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

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The Sign Of The Serpent

Avengers #34

Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: Art Simek

Featured Issue: Avengers #32

Plot Summary

After returning from their South American adventure, the Avengers arrive home only to inadvertently set off their own security alarm. With their surprise out of the way, Cap pushes Goliath to find a solution for his failing powers. Meanwhile a racist, xenophobic group, The Sons of the Serpent meet and attack those they feel inferior and impure. When Goliath begins his work he determines to find a more capable lab assistant and with a suggestion from Tony Stark he finally settles on Bill Foster. Shortly after beginning his work with Goliath, Bill Foster suffers an assault from the Sons of the Serpent, though he is thankfully rescued by Goliath. With the help of Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers take the fight to the Sons of the Serpent, though the Sons score first blood by capturing Captain America and threatening to kill him if the Avengers get more involved. As a result, Goliath turns down a request from the Attorney General to help take down the Sons of the Serpent.

Avengers

Captain America
Goliath
Hawkeye
Quicksilver
Scarlet Witch
Wasp

Villains

Sons of the Serpent