Thursday, October 13, 2011

Marvel History 154: Avengers # 6

Issue: Avengers # 6
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: July 1964
Brief Summary:


Captain America dedicates his life to bringing Bucky's killers to justice.  And who was that dastardly villain?  Perhaps it was Baron Zemo, who has a hood stuck on his head.  Despite not being able to remove the cloth, he's still a pretty serious baddy, as he is noted as being Hitler's greatest scientist.

Well, he's none too pleased with Cap, and he rounds up a big group of nasty boys who've been seen in the various heroes' individual stories to wreck havoc on NYC.  The Masters of Evil's biggest threat to our heroes: a powerful adhesive.  So, they glue up the Avengers, and who comes to the rescue?  Aw, yeah.  Paste Pot Pete.  He provides the assist, and the Avengers do the rest of the work, making short work of the "Masters" of evil.  

Although the superhero team up is the more common, the super villain team up is also popular, and we see Stan make use of his previous creations here, with the addition of Zemo. 

Quick Thoughts:

  • Cap gets his shield to swing back to him by using magnets in his gloves
  • Radioactive Man refers to Thor as "Overrated One"
Favorite Panel:

Cap flashing some serious acrobatics. 

Next: Fantastic Four # 28