To Become An Avenger

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3

Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Mike Esposito
Layouts: John Romita
Letterer: Art Simek

Featured Issue: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3

Plot Summary

The current members of the Avengers are joined by the inactive comrades in order to discuss offering membership to Spider-Man. After consulting with Daredevil, the Avengers decide that they do indeed want to proceed and set out to locate the Web Slinger. Eventually he is found by Thor and although the two don’t really see eye to eye, Spider-Man agrees to come and meet with the Avengers to hear their offer. On his arrival, Spider-Man is greeted warmly, but things quickly become confrontational when the Avengers can’t agree on what kind of trial Spider-Man must complete in order to prove his worth to become an Avenger. Eventually Spider-Man is sent to track down the Hulk in yet another effort to bring Hulk back into the Avengers fold. Upon locating Hulk, Spider-Man initially confronts the behemoth, but when Hulk turns back into Dr. Bruce Banner, Spider-Man decides to leave the poor man alone and returns to the Avengers, reporting that he was unable to find Hulk. Spider-Man’s entrance into the Avengers will have to wait for another day.

Avengers

Captain America
Goliath
Hawkeye
Iron Man
Quicksilver
Scarlet Witch
Thor
Wasp

Villains

Hulk

To Smash A Serpent

Avengers #33Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: Art Simek

Featured Issue: Avengers #33

Plot Summary

Having recently captured Captain America, the Supreme Serpent attempts to convince Winghead to join his cause. When words fail, the Supreme Serpent resorts to torture. Meanwhile in Avengers Mansion, two Sons of the Serpent enter the mansion in order to deliver their demands, leading to further discord between the heroes. Bill Foster is horrified to learn that Goliath has agreed to speak a Sons rally, especially after Bill’s assault. Back on their airship, the torture has apparently had the intended effect as Captain America declares his loyalty to the Sons. At the rally, Goliath agrees to speak, but quickly decries the Sons as vile liars. Displeased, the Sons quickly release their secret weapon, Captain America, who in turn denounces Goliath. Following the confrontation, Cap and the Supreme Serpent return to their airship, though Goliath slips aboard behind them. While Goliath was giving his speech, Hawkeye and Black Widow snuck aboard the Sons’ airship and now discover the real Captain America still in captivity. With the team reunited the Avengers are able to defeat the Supreme Serpent who is unmasked as General Chen, Black Widow’s former handler.

Avengers

Captain America
Goliath
Hawkeye
Quicksilver
Scarlet Witch
Wasp

Villains

Supreme Serpent
Sons of the Serpent