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.


Captain America
Scarlet Witch


Supreme Serpent
Sons of the Serpent