|"Avengers Battle the Earth-Wrecker" painting by Bob McGinnis. "Great Gold Steal" painting by Mitchell Hooks|
|Doc Savage cover by James Bama|
Apparently Stan Lee objected to the choice of Otto Binder to write the Avengers novel (which did turn out to be mediocre). But Binder went over Lee's head to the publisher to land the job. That explains the fact that Lee did next to nothing to promote the paperback in the comic books. The Captain America novel, written by Ted White in an Ian Fleming-influenced style, was better.