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574: Avengers #35 (v1)

" The Light That Failed! "
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Avengers #35 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Don Heck
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: Don Heck
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: December 1966
Release Date: October 1966
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 596                 Times Rated: 341
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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X-Men #27 (v1)
Avengers #34 (v1)
Avengers #35 (v1)
Avengers #36 (v1)
Avengers #37 (v1)
572: X-Men
#27 (v1)
573: Avengers
#34 (v1)
575: Avengers
#36 (v1)
576: Avengers
#37 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
The Living Laser intends to take over a country to show power, in hopes of impressing The Wasp enough to fall in love with him.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Avengers #34 (v1). Captain America next appears in Avengers #36 (v1).
Hawkeye last appeared in Avengers #34 (v1). Hawkeye next appears in Avengers #36 (v1).
Goliath last appeared in Avengers #34 (v1). Goliath next appears in Avengers #36 (v1).
  The Wasp
The Wasp last appeared in Avengers #34 (v1). The Wasp next appears in Avengers #36 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  William Foster
William Foster last appeared in Avengers #34 (v1). William Foster next appears in Avengers #41 (v1).
  The Black Widow
The Black Widow last appeared in Avengers #33 (v1). The Black Widow next appears in Avengers #36 (v1).
  Lucy Barton
Lucy Barton last appeared in Avengers #34 (v1).
  Living Laser
Living Laser last appeared in Avengers #34 (v1). Living Laser next appears in Avengers Annual #1.
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The Avengers (Roster V)
The Avengers last appeared in Avengers #34 (v1). The Avengers next appears in Avengers #36 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Avengers #34 (v1). Captain America's Shield next appears in Avengers #36 (v1).
Hawkeye's Bow
Hawkeye's Bow last appeared in Avengers #34 (v1). Hawkeye's Bow next appears in Avengers #36 (v1).
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  Webslinger Says:    
  2013-01-27 09:44:08  
  I was just expecting the worst of a continued story of the Living Laser, well, it turned out pretty ok thought.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-06-09 22:47:30  
  Roy Thomas, you have much to answer for.  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-11 19:10:29  
  It's plain that, first Stan and now Roy, have no idea how to make Hank Pym work as a character. That has to be the main reason for the constant shifting of his powers. His abilities change every few issues.  

  Anonymous Says:    
  2013-08-16 17:38:21  
  How'd cap get his shield back? Thought it was disintegrated last issue.  

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-01-15 23:01:10  
  and we have Goliath's powers changing again...... granted it was them being fixed, but can they just work how they are supposed to for more then five issues......... oh wait, that's right, nobaody knows how they work.......  

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-02-11 21:18:34  
  What a cop out on the "Big change in Goliath". Oh wow, he can change sizes again, after not being able to for a little while. I was honestly thinking maybe he'd accidentally kill the laser from being so worked up, but no that would actually give us a chance to explore these characters and what makes them tick.  

  sputnix Says:    
  2014-06-29 15:27:39  
  This is one of the worst written stories in the order so far.  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-08-19 13:05:21  
  Ant Man's back! I'm giving it three stars just for that, even though the story itself was pretty awful.  

  Rheavon Says:    
  2014-08-19 16:27:17  
  Living Laser shoots Pym. Wasp is upset thinking he is dead. Laser says nope! Hes still alive I only just stunned him, but it won't be for long. Soon I shall kill him!

Erm...just kill him?

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-29 16:06:28  
  Weird story. Very weird story. Can anyone confirm it deny that Stan Lee ever took a dew hits of acid, by a few, I mean like addicted to the stuff. 3 stars for creativity. A for effort. I think. Maybe...  

  Safis Says:    
  2014-09-15 18:25:43  
  Surely a "coming out party" would be something quite different nowadays, yes? hehe.  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2014-10-10 01:47:37  
  First appearance of the Statue of Liberty ;)  

  Durango55 Says:    
  2014-11-02 21:10:53  
  Ahhh... the infamous "Cap's shield gets disintegrated, but magically reappears a few pages later" story.

Lame plots on Don Heck's sketchy, uninspired art is making reading these Avengers issues a real slog...

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-11-08 10:22:42  
  Just 2 stars for the Living Laser taking his laser light show on the road. Take that Pink Floyd!!!

Shield Slinger - @Durang55: Yeah, it addresses it in a later letters page, but I'm not buying it! :)

Crazy In Love - Jeez, Hank shows his true colors when he said he should of let Cap & Hawkeye burn!!!

Banana Republic - Finally, a decent name for a country. Costa Verde means Green Coast as if you didn't know.

New Model - So far, Hawkeye has a Sonar Screech, Siren, and now a Banshee Arrow!

Calvary - Those Freedom Fighters showed up a little late to the party!!

'Nuff Said - "Honest, baby...a vacation spot it wasn't!"-Hawkeye

  g2thet Says:    
  2015-06-14 14:27:53  
  Not a fun one at all, especially for the first ish of the day.
2 Stars

  Shocker Says:    
  2015-07-01 01:32:33  
  Does Avengers ever start to be good? I'm tired of reading stories where they rescue the "wonderful" Wasp.  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-10-22 21:23:51  
  It would have been cool if the Living Laser's mammoth cannon was actually a cannon that shot out mammoths.

  Big Frank T Says:    
  2016-05-21 10:24:47  
  In this age there tends to be a high correlation between awful villain name and awful story  

  indypaul Says:    
  2016-07-03 22:55:48  
  Bad. Just bad. The reappearing shield thing is just so bogus.  

  Urgat @ Shocker (original post):    
  2016-09-16 09:32:06  
  I hope so...I hope so....*cower, try not to cry......cry a lot*  

  Judassiah Says:    
  2016-12-12 06:16:37  
  + Another Goliath issue. It's nice to see him working hard for the win.
+ Hawkeye did some decent work in this issue too.
+ Caramba!

+ Don Heck does some nice panel play in this issue. Yes, he's a sketchy artist, but we've seen the most imaginative panel layouts from him and only him so far.
+ Hawkeye and Black Widow are cute.
+ Roy Thomas enters the scene, and I hope to see more character development through him, as we have begun to see in the X-Men.

- The shield thing was bad.

2 stars. This story was an improvement from the last one, and honestly you gotta hand it to Roy Thomas for wrapping up a story he didn't start with some success.

  kungfufan Says:    
  2017-02-16 06:52:13  
  Anyone know the real reason behind keeping the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver out of the pages of the Avengers (but still in the upper left corner of the cover)? Is the answer a spoiler to some intricate subplot or is it down to something happening off the page in the Marvel Bullpen?  

  TonyRolloBrownTown Says:    
  2017-03-10 14:30:06  
  At first I read the Laser's voice as an ordinary Joe in my head, the moment he puts on that costume he's goddamn Skeletor.  

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-03-19 19:50:06  
  Bound in a tower awaiting the Living Laser's pleasure. #50shadesofassemble  

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-05-19 06:43:01  
  I think the shield thing is a consequence of the Marvel Method, along with Stan and Roy's compulsive need to explain the art. Don Heck didn't intend the shield to be disintegrated (though I'm not sure what he did intend), and I guess Roy didn't notice that it came back? You'd think the editor would catch that... ::shrug::

There's a lot to hate about this issue (from unnecessary stun lasers, to a lot of filler in the first attacK), but I kinda liked it. Hawkeye's still brash but less of a jerk, and Living Laser was a decent villain. I even gave it an extra star for ending the "whoa is me I'm 10 feet tall" arc.

  StrictSnow Says:    
  2017-11-06 05:04:20  
  Can I just take a moment to mention that I really hate Goliath's outfit. Wasp's has been nice from the get go, one of the best along with the iconic Cap, Spidey, Thor, and the FF at this point. But good God does Goliath look awful.  

  jakeisquite Says:    
  2017-11-10 14:46:06  
  I love how the laser jail turned from red lasers to yellow lasers at the start. Plus the shield thing as people mentioned. Seeing Goliath go back to normal size so quick was disappointing as well.  

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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 31, 2018 TStarnes
   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 29, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for William Foster.
   October 14, 2014 fragsel Added Lucy Barton to the issue.
   December 4, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for The 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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