"The Agony and the Anthill!"

1977-11

Main Details
Series
Volume 1
Issue 38
Collects
Credits
Date 1977-11
Publisher
Location of Publication New York, New York
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 32
Language English
Characters
  • Captain America (Steve Rogers)
  • Goliath (Hank Pym)
  • Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)
  • Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
  • Hercules
  • Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)
  • Supporting Characters:
  • Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)
Story Location New York: New York City; Manhattan
Identifiers
  • UPC — 0714860214411
Notes Reprinted Issue:
The Avengers Vol 1 #46, November, 1967
The anti-mutant remarks which Quicksilver overhears sets up a new storyline which will culminate in Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch defecting from the Avengers and once more joining Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in Avengers 49.
The mystery woman, Agent 13, that Cap is obsessed with at the start of this issue is his long-time love interest Sharon Carter, who'd been recently introduced in Cap's solo series in Tales of Suspense.
Hercules and Wanda's date seems to suggest that a more serious romantic storyline was considered for the characters. It will not lead to anything, however, as within the next four issues, both characters will be written out of the series and go their separate ways.
Likewise, Hercules' clean-shaven look will not last. After he is written out of this series in Avengers 50, the character languishes in character limbo until Avengers 98, in which he'll once again be sporting a beard. He'll then keep it until well into the 1990s.

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