Avengers Annual #1 | Published 1967
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"The Monstrous Master Plan of the Mandarin!"
By Roy Thomas, Don Heck, George Bell and Artie Simek.
The Mandarin recruits other super-villains in his latest attempt to conquer the world, but the Avengers defeat them all and the Mandarin seemingly dies in the final battle.
Avengers Assembled: Thor, Iron Man, Goliath, Wasp, Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Hercules; Swordsman (as adversary).
Other Characters: Mandarin, Living Laser, Power Man, Executioner, Enchantress, Edwin Jarvis, Nick Fury, Ultimo.
This issue includes pin-ups of Hercules; Avengers Mansion (cutaway diagram view); Black Widow, Wasp and Scarlet Witch; and an illustration featuring the original Avengers (Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp and Hulk) and the current Avengers (Goliath, Wasp, Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch).
Note: This issue marks the first time that Thor and Iron Man worked with the newer members of the Avengers.