Issue(s): Avengers #169
A fourth bomb is hidden in the man's heart, so shellhead cryogenic-ally freezes him so that the man can never die.
It's just a harmless fill-in issue. But Cap beats up some Peruvian natives in bird costumes (and defeats their birds with bees!)...
...Iron Man invades the USSR...
...and the Black Panther gets to wrestle a polar bear, so from a certain point of view, it's an awesome harmless fill-in issue.
Some scans based on some of the comments. First, sudoriferous!
Second, the scene where Cap says that he's never killed before.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: This is a fill-in issue that actually takes place before Avengers #164.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Posted by: Dan Spector | February 3, 2013 1:18 PM
Scans Daily recently did a feature on this issue, and they pointed out that in this issue, Cap implies that he never killed anyone in World War II. Something to keep in mind- you'll be reviewing Cap 322 soon.
Posted by: Michael | November 30, 2013 11:00 PM
They go back and forth with that aspect of Cap's character over the years. Sometimes he claims that he never killed anyone, at other times, he talks about how it's different when at war.
Posted by: ChrisKafka | December 1, 2013 12:45 AM
Posted by: Mizark | July 21, 2016 6:55 AM
I wonder whatever happened to this guy? The mansion's been destroyed multiple times, and yet no mention of his fate, especially considering he could destroy the world. They must have had him moved somewhere. Unicorn and Nefaria were both there at the same time, and they escaped thanks to two separate incidents. Very curious. Someone to bring back, if a writer were so inclined...and remembered who he was.
Posted by: Andrew Burke | October 26, 2017 2:27 PM
This looks like one of Marvel's multi-purpose fill-ins. It could potentially have been used in any of the three heroes' titles if it hadn't been used in The Avengers.
Posted by: Luke Blanchard | January 3, 2018 5:29 AM
I wonder if that word was ever used in a National Spelling Bee. One can imagine a bespectacled, socially awkward teen asking the panel to use the word in a sentence. A judge could reply "Despite the arctic climate, Prince T'Challa, a.k.a. the Black Panther, was quite sudoriferous after a grueling encounter with a polar bear".
Posted by: Brian Coffey | March 19, 2018 10:41 PM
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