Episode 44: Let Sleeping Dragons Lie

Avengers #41

Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: George Bell
Letterer: Art Simek

Featured Issue: Avengers #41

Plot Summary

As the Avengers take some time for training, tensions build between the Avengers and their long term house guest, Hercules. Behind the Bamboo Curtain, Black Widow arrives to deliver her stolen plans only to be thrown into the dreaded Psychotron. Back in New York, Goliath oversees the delivery of the infamous android, Dragon Man. Unbeknownst to the Avengers though, Dragon Man’s previous master, Diablo is lurking outside in order to reclaim his former henchman. Having created a distraction by turning a building to pure gold, Diablo is able to break into Goliath’s lab and reactivate Dragon Man. Although Goliath figured out Diablo’s plan, he arrives too late to stop events and is forced to confront the power android. Unfortunately, even Goliath’s mighty strength proves insufficient and he and Wasp are taken captive by Dragon Man, just as the rest of the Avengers arrive on scene, too late to save their teammates.

Avengers

Goliath
Hawkeye
Hercules
Quicksilver
Scarlet Witch
Wasp

Villains

Diablo
Dragon Man

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Episode 42: The Torment…And The Triumph

Avengers #39

Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: George Bell
Letterer: Art Simek

Featured Issue: Avengers #39

Plot Summary

The Avengers are stunned to discover that their one time ally, Black Widow has chosen to steal classified submarine plans and once again defect behind the Bamboo Curtain. Little do they know that Widow is in fact working for Nick Fury as part of an undercover operation. Meanwhile, Hercules looks for ways to blow off some steam while he adapts to the reality of his banishment. As Hawkeye attempts to clear his mind, he accidentally stumbles into an ambush carefully planned by the Mad Thinker and executed by his allies, the Triumvirate of Terror. Soon Wasp, Goliath, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver have all fallen victim to similar attacks. Only the timely arrival of Hercules is able to throw a wrench in the Mad Thinker’s plans and the Lion of Olympus makes quick work of the Triumvirate. With the Avengers freed, the Mad Thinker is forced to flee and once again recalculate his plans, only this time he will be sure to account for the presence of an immortal.

Avengers

Goliath
Hawkeye
Hercules
Quicksilver
Scarlet Witch
Wasp

Villains

Mad Thinker
Triumvirate of Terror