The Vision Gambit

1978-05

Main Details
Series
Volume 1
Issue 39
Credits
Date 1978-05
Publisher
Location of Publication New York, New York
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 32
Language English
Characters
  • Thing (Ben Grimm)
  • Vision
  • Supporting Characters:
  • Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
  • Yellowjacket (Hank Pym)
Story Location New York: New York City; Manhattan
Identifiers
  • UPC — 07148602980605
Notes The Mad Thinker mentions how the Vision previously slipped out of his grasp in the past. This is quite a complex reference:
He is referring to the fact that the Vision is a recreation of the original Human Torch, which he revived to use against the Fantastic Four back in Fantastic Four Annual #4. During that story, the Torch was seemingly deactivated by the Mad Thinker's creation Quasimodo.
The Mad Thinker is referring to the fact that the Torch's android body was taken by Ultron, as seen in Avengers #134-135, and rebuilt him into the Vision.
However, in this instance, the Mad Thinker forgets how he also used the Human Torch's body to lure his former partner Toro into a trap and use him as a slave, as seen in Sub-Mariner #14.
The reason why is likely because, as revealed in Avengers: Forever #8, wherein the time traveler Immortus created a chronal duplicate of the Torch's body. One version of the body was taken by Ultron and turned into the Vision, while the other the Mad Thinker used to capture Toro. Likely Immortus fogged the Thinker's memories of the latter plot as part of his larger scheme to manipulate the Avengers.

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