Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Marvel History 219: Avengers # 13

Issue: Avengers # 13
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck
Publication Date:  February  1965

Brief Summary:


Count Nefaria makes his villainous debut, and he is a bit of a unique bad guy, as he believes the way to strike his foes is not through violence, but rather attacks on their reputation.

So, it's the Avengers against the US government this issue, and that's a welcome change of pace from the Avengers fighting other super heroes.  The public is afraid of heroes after the Avengers are impersonated doing evil things.  It's crazy how many of these stories foreshadow the Marvel crossover Civil War, and it's surprising that no one wrote something like Civil War earlier in the Marvel continuity.

Favorite Panel:

The issue ends on a sudden cliffhanger, as Wasp has been shot!!

Next: Daredevil # 6