Avengers Annual #18

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Avengers Annual #18

Avengers Annual #18 | Published 1989
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Atlantis Attacks Chapter 8: "Avengers Assembled"

By Michael Higgins, Ron Wilson and Mike Gustovich.

The Atlantean warlord Attumaís armies mount a massive attack on the surface world, but they are defeated and driven off by the Avengers.

Avengers Assembled: Thor, Iron Man, Doctor Pym, Wasp, Hulk II, Rick Jones (honorary), Captain America, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Black Panther, Vision II, Black Widow II, Moondragon, Wonder Man, Tigra, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel II, Mockingbird, Thing, Sub-Mariner (operating solo), Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Quasar III, Human Torch, Sersi

Other Characters: Ghaur, Llyra, Attuma, Tyrak, U-Man, Lord Arno, Krang, Orka.

Note: This story was the eighth chapter of "Atlantis Attacks", a crossover storyline running through Marvelís 1989 annuals. Tigraís presence in this story was later dismissed as a continuity error since she was supposed to be inactive at this time.

"The Initiation of Quasar"

By Mark Gruenwald, Mark Bagley and Christopher Ivy.

After helping the Avengers defeat Supernova, Quasar is invited to join the team and does so after performing his initiation tests under the supervision of Captain America.

Avengers Assembled: Thor, Doctor Pym, Captain America, Hawkeye, Wonder Man, Tigra, Thing (as member of Fantastic Four), Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Gilgamesh, Quasar III. Falcon II and Swordsman appear in portraits on the walls of Avengers Mansion.

Other Characters: Firelord, Human Torch II.

Note: This story takes place between Avengers # 303 and 304.

"Avengerability Analysis"

By Fabian Nicieza, Paul Ryan, Kevin Maguire, Christopher Ivy, Kieron Dwyer, Lee Weeks, Mark D. Bright and Donald C. Hudson.

Captain America compiles profiles of his fellow Avengers detailing their service records, abilities and personalities.

Avengers Assembled: Captain America. Thor, Iron Man, Doctor Pym, Wasp, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Black Panther, Vision II, Black Knight III, Moondragon, Falcon II, Wonder Man, Tigra and She-Hulk appear in computer profiles compiled by Captain America.

Other Characters: Peggy Carter, Michael OíBrien.

This issue also contains "Manifest Destiny" (by Peter Sanderson, Mark Bagley and Keith Williams), Chapter 8 of a history of the Serpent Crown running in Marvelís 1989 annuals.