Avengers (Vol. 3)

 AVE3   (Marvel, 1998-2004)

™ and ©1998 Marvel Characters, Inc.
Series continues in Avengers (Vol. 1) #500

The third volume of The Avengers (“Heroes Return”) puts back in place what was torn apart to form Avengers (Vol. 2) (“Heroes Reborn”). In that volume, Marvel turned control of the core Avengers characters to Image artists. The result was an alternate reality filled with versions of the Avenger characters which were similar—but not the same—as the ones comic readers had followed for decades.

Now, with volume three, the “real” Avengers are returning to the mainstream Marvel Universe. Curiously enough, the return takes them through yet another alternate universe, this one created by sorceress Morgan LeFay. LeFay use the reality-warping Twilight Sword to create a medieval world where the Avengers have alternate identities and all serve her. But even the most powerful spell can not hope to control the minds of the World’s Mightiest Mortals.

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#0

  7/1/1999
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Supplement to Wizard: The Comics Magazine #95; Continued in Avengers (Vol. 3) #19Kurt BusiekStuart Immonen

#1

  2/1/1998
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Gatefold summaryKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#1 Variation B

  7/1/1998
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Cardstock cover; Uninked pencils from Avengers (Vol. 3) #1; Avengers Rough CutKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#1 Variation C

  2/1/1998
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Alternate cover; Sunburst Cover; Gatefold summaryKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#2

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Gatefold summaryKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#2 Variation A

  3/1/1998
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Gatefold summaryKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez, Ray Lago

#3

  4/1/1998
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Gatefold summaryKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#4

  5/1/1998
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1st appearance of Duane Freeman; Includes poster; Gatefold summaryKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#5

  6/1/1998
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Versus Squadron Supreme; Gatefold summary; Neal Adams L.O.C.Kurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#6

  7/1/1998
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Versus Squadron Supreme; Versus Corruptor; Gatefold summaryKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#7

  8/1/1998
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Gatefold summaryKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#8

  9/1/1998
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1st Appearance of Silverclaw; 1st Appearance of Triathlon; Versus Moses Magnum; Gatefold summaryKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#9

  10/1/1998
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Origin of Triathlon; Versus Moses Magnum; Gatefold summaryKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#10

  11/1/1998
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Origin of Avengers; Origin of Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff); Versus Grim Reaper (Eric Williams); Anniversary issue; Gatefold summaryKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#11

  12/1/1998
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Origin of Grim Reaper (Eric Williams); Versus Grim Reaper (Eric Williams); Gatefold summaryKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#12

  1/1/1999
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Versus Thunderbolts; Wraparound cover; Continued from Thunderbolts #22; Gatefold summary; Double-sizedKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#12 Variation A

  1/1/1999
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DFE alternate cover; Continued from Thunderbolts #22; Autographed by George Pérez, Al Vey, and Tom SmithKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#12 Variation B

  1/1/1999
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Continued from Thunderbolts #22; Headshot cover (white background)Kurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#12 Special Cover

  1/1/1999
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DFE alternate cover; Continued from Thunderbolts #22Kurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#13

  2/1/1999
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1st appearance of Lord TemplarKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#14

  3/1/1999
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1st appearance of PaganKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#15

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Versus PaganKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#16

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Versus Wrecking CrewJerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#16 Variation A

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Versus Wrecking Crew; 1 in 4 variant cover (purple background with team charging)Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#17

  6/1/1999
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Versus Doomsday ManJerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#18

  7/1/1999
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Versus Wrecking CrewJerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#19

  8/1/1999
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Versus Ultron; Versus AlkhemaKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#20

  9/1/1999
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Versus UltronKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#21

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Versus UltronKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#22

  10/1/1999
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Versus UltronKurt Busiek, Glenn HerdlingGeorge Pérez, Gregg Schigiel

#22 (2nd printing)

  6/1/2005
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Marvel Legends Ultron action figure insertKurt Busiek, Glenn HerdlingGeorge Pérez, Gregg Schigiel

#23

  12/1/1999
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Wonder Man versus VisionKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#24

  1/1/2000
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 Kurt Busiek, Glenn HerdlingGeorge Pérez, Gregg Schigiel

#25

  2/1/2000
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Giant-sizeKurt Busiek, Chris GiarrussoGeorge Pérez, Chris Giarrusso

#25 Variation A

 
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Dynamic Forces signed edtion by George Perez  

#26

  3/1/2000
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New team (Warbird, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, Silverclaw, and Captain America)Kurt Busiek, Glenn HerdlingStuart Immonen, Gregg Schigiel

#27

  4/1/2000
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Reprints from Avengers (1st Series) #150, 151, 101, and Annual #19; 100 pagesKurt Busiek, Steve Englehart, Stan Lee, Gerry Conway, Jim Shooter, Harlan Ellison, Roy Thomas, George PérezGeorge Pérez, Jack Kirby, Richard Howell, Rich Buckler

#28

  5/1/2000
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Versus Kulan GathKurt Busiek, Glenn HerdlingGeorge Pérez, Gregg Schigiel

#29

  6/1/2000
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Versus Kulan GathKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#30

  7/1/2000
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Versus Kulan GathKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#31

  8/1/2000
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Preview Marvel Boy #1; Preview Peter Parker, Spider-Man #20Kurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#32

  9/1/2000
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Origin of Madame Masque; Versus Grim ReaperKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez, Paul Ryan

#33

  10/1/2000
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Versus Count Nefaria; Versus Grim ReaperKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez, Paul Ryan

#34

  11/1/2000
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Versus Count Nefaria; Double-sized issueKurt BusiekGeorge Pérez

#35

  12/1/2000
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Origin of the Ruul; Maximum Security crossoverKurt BusiekJohn Romita Jr.

#36

  1/1/2001
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Alan Davis poster; Alternate Hank Pym kidnaps and switches with real Henry Pym (Goliath)Kurt BusiekSteve Epting, Alan Davis

#37

  2/1/2001
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1st appearance the Avatars of Templar; Versus Pagan; Versus Lord Templar; Versus BloodwraithKurt BusiekSteve Epting

#38

  3/1/2001
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Slashback issue; Price reducedKurt BusiekAlan Davis

#39

  4/1/2001
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Versus DiabloKurt BusiekAlan Davis

#40

  5/1/2001
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Versus DiabloKurt BusiekAlan Davis

#41

  6/1/2001
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Versus Kang the Conqueror; Versus Scarlet CenturionKurt BusiekAlan Davis

#42

  7/1/2001
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Versus Kang the Conqueror; Versus Scarlet CenturionKurt BusiekAlan Davis

#43

  8/1/2001
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Versus Deviants; Versus Attuma; Versus Kang; Versus PresenceKurt BusiekAlan Davis

#44

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Versus Deviants; Versus Attuma; Versus Kang; Versus PresenceKurt BusiekManuel Garcia

#45

  10/1/2001
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Origin of Scarlet Centurion; Versus Scarlet Centurion; Versus Kang the ConquerorKurt BusiekManuel Garcia

#46

  11/1/2001
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Origin of The Master; Versus The Master; Versus Kang the Conqueror; Index numbering out of sequence, should be #461, not #463Kurt BusiekManuel Garcia

#47

  12/1/2001
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Origin of Marcus KangKurt BusiekManuel Garcia

#48

  1/1/2002
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Reprints from Avengers, #98-100; Versus Kang the Conqueror; Versus The Master; 100 Page MonsterKurt Busiek, Roy ThomasKieron Dwyer, Barry Windsor-Smith

#49

  2/1/2002
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Versus Kang the Conqueror; Silent issueKurt BusiekKieron Dwyer

#50

  3/1/2002
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Origin of 3-D Man; Origin of Triathlon; Double-sizedKurt BusiekKieron Dwyer

#51

  4/1/2002
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Versus Kang the ConquerorKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#51 (2nd printing)

  9/1/2004
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Marvel Legends Wonder Man insertKurt BusiekBrent Anderson

#52

  5/1/2002
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Versus Kang the Conqueror; Versus Scarlet CenturionKurt BusiekIvan Reis

#53

  6/1/2002
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Versus Kang the Conqueror; Versus Scarlet CenturionKurt BusiekKieron Dwyer

#54

  7/1/2002
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Versus Kang the Conqueror; Versus Scarlet CenturionKurt Busiek, Bruce JonesKieron Dwyer, Rick Remender, David Finch

#55

  8/1/2002
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 Kurt BusiekPatrick Zircher

#56

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 Kurt BusiekYanick Paquette

#57

  10/1/2002
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Versus Mister HydeGeoff JohnsKieron Dwyer

#58

  11/1/2002
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Wraparound cover; Avengers contains voids opening worldwideGeoff JohnsKieron Dwyer

#59

  12/1/2002
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 Geoff JohnsKieron Dwyer

#60

  1/1/2003
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 Geoff JohnsKieron Dwyer

#61

  2/1/2003
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Red Skull appearance (as Dell Rusk)Geoff JohnsGary Frank

#62

  2/1/2003
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Truth about Jack of Hearts revealedGeoff JohnsGary Frank

#63

  3/1/2003
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Wraparound cover; Cont’d from Thor v2 #58; Cont’d from Thor v2 #59Geoff JohnsAlan Davis

#64

  4/1/2003
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Versus Scarecrow; Falcon soloGeoff JohnsIvan Reis

#65

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#480Geoff JohnsOlivier Coipel

#66

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#481Geoff JohnsOlivier Coipel

#67

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#482Geoff JohnsOlivier Coipel

#68

  8/1/2003
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Dell Rusk revealed as Red SkullGeoff JohnsOlivier Coipel

#69

  9/1/2003
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Versus Red SkullGeoff JohnsOlivier Coipel

#70

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Versus Red SkullGeoff JohnsOlivier Coipel

#71

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Versus WhirlwindGeoff JohnsStephen Sadowski

#72

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Versus She-HulkGeoff JohnsScott Kolins

#73

  12/1/2003
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Versus She-HulkGeoff JohnsScott Kolins

#74

  1/1/2004
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Versus She-HulkGeoff JohnsScott Kolins

#75

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Versus She-Hulk; Versus Hulk; Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch return; Yellowjacket and Wasp leaveGeoff JohnsScott Kolins

#76

  2/1/2004
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Death of Jack of HeartsGeoff JohnsStephen Sadowski

#77

  3/1/2004
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Versus Wrecking CrewChuck AustenOlivier Coipel

#77 Variation A

  9/1/2004
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Newsstand Variant with $2.99 cover priceChuck AustenOlivier Coipel

#78

  4/1/2004
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Versus Wrecking CrewChuck AustenOlivier Coipel

#79

  4/1/2004
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Versus Wrecking CrewChuck AustenSean Chen

#80

  5/1/2004
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1st appearance of Captain Britain II; Versus Wrecking Crew; Kelsey Leigh becomes Captain Britain IIChuck AustenOlivier Coipel

#81

  6/1/2004
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 Chuck AustenOlivier Coipel

#82

  7/1/2004
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#497; Captain America, Iron Man, Yellowjacket, Hawkeye, WaspChuck AustenScott Kolins

#83

  7/2/2004
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#498; Hawkeye, Wasp, Captain America, Yellowjacket, She-HulkChuck AustenScott Kolins

#84

  8/1/2004
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Series numbering returns to The Avengers as of the next issue #500Chuck AustenScott Kolins

Annual #1998

  12/1/1998
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1998 Annual; Wraparound cover; Avengers/Squadron Supreme ’98; Gatefold summaryKurt Busiek, Len KaminskiCarlos Pacheco

Annual #1999

  7/1/1999
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Jarvis’ storyJohn Francis MooreLeonardo Manco

Annual #2000

  12/1/2000
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2000 AnnualKurt BusiekNorm Breyfogle, Richard Howell

Annual #2001

  8/15/2001
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2001 Annual; Hank Pym separates into Yellowjacket and Goliath; Tiune Understanding remerge Yellowjacket and Goliath into Hank PymKurt BusiekIvan Reis, Ian Churchill
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