Episode 41: In Our Midst…An Immortal

Avengers #38

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

Featured Issue: Avengers #38

Plot Summary

Having returned from Eastern Europe, the Avengers again begin to squabble amongst themselves over whether or not to offer membership to Black Widow. Widow herself is intercepted and taken captive on her way to Avengers Mansion, making the fight over her membership moot. Elsewhere, Hercules battles Ares over the fact that Ares failed to aid Hercules in his hour of need. Just as the two reach an impasse, Enchantress arrives. Secretly working with Ares, Enchantress tricks Hercules and places him under her control. On Earth, Black Widow is recruited by Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. to go spy on her old masters. As a result, Widow tells the Avengers she isn’t interesting in joining them and breaks up with Hawkeye. After Wasp and Hawkeye leave to blow off some steam, Enchantress and Hercules appear within the mansion and attack the Avengers, easily defeating the remaining heroes. Only the eventual return of Wasp and Hawkeye help the Avengers overcome the Son of Zeus. Due to his presence on Earth without his father’s permission, Hercules is banished to Earth for a year as punishment. Luckily for Hercules, he is taken in by the Avengers.

Avengers

Captain America
Goliath
Hawkeye
Quicksilver
Scarlet Witch
Wasp

Villains

Enchantress
Hercules

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Episode 40: To Conquer A Colossus

Avengers #37

Writer: Roy Thomas
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: Art Simek

Featured Issue: Avengers #37

Plot Summary

As the prisoners of the super computer Ixar, the Avengers are placed within the tubes of the Ability Assimilator. Before they are drained of their powers, Hawkeye pushes Ultrana to explain where Ixar came from and why it is on Earth. Ixar was once a man who lead an army of Ultroids in a never ending war. After giving up his mortal body, Ixar and his army travelled the galaxy looking for powerful beings whose abilities they could acquire to aid them in their war. After completing her tail, Ultrana and most of the Ultroid leave, with only a single guard remaining. Goliath uses his newly restored powers to shrink, escape from his tube, and free his fellow Avengers. The heroes make quick work of the Ultroids, forcing their surrender. All appears well until Ixar threatens to kill the burgomeister of the town. Ixar then absorbs his Ultroids and uses the energy to create a massive body for himself. Although the Avengers are able to score repeated blows on Ixar, the alien is able to overcome all of the attacks and lay the Avengers low. Only Hawkeye and Black Widow remain, when Hawkeye realizes that the burgomeister is actually Ixar’s real body. With this revelation the pair of heroes are able to threaten Ixar into releasing the Avengers and leaving Earth.

Avengers

Black Widow
Captain America
Goliath
Hawkeye
Quicksilver
Scarlet Witch
Wasp

Villains

Ixar