Episode 64: His Name Is…Yellowjacket

Avengers #59

Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: George Klein
Letterer: Sam Rosen

Featured Issue: Avengers #59

Plot Summary

As a group of mobsters rob a fur store, they are confronted by a costumed hero calling himself Yellowjacket. After an aggressive fight, the mobsters are subdued and Yellowjacket has them all laid out for the police when they arrive. Meanwhile, as the Avengers prepare for their upcoming meeting, they all take some time to contemplate recent events. Unbeknownst to the heroes, someone is lurking within the mansion. Jarvis, the Avengers trusty butler finds himself tied up as Yellowjacket introduces himself to the team. Even more shocking than this man’s sudden appearance is the story he delivers regarding the Avenger known as Goliath. Yellowjacket claims, in a thoroughly nonchalant manner, that he attacked Goliath and left the miniaturized Avenger for dead at the hands of spider. This is more than the Avengers can bear and they immediately strike at Yellowjacket. Although they get the first several hits in, Yellowjacket takes Wasp hostage and escapes. Back at Yellowjacket’s lair, Wasp is initially dismissive of Yellowjacket, but when he forcibly kisses her, something seems to change. When the Avengers finally catch up with them at City Hall, Wasp shocks her teammates by announcing that she plans to marry Yellowjacket.

Avengers

Black Panther
Goliath
Hawkeye
Vision
Wasp

Villain

Yellowjacket

Advertisements

Episode 63: Even An Android Can Cry

Avengers #58

Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: George Klein
Letterer: Sam Rosen

Featured Issue: Avengers #58

Plot Summary

With the Avengers considering offering membership to Vision, the entire Avengers roster makes their way to Avengers Mansion. While Iron Man and Thor contemplate Vision’s worthiness, Captain America decides to move things along by attacking Vision. When Iron Man and Thor also get involved but become stalemated against Vision, it becomes clear that this was all part of Cap’s plan to encourage his teammates to accept Vision. The only doubts the remain involve Vision’s lack of memory, but even those fall away when Vision is able to push through his mental walls and reveal more about his origins. Having been created by Ultron, Vision suffered at the hand of his creator who refused to answer his questions about life and treated him as inferior. All of this conversation regarding androids causes Goliath to think about the work he had been doing based on the android Dragon Man. With that the Avengers travel to Hank’s suburban lab to find that it had been boarded up. With the aid of a memory retrieval device, Goliath remembers his creation of a robot which began to learn at an exponential rate and then attack Pym. After several upgrades, this robot would become Ultron 5. The final revelation in the lab is that the memory tape of Wonder Man is missing, implying that Vision’s personality is based on the former tragicĀ  Avenger’s villain. With this information, the Avengers offer the stoic Vision a membership on the team. After accepting, Vision walks away for some personal reflection time and sheds a single tear in recognition of this momentous occasion.

Avengers

Black Panther
Captain America
Goliath
Hawkeye
Iron Man
Thor
Vision
Wasp

Villain

Ultron