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Marvel Day: After Their First Defeat By Enchantress and Power Man, Cap’ Leaves The Avengers Kooky Quartet

Power Man (Erik Josten).
 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Stan Lee


Penciler(s)

Don Heck


Inker(s)

Wally Wood


Colorist(s)

Stan Goldberg


Cover

Jack Kirby and Wally Wood


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

August 10, 1965

IN SQUADS, TEAMS AND LEAGUES

“CAP’S KOOKY QUARTET” FORMS

In Avengers (1965) #16, the Avengers defeat the Masters of Evil. Originally, the villain team consists of Melter, Black Knight, Executioner, Enchantress and Baron Zemo. Apparently, Baron Zemo dies and is buried by Cap’ and Rick Jones. To end, Thor transports Melter, Black Knight and the Avengers to another dimension. There, Melter and Black Knight are captured. However, the Asgardians Enchantress and Executioner escape. At the next Avengers meeting, Thor is MIA.

In addition, Wasp decides to leave because of the team’s dangers. When Iron Man and Giant Man debate disbanding the Avengers, Hawkeye infiltrates the mansion. To this end, he wants membership. Soon, the Avengers announce they are accepting new members. After Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver submit their request by letter, they are accepted. Before the media, Cap’s Kooky Quartet is announced though questions remain about their level of power.

In 'Avengers' (1965) #16, Cap's Kooky Quartet is introduced.
In Avengers (1965) #16, Cap’s Kooky Quartet is introduced to the media. Marvel Comics.

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*Power Man’s first appearance.

ENCHANTRESS AND POWER MAN DEFEAT THE AVENGERS

In Avengers (1965) #21, Erik Josten is in the Amazon jungle. There, the former Baron Zemo agent is digging through rubble for the entrance through his lab. Since he is a wanted criminal in Europe, he hopes to repeat the experiment that created the super-powered Wonder Man. In this way, he hopes to change his fate. As fate would have it, the mischievous Enchantress views Erik in a vision and departs to his aid. There, she appears to him in the lab. Mischievously, she promises to work the machine for him.

When he gains super strength, Enchantress seduces the newly-christened Power Man to destroy the Avengers. Soon enough, Enchantress creates illusions around the city of the Avengers destroying property. When Cap’ learns of their plot, he fights Power Man. But he is no match for the super strong enemy. Afterwards, each Avenger is defeated except for Scarlet Witch. In humiliation, the Avengers are caught for trespassing and soon disband.

Power Man (Erik Josten).
Power Man (Erik Josten). Marvel Comics.

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AFTER CLEARING THEIR NAMES, CAP’ LEAVES THE AVENGERS

After disbanding, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch join a circus. But it turns out to be the Circus of Crime. Deceptively, they pose as a normal circus and call the police. In addition, they claim the Avengers attempted to rob them. Panickingly, the Avengers flee.

Meanwhile, Captain America poses as a publicity man. Successfully, he records Power Man on tape admitting his crime. Finally, the Avengers band together and defeat Power Man and Enchantress. With the tape, the Avengers clear their names. However, Cap’ leaves the Avengers at the end of the issue.

'Avengers' (1965) #22.
Avengers (1965) #22. Marvel Comics.

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SOURCES

Avengers Vol 1 16 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 21 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 22 in Marvel Database.
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“Uncanny Avengers Vol. 1: Counter-Evolutionary (Uncanny Avengers (2015))” Review

 
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'Uncanny Avengers' (2015) #5.
‘Uncanny Avengers’ (2015) #5. Marvel Comics.

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One of the best origin revamps in Avengers comics. Gift this comic to your family and friends as a celebration of the Avengers, the X-Men and disenfranchised groups. Available on Amazon.

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Collects Uncanny Avengers (2015) #1-5.

From the ashes of AXIS an all-new, all different Avengers assemble! The tragedy at the end of AXIS has left the Uncanny Avengers vulnerable, and someone is taking advantage of it. One of the Avengers oldest foes returns with a terrible secret that will, all hyperbole aside, shatter the lives of two members of the squad. What is Counter-Earth? What terrible secrets does it house?

Critically, ‘Uncanny Avengers’ (2015), is one of the best Uncanny Avengers stories. Together, the Avengers Unity Division travel to Counter Earth. To this end, they must unravel a secret that will shake their main protagonists.

Together, writer Rick Remender and Daniel Acuna collaborate on the story. Though serious and detached, the writing shines on big sci-fi concepts. In fact, the art in the book is futuristic and modern: linear, squared and fun. Moreover, Quicksilver vs High Evolutionary!

Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of the Uncanny Avengers and at comic clubs. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Quicksilver! And Scarlet Witch!

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  • “Uncanny Avengers Vol. 1: Counter-Evolutionary (Uncanny Avengers (2015)).”
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 115 pages.
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  • Publication Date: August 26, 2015.

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To begin, this comics revamps the origin stories of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Mysteriously, the Unity Division must travel to Counter Earth. Indeed, a new menace has arisen that threatens the Uncanny Avengers. In addition, the two protagonists discover they are the result of their father’s genetic experiments.

The comic is excellent for your collection. You will definitely love the muted color palette told in five to six panel layouts. This is the comic to own in order to build your Kindle and Comixology collection.

This product has excellent reviews and has 136 global ratings with an average customer review rating of 4.5 out of 5. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

One customer review said: “Anyone who has yet to check out the writing of Mr. Remender is missing out on one of the best writers in comics today. I’ve read just about everything he’s written since picking up his run on Uncanny X-force and have yet to be disappointed. In this volume he brings together the best of both sides of the marvel universe and shows people what can happen when humans and mutants work together. Anyone looking for something different from the run of the mill super hero comics out there needs to check this out.”

In addition, there are seven negative global ratings. One negative review cited Red Skull’s over-exposure: “Poor illustration and barely any actual team I interaction. Plus enough of the Red Skull already. I regret this purchase.”

Overall, this graphic novel was great.

CONCLUSION


POSITIVE:

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  • Good writing.

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  • Villain over-exposure.

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Battles Of The Week: Quicksilver vs High Evolutionary

 
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BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Rick Remender and Daniel Acuna.

SYNOPSIS FOR “COUNTER: EVOLUTIONARY PART 5”

On Counter Earth, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch find out the truth about their origins. In his efforts, High Evolutionary wants to create the perfect lifeform. Soon, battle comes and Quicksilver fights High Evolutionary mano a mano.

IN MAD SCIENCE

'Uncanny Avengers' (2015) #5.
‘Uncanny Avengers’ (2015) #5. Marvel Comics.

Enter the contestants in Lowtown, on Counter Earth. On the left side is Quicksilver and on the right side is High Evolutionary.

Let’s look at the stats.

QUICKSILVER – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Metahuman 17%
Super Speed: Universal 83%
Durability: City 25%
Energy Projection: Multi-Galaxy 75%
Fighting Skills: Warrior 75%
Intelligence: Leader 33%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Avengers Identicard.
WEAKNESSES
  • Mental Illnesses.
HIGH EVOLUTIONARY – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Stellar 58%
Super Speed: Universal 83%
Durability: Universal 83%
Energy Projection: Multi-Galaxy 75%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Infinite 100%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Evolutionary Exoskeleton.
  • Genetic Manipulation Technology.

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THE FIGHT

To begin, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver find out that High Evolutionary is actually their father. Angrily, a battle follows to stop his machinations. During the battle, Quicksilver fights High Evolutionary.

Indeed, the battle to decide who is the most evolved!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Quicksilver piercing High Evolutionary with a long metal shard.

QUICKSILVER BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.







On the following pages, Quicksilver runs high speed attacks on High Evolutionary. High Evolutionary responds by creating a black hole. Later, Quicksilver speedblitzes him.

HIGH EVOLUTIONARY GALAXY-BUSTING ATTACK: 11 DAMAGE PTS.
QUICKSILVER CONCUSSION + UNIVERSE-BUSTING (x11) ATTACKS: 3 DAMAGE PTS + 12 DAMAGE PTS (x12) = 147 DAMAGE PTS.






On the final page, High Evolutionary leaves the battle field, defeated.

TOTAL


PIETRO’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-14 DAMAGE PTS.

-(11 DAMAGE PTS * 60514927200000000000000000000000000000000000 W * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -1.5849148*10^35 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: CITY BLOCK

Durability: City Block 25%
WYNDHAM’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-136 DAMAGE PTS.

-(148 DAMAGE PTS * 1.0553891*10^54 W * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -1.4199781*10^55 PTS * Tons of TNT.

DURABILITY: GALAXY

Durability: Galaxy 75%

OUTCOME: QUICKSILVER WINS BY BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL.

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QUICKSILVER IN COMICS

Originally, X-Men (1964) #4, titled “The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants!” marks the first appearance of Quicksilver in Marvel continuity. Furthermore, the issue showcases Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch as supervillains. In fact, they are members of Magneto‘s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Moreover, it is the first appearance of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. In the issue, they fight the X-Men for the first time.

Amazingly, the comic was written by Stan Lee and penciled by Jack Kirby.

QUICKSILVER’S FIRST APPEARANCE
'X-Men' (1964) #4, titled "The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants!" marks the first appearance of Quicksilver in Marvel continuity.
X-Men (1964) #4, titled “The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants!” marks the first appearance of Quicksilver in Marvel continuity. Marvel Comics.

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Uncanny Avengers Vol 2 5 in Marvel Database.
Pietro Maximoff (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Herbert Wyndham (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
X-Men Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
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Super Power: In AvX, Cyclops And The X-Men Match The Avengers In Raw Power

In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers.
 
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IN Squads, Teams And Leagues

WITH AVENGERS VS X-MEN THE PHOENIX RETURNS TO EARTH FOR HOPE SUMMERS

In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers.
In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers. Marvel Comics.

In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers. At the White House, Iron Man and Captain America brief the President. In a recent event, Nova crash landed on Earth. In fact, he came to warn the Avengers that the Phoenix was returning to Earth. That same day, there is a Phoenix sighting.

At Utopia, Cyclops is training Hope Summers harder than ever for Phoenix’s arrival. When Cyclops pushes her to her limits, Hope manifests the Phoenix. Later that day, Captain America and the Avengers come to take Hope into protective custody. But, Cyclops refuses. In one optic blast, the Avengers vs X-Men fight is on!

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HOW THE AVENGERS AND THE X-MEN STACK UP IN RAW POWER

ENERGY PROJECTION

Really, Cyclops and Captain America are the two best leaders on Marvel Earth. Generally, they are alpha males that command attention. When they met head-to-head, energy projection was the main factor in Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2. Without a doubt, the Alpha-Mutant vs the Super-Soldier. Indeed, Cyclops’ optic blasts proved devastating. Though, Cap proved more than capable of handling them. In Civil War: X-Men (2006) #4, Iron Man measured Cyclops’ power output to 2 Gigawatts. Enough to level a city block!

CYCLOPS
Energy Projection: City Block 25%
CAPTAIN AMERICA
Captain America.
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%

SUPER STRENGTH

In their match-up, Colossus and Red Hulk seemed evenly matched! Colossus’ organic steel can dish out a Planetary-Level punishment. Just ask the Juggernaut! However, Red Hulk simply is in a league of his own in terms of super strength. In our Marvel Universe Strength Hierarchy, we ranked Red Hulk’s most notorious feat: Punching out Uatu the Watcher! Certainly, it was a Galaxy-Level feat! Definitely, we look forward to these two powerhouses duking out some more.

COLOSSUS
Colossus.
Super Strength: Planetary 50%
RED HULK
Red Hulk.
Super Strength: Galaxy 75%

ENERGY PROJECTION

Among the X-Men and Avengers, Emma Frost and Iron Man are among the most dangerous. In addition, they are also the most resourceful in terms of energy projection. Particularly, Emma Frost is an Omega-Class Telepath. During their encounter, Iron Man recognized the threat. Incredibly, he hit Emma with 17,000 Microscopic Telepathic Tasers. Ouch! In response, White Queen switched to diamond form and punched Iron Man in the abdomen. Soon, the fight ended with Magneto’s intervention. Though, Emma Frost proved to be more than a match for Iron Man’s hi-tech.

EMMA FROST
Energy Projection: Planetary 50%
IRON MAN
Iron Man.
Energy Projection: Planetary 50%

SUPER SPEEED

In their family reunion, Magneto and Quicksilver were outmatched in super speed. Indeed, Quicksilver proved superior combat speed landing a punch. At the same time, Magneto’s EM Sight allows him to perceive electromagnetic forces and energies on Earth. In part, it explains Magneto’s enhanced perception and his ability to track speedsters. In Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982) #4, Magneto is able to show heightened reflexes. Reactively, he erects a force field as Quicksilver charges at him at high speed. Though, Quicksilver beats him in raw power speedwise. Nevertheless, both Magneto and Quicksilver are in the same Speed Class.

MAGNETO
Magneto.
Super Speed: Supersonic 67%
QUICKSILVER
Quicksilver.
Super Speed: Supersonic 67%

SUPER STRENGTH

In the Marvel Universe, if Namor gets respect, Thing continues to be underrated. With these two, super strength is all that matters. Bombastically, Namor has tangled with Hulk, Hercules and Luke Cage over the years. In fact, Namor’s overwhelming super strength and brutality always seem to come out on top or draw. For his part, Thing once withstood and pushed back a hydraulo press that could press a planet. Together, these two powerhouses have super strength on a planetary scale. In the super strength department, they are evenly matched.

NAMOR
Namor.
Super Strength: Planetary 50%
THING
Thing.
Super Strength: Planetary 50%

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REFERENCES

Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.
Civil War: X-Men Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Vision and the Scarlet Witch Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Hydraulo-Press in Marvel Database.
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Battles Of The Week: Flash vs Quicksilver (DC vs Marvel)

 
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BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Ron Marz, Peter David and Dan Jurgens, Claudio Castellini.

SYNOPSIS FOR “ROUND TWO”

In order to determine whose universe lives, the Brothers have chosen champions from each universe to do battle. As the contests continue, two superheroes must face off.

Their battle to save their universes.

IN DC VS MARVEL

THE SHOWDOWN OF THE CENTURY!
The showdown of the century.
The showdown of the century. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Enter the two contestants. On the left side is Flash, the Scarlet Speedster and on the right side is Quicksilver, the Silver Speedster.

Let’s look at the stats.

FLASH – NEW EARTH
Super Strength: Metahuman 17%
Super Speed: Infinite 100%
Durability: City Block 25%
Energy Projection: Multiversal 92%
Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%
Intelligence: Genius 42%
QUICKSILVER – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Metahuman 17%
Super Speed: Stellar 50%
Durability: Metahuman 17%
Energy Projection: City 25%
Fighting Skills: Peak Human 50%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Avengers Identicard.
WEAKNESSES
  • Mental Illness.

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THE FIGHT

Flash and Quicksilver battle in order to save their respective universes.

The battle to decide who is the fastest man alive!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Flash punching Quicksilver at super speed.

FLASH BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.


On the following page, Flash punches Quicksilver then has to avoid a speeding truck.

FLASH BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.




On the final page, Flash has to save the family in the exploding truck. Then, Quicksilver speedblitzes him. Flash responds with a speedblitz that ends the fight.

QUICKSILVER CONCUSSION ATTACK (x7): 3 DAMAGE PTS (x7) = 21 DAMAGE PTS.
FLASH CONCUSSION ATTACK (x8): 3 DMAGE PTS (x8) = 24 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, Flash wins the battle.

TOTAL


FLASH’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-26 DAMAGE PTS.

Quicksilver’s KE = (0.5*79.38 kg)(40075884 m^2 m/s)/(92 s) = 7.5313298*10^12 J.
-(11 DAMAGE PTS * 7.5313298*10^12 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -19724.911381 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: CITY BLOCK

Durability: City Block 25%
QUICKSILVER’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-24 DAMAGE PTS.

Flash’s Top Speed = ∞ m/s.
Flash’s KE = ∞ J. -(11 DAMAGE PTS * ∞ * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -∞ PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN

Durability: Peak Human 8%

OUTCOME: DRAW

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FLASH IN COMICS

Originally, ‘The Flash’ (1959) #110, titled “Meet Kid Flash!”, marks the first appearance of Kid Flash in DC continuity. In fact, the issue is the origin story of Kid Flash and recounts how he got his powers. On the day Flash (Barry Allen) visited his nephew, Wally West was struck by lightning. As a result, Flash made him a costume and he became Kid Flash, Flash’s new sidekick.

Originally, 'The Flash' (1959) #110, titled "Meet Kid Flash!", marks the first appearance of Kid Flash in DC continuity. In fact, the issue is the origin story of Kid Flash and recounts how he got his powers. On the day Flash (Barry Allen) visited his nephew, Wally West was struck by lightning. As a result, Flash made him a costume and he became Kid Flash, Flash's new sidekick.
Originally, ‘The Flash’ (1959) #110, titled “Meet Kid Flash!”, marks the first appearance of Kid Flash in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics

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Marvel Versus DC Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.
The Flash Vol 2 99 in DC Database.
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Battle Ranker Competition Match-Up #10

 

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