Marvel Super Action (1977): 1-37

Marvel Super Action reprinted Captain America stories in the first 13 issues, then Avengers stories for the rest. The Captain America reprints followed Marvel Double Feature #21 while the Avengers reprints picked up from Marvel Triple Action #47.

Issues 1-13 reprinted Captain America #100-111 and 2 Marvel Boy stories from the Golden Age: Marvel Boy #1 and Astonishing #5. The Captain America stories each have 2 pages cut. These are classic Stan Lee/Jack Kirby productions, with the last 2 issues by Jim Steranko. The Captain America stories have been reprinted in the Masterworks, Omnibus, and Essentials books.

Issues 14-15 reprinted Avengers #55-56, followed by the Avengers Annual #2 reprint in issues 16-17. Issues 18-37 reprinted Avengers #57-76.

Issues 14-15 and 18-24 all have 2 pages cut. Issues 25-37 are complete while Issues 16-17 have 8 pages cut in total. Complete reprints can be found in the Marvel Treasury Editions and Greatest Battles of the Avengers TPB, as well as the Masterworks and Essentials books. See my Avengers page for more details.

Avengers Annual #2 contained a two part story. The first part was called "... And Time, the Rushing River..." and was 24 pages long. This was reprinted in Marvel Super Action #14 with 6 pages cut. The second part was called "The Avengers Must Die!" and was 20 pages long. This was reprinted in Marvel Super Action #15 with 2 pages cut. Overall, there were 8 pages cut from the original 44 pages.

The early Avengers reprints contain classic John Buscema artwork. These are seminal issues: Vision intro and origin, Ultron origin, Yellowjacket intro and origin, Yellowjacket and Wasp Wedding. After John Buscema comes Gene Colan, Barry Smith, (pre-Windsor) Sal Buscema, and then back to Big John. This is a great run of Avengers and not to be missed by true Avengers fans.

updated 15 Mar 2013


Marvel Super Action #1 (5/1977)
	Reprint: Captain America #10
	(-2 pgs: 5, panels 4-5 of 19, panels 1-4 of 20)

Marvel Super Action #2 (7/1977)
	Reprint: Captain America #101
	(-2 pgs: panels 3-6 of 17, panels 5-6 of 18, 19)

Marvel Super Action #3 (9/1977)
	Reprint: Captain America #102 (-2 pgs: 10, 18)

Marvel Super Action #4 (11/1977) (Marvel Boy)
	NEW Splash page
	Reprint: Marvel Boy #1 (12/1950, "Marvel Boy and the Lost World")
		(only panels 2-7 of 4 & pgs 5-7 out of 12 pgs; panels 2-3 of 4
		 are expanded and recaptioned)
	Reprint: 3 panels from ?
	Reprint: Astonishing #5 (8/1951, "Caves of Doom" )
		 (only panels 4-6 of 2 & pgs 3-8 out of 8 pgs)
	Reprint: Astonishing #5 (8/1951, "?The Deadly Decision!?", 6 pgs)

Marvel Super Action #5 (1/1978)
	Reprint: Captain America #103 (-2 pgs: 8, 16)

Marvel Super Action #6 (3/1978)
	Reprint: Captain America #104 (-2 pgs: 16-17)

Marvel Super Action #7 (4/1978)
	Reprint: Captain America #105 w/ new cover (-2 pgs: 2-3)

Marvel Super Action #8 (6/1978)
	Reprint: Captain America #106 w/ reversed cover (-2 pgs: 5, 7)

Marvel Super Action #9 (8/1978)
	Reprint: Captain America #107
	(-2 pgs: panels 3-5 of 12; 13; panels 1-2 of 14)

Marvel Super Action #10 (10/1978)
	Reprint: Captain America #108 (-2 pgs: 4, 6)

Marvel Super Action #11 (12/1978)
	Reprint: Captain America #109 w/ new cover (-2 pgs: 2, 8)

Marvel Super Action #12 (2/1979)
	Reprint: Captain America #110 (-2 pgs: 12-13)

Marvel Super Action #13 (4/1979)
	Reprint: Captain America #111 (-2 pgs: 12-13)

Marvel Super Action #14  (11/1979)
	Reprint: Avengers #55 (-3 pgs: 2-3, 16)

Marvel Super Action #15 (1/1980)
	Reprint: Avengers #56 (-2 pgs: 11, 16)

Marvel Super Action #16 (2/1980)
	Reprint: Avengers Annual #2 (1st half, pgs 1-24)
	(-6 pgs: 7, 12, 13; panels 2-5 of 18; panel 3 of 19; 20;
		 pgs 21-22 are shrunk into 1 pg)

Marvel Super Action #17 (3/1980)
	Reprint: Avengers Annual #2 w/ new cover (2nd half, pgs 25-44)
	(-2 pgs: panels 3-5 of 27; panels 5-6 of 28; panels 3-4 of 34;
		 panels 1, 3 of 35; the cover is pg 25 of the Annual;
		 a new splash page was added)

Marvel Super Action #18 (4/1980)
	Reprint: Avengers #57
	(-2 pgs: panels 1, 3 of 6, 7, panel 1 of 8, panel 1 of 9) 

Marvel Super Action #19 (5/1980)
	Reprint: Avengers #58 (-2 pgs: panels 1-2, 4 of 4, panel 4 of 5, 8)

Marvel Super Action #20 (6/1980)
	Reprint: Avengers #59 (-2 pgs: 6-7)

Marvel Super Action #21 (7/1980)
	Reprint: Avengers #60
	(-2 pgs: 2, panel 4 of 6, 7; panels 2-3 of 6
		 expanded to fill bottom half)

Marvel Super Action #22 (8/1980)
	Reprint: Avengers #61 w/ reversed cover
	(-2 pgs: panels 3-4 of 3, panels 4-5 of 5, panels 3-4 of 12,
		 panel 4 of 14; panel 2 of 3 cropped, panels 1-4 of 13 and
		 panels 1-3 of 14 slightly cropped, panel 1 of 13 reversed)

Marvel Super Action #23 (9/1980)
	Reprint: Avengers #62
	(-2 pgs: panels 4-5 of 2, panel 1 of 3, panel 5 of 10, 
		 panels 1-3, 5-6 of 11; panel 2 of 3 cropped on top and 
		 bottom, panel 4 of 11 altered from square to rectangle.
		 N'Gamo erased from background.)

Marvel Super Action #24 (10/1980)
	Reprint: Avengers #63 
	(-2 pgs: panels 2-3 of 2, panels 1-3 of 3, 17;
		 panel 4 of 3 upper right corner expanded.)

Marvel Super Action #25 (11/1980)
	Reprint: Avengers #64

Marvel Super Action #26 (12/1980)
	Reprint: Avengers #65

Marvel Super Action #27 (1/1981)
	Reprint: Avengers #66

Marvel Super Action #28 (2/1981)
	Reprint: Avengers #67

Marvel Super Action #29 (3/1981)
	Reprint: Avengers #68

Marvel Super Action #30 (4/1981)
	Reprint: Avengers #69

Marvel Super Action #31 (5/1981)
	Reprint: Avengers #70

Marvel Super Action #32 (6/1981)
	Reprint: Avengers #71

Marvel Super Action #33 (7/1981)
	Reprint: Avengers #72

Marvel Super Action #34 (8/1981)
	Reprint: Avengers #73

Marvel Super Action #35 (9/1981)
	Reprint: Avengers #74

Marvel Super Action #36 (10/1981)
	Reprint: Avengers #75

Marvel Super Action #37 (11/1981)
	Reprint: Avengers #76

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