AVENGERS #204-205 (1981)

Look down at the credits, below, and see how many people it took to create this story.  It should be great, right?

Only it’s a Yellow Claw story.

It starts with Hawkeye leaving the team to become Chief of Security for Cross Technological Enterprises.  So leaving public service for the private sector.

Then, the team learns that Yellow Claw has a bizarre (and dumb) scheme…

…From a hostage who gets an SOS out to them.

Yellow Claw’s plan is to sterilize every man on Earth and impregnate a bunch of women so that only his children will be born.

The Avengers track him down. I like this sequence.

It’s not the first time Beast has been jumping around and singing during a time of danger, but it’s always fun.

Also liked this one:

But not how dumb Wasp sounds here…

Yellow Claw escapes in a flying Pink Cadillac.

And Vision’s closing speech is heavy as Hell.

Creator credits are: Bob Budiansky (plot), Jim Shooter (taking plot credit for #204 only), David Michelinie (script), Don Newton (pencils #204), Alan Kupperberg (pencils #205).

Not a great way for Dave M. to end an otherwise solid run on this book.

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