Los Vengadores (Novedades, 1981 series) #22 (30 de julio de 1981)
 
Los Vengadores (Editora de Periódicos La Prensa S.C.L., 1965 series) #45 (18 de marzo de 1967)
 
The Avengers Omnibus (Marvel, 2012 series) #1 ([February] 2012)
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers (Marvel, 2003 series) #3 ([February] 2004)
 
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #32 (20 Giugno 1972)
 
Essential Avengers (Marvel, 1999 series) #1 ([November] 1999)
 
Thunderbolts: Marvel's Most Wanted (Marvel, 1998 series) #[nn] (February 1998)
 
Los Vengadores (Ediciones Vértice, 1969 series) #10 ([Junio] 1970)
 
Terrific! (IPC, 1967 series) #38 (30 December 1967)
 
Terrific! (IPC, 1967 series) #37 (23 December 1967)
 
Die ruhmreichen Rächer (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #21 ([September 1975])
 
Vengeur (Arédit-Artima, 1972 series) #16 (4ème trimestre 1975)
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers (Marvel, 2009 series) #3 ([March 23] 2011)

Synopsis

Forced to disband the Avengers, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch cannot find work until the Ringmaster hires them. Unable to control them, he tells the police that they tried to rob his Circus. Suddenly the three are on the run. While working on his own, Captain America is able to pin the whole scheme on Enchantress and Power Man. Enchantress bails back to Asgard. Power Man, deprived of his lady love, surrenders. The City Council withdraws its order: the Avengers may assemble again. But Captain America has had enough of Hawkeye and refuses to rejoin.

Notes

Letterer credit corrected by Steve Mitchell via the GCD Error Tracker.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Journey into Mystery) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"More triumphs for Marvel!"

Featuring

Feature
Journey into Mystery
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl; the Thing]; Inhumans [Medusa; Karnak; Gorgon; Triton]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Thor; Odin; Absorbing Man

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee , scripter (promo copy)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Steve Ditko, penciller
 
Wally Wood, penciller
 
Joe Sinnott, inker
 
Steve Ditko, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Promo for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #45, Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series), and Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #122, with covers depicted and advertised as “now on sale.” Between story pages 4 and 5.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Duraclean Co. Free Booklet) Advertisement, 1 page

"Would you like to take in $140 after supper?"

Featuring

Feature
Duraclean Co. Free Booklet

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Colours
, colourist (background only)
Text
, typeset

Synopsis

Send for a free 24-page booklet explaining how to start your own business with a Duraclean dealership.

Notes

Between story pages 4 and 5.

Show/hide 5. Treasure Chest of Fun (Honor House Products) Advertisement, 1 page

"Throw your voice"

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
 
, photographer
Colours
, colourist (panel backgrounds and lettering only)
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Notes

Ad for various novelty items starting with "Throw Your Voice".

Between story pages 8 and 9.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Mr. Victor Mason) Advertisement, 1 page

"Make $5.00 to $20.00 a week extra operating this "Saturday morning shoe store""

Featuring

Feature
Mr. Victor Mason

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Ad to earn money by selling shoes.

Between story pages 13 and 14.

Show/hide 7. Stamps; Shop by Mail Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"1000 tricks"

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Ads for stamps and other products, on top half of page between story pages 16 and 17.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Bruno Sammartino) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Boys - teenagers - young men! Get big with Bruno! World wrestling champion"

Featuring

Feature
Bruno Sammartino

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Synopsis

Send $2 for a booklet telling how to get a super-strong, muscled body.

Notes

Ad on lower half of page between story pages 16 and 17.

Show/hide 9. Shop by Mail; Stamps Advertisement, 1 page

"I’m 11 years old… and I sell $75.00 to $100.00 a week"

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, penciller
 
, photographer
 
, inker
 
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Thumbnail ads for stamps and other products.

Between story pages 16 and 17.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Harry Doehla Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

"If you are 15 or under — here’s an easy way to make $10.00 in an hour on Saturday mornings!"

Featuring

Feature
Harry Doehla Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Synopsis

Make and sell greetings cards and earn money.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Strange Tales; Tales to Astonish; Tales of Suspense) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"4 more Marvel masterpieces!"

Featuring

Feature
Strange Tales; Tales to Astonish; Tales of Suspense
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Beast; Iceman]; Sentinels;

Credits

Writing
, scripter (promo copy)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Bob Powell, penciller
 
Marie Severin, penciller
 
Joe Sinnott, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
 
Vince Colletta, inker
 
Wally Wood, inker
 
Marie Severin, inker
 
Joe Sinnott, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Between story pages 4 and 5. Promos for The X-Meb (Marvel, 1963 series) #14, Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #139, Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #74, and Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #72 using reprints of their covers. Includes a list of names of 25 members of the Merry Marvel Marching Society.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Bullpen Bulletins) In-house column, 1 page

"Face front!"

Featuring

Feature
Bullpen Bulletins
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]]

Credits

Writing
, scripter (promo copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset

Notes

Includes the Mighty Marvel Checklist and "Let's meet 25 more M.M.M.S. members." The page also includes an ad for an Avengers t-shirt and a stationery kit.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Avengers Assemble!) Letters page, 2 pages

"Dear Stan and Don, Avengers #19, featuring the Swordsman, was another mighty Marvel manifestation of munificent majesty..."

Featuring

Feature
Avengers Assemble!
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Don Heck, penciller
 
Dick Ayers, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Printed in
The Avengers Omnibus (Marvel, 2012 series) #1 ([February] 2012)

Notes

Letters from Mike Arden, Gary Walker, Ralph Brown, Jr., Mickey Paolucci, Roy Coakley, Jimmy Morton, Charles Hutler, Scotty Gibbs, Vincent Stuart II, and David MacKidd; includes M.M.M.S. membership form.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Grit) Advertisement, 1 page

"Look, fellows!"

Featuring

Feature
Grit

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
 
, photographer
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Ad to earn money or prizes by selling Grit.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Commercial Trades Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

"This free book shows how you can make big money as an auto mechanic even while you're learning!"

Featuring

Feature
Commercial Trades Institute

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
 
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Ad for the Commercial Trades Institute.

Show/hide 16. He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Famous Artists Schools Studio) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Famous Artists Schools Studio
Characters
Albert Dorne

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Back cover. Ad for the Famous Artists Schools.


Notes

On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 4971

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