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526: Avengers #31 (v1)

" Never Bug a Giant! "
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Avengers #31 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Don Heck
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Don Heck
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: August 1966
Release Date: June 1966
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 623                 Times Rated: 348
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch retreat to their home country in an attempt to restore their failing powers. In the meantime, the remaining Avengers travel to The Forbidden Realm in search of Goliath and discover a power that threatens to destroy the earth!
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Avengers #30 (v1). Captain America next appears in Avengers #32 (v1).
Hawkeye last appeared in Avengers #30 (v1). Hawkeye next appears in Avengers #32 (v1).
Goliath last appeared in Avengers #30 (v1). Goliath next appears in Avengers #32 (v1).
Wasp last appeared in Avengers #30 (v1). Wasp next appears in Avengers #32 (v1).
Quicksilver last appeared in Avengers #30 (v1). Quicksilver next appears in Avengers #32 (v1).
  The Scarlet Witch
The Scarlet Witch last appeared in Avengers #30 (v1). The Scarlet Witch next appears in Avengers #32 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Prince Rey
Prince Rey last appeared in Avengers #30 (v1). Prince Rey next appears in Marvel Team-Up #26 (v1).
  Franz Anton
Franz Anton last appeared in Avengers #30 (v1).
  Keeper of the Flame
Keeper of the Flame last appeared in Avengers #30 (v1). Keeper of the Flame next appears in Marvel Team-Up #26 (v1).
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The Avengers (Roster V)
The Avengers last appeared in Avengers #30 (v1). The Avengers next appears in Avengers #32 (v1).
Doradians last appeared in Avengers #30 (v1). Doradians next appears in Incredible Hulk #240 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Avengers #30 (v1). Captain America's Shield next appears in Avengers #32 (v1).
Hawkeye's Bow
Hawkeye's Bow last appeared in Avengers #30 (v1). Hawkeye's Bow next appears in Avengers #32 (v1).
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  andyzh Says:    
  2012-07-12 10:23:29  
  Cleaver where Stan makes avengers fight both groups to stop the cobalt fire.  

  darkdragonne Says:    
  2012-08-25 05:20:59  
  Haha I died laughing at the ending.  

  Webslinger Says:    
  2012-12-16 21:54:08  
  I liked it that Goliath found few problems to walk through underground tunnels and passages and loved your line jfpj1991.  

  Robareid Says:    
  2013-06-29 12:23:51  
  A thinking flame? Using rays telepathically to protect itself? Are you fucking kidding me?  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-08 07:30:56  
  So that's where it came from...Stan became very enamored of the term "Keeper of the Flame". It kept popping up on letters pages and Bullpen Bulletins. And it came from such a weak story.  

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-01-09 00:09:12  
  the Avengers is so hit or miss at this point.......  

  Anonymous Says:    
  2014-04-26 10:35:45  
  So the prince of a south American tribe just happens to be blonde-haired and blue-eyed?  

  scottyjrules Says:    
  2014-05-19 12:42:04  
  In this issue I learned that explosions put out fire...  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-08-09 23:07:39  
  The only thing missing in that last panel was a dialog bubble from Goliath saying "D'oh!"  

  marvelcomicslover Says:    
  2014-08-11 00:18:36  
  This was pretty dry and kind of boring.
I liked what the doctor said at the end...neat.
Where the heck is Black Widow..?!?

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-23 20:59:45  
  I felt like this was a long, drawn out filler. I guess Doc Doom or Kang were on vacation. 2 stars.  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2014-09-29 16:02:04  
  Boring filler, though at least Pym can actually do something not useless for once.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-10-05 21:20:15  
  Just 2 stars for the Keeper vs. Prince Rey...yawn...

Splash - The Wasp lost her "W" on her head piece!

Round Mound Of Sound - Hawkeye mentions Al Hirt, and I recommend listening to his music to get through this issue!

'Nuff Said - "A cobalt toy that must be taken from you!"-Goliath

  Bramwell Says:    
  2014-12-25 02:51:14  
  Not good, and Stan's understanding of radioactive bombs is worse than mos of his science. That being said, the last panels were nice.  

  g2thet Says:    
  2015-06-07 02:12:04  
  The Scarlet Witch/ Quciksilver failing powers plot is stupid.

2 stars.

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-07-02 20:12:42  
  Ugh. The only thing that was good about this was the twist with the prince being just as power hungry as the Keeper.

And it looks like Wanda dyed her hair. Is that so readers can tell her apart from Janet??

  skabeaters Says:    
  2016-01-25 21:21:54  
  He'd better find this physicist Henry Pym character then!  

  indypaul Says:    
  2016-06-30 10:27:08  
  Story was a yawner, but a few milestones warrant two stars: Hawkeye's attitude is FINALLY bearable and b) Wasp FINALLY seemed useful!  

  Urgat @ Raistlin903 (original post):    
  2016-08-09 13:06:10  
  and this was a clear miss...  

  kungfufan @ scottyjrules (original post):    
  2016-11-30 01:05:45  
  Depending on the kind of explosion, that's actually true, as they can remove the oxygen from the vicinity of the fire (I saw it on TV so it must be true!)  

  kungfufan Says:    
  2016-11-30 01:07:23  
  I liked the ironic last line, but, based on the amount of times they mention it, this issue ought to have been called "The Awesome Power of Cobalt". Well, either that or "Check the Pecs: Goliath on Steroids".  

  Shioxus Says:    
  2017-05-22 22:08:52  
  At this point I'm skipping Daredevil, most of Hulk, and quite a few X-Men issues. While Iron Man, Thor, Sub-Mariner, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four remain my favorites. S.H.I.E.L.D, Captain America, and Dr Strange are tolerable but not great. Then we have the Avengers, which seems to be almost always bad but they are so iconic it feels wrong to skip them... and occasionally they have a good issue in there.  

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-07-03 13:47:37  
  One of the nice things about Avengers has been the growth of Hawkeye as a character. I liked his self-realization that if he's going to wisecrack that he should expect to take some heat himself.  

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2018-01-18 23:14:52  
  • That's my line – "Okay! All of you... reach for a cloud! And I mean now!" (Hawkeye) – I bet that overexcited South American police officer just could not wait to get home and tell his wife: "Lolita, guess what, you will néber beliebe me! Today I came face to face with the mighty Abényers!"

  • Of all the reasons why their powers would wane, the first that came Wanda's mind was that they were away too long from their home village. I don't know, but if I were a mutant, this would definitely not be my first conclusion. I would probably seek advice with Professor X. Or if the perspective of a mind wipe terrorizes me, I would ask Reed Richards if there may be a scientific explanation out there.

  • These guys don’t look like descendants from the Incas one bit. And given their chosen reclusion, we can rule out any ancestry that would involve blond Caucasian genes. So what with the Prince?

  • How ironic that Dr. Anton would refer Goliath to himself!

  • These stories are so, so much better now that the Avengers have stopped fighting each other all the time. And the Wasp's contribution was more than welcome. The ending with the cobalt flame threatening the planet was a bit over the top, but I did not mind that much because of the fun factor. 4 stars.

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Essential Avengers, Volume 2
This collection includesAvengers #25 (v1), Avengers #26 (v1), Avengers #27 (v1), Avengers #28 (v1), Avengers #30 (v1), Avengers #31 (v1), Avengers #32 (v1), Avengers #33 (v1), Avengers #34 (v1), Avengers #35 (v1), Avengers #36 (v1), Avengers #37 (v1), Avengers #38 (v1), Avengers #39 (v1), Avengers #40 (v1), Avengers #41 (v1), Avengers #42 (v1), Avengers #43 (v1), Avengers #44 (v1), Avengers Annual #1, Avengers #45 (v1)
Marvel Masterworks: Avengers, Volume 4
This collection includesAvengers #31 (v1), Avengers #32 (v1), Avengers #33 (v1), Avengers #34 (v1), Avengers #35 (v1), Avengers #36 (v1), Avengers #37 (v1), Avengers #38 (v1), Avengers #39 (v1), Avengers #40 (v1)
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Date User Name Update
   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 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.
   September 30, 2014 fragsel Added Franz Anton to the issue.
   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 Wasp.
   December 4, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Henry Pym.
   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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