Episode 50: The Agony And The Anthill

Avengers #46

Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Sam Rosen

Featured Issue: Avengers #46

Plot Summary

Taking some much deserved time off in their newly renovated den, the Avengers welcome home the recovering and reformed Black Widow as well as Wasp, showing off her newly inherited wealth. While several of their teammates are off on a walk about town, Wasp and Goliath are attacked by the Whirlwind, who has been undercover as Wasp’s limo driver. Turning one of Goliath’s inventions against them, Whirlwind shrinks the couple and throws them into a nearby anthill to be killed by the inhabitants. While the Cap and Quicksilver battle with Whirlwind, Goliath and Wasp fight for their lives against the ants that they were once able to control. Finally able to extricate themselves, Goliath and Wasp warn their fellow Avengers just in time for Quicksilver to dispose of the bomb which Whirlwind had covertly planted. Although the team is saved, Quicksilver can’t help but notice the anti-mutant sentiment the public casts upon him in the execution of his duties.

Avengers

Captain America
Goliath
Hawkeye
Hercules
Quicksilver
Scarlet Witch
Wasp

Villains

Whirlwind

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Episode 49: Blitzkrieg In Central Park

Avengers #45
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Sam Rosen

Featured Issue: Avengers #45

Plot Summary

Having just returned from their outer space adventure, the Avengers assemble to celebrate New York’s first ever Avengers Day. Unbeknownst to the team, lurking in the crowd is the Super-Adaptoid, searching for Captain America so that he may continue his programming to destroy the star-spangled Avenger. While the Avengers wait for Captain America’s arrival before beginning the festivities, his fellow teammates spend some time using their abilities to entertain the crowd, much to the chagrin of Iron Man and Thor. Shortly after the pair depart, Cap arrives and the celebration kicks off with the Avengers offering Hercules a permanent position on the team. Herc’s joy is cut short when the Super-Adaptoid chooses this moment to reveal himself and his newly absorbed powers. The Avengers struggle mightily against the Adaptoid, who possesses the collective powers of the Avengers, until the realize they can overload the Adaptoid’s abilities by forcing him to change powers in rapid succession. With the crisis over, the team can get back to celebrating the first of many Avengers Day.

Avengers

Captain America
Goliath
Hawkeye
Hercules
Iron Man
Quicksilver
Scarlet Witch
Thor
Wasp

Villain

Super-Adaptoid