The Avengers (1963) - #183
"The Redoubtable Return of Crusher Creel!"
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James R. 'Jim' Novak
Roger L. Stern
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Cover Date: May 1979
Cover Price: US $0.40
Issue Tagline: The Absorbing Man Lives!
Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages
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Letters Column: Avengers Assemble!
Ms. Marvel is brought in to replace the Scarlet Witch, who is on leave. The Absorbing Man, thought dead, is able to reassemble his body. He decides to take a steamer to South America, where there are no superheroes, so that he can run rampant. Falcon is unhappy about being a token black Avenger, but Cap is able to convince him to join. The Absorbing Man takes a girl hostage, whom he plans on taking with him to South America. He gets into a fight with an out of costume Clint Barton at a coffee shop on the docks. Clint gets a call in to the Avengers. The Avengers show up, and after a short battle, the Absorbing Man absorbs the power of the ships turbines, and is red and huge.
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