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 Last to arrive are the caterers, though little does anyone know that the real caterers have been replaced by the Circus of Crime.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