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 Last to arrive are the caterers, though little does anyone know that the real caterers have been replaced by the Circus of Crime.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

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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