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2397: Avengers #139 (v1)

" Prescription: Violence! "
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Avengers #139 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Marv Wolfman
Cover Artists: Gil Kane, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Steve Englehart
Pencilers: George Tuska
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
Colourists: Phil Rachelson
Letterers: Irving Watanabe
Editors: Len Wein
Cover Date: September 1975
Release Date: July 1975
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 242                 Times Rated: 146
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
The Whirlwind attacks the critically injured Wasp in hospital and it's up to Yellowjacket to deal with the villain once and for all.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Yellowjacket last appeared in Avengers #138 (v1). Yellowjacket next appears in Avengers #140 (v1).
  The Wasp
The Wasp last appeared in Avengers #137 (v1). The Wasp next appears in Avengers #140 (v1).
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Avengers #138 (v1). Iron Man next appears in Avengers #140 (v1).
Thor last appeared in Avengers #138 (v1). Thor next appears in Avengers #140 (v1).
  The Scarlet Witch
The Scarlet Witch last appeared in Avengers #138 (v1). The Scarlet Witch next appears in Avengers #140 (v1).
  The Vision
The Vision last appeared in Avengers #138 (v1). The Vision next appears in Avengers #140 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  The Beast
The Beast last appeared in X-Men #94 (v1). The Beast next appears in Avengers #140 (v1).
Moondragon last appeared in Avengers #138 (v1). Moondragon next appears in Avengers #140 (v1).
Toad last appeared in Avengers #138 (v1). Toad next appears in Defenders #64 (v1).
  Patsy Walker
Patsy Walker last appeared in Amazing Adventures #15 (v2). Patsy Walker next appears in Avengers #140 (v1). She is only partially seen.
Whirlwind last appeared in Marvel Feature #9 (v1). Whirlwind next appears in Avengers Annual #6b.
Group Appearances
The Avengers
The Avengers last appeared in Avengers #138 (v1). The Avengers next appears in Avengers #140 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Mjolnir last appeared in Avengers #138 (v1). Mjolnir next appears in Avengers #140 (v1).
Iron Man Armor, Model 3
Iron Man Armor, Model 3 last appeared in Avengers #138 (v1). Iron Man Armor, Model 3 next appears in Avengers #140 (v1).
Quinjet last appeared in Avengers #138 (v1). Quinjet next appears in Avengers #140 (v1).
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Issue Review
   August 12, 2013
Basically a solo Yellowjacket/Henry Pym story. By-the-numbers stuff. Itís fine. It just didn't interest me very much. 5/10
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  Calthor Says:    
  2013-02-01 10:05:11  
  In regards to Henry Pym... "To Think HE Helped FOUND The Avengers!"

Yeah, Thor, it's something that makes all our heads ache in wonder now and then.

  john54542 Says:    
  2013-07-05 21:09:21  
  Thor getting angry over Moondragon was kinda lame, and check out that look on Beast's face lol!  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-07-19 01:17:20  
  Hehe, the cover says 'Prescription: Death!' and the inside says 'Prescription: Violence!', that is some seriously quick backpedaling.

Avengers is very good right now. Beast is awesome. Not keen on the dudes leching on Moondragon though. IM I get but not Thor.

  Drax Says:    
  2013-10-11 15:26:42  
  That issue was all over the place. As always since he's been inducted as a trainee, Beast steals the scene!  

  Neskit Says:    
  2015-01-06 19:11:03  
  I found this to be a pretty solid issue.  

  cotter2 Says:    
  2015-03-22 02:04:11  
  Sorry Whirlwind, I still remember when you were called the Human Top and I can not take you seriously. Don't worry, old Paste-Pot Pete is getting the same treatment.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-07-18 22:07:03  
  Took Pym long enough to figure out Charles' secret identity. Lawd have mercy...  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-07-25 17:14:33  
  "The super-biz is like that, though." You said that twice. Really Beast? Normally you are quite astute.  

  butters911 Says:    
  2016-01-12 16:07:26  
  I wish they had let Pym defeat Whirlwind. Beast punching him out at the last second was cheap.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2016-02-06 00:45:47  
  My guess is that, as foreshadowed, Pym is going to be in some medical distress next issue, so it was more important to set up the effects of his size-changes than it was to have him beat Windy. Plus YJ was alienating everyone, so I guess they wanted to show that he still had backup.
Who in the creative team did Moondragon piss off. She's in like 3 panels and has two lines in the first 14 pages. Is she hard to draw for some reason? Because even in the panels she is in, she is mostly hidden behind things or mostly off page. You pretty much only see her bald head and the top of her cloak.

  Vancelot Says:    
  2016-02-14 17:50:23  
  In which issue does Moondragon sue the Avengers for Sexual harassment?  

  MattDog37 Says:    
  2016-10-05 21:13:57  
  Didn't Reed Richards remove the time machine from Doom's castle? If so, why did Iron Man and Moondragon go to Doom's castle to check it out? That time machine is so hard to keep tabs on!  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2017-02-01 23:01:14  
  The second half offsets the excessive jumping around of the first part. The art is pretty spartan here. Tuska is usually a bit better than this?  

  HeffElf Says:    
  2017-10-13 02:39:22  
  I totally cracked up at Beast's, "The super hero biz is like that," comments! Comedy gold!
Sad to see the Whirlwind will be back.

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-11-28 10:03:23  
  The Beast is the best.  

  Russ Says:    
  2018-01-03 18:56:43  
  Not caring that much for Yellowjacket right now. His size-changing issues are nothing new, but having it be the cause of some direct medical stress might be worth a look. However, he still hasn't won much respect in the fact that he couldn't finish the job against a D-lister like Whirlwind. And he looked especially foolish when the Beast dropped Whirlwind with one shot. Yeah, I know this is being a bit harsh on Pym but we all know he's not exactly playing with a full deck here.

Wasn't it obvious that Iron Man took Moondragon on that venture to Doom's castle just to get into her uniform? He could never have gotten away with it in the Baxter Building!

3 stars, and kudos to Englehart who finally ended a years-long subplot that went on way too long.

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2018-03-14 07:38:15  
  Interesting, there are threads here that continue to this day and were addressed in the latest Wasp series.

Three stars.

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