Avengers #83 (Marvel) CBCS 9.4 Off-White To White Pages
- cover & art : John Buscema & Tom Palmer
- Story: Roy Thomas
- 1st appearance of the Liberators (Medusa, Black wildow, Enchantress & Scarlet Witch).
- Valkyrie revealed as Enchantress.
- Ads for Marvel Tales #29 & Daredevil Annual #2 & Thor #83.
"Come on in, the Revolution's Fine!" Guest-starring Medusa and the Black Widow. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. One of the landmark issues of the bronze age! While Earth's Mightiest Heroes participate in the Halloween parade in Rutland, Vermont; something very strange is taking place at Avengers Mansion! A new superhero called the Valkyrie assembles the Wasp, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, and Medusa for a special ladies only meeting! The manipulative Valkyrie (with an Asgardian accent) convinces the four heroines to form their own group called the Lady Liberators! And take revenge on their male counterparts in the Avengers! Wow, women's lib to the max! But minutes before the liberators arrive in the green mountain state, the Masters of Evil ambush the Avengers' parade float! Earth's Mightiest Heroes reel under the Masters of Evil's surprise assault until the Lady Liberators strike back…against both teams! Pure chaos in the streets of Rutland! Who could orchestrate such a wild affair? Only an enchanting foe from years ago! Truly an Avengers classic! Cameo appearances by Roy Thomas, Jean Thomas, and Tom Fagan. Cameo Halloween costume appearances by Batman, Captain America, Daredevil, Deadman, Doctor Doom, Dr. Strange, Nighthawk, Sub-Mariner, Thor, and the Red Skull. Flashback cameos by Odin and the Executioner. Masters of Evil Lineup: Klaw, Melter, Whirlwind, and the Radioactive Man. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and the Wasp. (Notes: This is the first appearance or incarnation of the Valkyrie; but not the one of long-time Defenders fame. The next Valkyrie appears in Incredible Hulk 142. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Treasury Edition 7 (published in 1975) and again in Marvel Illustrated Books: The Avengers -- Origin of the Vision (published in 1982). The Avengers return to Rutland for another Halloween parade in Avengers 119.) Cover price $0.15.