Avengers #223 (1982): Taskmaster/Ant-Man/Hawkeye

Simply put: One of the most iconic issues in history, according to this objectively accurate list. It’s the second best story Dave Michelinie ever wrote. Want to know what was #1? Go here.

This is the famous and great Hawkeye-and-Ant-Man versus Taskmaster issue, with the Frank Miller cover.

Taskmaster is training at a circus.

Ant-Man takes Cassie to the very same circus, Clint Barton goes to remember his old days as a carny, and Taskmaster shows up to ruin everyone’s fun.

When the problems start, Scott has a bit of trouble getting his costume out of his pocket.

Then, C-listers Hawkeye and Ant-Man team-up and take on Taskmaster. yes, this is the one where Scott Lang rides an arrow.

Here’s just a few examples of how loved this is…

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