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The Mighty Avengers
# 21-30


Avengers # 21: "The Bitter Taste of Defeat!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Wally Wood
Jay's Rating: JJJ
Synopsis:
Tensions continue to rise in the ranks of the Avengers. The Enchantress, using Zemo's machinery, transforms Erik Jolsten into Power Man . They put into motion a plan that forces the Avengers to disband.

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

Jay's Notes:

  • Great inking by Wally Wood.

Avengers # 22: "The Road Back!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Wally Wood
Jay's Rating: JJJ
Synopsis:
The former members of the Avengers try other employment opportunities. The Ringmaster tries to fool them but he and his circus cronies are defeated. Meanwhile, Cap defeats the Enchantress and Power Man, and redeemed the Avengers' reputation but refuses to rejoin the team.

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


Avengers # 23: "Once an Avengers ..."
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: John Romita
Jay's Rating: JJ1/2
Synopsis:
Kang attacks the leaderless Avengers and brings them to his future. Kang wishes to defeat a full complement of Avengers to prove his worth to the princess Ravonna and pulls Cap from the past. The Avengers are defeated, and Kang, still frustrated by his inability to impress Ravonna, orders his soldiers to capture her kingdom.

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


Avengers # 24: "From the Ashes of Defeat!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Dick Ayers
Jay's Rating: JJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Avengers rally Ravonna's kingdom against Kang's massive horde. Infighting within Kang's forces causes his warlords to break their alliance and forces Kang to enlist the help of the Avengers against them. They successfully lead a rebellion and restore order to the kingdom, but Ravonna is mortally wounded by an assassin that failed to kill Kang.

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


Avengers # 25: "Enter ... Dr. Doom!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Dick Ayers
Jay's Rating: JJ1/2
Synopsis:
Doctor Doom hopes to instill fear in the heart of his enemies the Fantastic Four by defeating and capturing the Avengers. However, they are more than he can handle.

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

Jay's Notes:

  • Bad portrayal of Doom, the idea that he wouldn't aid on of his own villager to keep the Avengers captive is a bit suspect.
  • There is a cameo of the Fantastic Four as they attempt to help but are stopped since it may cause an international incident. 

Avengers # 26: "The Voice of the Wasp!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Jay's Rating: JJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Wasp stumbles into a plot by Attuma to attack the surface world. The Avengers come to the rescue (sans Hawkeye) and battle Attuma.

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


Avengers # 27: "Four Against the Floodtide!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Jay's Rating: JJ1/2
Synopsis:
Hawkeye defeats the Beetle and joins the Avengers in their battle against Attuma. They defeat Attuma and destroy his destructive machinery. 

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


Avengers # 28: "Among Us Walks ... A Goliath!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frankie Ray
Jay's Rating: JJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Wasp is used as bait by the Collector to draw the rest of the Avengers into his collection. They defeat the Collector and the Beetle.

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

Jay's Notes:

  • Wasp and Goliath rejoin the Avengers.

Avengers # 29: "This Power Unleashed!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Jay's Rating: JJ1/2
Synopsis:
Goliath is stuck at a height of ten feet. The Black Widow, with her new recruits Power Man and the Swordsman, attack the Avengers. Hawkeye hesitates because of his love for the Black Widow and lets the villains escape.

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


Avengers # 30: "Frenzy in a Far-Off Land!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Jay's Rating: JJ1/2
Synopsis:
Goliath seeks the help of an old friend and stumbles upon a secret society. Hawkeye takes on the Swordsman, Power Man and with the Black Widow's help he defeats them.

Roll Call:
Black Widow, Captain America, Goliath, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Wasp.

Jay's Notes:

  • Redemption for Hawkeye in the defeat of the Swordsman.

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