Friday, November 11, 2011

Marvel History 183: Avengers # 9

Issue: Avengers # 9
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck
Publication Date: October 1964
Brief Summary:

http://marvel.wikia.com/Avengers_9


Commentary:

Sometimes you just have to take your hat off to Stan the man.  I had no idea he created Wonder Man.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised, since he created just about everyone.   Seriously, I'm waiting for Donald Duck to show up in the next issue of Tales to Astonish.  Wouldn't surprise me.

Anyway, Captain America is hallucinating about Baron Zemo.  Stan's paying more attention to Zemo, too, as he and his villain pals have been given more time in the spotlight.  Of course, most of that time is spent doing one of the things villains do best, which is infighting.  



Wonder Man captures Wasp off panel, which you think would be a scene they would draw for the reader.  However, these comics are plotted before they are scripted, which inevitably will lead to scenarios such as this one, where the flow from panel to panel does not fully add up.

Wonder Man also appears to bite the dust at the end of our tale, so I'm curious to see when he makes his triumphant return.


Favorite Panel:

Your thoughts on the panel may vary, but to me, it looks like Zemo is giving a thumbs up to a bald guy for exorcising Iron Man from the body of Captain America.


Next: Daredevil # 4