Monday, March 12, 2012

Avengers # 21

Issue: Avengers # 21
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck
Publication Date: October 1965

Brief Summary:


Hawkeye and the Cap are close to blows at the beginning of our story.  The happy days of the early Avengers are a distant memory; the team reminds me of the discord in the early Fantastic Four stories.

The Enchantress creates Power Man, and cooks up a plan to publicly disgrace the Avengers, which seems to have worked by the time this issue concludes.

Despite Thor having left the team, the Enchantress is sticking around to cause problems for our heroes.  It is strange that she focuses her energy on the Avengers and is not chasing after Odin's favorite son, as Loki does.

Quick Hits:
  • Hawkeye calls Cap "Methuselah"
  • Scarlet Witch is attracted to Cap
  • Stan thanks the readers for their patience after a segment focusing on the villains
  • The creation of Wonder Man is referenced, as Power Man is searching for the technology which created him. 

Favorite Panel:
The team plans their next move

Next: Daredevil # 10