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1840: Avengers #121 (v1)

" Houses Divided Cannot Stand! "
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Avengers #121 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Ron Wilson, John Romita Sr.
Writers: Steve Englehart
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: Don Heck
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: March 1974
Release Date: December 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 290                 Times Rated: 185
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Captain America #175 (v1)
Avengers #120 (v1)
Avengers #121 (v1)
Avengers #122 (v1)
Avengers #123 (v1)
1838: Captain Ame...
#175 (v1)
1839: Avengers
#120 (v1)
 
1841: Avengers
#122 (v1)
1842: Avengers
#123 (v1)
 
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Taurus and the Zodiac have the Avenger's between a rock and a hard place with either their surrender or Mantis's death as their only options. But can such a choice truly be made?
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Thor
Thor last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Thor next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Iron Man next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  The Scarlet Witch
The Scarlet Witch last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). The Scarlet Witch next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  The Vision
The Vision last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). The Vision next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  Mantis
Mantis last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Mantis next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  The Swordsman
The Swordsman last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). The Swordsman next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  The Black Panther
The Black Panther last appeared in Captain America #171 (v1). The Black Panther next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Captain America #175 (v1). Captain America next appears in Captain Marvel #27 (v1).
     
  Monsieur Khruul
Cameo Appearance First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Monsieur Khruul in the mainstream continuity. Monsieur Khruul next appears in Avengers #123 (v1). This is flashback appearance. This is a cameo appearance.
     
Villains
  Taurus
Taurus last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Taurus next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  Aries
Aries last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Aries next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  Gemini
Gemini last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Gemini next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  Aquarius
Aquarius last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Aquarius next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  Leo
Leo last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Leo next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  Sagittarius
Sagittarius last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Sagittarius next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  Virgo
Virgo last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Virgo next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  Capricorn
Capricorn last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Capricorn next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  Libra
Libra last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Libra next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  Pisces
Pisces last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Pisces next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  Scorpio
Scorpio last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Scorpio next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
  Cancer
Cancer last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Cancer next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
The Avengers
The Avengers last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). The Avengers next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
   
     
The Zodiac
The Zodiac last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). The Zodiac next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
   
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Mjolnir
Mjolnir last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Mjolnir next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
 
     
Iron Man Armor, Model 3
Iron Man Armor, Model 3 last appeared in Avengers #120 (v1). Iron Man Armor, Model 3 next appears in Avengers #122 (v1).
 
     
Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Captain America #175 (v1). Captain America's Shield next appears in Captain Marvel #27 (v1).
 
     
Quinjet
Quinjet last appeared in Avengers #119 (v1). Quinjet next appears in Avengers #123 (v1).
 
     
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Issue Review
 
RikerDonegal
   March 31, 2016
Bit of action at the start and the end, and the middle is devoted to the enigma of Mantis. Of all the characters here, it is the Vision who makes the best impression. He's pretty darn awesome in this issue. 6/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  kalle Says:    
  2014-04-30 18:59:29  
  Of course it's a rocket ship. What else could it be?  
 
 

  Xythe Says:    
  2014-11-08 16:08:21  
  My God Zodiac are dull.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan @ kalle (original post):    
  2015-04-21 22:05:05  
  An alien or robot like so many of the 60's stories contained?  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-07-07 19:22:51  
  That was an interesting little twist at the end with Taurus, which is always nice. Though I find it more than a little funny that he calls Aries "horn-head".
What's going on with Swordy and Mantis? Don't have them turn bad now that I said they were fitting in well last issue.
No comments about the Avengers nearly bringing down one of the twin towers?
 
 
 

  MattDog37 Says:    
  2016-05-08 15:53:33  
  What happened to the art in this issue?  
 
 

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-05-20 02:07:22  
  Avengers art hs been suffering lately.
The Taurus twist was good, but Taurus sounds very different vs. last issue.
Is this the first storyline with the World Trade Center in it?
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-08-08 07:26:54  
  Well, the Vision could've taught Spider-Man a little something about saving falling bodies, but I doubt Spidey has the strength to actually plow into a building. @gumchewspit: This isn't the first Marvel appearance of the World Trade Center, but I don't recall offhand where I've seen it in the Order before right now.

It's surprising me that the Zodiac is able to put up a fight against the Avengers so well. Any other circumstances, Thor could mop the floor with these guys all by himself! It's possible something else is going on that's preventing the thunder god from bringing his full abilities to bear, but it's quite a stretch for me right now.

I think the plot concerning Swordsman and Mantis took a curious turn though. I also hope it doesn't lead to any reveal of a villainous plot by those two, after the trust they've built. Been there done that already, Marvel.

2 stars, but things are starting to look up some. Waaaaay up, it looks like.
 
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-09-19 01:05:26  
  I wonder if the Zodiac all represent their own zodiac sign? We know Gemini is actually a Gemini. If they do, how many crime bosses did they have to go through, checking their birthdays? That would explain how they're such a lacklustre group though.  
 
 

  CrazyforRAMU Says:    
  2017-11-24 12:03:55  
  Whoah, that building's actually a spaceship! Kind of lame to start with, and the fact that Gerry Conway had Dr. Doom pull the *same* gag in the *same* month over in Fantastic Four certainly doesn't help.  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2017-12-29 16:47:44  
  2 stars. @Russ: Your thinking of Astonishing Tales #18 when Gog teleported on top of one of the towers.

'Nuff Said - "Mantis, wise in the ways of the body, spread-eagles herself to slow her fall!"-Naughty Narrator
 
 
 

  Marksman Says:    
  2018-04-23 22:33:20  
  It's been said before that the Zodiac is a good idea but not well executed. Most of them seem to be guys dressed up as furry animals wielding whatever they pick up at hand. Can't wait to see the later (and better) incarnation of the Zodiac.  
 
 

 
 
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Avengers Epic Collection: The Avengers/Defenders War
 
This collection includes Avengers #115a (v1), Avengers #115b (v1), Avengers #116 (v1), Avengers #117 (v1), Avengers #118 (v1), Avengers #119 (v1), Avengers #120 (v1), Avengers #121 (v1), Avengers #122 (v1), Avengers #123 (v1), Avengers #124 (v1), Avengers #125 (v1), Avengers #126 (v1), Avengers #127 (v1), Avengers #128 (v1), Defenders #8b (v1), Defenders #9 (v1), Defenders #10 (v1), Defenders #11 (v1), Captain Marvel #33 (v1), Giant-Size Avengers #1 (v1), Fantastic Four #150a (v1), Fantastic Four #150b (v1)
     
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   April 3, 2014 Neskit Changed comic details.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Aries.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Pisces.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Libra.
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   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Virgo.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Leo.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Gemini.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Aries.
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