Monday, September 17, 2012
w: Stan Lee
a: Don Heck
l: Artie Simek
Snake Charmer: Irving Forbush
(when did the colorists starting getting their credit?)
since everything has been set up in the last issue, we get a lot of action in this one.
Cap is a prisoner of the Serpents and then changes to their side. or does he? Hawkeye thinks Goliath is a coward and then realizes he's shot off his mouth early again. Bill Foster gets angry at the Avengers for not standing up to the Serpents. good thing Goliath has a plan!
the Serpents trot out Cap to announce he's one of them. meanwhile, the Avengers take the battle to their hidden airbase and the action starts. Hawkeye and the Black Widow free the real Cap (who didn't see that coming?) and he polishes off the faker despite not having his shield. Cap just rocks.
the Wasp and the Widow save Hawkeye and stop the Supreme Serpent who is unmasked as General Chen (really, every reader should have seen this coming) and the Avengers are heroes again.
there's some cornball speeches at the end as well, freedom and all that. it seems like the people in the Marvel U are pretty malleable when it comes to changing their minds. fickle brained mush heads, maybe.
it's a good story, but Stan has told better ones. anyone notice the mistake on the cover?
next: "The Living Laser"