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 64: His Name Is…Yellowjacket

Avengers #59

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

Featured Issue: Avengers #59

Plot Summary

As a group of mobsters rob a fur store, they are confronted by a costumed hero calling himself Yellowjacket. After an aggressive fight, the mobsters are subdued and Yellowjacket has them all laid out for the police when they arrive. Meanwhile, as the Avengers prepare for their upcoming meeting, they all take some time to contemplate recent events. Unbeknownst to the heroes, someone is lurking within the mansion. Jarvis, the Avengers trusty butler finds himself tied up as Yellowjacket introduces himself to the team. Even more shocking than this man’s sudden appearance is the story he delivers regarding the Avenger known as Goliath. Yellowjacket claims, in a thoroughly nonchalant manner, that he attacked Goliath and left the miniaturized Avenger for dead at the hands of spider. This is more than the Avengers can bear and they immediately strike at Yellowjacket. Although they get the first several hits in, Yellowjacket takes Wasp hostage and escapes. Back at Yellowjacket’s lair, Wasp is initially dismissive of Yellowjacket, but when he forcibly kisses her, something seems to change. When the Avengers finally catch up with them at City Hall, Wasp shocks her teammates by announcing that she plans to marry Yellowjacket.

Avengers

Black Panther
Goliath
Hawkeye
Vision
Wasp

Villain

Yellowjacket