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From the Mouths of the Marvels:

“My dear 'father' has once again proven himself one of the most inventive and resourceful scientists humanity has ever produced. And as a result of that unparalleled genius - - the total, irrevocable destruction of the human race is at hand!"

-- Ultron, Avengers (Vol. 3) #15

“If I were to let worry consume me every time the Avengers put themselves in danger, I'd never accomplish anything!"

-- Jarvis, Avengers Annual 1999


Ultron heckles his captives.

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Featured Characters:

  • Captain America
  • Iron Man
  • Thor
  • Scarlet Witch
  • Vision
  • Justice
  • Firestar
  • Giant-Man
  • Wasp
  • Wonder Man
  • Hawkeye
  • Binary/Warbird
  • Firebird
  • Beast
  • Photon
  • Black Knight
  • Black Panther
  • Jarvis
  • Thunderbolts
  • New Warriors
  • Triathlon
  • Arkon
  • Thundra
  • Grim Reaper
  • Dominex
  • Lord Templar
  • Jonathan Tremont
  • Pagan
  • Doomsday Man
  • Wrecking Crew
  • The Grand Vizier
  • Ultron
  • Alkhema
  • Mechano Marauder
  • The Protectorate

From the Inside Dustflap:

"Heed the call...AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!”

Fan-favorite creators Kurt Busiek and Geore Perez continue their defining run on Earth's Mightiest Heroes!

The European country of Slorenia is dead. Every man, woman and child, eliminated with the cold precision of a machine. And out of the flaming remnants of this tiny Baltic state comes a message from its murderer: Mankind's dominance of the Earth is to be challenged and its days numbered... because Ultron has returned!

He - or it - is one of the Avengers' oldest, most implacable foes, menacing humanity countless times. But never before has Ultron been this dangerous, this deadly. Now, he stands on the brink of committing global genocide, and rebuilding Earth in his own robotic image. Our only hope is a desperate UN strike on Slorenia, led by the Avengers themselves. But will it be in time? Will the strength and courage of Earth's Mightiest Heroes be enough in the face of such overwhelming evil?

For the sake of the world... it will have to be.

Plus: When you're an Avenger, you're one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes - the first line of defense against the dangers no conventional foe could halt, the threats no ordinary man could withstand. Threats including Dominex, Lord Templar, Pagan and the Thunderbolts!


  Avengers Assemble Vol. 2

Reprints: Avengers (Vol. 3) #12-22, #0, Annual 1999

List price: $29.99 (US) • $48.00 (Canada)
ISBN: 0-7851-1773-3
336 pages

Original Release Date: 3/23/05
Current In-Print Edition: First Print


  • Introduction by Jerry Ordway (2 pages)
  • Avengers #12 variant cover
  • Avengers: Clear and Present Dangers TPB cover
  • Avengers #16 variant cover
  • Cover sketches by Jerry Ordway (2 pages)

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Script: Kurt Busiek
Pencils: George Perez
Inks: Al Vey with Bob Wiacek (#12) and Scott Koblish (#13,15)
Colors: Tom Smith
Editor: Tom Brevoort

Avengers #12: "Old Entanglements"
38 pages + 2 page cover • January 1999

The Avengers have to track down Hawkeye, who is wrapped up with the suspicious Thunderbolts. They find him with the team setting up a base in Colorado, and after coming to terms with his involvement with the former super-villains as their team leader, they have to pursue a giant robot, Dominex, left over from Lucifer's Dominus base.

* * *

Avengers #13: "Lords & Leaders"
23 pages + cover • February 1999

Justice and Firestar enjoy a night out of crime-fighting with their old team the New Warriors when they stumble upon an AIM intrigue. But the crisis escalates when a strange being called Lord Templar comes on the scene, dispatching the AIM crew but also attacking the Warriors, and the Avengers when they come to the rescue.

* * *

Avengers #13: "Hi, Honey....I'm Hooooome!"
22 pages + cover • March 1999

The Beast pays a visit to his newly-revived-from-death buddy Wonder Man, and is swept up in the Avengers confrontation with a rampaging brute named Pagan in Times Square.

* * *

Avengers #15: "The Three-Fold Path"
22 pages + cover • April 1999

The Avengers set out on a fervent search for Pagan, and they trace his whereabouts to the grand opening of the worship temple for Jonathan Tremont's Triune Understanding. A battle breaks out when Pagan shows himself, with the Avengers buckling against his power and devastating the temple area. Lord Templar shows up, quickly defeating Pagan, and publicly embarassing the Avengers.

AVENGERS #16-18, 0

Guest Scripter/Pencils: Jerry Ordway
Inks: Al Gordon
Colors: Tom Smith
Editor: Tom Brevoort

Avengers #16: "Mistaken Identity"
22 pages + cover • May 1999

The Doomsday Man has returned to functionality after a long hibernation, and enlists the aid of the Wrecking Crew to locate the target of an old grudge- Ms. Marvel. The Crew accidentally kidnap Captain Marvel- aka Photon- and when the Doomsday Man tries to teleport them away, Scarlet Witch's chaos magic sends them off somewhere far different!

* * *

Avengers #17: "Cage of Freedom"
22 pages + cover • June 1999

The Avengers follow the path of the Wrecking Crew- who hold Photon hostage- to Arkon's land, where they find that the Wrecking Crew have totalled the kingdom and enslaved Arkon, all under the power and influence of the Grand Vizier. Meanwhile, the retinue of Avengers still on Earth struggle to free Carol Danvers from the grip of Doomsday Man, who has finally caught up with her.

* * *

Avengers #18: "The Battle for Imperion City!"
22 pages + cover • July 1999

It's a battle royal to restore power to Arkon and rescue Photon, with the Avengers and Thundra leading the way!

* * *

Avengers #0: "untitled"
12 pages + cover • July 1999

Script: Kurt Busiek
Pencils: Stuart Immonen
Inks: Wade von Grawbadger
Colors: Tom Smith
Editor: Tom Brevoort

The Avengers pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the Triune Understanding debacle. Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man discover that Simon's brother- the Grim Reaper- has been the victim of a violent abduction. And the rest of the team is pressed into duty to defeat eco-terrorists led by the villain Firebrand. All this while under the watchful eye of Ultron, poised to make his move...

ULTRON UNLIMITED: Avengers #19-22

Script: Kurt Busiek
Pencils: George Perez
Inks: Al Vey
Colors: Tom Smith
Editor: Tom Brevoort

Avengers #19: "This Evil Renewed"
23 pages + cover • August 1999

Black Panther's manufacturing plant is levelled by Alkhema, and the Avengers must rush to save him and gather the meaning of the mounting threat posed by Ultron.

* * *

Avengers #20: "This Evil Unfolding"
22 pages + cover • September 1999

The Avengers meet with Pentagon brass to discuss the absolute annihilation of the Eastern European nation of Slorenia at the hands of Ultron and his army of robots. A United Nations battle force is mustered to help face the threat. Meanwhile, a contigent of Avengers- Vision, Scarlet Witch, Wonder Man and Wasp- are investigating the disappearance of Hank Pym when they are kidnaped by a cadre of Ultron robots.

* * *

Avengers #21: "This Evil Unveiled"
22 pages + cover • October 1999

The squad of Avengers led by Cap head into what remains of Slorenia to take on Ultron head-to-head. After a mighty and exhausting fight, they manage to destroy Ultron-16, but find out that there are hundreds more Ultrons to take his place! Meanwhile, Alkhema is broken out of her prison by her robot army.

* * *

Avengers #22: "This Evil Triumphant!"
23 pages + cover • October 1999

The Vision is able to free his teammates from Ultron's bondage, and they unite with the rest of the Avengers to try and finish him off.

AVENGERS ANNUAL 1999: "Day of the Remains"
38 pages + cover • July 1999

Script: John Francis Moore with Kurt Busiek
Pencils/Inks: Leonardo Manco
Colors: Tom Smith
Editor: Tom Brevoort

Jarvis reminisces about the days when the Avengers were gone in the aftermath of Onslaught, as well as when they returned and faced the Protectorate, a band of robots developed by the Mechano Marauder. -- synopsis by Gormuu

--cover images and panel images by Gormuu


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