Issue(s): Avengers #111
Thor, Vision, and the Black Panther have avoided being controlled, and they've just recruited Daredevil and the Black Widow as well.
Thor has taken on Magneto before and made him cry like a baby, so it's not too much of a surprise that with the Vision's help, and the non-powered heroes distracting their braindead allies, there's not much of a fight here. Actually, Magneto is brought down via a sneak attack by the Vision, and Magneto really only attacks by proxy, not really using his magnetic powers at all. Kind of a disappointing fight.
After the fight, the X-Men are like "Hey, Angel is still missing!" and the Avengers just completely ignore them and walk away, with Captain America thanking Daredevil and the Black Widow for their help instead.
The Black Widow decides to leave Daredevil and stay on with the Avengers, but that decision will be reversed in the next issue of Daredevil.
Magneto's also got Piper, one of the Savage Land Mutates, working with him, but the guy doesn't really do anything except serve as the conduit for Vision's sneak attack.
It's definitely interesting to see Magneto's little used mental powers.
Don Heck's art is just terrible.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Continues directly from Daredevil #99.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (8): show
Again I agree with you on Heck's art. That panel with Thor swinging his hammer at Cap - Yecchhhh!!!
Posted by: Mike | July 28, 2014 1:00 AM
Actually, the last time Daredevil was at Avengers Mansion was in *Avengers* #82 -- and the Scarlet Witch was there.
Posted by: Charles Sperling | January 4, 2016 12:26 PM
Thanks for pointing that out, Charles. I've made a note in the References.
Posted by: fnord12 | January 5, 2016 1:17 PM
Not that you actually could control minds by controlling blood flow in the brain, but the way the iron in your blood fuses with the hemoglobin negates its magnetic properties. Which is why you don't explode when getting an MRI.
Posted by: Andrew | February 18, 2016 7:11 PM
You might want to consider raising the historical significance of this issue due to Black Widow officially becoming an Avenger here, albeit for two issues.
The Avengers group entry in OHOTMU Deluxe Edition #1 lists her as an official member as of this issue.
Posted by: Rick | August 16, 2016 7:22 PM
She'd been an associate of the Avengers since much earlier, and her stint as a team member lasts all of one issue, so i don't know if it really merits a bump in the rating. If someone familiar mainly with the cinematic universe were looking for Black Widow's first appearance with the team, for example, this wouldn't be the issue to get. But thanks for the comment, it's good data that the OHMOTMU considers this her officially an Avenger at this point.
Posted by: fnord12 | August 17, 2016 1:12 PM
I don't know; given that #71 made such a big deal of the Black Knight becoming an *official* Avenger rather than just a hanger-on, and given that Cap had been such a stickler about inducting Natasha before (even leading Clint to briefly quit the team on her behalf), I think that her being formally inducted is a milestone of sorts, however transient it turns out to be.
But for me, the best part here is "Piper" felling Magneto with the Bad-Ass Vision line about "you should learn to count, madman. You are one Avenger short." A great climax and one of my favorite moments for ol' Vizh.
Posted by: Dan Spector | February 18, 2017 4:26 AM
"Commissioner Alfred" in this story is a mashup of Commissioner Gordon and Alfred Pennyworth. "Dick" might be a reference to Dick Grayson.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | February 28, 2017 11:07 AM
"Of course the first thing he uses his mental control for is doing creepy stuff with his daughter."
That hadn't been established at the time though - and post-revelation, was he even aware that she was his daughter at that point? As far as he was concerned he had this beautiful woman under his mental control and he made her dance for him (but he didn't do that to Marvel Girl as well, though). At least she got to keep her clothes on, which later writers i.e. Bendis or Claremont probably wouldn't have allowed.
Posted by: The Small Lebowski | December 10, 2017 12:41 PM
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