Justice Like Lightning

Thunderbolts #1

When the consciousnesses of Charles Xavier and Magneto combined to form the entity known as Onslaught, it almost meant the doom of the Marvel Universe. Through the sacrifice of heroes like the Avengers and Fantastic Four, the world was saved. But what happens when the most powerful heroes vanish without a trace who fills the void they left behind? Enter the Thunderbolts! Little does the rest of the world know that instead of the noble heroes they appear to be, the Thunderbolts are in fact villains bent on world domination. This is a story of treachery, mistakes, and redemption as only Marvel can tell and presented by Some Assembly Required.

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Death Be Not Proud

Avengers #56

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

Featured Issue: Avengers #56

Plot Summary

The Avengers arrive at what appears to be an abandoned castle, answering a summons by their former teammate, Captain America. Little do the Avengers realize that this is in fact Castle Doom. Cap has brought them here so that they may use Doom’s time machine and travel back to the day Bucky died in order to prove once and for all that Bucky is really dead. The team leaves Wasp behind to man the controls and ensure they remain undetectable by those in the past. While in the past, the Avengers witness Cap and Bucky face off against Baron Zemo and his automatons. Everything goes as it had before until, back in the present, Wasp falls asleep. Without her constant input to the controls, the Avengers become visible and are forced to step in and fight Zemo and his creatures. In spite of their interference, the time line continues on just as it previously had and as Captain America and the other Avengers disappear back to their time, Cap once again watches those fateful events, proving with certainty that Bucky is in fact dead.

Avengers

Black Panther
Captain America
Goliath
Hawkeye
Wasp

Villains

Baron Zemo