Death Calls For The Arch-Heroes

Avengers #52

Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Sam Rosen

Featured Issue: Avengers #52

Plot Summary

In New York, Black Panther arrives at Avengers Mansion via a secret rooftop, preparing to join the Avengers having been sent by Captain America as a replacement. After working his way through a variety of booby traps, Black Panther is horrified to find the bodies of Goliath, Hawkeye and Wasp. He is even more surprised when S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jasper Sitwell waiting for him. The situation quickly deteriorates when Black Panther is arrested and the Avengers’ former teammates find out about their fate. Little do they know that this has all be the work of the Grim Reaper. As the brother of Wonder Man, he blames the Avengers for the death of his brother and has vowed to take revenge on them. Although he doesn’t immediately kill the heroes, they are placed in a death like state that will become permanent if not reversed in three hours. Once Black Panther has garnered a better understanding of his situation, he escapes from police custody and returns to Avengers Mansion only to find Grim Reaper waiting. After a brutal fight in which Black Panther is wounded and Grim Reaper accidentally impales himself on his scythe, Black Panther rushes back to the hospital where he is able to restore the Avengers at the last moment. Finally accepted into the Avengers, Black Panther and his new teammates vow to save their wayward companions, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.


Black Panther


Grim Reaper


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