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525: Avengers #30 (v1)

" Frenzy in a Far-Off Land! "
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Avengers #30 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, Don Heck
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Don Heck
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: July 1966
Release Date: May 1966
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 634                 Times Rated: 355
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Tales of Suspense #85a (v1)
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Avengers #31 (v1)
Fantastic Four #52 (v1)
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Distraught at his inability to change size, Goliath leaves for South America seeking the aid of a former colleague, where he is caught in a power struggle. Back in New York, Hawkeye scuffles with a couple of returning villains and reconnects with an old flame.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Tales of Suspense #81b (v1). Captain America next appears in Avengers #31 (v1).
Hawkeye last appeared in Avengers #29 (v1). Hawkeye next appears in Avengers #31 (v1).
Quicksilver last appeared in Avengers #29 (v1). Quicksilver next appears in Avengers #31 (v1).
  The Scarlet Witch
The Scarlet Witch last appeared in Avengers #29 (v1). The Scarlet Witch next appears in Avengers #31 (v1).
Goliath last appeared in Avengers #29 (v1). Goliath next appears in Avengers #31 (v1).
Wasp last appeared in Avengers #29 (v1). Wasp next appears in Avengers #31 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Prince Rey
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Prince Rey in the mainstream continuity. Prince Rey next appears in Avengers #31 (v1).
  Franz Anton
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Franz Anton in the mainstream continuity. Franz Anton next appears in Avengers #31 (v1).
  Black Widow
Black Widow last appeared in Avengers #29 (v1). Black Widow next appears in Avengers #32 (v1).
  The Swordsman
The Swordsman last appeared in Avengers #29 (v1). The Swordsman next appears in Tales of Suspense #88b (v1).
  Power Man
Power Man last appeared in Avengers #29 (v1). Power Man next appears in Tales of Suspense #88b (v1).
  Keeper of the Flame
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Keeper of the Flame in the mainstream continuity. Keeper of the Flame next appears in Avengers #31 (v1).
Group Appearances
The Avengers (Roster V)
The Avengers last appeared in Avengers #29 (v1). The Avengers next appears in Avengers #31 (v1).
Chinese Military
Chinese Military last appeared in Avengers #29 (v1). Chinese Military next appears in Avengers #41 (v1).
This is the first appearance by Doradians in the mainstream continuity. Doradians next appears in Avengers #31 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Tales of Suspense #81b (v1). Captain America's Shield next appears in Avengers #31 (v1).
Hawkeye's Bow
Hawkeye's Bow last appeared in Avengers #29 (v1). Hawkeye's Bow next appears in Avengers #31 (v1).
Powered Sword
Powered Sword last appeared in Avengers #29 (v1). Powered Sword next appears in Avengers Annual #1.
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  Webslinger Says:    
  2012-12-16 03:59:35  
  I can't explain why myself, but I liked this, even if Goliath's subplot was somewhat improvised..  

  Kokixo Says:    
  2013-01-30 13:59:58  
  So, Tony Stark's jet bike has an infinite range, because it's speed recharges it. Stan, why didn't you tell us that you found a perpetual motion device back in the 60's? The worlds problems are solved! (Now, really Stan? What was your grade in Physics?)

  Kokixo Says:    
  2013-01-30 14:51:07  
  Isn't Power man supposed to be a copy of Wonder man? He is mighty weak in the few issues he appeared in lately. And if he's gonna be Atlas, he's got a lot of powering up to do.

  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-06-02 12:30:16  
  Time to make my least favorite character Plantman again and give Hawkeye a break. His contrition is endearing.  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-07 18:58:53  
  Cap needs to get a grip on his group. The only ones with him at this point are Hawkeye and Wasp.  

  Garfieldicus Says:    
  2013-10-24 00:25:15  
  "You're not wearing a moustache and you've got wavy hair so you must be a good guy"? Wat?  

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-01-07 04:52:56  
  Talk about team drama...... Cap what the hell, Man...... the Brother/sister act are having issues....... Goliath is borderline acting like the Hulk, with how eradic his personality and decision amking has become cause of his 'out-of-control' power..... you are being strung along on a leash by his overly-dramaticly worried girlfriend...... and Hawkeye's trying to date a supervillian.......  

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-01-26 05:38:30  
  My favorite Avengers issue so far, genuinely interested in all of the plots going on, including curiosity as to what's going on with the power twins. Great to see Stark finally getting around to creating a perpetual energy device. In the movies he does it in a cave the first time out. Now if only he can modify it to work with his suit in the comics so we no longer have to deal with him looking for a power outlet lest he die.  

  scottyjrules Says:    
  2014-05-18 22:43:28  
  Nice to see Hawkeye get a chance to shine, not to mention the first glimpses of Hank Pym's darker side...  

  aramina Says:    
  2014-06-11 17:38:44  
  If this had just been the Black Widow storyline I would have rated it so much higher, but that everything that took place in South America was just painful to read.  

  marvelcomicslover Says:    
  2014-08-11 00:16:58  
  After that long run of Iron Man, it was nice to read something different. I like the Avengers because of all the different super powered heroes on the team and the different personalities.

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-23 19:41:59  
  Many different plot lines happening at once, love it! And please please please let this mean what I think it means re: the Black Widow!!!

4 stars.

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2014-09-29 12:17:10  
  The mere fact that Wasp isn't in the character heads on the cover says how useful she is.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-10-05 19:56:26  
  3 stars for the Black Widow and Her Amazing Friends!!!

Cover Me - @MattzLadd: At least she made it on the main part of the cover!

No More Mutants - The Wonder Twins losing their powers came out of left field!

Turbulence - The new Jet Sled is cool and all, but wouldn't the Jet Cruiser been better? New York to the Andes is quite a trip you know!

Grasshopper - Finally, the showdown between the arrow and the blade!!!

H Rider Haggard - I had to look him up, and it makes sense since he wrote the Allan Quartermain Series!

Keeper Of The Lame - I wouldn't trust him with a lighter; much less the Flame of Life!!!

'Nuff Said - "I want to, Natasha! Oh, how I want to...!"-Horny Hawkeye

  Johnny Darkness Says:    
  2014-11-01 05:25:17  
  That's Black Widow?!?!  

  Bramwell Says:    
  2014-12-24 15:46:48  
  Cap's Avengers are a complete clusterfuck. His leadership skills are lacking. This is the first glimpse I'm getting of how messed up Pym is. I know this gets important to the whole MU but I dont know the story so this is interesting  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-07-01 05:56:35  
  Interesting issue, in terms of the number of sudden sub-plots going on, but its execution wasn't the greatest.

I had to look up H. Rider Haggard, and I'll admit I'm ashamed I had no idea he's the guy who wrote the "King Solomon's Mines" series, and basically defined the "Lost World" genre so heavily borrowed by every author since (most notably in Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Tarzan" books, which I grew up reading!) So, thanks for the reference, Stan.

Weird that Tony would make an over-sized jet cycle that just happened to fit a 10-foot-tall rider. I also like how Hank reads about his old mentor, Dr. ANT-on (heh) being in South America, and jumps on the jet cycle and says "all I have to do is keep flying south!" and lands literally at the guy's front door. Did Tony invent GPS too?!?

And finally, Stan painted himself into such a corner with Hawkeye, it's taken multiple issues for him to redeem himself. Okay, we get it, we get it! Let's move on.

  Vancelot Says:    
  2015-07-18 00:22:34  
  Some good ideas are there, but it just didn't quite click.  

  skabeaters Says:    
  2016-01-21 22:06:31  
  I'd rather have Hank's problem than Ben Grimm's.  

  MJJMayor Says:    
  2016-02-04 23:04:23  
  I was actually pretty impressed that during the Hawkeye fight, many actions were not spoken out loud. I've gotten so used to just reading the speech bubbles that I had to go back and look at the panel to see "when did he throw his bow at her?" or "when did he drop his arrows?".  

  Russ Says:    
  2016-09-18 17:58:21  
  Hank did the right thing. The commercials always said to see a doctor after four hours.....oh wait, wrong kind of growth.

Hawkeye's fight sequence was cool, although Cap should've had a backup plan to bail him out just in case, because the Widow, Swordsman and Power Man together were giving the entire team fits, let alone one guy with an admittedly high skill set but no powers.

And Hawkeye? Don't buy the brainwashing line. It's a trap!

  Aldous Says:    
  2016-11-11 10:39:32  
  I gotta say, for the first time I feel like Stan's doing an amazing job of juggling so many storylines in a single issue while still keeping me engaged for all of them. It helps that we're finally starting to see some honest growth (for better or worse) out of a lot of these characters.  

  kungfufan @ Locust75 (original post):    
  2016-11-30 00:45:11  
  Your Nuff said alone deserves a thumbs up! Lol!  

  kungfufan @ Raistlin903 (original post):    
  2016-11-30 00:45:59  
  With that much drama, it could almost be teen drama rather than team drama...  

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-07-03 13:35:59  
  I suspect that the Jet Bike isn't perpetual motion but since its stuck on a planet that is only 24,901 miles in circumference, that there isn't a spot on it where entropy would finally catch up to it.  

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2018-01-18 01:58:54  
  • That's my line "Don't fret, big man! Try Ice-Blue Secret... It'll keep you cool and fresh!" (Hawkeye) Ha! Cool, Calm and Protected! I wonder if Marvel got paid for that product placement!

  • That's my line too "I know I'm not Rock Hudson, but I didn't think that I was that hard to look at!" (Goliath)

  • That's my line, the third "Okay! You're not wearing a moustache... and you've got wavy hair... so you must be a good guy!" (Goliath) - Take that, Tony Stark!

  • Plan S was so ridicule it made me laugh!

  • A machine whose own speed recharges its generators? I had decided to be Zen and stop bothering with Stan pseudoscience, but when I read such crap, I just want to throw something sharp at someone! So much for my zenitude now! Well if you're going to have Stark invent this miracle device, at least be consistent with yourself and have him build an Iron Man armor around it to finally get that annoying power problem out of the way.

  • Also, who in their right mind would want to travel all the way to South America standing on this machine, subject to all kinds of weather, not to mention the friction of the air, because this thing must be flaying very fast. It's an exploit that Goliath was even able to keep his mask on.

  • At last, Hawkeye has realized what a douche he's been since he joined the team and makes an effort to redeem himself! I hope this means the end of the constant bickering in the group!

  • Despite the crappy science, I loved this story which opens to several promising sub-plots: Goliath and the Flame of Life, the return of the Black Widow and her love interest with Hawkeye, Pietro and Wanda in a quest to recover their powers in Europe. 4 stars.

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   January 31, 2018 TStarnes Added Powered Sword listing.
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes Added Hawkeye[appost]s Bow listing.
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes
   January 15, 2018 Urgat
   November 22, 2017 TStarnes
   November 20, 2017 TStarnes
   November 19, 2017 TStarnes
   November 10, 2017 TStarnes Added Captain America[appost]s Shield listing.
   June 9, 2017 fragsel Added Doradians to the issue.
   May 24, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Keeper of the Flame.
   May 24, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Keeper of the Flame.
   May 24, 2016 fragsel Added Chinese Military to the issue.
   September 30, 2014 fragsel Added Franz Anton to the issue.
   January 16, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Power Man.
   December 4, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Wasp.
   December 4, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Henry Pym.
   December 4, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for The Scarlet Witch.
   December 4, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Quicksilver.
   December 4, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Hawkeye.
   December 4, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Captain America.
   May 26, 2013 TStarnes Updated the listing for The Avengers.
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