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Battles Of The Week: Hank Pym vs Wasp (Hero vs Heroine)

 

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Writers and Artists

Steve Englehart and Al Milgrom.

SYNOPSIS FOR “DEATH AND TEXAS!”

The West Coast Avengers travel to the Death Dimension to rescue the Avengers. But they must battle each other.

In the battle of the sexes, Hank Pym battles Wasp.

IN ROMANCE

FOR ANNIVERSARIES: WHO WINS THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES? HANK PYM VS WASP
West Coast Avengers Annual (1987) #2. Marvel Comics.

Enter the contestants in the Death Dimension. On the left side is Hank Pym and on the right side is the Wasp alias Janet Van Dyne.

Let’s look at the stats.

HANK PYM – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Athlete 8%
Super Speed: Peak Human 17%
Durability: Building 17%
Energy Projection: Room 17%
Fighting Skills: Combatant 33%
Intelligence: Inventor 50%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Toolbot.
  • Stingers.
WEAKNESSES
  • Mental illness.
WASP – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Athlete 8%
Super Speed: Metahuman 25%
Durability: Metahuman 17%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Combatant 33%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Wasp’s suit.

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THE FIGHT

In the battle of the sexes, a depowered Hank Pym fights the Wasp in the Death Dimension.

The battle to decide who is the best Avenger! Toggle Wasp’s Negative Damage under our Damage Points to find out the power of Hank Pym’s Stingers.

DAMAGE SCALE

DAMAGE POINTS





A battle of the sexes between two Avengers in the Death Dimensions.
HANK PYM BLUNT FORCE (x3) + ENERGY MANIPULATION (x3) ATTACKS: 1 DAMAGE PT (x3) + 6 DAMAGE PTS (x3) = 21 DAMAGE PTS.
WASP ENERGY MANIPULATION (x5) ATTACKS: 6 DAMAGE PTS (x5) = 30 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL DAMAGE POINTS


HANK’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-30 DAMAGE PTS.

Tensile Strength Of Plexiglass = 62100000 J = 0.01478571428 Ton of TNT.
-(30 DAMAGE PTS * 56072.5929798 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.00040051852 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.
Hank’s Durability = (-0.00040051852 ​PTS * Ton of TNT)/(0.01478571428 Ton of TNT) = 0.02708820909 PTS.
Durability = 2 – 0.03 = 1.97 PTS = BUILDING.



DURABILITY: BUILDING

Durability: Building 16%
WASP’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-21 DAMAGE PTS.

Wasp’s Sting x3 = 56072.5929798*3*4 = 672871.115758 J = 0.0001602074 Ton of TNT.
-(21 DAMAGE PTS * 56072.5929798 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.00028036296 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.
Captain Atom’s Durability = (-0.00028036296 ​PTS * Ton of TNT)/(0.0001602074 Ton of TNT) = -2.33333341656 PTS.
Durability = 2 – 1.75 = 0.25 PTS = ATHLETE.



DURABILITY: ATHLETE

Durability: Athlete 2%

WINNER: HANK PYM WINS BY INCAPACITATION

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HANK PYM'S FIRST APPEARANCE

Tales To Astonish (1961) #27, titled “The Man in the Ant Hill!”, marks the first appearance of Ant-Man in Marvel continuity. Importantly, the comic is the origin story of Ant-Man who discovers the Pym Particles.

Also, the story was written by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and penciled by Jack Kirby.

ANT-MAN’S ASTONISHING FIRST APPEARANCE!
Tales To Astonish (1961) #27, titled “The Man in the Ant Hill!”, marks the first appearance of Ant-Man in Marvel continuity. Marvel Comics.


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Battles Of The Week: Giant Man vs Absorbing Man (Hero vs Villain)

 

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Writers and Artists

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SUMMARY FOR “A God-Awful Small Affair”

The Avengers Academy must battle the two hammer-wielders Absorbing Man and Titania in Dubai. During the battle, Giant Man battles Absorbing Man possessed by Greithoth.

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GIANT MAN VS ABSORBING MAN: A BATTLE OF CATASTROPHIC PROPORTIONS IN DUBAI!
Avengers Academy (2011) #16. Marvel Comics.

Enter the contestants in Dubai. On the left side is Giant Man, alias Hank Pym and on the right side is Absorbing Man alias Carl Creel.

Let’s look at the stats.

GIANT MAN – EARTH-616

Super Strength: Building 17%
Super Speed: Sonic 50%
Durability: City 25%
Energy Projection: City Block 25%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Cosmic 75%

PARAPHERNALIA

  • Toolbot.
  • Giant Man’s Suit.
  • Avengers Identicard.

WEAKNESSES

  • Mental Illness: Hank suffers from bipolar disorder.

ABSORBING MAN – EARTH-616

Super Strength: City Block 25%
Super Speed: Subsonic 42%
Durability: City 25%
Energy Projection: City 25%
Fighting Skills: Warrior 75%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%

PARAPHERNALIA

  • Ball and chain.
  • Hammer of Greithoth.

WEAKNESSES

  • Magic.
  • Absorption Limit.
  • Narcotic Absorption.
  • Non-Solid Absorption.
  • Automatic Absorption: Absorbing Man reflexively absorbs matter and can be tricked to absorbing a type of material.

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THE FIGHT

In order to save Dubai, Giant Man must stop Absorbing Man before his hammer-wielding destroys Dubai.

The battle to decide who can survive a nuke! Toggle Giant Man’s Negative Damage under our Damage Points to find out the energy to obliterate Dubai.


DAMAGE SCALE

DAMAGE POINTS

The fight starts out with Giant Man lifting Absorbing Man above his head. Then, Absorbing Man ties him up with chains and sets his hammer on his chest.

GIANT MAN CONCUSSION ATTACK: 3 DAMAGE PTS.
ABSORBING MAN ENERGY PROJECTION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.

On the final pages, Giant Man battle-field removes Absorbing Man and Titania. Though when their hammers touch, the explosion knocks out Giant Man.

GIANT MAN BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.
ABSORBING MAN ENERGY PROJECTION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


HANK’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-12 DAMAGE PTS.

Ton Of TNT For Dubai = (1500 mi^2)(1 Ton of TNT)/(80 mi^2) = 18.75*10^6 Ton of TNT.
-(12 DAMAGE PTS * 18.75*10^6 Ton of TNT) = -225000000 PTS * Ton of TNT.
Giant Man’s Durability = (-225000000 PTS * Tons of TNT)/(18.75*10^6 Tons of TNT) = -12 PTS.
Durability = 3 – 12 = -9 PTS = NEAR DEATH.


DURABILITY: NEAR DEATH

Durability: Near Death 1%

CREEL’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-9 DAMAGE PTS.

Ton Of TNT For Dubai = (1500 mi^2)(1 Ton of TNT)/(80 mi^2) = 18.75*10^6 Ton of TNT.
-(9 DAMAGE PTS * 4.3921356*10^32 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -9.4117191*10^23 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.
Absorbing Man’s Durability = (-18.75*10^6
PTS * Tons of TNT)/(9.4117191*10^23
Tons of TNT) = -1.9921972*10^-17 PTS.
Durability = 3 – 1.9921972*10^-17 = 3 PTS = CITY.


DURABILITY: CITY

Durability: City 25%

WINNER: DRAW.

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ANT-MAN'S FIRST APPEARANCE

Tales To Astonish (1961) #27, titled “The Man in the Ant Hill!”, marks the first appearance of Ant-Man in Marvel continuity. Importantly, the comic is the origin story of Ant-Man who discovers the Pym Particles.

Also, the story was written by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and penciled by Jack Kirby.

ANT-MAN’S ASTONISHING FIRST APPEARANCE!
Tales To Astonish (1961) #27, titled “The Man in the Ant Hill!”, marks the first appearance of Ant-Man in Marvel continuity. Marvel Comics.

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Avengers Academy (2011) #16. Marvel Comics.

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During his dark reign, Norman Osborn attempted to mold super-powered teens to further his twisted agenda. so the earth’s Mightiest Heroes created the Avengers Academy to reverse his influence on these impressionable heroes. but what happened to the young men and women who weren’t enrolled? Will friendship bloom or will fists fly when this year’s Avengers Academy students meet the kids who didn’t make the cut? then, as Fear Itself engulfs the Academy, the teachers must battle not one, but two hammer-wielders at the same time!

Critically, Fear Itself: Avengers Academy is a hopeful Avengers story. Importantly, it deals with Hank Pym’s legacy and the Avengers Academy. As Hank attempts to raise the next generation of superheroes, a mighty Asgardian threat arises.

Together, Nexus-Award winner writer Christos N. Gage and penciler Tom Raney collaborate on the work. Really, the writing shines on the superhero genre with the Avengers’ dream of a better future.

Indeed, the art in the book is characteristic of Marvel Comics post-Civil War: colorful, larger than life and forward-thinking. Moreover, Giant Man vs Absorbing Man.

Indeed, share this comic to fans of the Avengers and at high school graduations. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Giant Man!

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  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 185 pages.
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  • Publication Date: October 10, 2012.

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To begin, this comic revealed the promise of Marvel Earth post-Civil War. Really, Hank Pym’s Avengers Academy is a diverse group of youngsters eager to make a difference. Dangerously, the Serpent endows seven Worthy with Asgardian hammers to destroy the world.

This comic is part of the Fear Itself event. Though reading the two previous volumes is recommended. And Christos N. Gage’s run on Avengers Academy is available in a 6 book series.

The comic is good for your collection. You will definitely love the ensemble casts, the efforts to reduce collateral damage and the big-sized two to five panel layouts. This is the comic to own in order to build your Kindle & Comixology collection.

This product has 20 global ratings with an average customer review rating of 4.8 out of 5.

POSITIVE REVIEW

The customer review said: “Not enough people read this series. It has some of the strongest new Marvel characters in years, while featuring some of my long time personal favorites, such as Hank Pym, Tigra, and Quicksilver.

If you’re not a fan of the Fear Itself books don’t let that dissuade you. Even though it’s a part of the Fear Itself story arc, it can easily stand alone, focusing more on the relationships of the Avengers Academy students. That being said you should read the previous two volumes of Avengers Academy before reading this one. The writing is top notch as always and the art is great.”

NEGATIVE REVIEW

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CONCLUSION


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Super Power Explained: With The Pym Particles, Hank Pym Is Among Marvel’s Top 10 Super-Geniuses

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SUPER POWER

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OUR TOP 10 LIST OF MARVEL’S SUPER-GENIUSES BY INVENTION (NO ONE-ABOVE-ALL OR ABSTRACT)

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In Marvel Universe: The End (2003) #5, Thanos faces the Marvel Universe assembled. Marvel Comics.

QUALITY OPPONENTS

Generally, our formidability takes into account a character’s quality of opponents. Using this hierarchy, we can formulate a Power Hierarchy. Namely, it is the following:

Peak Human, Assassin, Metahuman, Criminal Mastermind/Team-Wrecker, Warrior, Hi-Tech Genius/Enhanced, Political Leader, Demon or Monster/Supernatural Being, Champion, Cosmic Being, Skyfather, God or Abstract.

Before we rank the Top 10, let’s list some rules.

  1. First, only beings below God or Abstract are included. God or Abstract include Galactus, Eternity, Living Tribunal, Beyonder, One-Above-All.
  2. Since we focus on feats, we will go by inventions or planning only.
  3. Different races in the Marvel Universe are included such as the Eternals, humans, Inhumans.

Let’s rank our Top 10.

10. PROFESSOR XAVIER

Professor X. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Metahuman 17%

POWER HIERARCHY:

METAHUMAN

What seems like a benign invention has actually changed the course of Marvel history. Namely, Professor X’s Cerebro is actually an E.S.P. device that helps him locate good and bad mutants.

Generally, though telepathy is a super power in the Marvel Universe, we can count it as super-genius intelligence. For the reason that being granted access to the secret thoughts and desires of men is definitely a god-like ability or super power.

Furthermore, Professor X has the intelligence to show for it. As matter of fact, an expert in genetics and the life sciences, the Professor X has shown remarkable scientific ingenuity s well as planning in combat situations.

Definitely, I would not want to mess with someone who once defeated Phoenix in a psionic battle!

9. BLACK BOLT

Black Bolt. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Cosmic Being 83%

POWER HIERARCHY:

COSMIC BEING

Though not really an inventor, Black Bolt is nonetheless one of the most capable scientists on Marvel Earth. During Infinity, Black Bolt invented the T-bomb.

When detonated, the bomb would cause all humans to undergo Terrigenesis and become Inhumans. Definitely, a nightmarish thought!

8. BLACK PANTHER

Black Panther. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Metahuman 17%

POWER HIERARCHY:

METAHUMAN

As matter of fact, Black Panther is really a super-genius. Early, T’Challa earned a PhD in physics from Oxford University. Generally, Black Panther is a master tactician, problem solver and inventor.

During the Doomwar, T’Challa revealed he combined his knowledge of physics with alchemy in order to create new scientific discipline: shadow physics.

Now let’s move onto an actual scalable feat. During the Incursion in Secret Wars, Black Panther actually helped design the life raft. Moreover, he also designed an inter-dimensional planet-busting bomb!

Generally speaking, T’Challa is rated among the eight smartest minds on Earth. And he deserves it!

7. BEAST

Beast. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Metahuman 17%

POWER HIERARCHY:

METAHUMAN

In his Top 25 Smartest list, Victor Grubbs at CBR.com calls Beast a Renaissance man. What makes Hank McCoy stand out is that despite his blue monster appearance, he is very intellectually gifted, a man of culture and letters.

From the beginning, Beast was a founding member of the original X-Men. Furthermore, he would join the Avengers, X-Factor and even the Secret Avengers during Civil War.

In the intelligence department, Beast is among the eight smartest people on Marvel Earth. Namely, his expertises in medicine, anatomy, biophysics, electronics, biochemistry and genetics are at the top.

Among his most remarkable feats is his discovery of the hormonal extract that causes the X-gene. In addition, Hank discovered a cure to the Legacy Virus that devastated the mutant population.

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6. HANK PYM

Hank Pym. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Team-Wrecker 42%

POWER HIERARCHY:

TEAM-WRECKER

Without a doubt, Hank Pym is a revolutionary mind in the Marvel Universe. Really, there was hesitation as who has been the more inventive mind between Ant-Man and Iron Man. Later, we will see why Iron Man deserves the higher spot.

Among the most inventive minds on Earth, Hank Pym has been called by the Abstract named Eternity, “Earth’s Scientist Supreme.”1 Really, his discoveries have been ground-breaking.

Thanks to the Pym Particles, he discovered the Microverse by shrinking to subatomic scale and the Macroverse by increasing his size near infinity.

Though he is a super-genius, his attitude and his most important malfunctioning inventions – namely, Ultron – have prevented him from succeeding. Often times, he has been considered a failure. Read our Avengers: Rage of Ultron product review.

5. IRON MAN

Iron Man. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Enhanced 50%

POWER HIERARCHY:

ENHANCED

For the most part, Tony Stark is a businessman, a public figure and an inventor in the Marvel Universe. Importantly, he is well known for his Iron Man armors which have continually evolved over the years in response to threats and personal challenges.

Two reasons why Iron Man has succeeded where Hank Pym has not: his inventions have successfully revolutionized business and he has recovered from addiction.

At the same time, Iron Man performed a feat that has outclassed Hank. In AvX, Tony invents the Phoenix Killer Armor which temporarily bombs the Phoenix, though splitting it in the Phoenix Five.

4. BRUCE BANNER

Dr. Bruce Banner. Marvel Comics
Power Hierarchy: Cosmic Being 83%

POWER HIERARCHY:

COSMIC BEING

Generally, BannerTech is developed in order to solve a problem. Regularly, Hulk is hunted by the authorities, the heroes and villains. To this end, Bruce’s expertise in gamma radiation has enabled him to create devices for teleportation, force fields or hologram projection.

For the sheer ingenuity of his inventions, Dr. Banner belongs near the top of this list.

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3. THANOS

Thanos. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Skyfather 92%

POWER HIERARCHY:

SKYFATHER

Certainly, Thanos needs no introduction. Indeed, his villainy, intelligence and resources make him a fomidable foe. Importantly, Thanos’ inventions are for a single purpose: universal destruction!

In Annihilation, Thanos proved why he may be the Marvel Universe’s most dangerous foe. After Tenebrous and Aegis captured Galactus and Silver Surfer, the captured were turned over to the Annihilation Wave.

Dangerously, in order to help Annihilus conquer the Prime Universe, Thanos imprisoned Galactus to a bomb that was absorbing the energy he was feeding on. And the ultimate purpose was to destroy the Marvel multiverse for the Negative Zone.

2A/2B. REED RICHARDS/DOCTOR DOOM

Mister Fantastic. Marvel Comics.

Power Hierarchy: Metahuman 17%

POWER HIERARCHY:

METAHUMAN

Doctor Doom. Marvel Comics.

Power Hierarchy: Skyfather 92%

POWER HIERARCHY:

SKYFATHER

Not much needs to be said about these two rivals. As matter of fact, Mister Fantastic is ahead of Doctor Doom, especially in the science department. Overall, they are in a league of their own. And that says a lot.

1. HIGH EVOLUTIONARY

High Evolutionary. Marvel Comics.
Power Hierarchy: Skyfather 92%

POWER HIERARCHY:

SKYFATHER

Among the Skyfathers in Marvel, other than Odin, Zeus, Mephisto and Thanos, High Evolutionary is among the greatest scientific minds. At his highest, High Evolutionary is able to predict the universe from beginning to end.

In addition, he is the actual father of twins Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Furthermore, read our product review for Uncanny Avengers: Counter-Evolutionary.

Where High Evolutionary outclasses every super-genius on the list, is the fact that he has used science to actually create life. Moreover, he created Counter-Earth where Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch travel in the comic.

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LINKS

Dangerous Minds: The 25 Smartest Characters In The Marvel Universe, Officially Ranked in CBR.com.
Marvel Universe: The End Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Mighty Avengers #30.
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Marvel Day: Proving The Superior Mage, Doctor Strange Puts An End To Wanda’s Chaos In “Avengers Disassembled”

 
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MARVEL DAY

In Avengers’ (2004) #503, Doctor Strange puts an end to Wanda’s Chaos Magic. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.
Official Name

Avengers Disassembled: Chaos.

Universe

Earth-616.

Protagonists

Avengers, Fantastic Four, S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Man, Dr. Strange.

Antagonists

Scarlet Witch.

Creators

Brian Michael Bendis.

Issues

‘Avengers’ #501-504.

IN CRISIS

ANT-MAN DIES IN AN ATTACK ON AVENGERS MANSION

In “Avengers Disassembled,” the Scarlet Witch‘s Chaos Magic is destroying the Avengers. In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, Avengers Mansion is attacked by a living-dead Jack of Hearts. To begin, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Wasp and Captain Britain are enjoying breakfast at Avengers Mansion. Particularly, they are talking about Viper who is Madame Hydra and how attractive she is. Then, an alert is triggered by the presence of an undead Jack of Hearts.

Quickly, Ant-Man mounts a flying insect and goes to investigate. There, he recognizes the fallen Avenger. Suddenly, Jack says “I’m sorry” and detonates an explosion. Tragically, Ant-Man dies and part of Avengers Mansion is destroyed. Nearly, the other Avengers including Jarvis are buried in the rubble. Meanwhile, Tony Stark is giving a speech at the United Nations. Apparently, he is drunk and threatens to kill the Latverian delegate. Yellowjacket intervenes and Tony retreats to another room.

In 'Avengers' (2004) #500, Jack of Hearts detonates an explosion that destroys Avengers Mansion.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, Jack of Hearts detonates an explosion that destroys Avengers Mansion. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

IN AN ATTACK BY VISION, AN ENRAGED SHE-HULK KILLS THE AVENGER

In 'Avengers' (2004) #500, a mind-controlled She-Hulk by Scarlet Witch rips Vision in half.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, a mind-controlled She-Hulk by Scarlet Witch rips Vision in half. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

THE AVENGERS ARE IN CRISIS

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #501, the Avengers are in crisis. At Avengers Mansion, She-Hulk has grown in size and is on a rampage. On the scene, Iron Man flies in and puts down She-Hulk. In the aftermath, Captain Britain and Wasp are in critical condition at Beth-Israel hospital, She-Hulk is in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, Ant-Man’s charred remains are in a morgue and Vision’s destroyed body is sent to Stark Industries. At Beth-Israel hospital, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man and Falcon discuss the events.

Angrily, Hawkeye criticizes the Avengers for their lack of proaction. In addition, the Avengers discuss the fact that Code White may actually be a sleeper Ultron program in Vision. When Iron Man mentions the attacks may all be related, he tells of the incident at the United Nations. Loudly, Yellowjacket storms in accusing Iron Man of resuming his drunken past. Nevertheless, Tony protests he hasn’t had a drink in a long time. In fact, Cap believes him. Finally, Iron Man departs and the others assemble with the rest of the Avengers that responded to the Code White alert.

In 'Avengers' (2004) #501, the Avengers are in crisis.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #501, the Avengers are in crisis. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

AFTER A FAILED KREE INVASION, DOCTOR STRANGE REVEALS THE TRUE NATURE OF THE ATTACKS

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #502, the Avengers stop a Kree invasion. Answering the Code White alert, the Avengers have gathered in front of Avengers Mansion. Sternly, Nick Fury tells the Avengers to disperse since it is a crime scene. Suddenly, Kree ships appear in the sky and attack the Avengers.

As the battle rages, Nick Fury questions the Kree’s need for a ground offensive. Indeed, their superior technology should afford them an advantage. Heroically, Hawkeye sacrifices himself to destroy the Kree mothership. Soon, the alien army flees. Examination of the wreckage shows it is not made of metal. Suddenly, Doctor Strange appears revealing “the magics are being abused.”1 Immediately, Cap figures out the culprit.

In 'Avengers' (2004) #502, Doctor Strange reveals the true nature of the attacks.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #502, Doctor Strange reveals the true nature of the attacks. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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DECISIVELY, DOCTOR STRANGE PUTS AN END TO SCARLET WITCH’s chaos magic

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #503, Doctor Strange puts an end to Wanda’s Chaos Magic. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SOURCES

Avengers Vol 1 503 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 500 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 501 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 502 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Avengers #503.
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Marvel Day: Kang The Conqueror Was Right! The Avengers Were Founded To Take On Hulk

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MARVEL DAY

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, the up-and-coming Avengers assemble to bring down the Hulk.
In Avengers’ (1963) #1, the up-and-coming Avengers assemble to bring down the Hulk. AP Photo/Marvel Comics
Official Name

Avengers.

Universe

Earth-616.

Heroes

Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant-Man, Wasp.

Villains

Loki, Rock Trolls.

Creators

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

IN ORIGIN STORIES

KANG THE CONQUEROR CORRECTLY DISCOVERS THE AVENGERS WERE FORMED TO STOP HULK

In the 41st century, Kang the Conqueror plots in order to become master of all time. However, one obstacle remains in his conquest: the Avengers! In order to finally defeat his foe, Kang peers through time with his tempovision. Finally, he has a plan. Quickly, he hurtles through in a spheroid to World War I. However, he is trapped in a time-storm. Since it might damage his craft, he returns to the 41st century. In order to find someone strong enough to survive the time-storm, Kang locates Hulk in the 20th century. Then, bringing him to his time, Kang tells Hulk his plan.

Slyly, the Green Goliath must travel to World War I. Specifically, his mission is to stop the Phantom Eagle from destroying a cannon of the Axis Powers. What Kang, however, does not say is that, the cannon will destroy a town where Hulk’s ancestors lived. Indeed, Kang correctly determined that the Avengers were formed to stop

In 'The Incredible Hulk' (1971) #135, Hulk punches through time to World War I.
In ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (1971) #135, Hulk punches through time to World War I. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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IN 1963, LOKI MANIPULATES HULK IN ORDER TO FIGHT THOR

In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, the Avengers make their spectacular debut. To begin, Loki is imprisoned on the Isle of Silence on Odin’s order. Sinisterly, the God of Evil blames Thor. In his latest scheme, he plans to bring Thor to the Isle to get his revenge. Using thought projection, Loki travels to Earth and after long hours, he located the incredible Hulk. Mentally, he creates an illusion before Hulk’s sight of dynamite on the train tracks. Misjudging his super strength, Hulk leaps and destroys the train tracks.

In order to save an incoming train, Hulk stands on a boulder and supports the damaged tracks. Though the train passes safely, Hulk is once again a wanted man. Finding out about recent reports, the Teen Brigade contacts the Fantastic Four. Unbeknownst to them, Loki intercepts their radio wave, sending it to Dr. Blake’s office. Hearing the signal, Dr. Blake strikes the ground with his cane and transforms into Thor.

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, Loki schemes to get revenge on Thor.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, Loki schemes to get revenge on Thor. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Meanwhile, other super heroes intercept the radio waves. Soon, Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man and Wasp join the Teen Brigade at their headquarters. During the meeting, Thor spots Hulk outside.

Springing into action, Thor hurls his hammer at Hulk. Incredibly, it passes through Hulk. Seeing it is a mental image, Thor realizes he has been duped by Loki. On the rainbow bridge, the God of Thunder travels to Asgard.

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, the future Avengers assemble at the Teen Brigade headquarters.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, the future Avengers assemble at the Teen Brigade headquarters. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

FEAT: DURING HIS FIGHT AGAINST LOKI, THOR DEFEATS A ROCK TROLL

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, Thor defeats a rock troll.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, Thor defeats a rock troll. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

IRON MAN, ANT-MAN AND WASP HUNT DOWN HULK AT A CIRCUS

Since the heroes are hunting him down, Hulk disguises as Mechano the robot-man and works at a circus. Unfortunately, his incredible feats of strength draw the attention of Ant-Man’s army of ants. Pym suspects he is Hulk. Quickly, he heads to the location with Wasp and Iron Man. Within moments, the heroes arrive at the circus.

There, Ant-Man and the Wasp engage Hulk in battle. Soon, they manage to get Hulk out of his disguise. When Wasp is held within Hulk’s giant hands, Iron Man intervenes. Incredibly, a duel follows that takes both fighters across states. In Detroit, Hulk and Iron Man are locked in battle. Finally, Iron Man manages to imprison Hulk in a steel grapple. At that moment, Thor arrives.

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, the up-and-coming Avengers assemble to bring down the Hulk.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, the up-and-coming Avengers assemble to bring down the Hulk. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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AFTER LOKI IS VANQUISHED, THE AVENGERS FORM FOR THE FIRST TIME

In the last pages, Thor reveals Loki to be the mastermind of the hunt. Wickedly, he used Hulk to gaud Thor into a combat on the Isle of Silence. When Hulk attempts to fight Loki, the God of Mischief turns radioactive.

Then, it’s up to Ant-Man and Wasp to save the day. Silently commanding his army of ants, Ant-Man orders a trap door beneath Loki’s feet. Amazingly, Loki is imprisoned in a lead-lined tank. For a few minutes, Loki will remain radioactive until Thor returns him to Asgard. In the end, the Avengers form in order to be an unbeatable team.

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, the Avengers form for the first time.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, the Avengers form for the first time. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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LINKS

Incredible Hulk Vol 1 135 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.