Avengers #19-20 (August-September 1965)

This two-parter introducing the Swordsman highlights the internal friction among the group, as perceptions of Captain America’s grandstanding further Quicksilver’s and Hawkeye’s desires to take over as team leader. Just to give you a little heads up: most of the relevant material in these issues takes place in between the scenes with the Swordsman, so... Continue Reading →

Avengers #17-18 (June-July 1965)

  In these issues we see Captain America’s first two adventures leading the Kooky Quartet with Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Much of these early stories are spent laying out the three new members’ attitudes toward Cap and each other, as well as Cap testing out his new leadership role, tested for real for... Continue Reading →

Avengers #4 (March 1964)

For the first post at this blog, I naturally begin with Avengers #4 from March 1964, the first comic in which Captain America appeared after the start of the “Marvel Age” with Fantastic Four #1 in November 1961. (Cap did "appear" once before this: In Strange Tales #114 from November 1963, the Human Torch met... Continue Reading →

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