Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Avengers # 22

Issue: Avengers # 22
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck
Publication Date: November 1965

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Avengers_Vol_1_22


Commentary:

When last we saw our heroes, they'd been framed by Power Man and the Enchantress.  This of course leads to a little bit of in-fighting, as Cap struggles to keep the Avengers quartet from tearing apart.  He fails, and the team wanders off into a few less than successful side projects.

Seems like a good opportunity for the Ringmaster (last seen here) and his Circus of Crime to strike, right?  Wrong.  There is no good time for the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime to strike.  If anything, they help to bring the Avengers back together.  Whoops.

Power Man and Enchantress are defeated, and even though the Avengers defeat them together, Cap seems to want to keep the team broken up when this ish wraps.  More next time.

Quick Hits:
  • Quicksilver catches Cap's shield in mid flight(!)
  • Hawkeye tries to get on the Ed Sullivan show
  • Scarlet Witch allegedly can't use her hex powers when her eyes are closed

Favorite Panel:

May this panel serve as a lesson to all those who ever wondered what it would be like to watch Super Mario transform into Captain America.

Next: Fantastic Four # 44