*Marvel: These days, when the roster of the Avengers seems to change every other week, it’s refreshing to remember the first big membership shake-up, in the 16th issue of the Avengers. Yes, the team had gained and lost members before – the Hulk leaving and Captain America joining – but this was a radical event as the remaining four founding Avengers stepped down to leave the team in the hands of Cap – only recently returned from frozen limbo – and three former super-villains, Quicksilver, Hawkeye and the Scarlet Witch! The gamble played off, and the ‘Cap’s Kookie Quartet’ years are fondly remembered by most veteran readers. You can read more about this period in Will’s lockdown article here. This is a decent pence copy with nice gloss and colour, tight with good staples, and three colour-breaking creases that are unobtrusive across the bottom right cover and top centre.
PICTURED: AVENGERS #16 VG+ p £55