Characters Appearing: Beast, Berserker, Captain America, Iron Man, Jarvis, Jocasta, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man
Issue(s): Avengers #207, Avengers #208
I guess the Avengers meet an ancient wizard or something?
And then it turns out he's only trying to stop an evil and unstoppable warrior called the Beserker.
The hook is that Wonder Man had been over-acting while on a stunt-actor assignment.
And at the end of this story he has to convincingly take his lumps from the Berserker while he waits for some magical doohickeys to do their trick.
Wonder Man is still fired from his job during this issue.
Gene Colan's art has been better.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
The title to #208 refers to the 1960's Barry McGuire song.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | December 24, 2011 5:44 PM
Agreed about the art, but I'm betting it had a lot to do with the winks.
Posted by: Jay Patrick | May 6, 2013 10:26 PM
The Beserker (a Roman not a viking?) is a real powerhouse. He defeats most of the Avengers himself. He even brings down a fighter jet with a spear!
Posted by: kveto | October 12, 2017 2:14 AM
Judging from the bad Italian dialogue and that Simon/Wondy is working on a Western, I assume the director is a lampoon of Sergio Leone (the DOLLARS trilogy with Clint Eastwood)? Also, I'm with fnord and Jay regarding Colan's art. It would have benefited from Tom Palmer or Klaus Janson's presence on finishes.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | January 13, 2018 9:36 PM
These scans epitomize everything I don't like about Gene Colan's art. Rushed through job after rushed through job, with many things way out of proportion, sometimes ridiculously so, and he never redraws anything, no matter how badly it needs redrawn. On the positive side, he's sometimes really good at some abstract visuals and dreamy environments, and he's probably really really fast! xD
Posted by: Holt | April 30, 2018 7:25 PM
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