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Wasp

Wasp
Real Name: Janet van Dyne
Occupation: TV Show Host & Fashion Designer
Birth Place: Cresskill, New Jersey
Identity: Public
Aliases: N/A
Relatives: Dr. Vernon van Dyne (Father), Henry Pym (Ex-Husband)
Group Affiliation: Avengers, Lady Liberators, Avengers West Coast, Avengers (Heroes Reborn), Avengers (Destiny War), Initiative
Base of Operations: Stark Town, Avengers Mansion, Avengers Compound
Origin: Mutant
First Appearance
Tales to Astonish #44 (v1)
Gender: Female
Height: 5′ 4″
Weight: 110 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Auburn
Education: N/A
Universe: Earth-616
 
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 #44 (v1)
69: Tales to Astonish #44 (v1)
   
"The Creature From Kosmos! "
Ant-man has found a companion to aid in his solitary fight against injustice, tyranny and crime. A companion who will soon become known as the Wasp. They must use their combined might in battling the Creature from Kosmos!
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Cover Date : June 1963
Release Date: March 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #45 (v1)
74: Tales to Astonish #45 (v1)
   
"The Terrible Traps of Egghead! "
Ant-man and the Wasp face the return of Egghead! In his new deadly scheme, he has found a weapon that even makes Ant-man's courageous companions cower in fear!
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Cover Date : July 1963
Release Date: April 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast
 
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Tales to Astonish #16 (v1)
79: Fantastic Four #16 (v1)
   
"The Micro-World of Doctor Doom "
When the Fantastic Four find themselves shrinking to mere inches they elicit the help of the Ant-man. He offers them vials of his shrinking and enlarging serum which they use to enter the Micro-world. To their surprise they find that the ruler of this world is none other that Doctor Doom!
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Cover Date : July 1963
Release Date: April 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Fantastic Four #46 (v1)
82: Tales to Astonish #46 (v1)
   
"...When Cyclops Walks the Earth "
The veil of time opens and from it steps out a one eyed monster from Greek mythology, the Cyclops! Against this menace to mankind and modern civilization there stands only the Ant-man and his companion the Wasp.
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Cover Date : August 1963
Release Date: May 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Tales to Astonish #1 (v1)
94: Avengers #1 (v1)
   
"The Coming of the Avengers "
The strongest heroes of Earth must unite as one force to stop the evil half-brother of Thor, Loki.
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Cover Date : September 1963
Release Date: July 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #47 (v1)
96: Tales to Astonish #47 (v1)
   
"Music To Scream By "
Jazz trumpeter Trago learns from an Indian snake tamer that through his instrument he can hypnotize reptiles and even humans! Trago returns to New York with a plan to hypnotize the entire city and rob all the unprotected banks. It is up to Ant-man and the Wasp to stop this treacherous trumpeter.
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Cover Date : September 1963
Release Date: June 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #48 (v1)
102: Tales to Astonish #48 (v1)
   
"The Porcupine! "
Alex Gentry has invented a suit consisting of micro quills that can dispatch a variety of small pellets from tear-gas to liquid cement. However he is disgruntled with his government salary and so armed with this small arsenal Alex Gentry has become a bank robber called the Porcupine!
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Cover Date : October 1963
Release Date: July 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #49 (v1)
111: Tales to Astonish #49 (v1)
   
"The Birth of Giant-Man! "
Henry Pym has created a new means of changing his size. Not only has his shrinking vapor been changed into capsule form but he has found a way to turn himself into a twelve foot giant! Now with the threat of the Eraser it is a perfect opportunity for Giant Man to test his new power.
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Cover Date : November 1963
Release Date: August 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast
 
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Tales to Astonish #2 (v1)
112: Avengers #2 (v1)
   
"The Space Phantom "
An alien invader called the Space Phantom can steal any identity. He aims to put the Avengers against each other, paving the way for his people to invade the Earth!
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Cover Date : November 1963
Release Date: September 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #50 (v1)
118: Tales to Astonish #50 (v1)
   
"The Human Top! "
Dave Cannon has the extraordinary ability to spin his body as quickly as a spinning top! Even though he has such an amazing gift, Dave Cannon has always used it for his own gain from bookies to bank robbery. It is up to Giant-man to stop this Human Top!
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Cover Date : December 1963
Release Date: September 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover:
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Tales to Astonish #51 (v1) [A Story]
119: Tales to Astonish #51 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Showdown with the Human Top! "
The Human Top remains free to terrorize the city. Giant-man is training diligently to increase his own speed in order to catch the uncatchable!
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Cover Date : January 1964
Release Date: October 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #51 (v1) [B Story]
120: Tales to Astonish #51 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Somewhere Waits a Wobbow "
The Wasp tells the tale of spacefarer Rack Morgan, who acts only for himself.
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Cover Date : January 1964
Release Date: October 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Larry Lieber
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #49 (v1) [A Story]
125: Tales of Suspense #49 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The New Iron Man Meets the Angel! "
The Angel is bombarded by radiation when an atomic bomb is tested at one of Tony Stark's installation. The radiation altered his personality and made him evil. Once Iron Man was trying to save him; now he is the one that needs saving from this young X-man.
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Cover Date : January 1964
Release Date: October 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales of Suspense #101 (v1) [A Story]
131: Journey into Mystery #101 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Return of Zarrko the Tomorrow Man "
Loki has given back Zarrko his memory. Zarrko, with the memory of his last defeat, has returned to the 20th century to defeat Thor with a powerful robot!
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Cover Date : February 1964
Release Date: December 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Journey into Mystery #3 (v1)
139: Avengers #3 (v1)
   
"The Avengers meet Sub-Mariner!' "
Being too much of a threat to be left to his own devices, the Avengers start a search for the Hulk. He manages to evade them by escaping into the Atlantic Ocean. Where he finds a most unlikely ally, the Sub-mariner!
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Cover Date : January 1964
Release Date: November 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Attachments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Avengers #4 (v1)
153: Avengers #4 (v1)
   
"Captain America Joins...The Avengers! "
Captain America has returned! He joins the Avengers as Prince Namor once again tries to defeat them with his imperial soldiers.
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Cover Date : March 1964
Release Date: January 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Avengers #52 (v1) [A Story]
156: Tales to Astonish #52 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Black Knight Strikes! "
Professor Garrett was captured by Giant-man and imprisoned for trying to sell scientific secrets to the Chinese Reds. The Reds paid his bail but he has revenge in his heart against Giant-man. So Garrett genetically engineers a flying steed and with a mechanical lance he has become the Black Knight!
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Cover Date : February 1964
Release Date: November 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast
 
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Tales to Astonish #52 (v1) [B Story]
157: Tales to Astonish #52 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Not What They Seem "
The Wasp tells the story of escaped prisoners in the year 3000 looking for a hideout planet.
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Cover Date : February 1964
Release Date: November 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Larry Lieber
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #53 (v1) [A Story]
160: Tales to Astonish #53 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Trapped by the Porcupine! "
The inventive genius of Alex Gentry has returned as the Porcupine! After being thwarted by Ant-man in their last encounter by liquid cement, the Porcupine has a new plan to exact his revenge on our hero!
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Cover Date : March 1964
Release Date: December 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Cover:
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #53 (v1) [B Story]
161: Tales to Astonish #53 (v1) [B Story]
   
"When Wakes the Colossus "
The Wasp relates the story of Warlord Mingo, who conquered primitive tribes by exploiting their superstitious fears.
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Cover Date : March 1964
Release Date: November 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Larry Lieber
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #54 (v1) [A Story]
166: Tales to Astonish #54 (v1) [A Story]
   
"No Place To Hide! "
El Toro, a communist leader, won the election in the democratic country of Santa Rico. Suspecting that he won by foul means, Washington sends Giant-man and the Wasp to Santa Rico to investigate.
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Cover Date : April 1964
Release Date: January 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #54 (v1) [C Story]
167: Tales to Astonish #54 (v1) [C Story]
   
"Conquest "
The Wasp tells the tale of Shann, a great dictator who attempts to win the respect of the populace by conquering a weaker planet.
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Cover Date : April 1964
Release Date: January 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Larry Lieber
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #55 (v1) [A Story]
170: Tales to Astonish #55 (v1) [A Story]
   
"On the Trail of the Human Top! "
The Human Top has escaped from prison and after a confrontation with Giant-man he manages to steal a growth capsule, turning himself into a giant Human Top! Giant-man knows after his last encounter that the only way to beat this giant foe will be with smarts not speed.
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Cover Date : May 1964
Release Date: February 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Cover:
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #55 (v1) [B Story]
171: Tales to Astonish #55 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Gypsy's Secret "
The Wasp tells Hank about an alchemist Gypsy and a heartless baron.
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Cover Date : May 1964
Release Date: February 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Larry Lieber
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #56 (v1) [A Story]
177: Tales to Astonish #56 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Coming of the Magician! "
Janet van Dyne is at a party where the entertainer is a man called the Magician who used his magic to not only make rabbits disappear but the guests wallets as well! Janet as the Wasp tries to stop him but she is captured by the crook. It is up to Giant-man to capture him and free his beloved companion!
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Cover Date : June 1964
Release Date: March 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #56 (v1) [B Story]
178: Tales to Astonish #56 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Beware the Bog Beast "
The Wasp challenges Henry Pym to solve the riddle of how laziness prevails over the Bog Beast.
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Cover Date : June 1964
Release Date: March 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Larry Lieber
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #25 (v1)
179: Fantastic Four #25 (v1)
   
"The Hulk vs. the Thing "
The Hulk heads to New York to find and destroy the Avengers, instead he finds three members of the Fantastic Four. When Johnny and Sue are rendered powerless it is up to the Thing to confront the Hulk. Heralding one of the greatest hand-to-hand battles in recorded history!
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Cover Date : April 1964
Release Date: January 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Fantastic Four #26 (v1)
180: Fantastic Four #26 (v1)
   
"The Avengers Take Over! "
The Hulk continues his rampage to find the Avengers who turned against him. The Thing wearily continues to try to stop him but fortunately the Avengers have returned to New York to stop their former teammate!
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Cover Date : May 1964
Release Date: February 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Fantastic Four #5 (v1)
181: Avengers #5 (v1)
   
"The Invasion of The Lava Men! "
After battling the Hulk and his disappearance in New York. The Avengers disband to return to their personal lives. However this break is a short one as the Lava Men have finally decided to invade the surface world!
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Cover Date : May 1964
Release Date: March 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #6 (v1)
182: Avengers #6 (v1)
   
"The Mighty Avengers Meet The Masters Of Evil! "
Baron Zemo assembles a team consisting of the most powerful villains; the Black Knight, the Melter, and Radioactive Man. Their objective is to destroy Captain America and the Avengers!
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Cover Date : July 1964
Release Date: May 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #57 (v1) [A Story]
196: Tales to Astonish #57 (v1) [A Story]
   
"On the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man! "
Egghead has tricked Giant-man into believing that Spider-man was trying to kill him. With both heroes distracted, Egghead is free to pull of a heist on a armored bank truck.
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Cover Date : July 1964
Release Date: April 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #57 (v1) [B Story]
197: Tales to Astonish #57 (v1) [B Story]
   
"A Voice in the Dark! "
On her way to a date with Henry Pym, Janet van Dyne notices a jewelry store robbery. Without Giant-Man there to be the muscle, the wasp resorts to trickery to apprehend the thief.
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Cover Date : July 1964
Release Date: April 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Larry Lieber
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #105 (v1) [A Story]
198: Journey into Mystery #105 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Cobra and Mr. Hyde! "
In a twist of fate, the Cobra stumbles into the lab of Calvin Zabo better known as Mr Hyde! They sort out their differences and form a union to conquer the mighty Thor!
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Cover Date : June 1964
Release Date: April 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Journey into Mystery #58 (v1) [A Story]
204: Tales to Astonish #58 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Coming Of.... Colossus "
In Africa, Giant-man faces a foe who is twice his size! The mighty Collossus!
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Cover Date : August 1964
Release Date: May 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #58 (v1) [B Story]
205: Tales to Astonish #58 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Magician and the Maiden "
The wonderful Wasp tackles the Magician after he his escape from state prison.
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Cover Date : August 1964
Release Date: May 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Larry Lieber
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #56 (v1) [A Story]
206: Tales of Suspense #56 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Uncanny Unicorn "
Fed up with his failing heart, Tony Stark decides never to become Iron Man again! This decision couldn't have been at a worse time as a Russian agent, called the Unicorn, hospitalized Happy Hogan and kidnapped Pepper Potts!
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Cover Date : August 1964
Release Date: May 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales of Suspense #7 (v1)
208: Avengers #7 (v1)
   
"Their Darkest Hour "
Odin banishes the Enchantress and the Executioner to Earth for their attempt on Thors life. They soon seek an ally to lead them and that man is Zemo!
 View Comic Details
 
Cover Date : August 1964
Release Date: June 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Avengers #59 (v1)
216: Tales to Astonish #59 (v1)
   
"Enter the Hulk "
Giant-man tries to reason with the Hulk to get him to rejoin the Avengers. He doesn't know that his old enemy, the Human Top, has turned the Hulk against him!
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Cover Date : September 1964
Release Date: June 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Cover:
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #108 (v1) [A Story]
217: Journey into Mystery #108 (v1) [A Story]
   
"At the Mercy of Loki, Prince of Evil! "
Odin leaves Asgard for a battle and in his absence Loki escapes to Earth. He slyly parts Dr Blake from his cane, rendering him powerless to become Thor and stop Loki from kidnapping Jane Foster!
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Cover Date : September 1964
Release Date: July 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Journey into Mystery #58 (v1) [A Story]
221: Tales of Suspense #58 (v1) [A Story]
   
"In Mortal Combat with Captain America! "
Iron Man is tricked by the Chameleon into fighting Captain America!
 View Comic Details
 
Cover Date : October 1964
Release Date: August 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Has Letters Column
 
           
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