“Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998) Annual #3”

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In 'The Amazing Spider-Man Annual' (1966) #3, Spider-Man tracks down the Hulk to send him back to the Avengers.
In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3, Spider-Man tracks down the Hulk to send him back to the Avengers. Photo/Marvel Comics

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(NOTE: This 22-page digital comic features only the original material from this issue, and does not include the reprinted stories from Amazing Spider-Man #11-12 that appeared in the print edition.)

The Avengers have assembled and are trying to determine whether or not to invite Spider-Man into their esteemed ranks.

Certainly, “Amazing Spider-Man Annual” #3 is a classic Spider-Man story. Particularly, it brings together the best elements of Spider-Man stories: the cracking comedy, the thunderous action and the bad luck.

Amazingly, Stan Lee’s writing cracks jokes at every turn. Meanwhile, John Romita’s art showcases the tension in the action. Well put, both writer and artist bring a classic Spider-Man tale.

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This comic showcases “Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998) Annual #3.” One good feature of this graphic novel is that it is available in Kindle and Comixology formats. It is published by Marvel Comics.

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  • “Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998) Annual #3.”
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 22 pages.
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  • Publication Date: November 26, 2013.

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In “Amazing Spider-Man Annual” #3, Spider-Man’s bad luck may have just changed. In a brand new King-size Special, Spider-Man is offered with Avengers membership. However, his task is to bring in the mammoth Hulk!

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Marvel Day: In A Comedic Adventure, Spider-Man’s Luck Strikes Out As The Avengers Attempt To Recruit The Web-Slinger Into The Team

MARVEL DAY

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3, the Avengers attempt to recruit Spider-Man. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

IN TEAM-UPS

THE AVENGERS WANT TO RECRUIT SPIDER-MAN

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3, Spider-Man embarks on a comedic adventure in order to join the Avengers. In the opening pages, the Avengers debate whether to offer him membership. Hawkeye is immediately elated, while the other members find Spider-Man to be “an unknown quantity” and Wasp does not like Spider-Man.1 In order to conduct the meeting, Thor commands for there to be an acting chairman. The acting chairman is Captain America.

The Avengers decide to learn more about Spider-Man. Hawkeye proposes to consult Daredevil. Captain America says he is “hyper-sensitive to sounds and impulses.”1 Captain America and Goliath work on sending high-frequency radio signals. Daredevil soon arrives at Avengers Mansion. He gives Spider-Man the highest recommendation stating that in his recent battle with the web-slinger, Spider-Man “was stronger, and more skillful than ever!”1 Thor, Iron Man and Hawkeye soon depart to contact Spider-Man.

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3, the Avengers debate whether to offer Spider-Man membership. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

WELCOME SPIDER-MAN, TO AVENGERS MANSION!

Spider-Man is being recruited by the Avengers. Spider-Man arrives at Avengers Mansion. Soon, the Avengers must decide what kind of test to give Spider-Man.

Unfortunately, Spider-Man is hot-tempered and Hawkeye is loud-mouthed. And when Iron Man attempts to silence Spider-Man, Spider-Man gets upset by his concern about Aunt May. He starts thinking that the test is the Avengers want him to get mad.

 

In 'Amazing Spider-Man Annual' (1966), the Avengers attempt to recruit Spider-Man.
In ‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3, the Avengers attempt to recruit Spider-Man. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

COMEDY FOLLOWS, SPIDER-MAN LOSES IT!

In 'Amazing Spider-Man Annual' (1966), Spider-Man loses it and fights the Avengers.
In ‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3, Spider-Man loses it and fights the Avengers. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SPIDER-MAN IS UP TO THE TEST AND STAGGERS THE HULK

The test for Spider-Man to join the Avengers, is for the web-slinger to find the Hulk and bring him back to the Avengers. After Spider-Man leaves, Captain America does not have enough time to state mission objectives or why they want the Hulk. Thor declares “the test is begun!”1 Spider-Man heads to the Daily Bugle and hears news about the Hulk spotted near the Gamma Ray Research Center. Spider-Man heads there. Spider-Man finds the Hulk and tells him the Green Goliath is coming with him.

A battle ensues where Spider-Man uses a combination of spider-speed and spider-strength to fight the Hulk. By accident, Hulk attempting to land a punch on Spider-Man, who evades, breaks the Gamma Ray Shielding Wall. This results into Hulk changing back into Dr. Bruce Banner. During their conversation, Spider-Man realizes Dr. Bruce Banner needs help not punishment and begins to question the Avengers. As Dr. Banner begins to change into Hulk, he tells Spider-Man he doesn’t reach his full strength “for first few minutes.”1 Sensing an opportunity, Spider-Man staggers the Hulk with a punch before he reaches full strength.

In 'Amazing Spider-Man Annual' (1966) #3, Spider-Man staggers the Hulk with a punch.
In ‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3, Spider-Man staggers the Hulk with a punch before he reaches full strength. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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COMEDY FOLLOWS, SPIDER-MAN BLOWS IT!

Spider-Man changes his mind about joining the Avengers. Questioning the Avengers’ motives, Spider-Man attempts to set Hulk free. However, Hulk is at full strength and easily busts through Spider-Man’s webbing.

Good ol’ Spider luck, failing him again! Spider-Man returns to the Avengers’ Mansion and resigns from their membership offer. He tells the Avengers he could not find the Hulk. After Spider-Man departs, the Avengers are disappointed and have mixed feelings. Captain America says the Avengers actually wanted to help Hulk.

In the end, Spider-Man resigns from the Avengers' membership offer.
In ‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3, Spider-Man resigns from the Avengers’ membership offer. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.


SOURCES

Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3.

Battles Of The Week: Spider-Man vs Hulk (Re-Published)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

SYNOPSIS FOR “…TO BECOME AN AVENGER!”

The Avengers offer Spider-Man membership into their squad. Since Spider-Man seems like an unknown, the Avengers propose a test for Spider-Man. Bring the Hulk back to Avengers Mansion and Spider-Man will be granted membership. Has Spider-Man’s luck finally turned around?

In 'The Amazing Spider-Man Annual' (1966) #3, Spider-Man tracks down the Hulk to send him back to the Avengers.
In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3, Spider-Man tracks down the Hulk to send him back to the Avengers. Photo/Marvel Comics

The two contestants have entered the arena of the Gamma Ray Research Center. On the left side, is the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and on the right side, is the Green Goliath, the Hulk!

Who wins this contest? Let’s look at the stats!

Spider-Man – Earth-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: SONIC
DURABILITY: BUILDING
ENERGY PROJECTION: CITY BLOCK
FIGHTING-SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Web-shooters.
  • Utility belt.
  • Spider-tracers.
  • Spider-signal.
  • Avenger Identicard.
WEAKNESSES
  • Spider-sense disruption.
  • Ethyl chloride.
  • Bad luck.

Hulk – Earth-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: METAHUMAN
DURABILITY: STELLAR
ENERGY PROJECTION: CITY BLOCK
FIGHTING-SKILLS: BRAWLER
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • BannerTech PDA.
  • BannerTech Shield/Gamma Dome Generator.
  • BannerTech Wrist-Watch Teleporter.
WEAKNESSES
  • Gamma Radiation Draining.
  • Radiation Bombardment.
  • Gas Inhalation.
  • Adamantium and Vibranium Blades.
  • Magic.

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THE FIGHT

In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3, Spider-Man is tasked as a test by the Avengers to join the team with bringing Hulk back to the Avengers.

Let’s track the Hulk! Read on!

Pffttt! Spider-Man did what? He knocked back the Hulk? Anyone totally could have done that. Well, what is the verdict?

OUTCOME: DRAW

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HULK IN COMICS

‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3 marks the second appearance of Spider-Man and Hulk in Marvel continuity. The issue featured the Avengers’ offer for Spider-Man to join and indeed, a brief scuffle between Spidey and none other than… Captain America! ‘Nuff said!

'Amazing Spider-Man Annual' (1966) #3 marks the first appearance of Spider-Man and Hulk in Marvel continuity.
‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3 marks the first appearance of Spider-Man and Hulk in Marvel continuity. Photo/Marvel Comics

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SOURCES

Peter Parker (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Bruce Banner (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.

Marvel Day: In An Alien Invasion, Thanos And His Army Battle Earth In Marvel’s ‘Infinity’

MARVEL DAY

In 'Infinity' (2014) #6, Captain America and the Avengers scout the area in the Inhuman city of Orollan before launching the attack on Thanos.
In ‘Infinity’ (2014) #6, Captain America and the Avengers scout the area in the Inhuman city of Orollan before launching the attack on Thanos. Photo/Marvel Comics

IN MARVEL MULTIVERSE

IN ‘INFINITY’, THANOS PREPARES THE ALIEN INVASION OF EARTH

In ‘Infinity’ (2013) #1, Thanos and his army set out to conquer Earth in an alien invasion. The Builders, the universe’s oldest race, have destroyed planets they deem unfit for life. They have destroyed Earth-13761 and are headed for Earth-616. Learning of the threat from Captain Universe, the Avengers leave Earth to face the Builders. In the Avengers’ absence, Thanos and his army send Outrider in order to gather intel about Earth.

Outrider searches through Avengers Tower and Jean Grey’s School for Higher Learning. Outrider arrives at Attilan and attempts to read through Black Bolt’s memory only to wake him up. Badly beaten, it notifies Thanos that the Avengers have left Earth and is given the reward-death. Thanos and his army prepare to invade Earth.

In 'Infinity' (2013) #1, Thanos and his army send Outrider to gather intel on Earth in order to invade it.
In ‘Infinity’ (2013) #1, Thanos and his army send Outrider to gather intel on Earth in order to invade it. Photo/Marvel Comics

THANOS’ TRUE QUEST

In ‘Infinity’ (2013) #2, Thanos’ army invades Earth though there is some resistance. During the alien invasion, the Black Order confronts the Illuminati for intel about the Infinity Gems.

 

The Illuminati are a secret organization on Earth that shared information and strategy to solve crises. Their members were: Mister Fantastic, Iron Man, Black Panther, Professor X, Doctor Strange, Black Bolt and Namor.

Black Panther managed to force Black Dwarf to withdraw, while Doctor Strange was embarked in a mental fight against Ebony Maw. Beast and the X-Men fought Corvus Glaive and SupergiantProxima Midnight confronted Namor in the ruins of an Atlantis where its inhabitants were annihilated by an attack from Wakanda, part of a conflict caused by Namor’s attack on Wakanda during the conflict between the Avengers and the X-Men. However, the Black Order left their different locations as soon as they discovered the Illuminati didn’t have the Infinity Gems.

Infinity (Event), Marvel Database

Black Bolt was visited by Corvus Glaive to demand a tribute to Thanos: the head of Inhuman youngsters between ages 16 and 22 or face the annihilation of Earth’s inhabitants. He is given one day to decide.

Black Bolt used the Inhuman Codex to discover that the tribute was a cover for Thanos’ true quest for the alien invasion: to kill his Inhuman descendant son whose identity and location are unknown to him.

In 'Infinity' (2013) #3, Black Bolt reveals Thanos' true quest which is to kill his unknown Inhuman son.
In ‘Infinity’ (2013) #3, Black Bolt reveals Thanos’ true quest which is to kill his unknown Inhuman son. Photo/Marvel Comics

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THANOS DESTROYS ATTILAN AND LOCATES THANE

In ‘Infinity’ (2013) #3, Thanos faces Black Bolt in combat. During the battle, the Inhuman city of Attilan is destroyed. However, Black Bolt managed to activate the Terrigen Mists which are mutagenic vapors arising from the Terrigen Crystals that cause Terrigenesis by activating latent genes in Inhuman descendants and develop super powers.

As the heroes continued the fight against Thanos’ alien invasion, the Illuminati set out to locate Thanos’ son, Thane at multiple locations on Earth. In ‘Infinity (2013) #5’ Thane undergoes Terrigenesis. Ebony Maw locates him in the Inhuman city of Orollan in Greenland. Ebony Maw poses as an ally and offers Thane a containment armor then imprisons him in a containment field. He alerts Thanos.

In 'Infinity' (2013) #5, Ebony Maw grants Thane a containmen armor then imprisons him in a containment field.
In ‘Infinity’ (2013) #5, Ebony Maw grants Thane a containment armor then imprisons him in a containment field. Photo/Marvel Comics

THANOS TAKES ON THE AVENGERS

In ‘Infinity’ (2013) #5, the Avengers have liberated worlds from the Builders’ control. However, they learn from the Galactic Council that Earth has fallen to Thanos‘ alien invasion. They head for Earth. The Avengers soon locate Thanos and the Black Order in the Inhuman city of Orollan. In ‘Infinity’ (2014) #6, the battle begins. Thanos takes on the Avengers with the help of the Black Order.

During the battle, Captain America is injured by Proxima Midnight’s spear. The ricochets from Captain America’s shield injure Corvus Glaive who gets reduced to ashes by Hyperion’s atomic vision. Thanos takes down Captain Marvel with a punch, and Thor with a cosmic blast. Then, Ebony Maw double crosses him as Thane imprisons Thanos in a cube of “living death” ending the alien invasion and proving that only the strong survive.

In 'Infinity' (2014) #6, Thor attack Thanos with a lightning hammer strike.
In ‘Infinity’ (2014) #6, Thor attacks Thanos with a lightning hammer strike. Photo/Marvel Comics

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COMIC GALLERY

In ‘Infinity #4’, Thane’s Inhuman latent genes are activated by the Terrigen Mists.


SOURCES

Infinity (Event) in Marvel Database.
Infinity Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Infinity Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
Infinity Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.
Infinity Vol 1 6 in Marvel Database.

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