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The Mighty Avengers
# 11-20


Avengers # 11: "The Avengers meet the Spider-man!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Chic Stone
Jay's Rating:
JJJ
Synopsis:
Kang uses a Spider-man robot to lure the Avengers into a trap. The real Spider-man shows up and disables the robot, foiling Kang's plan.

Roll Call:
Captain America, Giant Man, Iron Man, Thor, and Wasp.

Jay's Notes:

  • First meeting between Spidey and the Avengers.

Avengers # 12: "This Hostage Earth!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Dick Ayers
Jay's Rating:
JJ1/2
Synopsis:
Giant man uncovers a plot by the Mole man but is captured by the Subterraneans. The Avengers attack the Mole man's lair and defeat the Subterraneans, as well as the Red Ghost and the Mole man.

Roll Call:
Captain America, Giant Man, Iron Man, Thor, and Wasp.


Avengers # 13: "The Castle of Count Nefaria!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Dick Ayers
Jay's Rating: JJJ
Synopsis:
Count Nefaria, head of the Maggia crime empire, makes a bold move to take out the Avengers. He subdues them with Time Transcender Beams and uses their images to threaten the Pentagon. The Avengers awaken to a hostile U.S. army and defeat Nefaria to prove their innocence. The Wasp is injured by a stray bullet.

Roll Call:
Captain America, Giant Man, Iron Man, Thor, and Wasp.


Avengers # 14: "Even Avengers can Die!"
Plotter: Stan Lee
Scripters: Paul Laiken/Larry Lieber
Pencillers: Jack Kirby/Don Heck
Inker: Chic Stone
Jay's Rating:
JJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Avengers track down and rescue a doctor from a hidden alien race. The doctor saves the Wasp's life.

Roll Call:
Captain America, Giant Man, Iron Man, Thor, and Wasp.

Jay's Notes:

  • The Watcher makes a brief cameo.

Avengers # 15: "Now, By my hand, Shall die a Villain!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Pencillers: Jack Kirby/Don Heck
Inker: Mike Esposito
Jay's Rating:
JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Avengers take some well deserved down time, but are interrupted by the return of the Masters of Evil and they fight to a standstill. Cap confronts Zemo alone and a rockslide kills Zemo.

Roll Call:
Captain America, Giant Man, Iron Man, Thor, and Wasp.


Avengers # 16: "The Old Order Changeth!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Jay's Rating:
JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Avengers defeat the Masters of Evil. Thor takes a leave of absence and the other Avengers decided to return to their own lives. Captain America assembles the new team along with Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.

Roll Call:
Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Giant Man, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and Wasp.


Avengers # 17: "Four Against the Minotaur!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Dick Ayers
Jay's Rating:
JJ1/2
Synopsis:
The new roster of Avengers, led by Captain America begin their search for the Hulk. The Avengers are trapped by the Mole man and attacked by the Minotaur. They defeat it and the Mole man is forced to send them back to the surface. 

Roll Call:
Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.


Avengers # 18: When the Commissar Commands!
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Dick Ayers
Jay's Rating:
JJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Avengers are drawn to an oppressed, communist-controlled country. They battle the Commisar, a communist champion and defeat him, sparking a revolt that frees the country from communist control.

Roll Call:
Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.


Avengers # 19: The Coming of ... the Swordsman!
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Dick Ayers
Jay's Rating:
JJJ
Synopsis:
The Swordsman breaks into the Avengers' mansion and is driven away. The Swordsman lures Cap into a trap, and the Avengers arrive to find him held as the Swordsman's prisonner.

Roll Call:
Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.


Avengers # 20: Vengeance is Ours!
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Wally Wood
Jay's Rating:
JJJ
Synopsis:
The Avengers rescue Cap, but the Swordsman is wisked away by the Mandarin. The Mandarin fools the Avengers into accepting the Swordsman as an Avenger. The Swordsman has second thoughts about betraying the Avengers, but is caught deactivating the bomb and is forced to flee, knowing that he is now an Avengers' enemy.

Roll Call:
Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.


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