Episode 66: Some Say The World Will End In Fire…Some Say In Ice

Avengers #61

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

Featured Issue: Avengers #61

Plot Summary

With Wasp and Goliath away on their honeymoon the rest of the Avengers spend some time pursuing an experiment. That is, until they are interrupted by the astral form of Doctor Strange. The Sorcerer Supreme requests that the Avengers follow his astral form and aid him in saving the world from a threat greater than he alone can handle. When they arrive, the Avengers find their occasional ally, Black Knight, lying wounded in a crypt. Doctor Strange explains that Black Knight had been aiding him in his fight against the Sons of Satannish and stepped in front of an attack intended for him, saving his life. Strange then goes on to say that the only thing that matters is saving the world. Hearing this, Black Panther cuts Strange short and the Avengers demand he help save Black Knight’s life. Although he was a gifted surgeon before his accident, Strange has not operated on a patient since and is understandably concerned about the outcome. Fortunately, the Doctor is more than up to the challenge and Black Knight is saved. With their ally saved, the Avengers return their attention to the bizarre happenings. Vision reports that a volcano is erupting in Antarctica, while Black Panther’s African home of Wakanda is under a storm of snow and ice. Splitting up, Vision and Black Panther head to Wakanda and Hawkeye and Black Knight head to Antarctica. Both groups are in for a surprise as they find the giants Ymir and Surtur respectively. Although grossly overmatched, the Avengers fight on bravely until Doctor Strange is able to harness the power of the Crystal of Conquest and transport Surtur to Ymir exact location. When the two inadvertently hit one another, their elemental natures cancel each other out, saving the day just in time.

Avengers

Black Panther
Hawkeye
Vision

Villains

Ymir
Surtur

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Episode 65: Till Death Do Us Part

Avengers #60

Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: Mickey Demeo
Letterer: Sam Rosen

Featured Issue: Avengers #60

Plot Summary

Though horrified by the thought, Captain America reads the wedding invitation announcing the union of Wasp and the newly arrived hero, Yellowjacket. With this news, he makes his way to Avengers Mansion in order to attend the ceremony, though none of the assembled Avengers are particularly thrill about the situation. Even with the arrival of the happy couple and minister, things don’t improve. Last to arrive are the caterers, though little does anyone know that the real caterers have been replaced by the Circus of Crime. The villainous team hopes to take down as many of the assembled heroes as possible, knowing that most of the superheroes will be present for the wedding. When Hawkeye shows up to call on Wasp, he is chased off by the Inhuman, Crystal. Crystal then goes back in to the room to help Sue Storm with getting Wasp ready. Although Crystal questions Wasp, Janet is more determined than ever to go through with the wedding.

After the ceremony is complete, Hawkeye storms off, only to accidentially run into the Circus of Crime. Having not yet finished their preparations, they attack and capture Hawkeye. When they are ready, the Circus lets loose a giant python, hidden in the wedding cake, which immediately attacks Wasp while the rest of the Circus attacks the assembled heroes. Although Janet is initially freed, the python once again manages to get a hold of her. Immediately, Yellowjacket begins to breakdown at his inability to help his beloved and then without warning, he grows to incredible size, revealing himself to have been Goliath all along. With the return of the oversized Avenger, the Circus of Crime doesn’t stand a chance and they are quickly routed. When Hawkeye is able to free himself and join the fight, he is shocked to find that it is already over and that Goliath has returned. Wasp then explains that she had known it was Goliath for a while and that he was suffering from accident induced schizophrenia, which caused him to create the persona of Yellowjacket.

Avengers

Black Panther
Captain America
Goliath
Hawkeye
Vision
Wasp

Villains

Yellowjacket
Circus of Crime