Avengers #26-31 (March-August 1966)

These six issues see two current Avengers members leave and two originals return... and even more momentous, Captain America and Hawkeye start to heal their wounds (as Clint gets a new punching bag). Issue #26 opens with Cap trying to show his fellow Avengers the new secure messaging device Tony Stark dreamed up, but Hawkeye... Continue Reading →

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 #9 (October 1964)

This issue introduces Simon Williams, who was transformed into Wonder Man by Baron Zemo to infiltrate the Avengers and destroy them from within. Of course, he doesn’t succeed—neither Williams nor Zemo—and Simon goes on to become a long-standing member of the Avengers (and, in a very interesting recent turn, a declared pacifist). Oh, and Cap?... Continue Reading →

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