AVENGERS #46 (1967) 1st Whirlwind
Hank Pym changes his identity again, going from Goliath back to Ant-Man. And speaking of identity changes, Black Widow has become full-time Natasha so she can spend more time with Hawkeye.
This inspired Cap…
…Cap thinks about changing his identity and going full-time Steve. Because he’s in love with Peggy Carter.
For the action elements of this issue: Wasp is introduced to her new chauffer, but it turns out he’s really The Human Top, who ALSO has a new identity–as “Whirlwind.” And although Hank and Jan beat him last time, this time he humiliates the team.
Quicksilver is particularly upset about Whirlwind’s success.
But as part of his master plan, Whirlwind shrinks Goliath and Wasp.
Then the other Avengers show up and beat him up, and as a result of being small again, Hank decides to return to being Ant Man.
So, many identity changes in this issue. That’s the theme.
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These are clearly very important issues, but I think I’m just tuned out of this book. Apparently, Captain Britain can no longer exist in our time stream without causing the…
X-MEN UNLIMITED #6 (1994): Lykos separated from Sauron
One writer, four(!) layout artist, and half a dozen pencilers, including Al Milgrom. Even more if you count the pin-ups at the end (which I did not). It took all…
CAPTAIN AMERICA #160-162 (1973): 1st Solarr, Peggy Carter
The first appearance of one my favorite d-list villains: Solarr!! Cap and Falcon defeat Solarr, while Cap’s gal, Sharon Carter, leaves him a dear john letter. Faustus is ultimately responsible…