Episode 49: Blitzkrieg In Central Park

Avengers #45
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Sam Rosen

Featured Issue: Avengers #45

Plot Summary

Having just returned from their outer space adventure, the Avengers assemble to celebrate New York’s first ever Avengers Day. Unbeknownst to the team, lurking in the crowd is the Super-Adaptoid, searching for Captain America so that he may continue his programming to destroy the star-spangled Avenger. While the Avengers wait for Captain America’s arrival before beginning the festivities, his fellow teammates spend some time using their abilities to entertain the crowd, much to the chagrin of Iron Man and Thor. Shortly after the pair depart, Cap arrives and the celebration kicks off with the Avengers offering Hercules a permanent position on the team. Herc’s joy is cut short when the Super-Adaptoid chooses this moment to reveal himself and his newly absorbed powers. The Avengers struggle mightily against the Adaptoid, who possesses the collective powers of the Avengers, until the realize they can overload the Adaptoid’s abilities by forcing him to change powers in rapid succession. With the crisis over, the team can get back to celebrating the first of many Avengers Day.

Avengers

Captain America
Goliath
Hawkeye
Hercules
Iron Man
Quicksilver
Scarlet Witch
Thor
Wasp

Villain

Super-Adaptoid

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