Episode 48: The Monstrous Master Plan Of The Mandarin

Avengers Annual #1

Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: George Bell
Letterer: Art Simek

Featured Issue: Avengers Annual #1

Plot Summary

As Tony Stark is at a local prison to show off some new peacekeeping technology, the Living Laser, housed at the same prison, makes a surprising escape only to vanish into thin air. Little does Iron Man know that Living Laser has been recruited by the Mandarin, along with Enchantress, Executioner,  Swordsman and Power Man. With the full Avengers membership assembled, the heroes begin their search for Living Laser before he is able to take his revenge. Just as they are about to depart, the Avengers are contacted by Nick Fury, who warns that there are attacks underway in Asia, Africa and South America. With that new information, the Avengers are off. The Avengers manage to defeat all of the various plots supported by the Mandarin and his assembled villains, but the Mandarin himself seemed to be out of reach until Cap and Quicksilver discover transmissions beaming out into space. With that, the duo rush to a government space craft and head into orbit to confront the Mandarin. As the rest of the team arrive to reinforce their teammates, the Mandarin uses his latest invention to turn the heroes against one another. Unfortunately for him, his weapon also causes Wasp to attack him and the in the resulting chaos, Mandarin is sucked out into space. Although they now have control of his advanced space station, the Avengers realize that they can’t allow it to continue to exist. As the station explodes behind them, the Avengers decide that they should assemble their full membership more frequently.

Avengers

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

Villains

Enchantress
Executioner
Living Laser
Mandarin
Power Man
Swordsman
Ultimo

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Episode 32: Frenzy In A Far-Off Land

Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: Sam Rosen

Featured Issue: Avengers #30

Plot Summary

As Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Goliath all go on quests to restore the full use of their powers, the Avengers are beset by Black Widow and her new allies, Power Man and Swordsman. While the remaining Avengers look for Goliath, he has travelled to South America in order to find his former professor, Dr. Anton. On his arrival, Goliath is attack by oddly dressed locals who take him prisoner and escort him below ground. Goliath is introduced to the Flame of Life and it’s guardian, the Keeper of the Flame. As he escapes, Goliath is aided by Prince Rey, the rightful ruler of this subterranean kingdom. Back in New York, upon hearing that Black Widow has returned, Hawkeye rushes out to find her, only to encounter Power Man and Swordsman waiting in ambush. Hawkeye is reunited with his love who admits she was the victim of brainwashing and back at Avengers Mansion, Wasp sees Goliath’s scooter on the news and the Avengers now know where to go find they missing teammate.

Avengers

Captain America
Goliath
Hawkeye
Quicksilver
Scarlet Witch
Wasp

Villains

Black Widow
Power Man
Swordsman