"Color Him... The Red Guardian!"
- Roy Thomas
- John Buscema
- George Roussos
- Stan Goldberg
- Artie Simek
anyway, Quicksilver learns to "fly", Cap earns Hercules respect and Hawkeye finds out the Black Widow is in China. he and Hercules head out, and get captured. Hercules is fighting the Hydra in the psychotron, while Natasha and Hawkeye meet the Red Guardian, Natasha's thought to be dead husband. of course, Hawk doesn't get that information right away, so there's some drama there.
the rest of the Avengers find Hawkeye's video taped message and ignoring his advice, they head off to China to rescue him.
nice little set up story, and we all know readers wanted to see Cap take on the Red Guardian.
next: "The Valiant Also Die"