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882: Avengers #56 (v1)

" Death Be Not Proud! "
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Avengers #56 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists:
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: George Klein
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: September 1968
Release Date: July 1968
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 477                 Times Rated: 272
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Silver Surfer #3b (v1)
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #5 (v1)
Avengers #56 (v1)
Avengers  Annual #2
Captain America #106 (v1)
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#3b (v1)
881: Nick Fury, A...
#5 (v1)
883: Avengers
#2 Annual
884: Captain Amer...
#106 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
Cap decides to take the Avengers on a stroll down memory lane by time traveling to WW II where Bucky died.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Hawkeye last appeared in Avengers #55 (v1). Hawkeye next appears in Avengers Annual #2.
Goliath last appeared in Avengers #55 (v1). Goliath next appears in Avengers Annual #2.
  The Wasp
The Wasp last appeared in Avengers #55 (v1). The Wasp next appears in Avengers Annual #2.
  The Black Panther
The Black Panther last appeared in Avengers #55 (v1). The Black Panther next appears in Avengers Annual #2.
Supporting Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Captain America #105 (v1). Captain America next appears in Avengers Annual #2. There are two versions of Cap in this issue. Modern and 1944 Captain America.
Bucky last appeared in Tales of Suspense #71b (v1). Bucky next appears in Captain America #109 (v1).
  Baron Zemo
Baron Zemo last appeared in Avengers #21 (v1). Baron Zemo next appears in Captain America #168 (v1).
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The Avengers (Roster IX)
The Avengers last appeared in Avengers #55 (v1). The Avengers next appears in Avengers Annual #2.
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Time Platform
Time Platform last appeared in Fantastic Four #34 (v1). Time Platform next appears in Marvel Super-Heroes #20 (v1).
Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Captain America #105 (v1). Captain America's Shield next appears in Avengers Annual #2.
Hawkeye's Bow
Hawkeye's Bow last appeared in Avengers #55 (v1). Hawkeye's Bow next appears in Avengers Annual #2.
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  Calthor Says:    
  2012-07-17 00:49:01  
  I would fall asleep on the job too, Jan. Whiny Cap and his obsession... :P  

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2013-06-25 04:24:38  
  J.Buscema style that everybody loves, especially me!(4+++)  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-18 16:43:01  
  Why is the Cap story in Avengers better than in his own title?  

  Robareid Says:    
  2013-08-20 10:34:48  
  Colorful Zemo!  

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-08-10 16:04:59  
  Christ Jan, you had 1 freakin job! Not to press the "Make Everyone Solid in the Past and Screw up History" Button!!  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-10-07 11:27:46  
  Anyone else have the sudden urge to call Wayne Brady so he can choke-a-beeyotch?  

  Anonymous Says:    
  2014-11-01 05:27:08  
  How many names can they think of for freakin Goliath/ ant man/ giant man/ Henry Pym/ High Pockets? T'challa called him tall socks in this issue.  

  Anonymous Says:    
  2014-11-01 06:06:26  
  It's disappointing that the most impressive woman in the Marvel universe at this time is one that doesn't even have powers (agent 13 in Caps solo comic) and the so called "super" women are idiots.  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-02 00:11:13  
  I felt like Jan reading this issue. A real yawn-fest.  

  SmokyB Says:    
  2015-03-08 19:43:25  
  So Reed Richards just left a time machine hanging around?  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-05-17 11:56:26  
  Just 2 stars for Cap reliving the good ol' days!!

Splash - Way better splash page than the cover!

Deep Thoughts - So, Cap normally collects his thoughts...standing behind tapestries!?

Time Paradox - @SmokyB: Remember DOOM originally left it at his castle way back in FF #5. The FF used it, but didn't take it in FF #19. Reed finally moves it to the Baxter in FF #23. Only to move it back to DOOM's castle for some reason before this issue...

No Prize - The placement of the last speech bubble makes it look like both soldiers are named Sam! (p14,p4) Also, in three panels Sam is used five times...

Winter Soldier - If only Cap & and the gang would've stuck around longer...

Redundant - Dr. Baron Zemo wants to steal the Allies drone plane. Even though he later leaves in a controllable V2 escape rocket!!??

'Nuff Said - "Besides, I've always wanted a first-hand look at the big one!"-Hawkeye to Cap

  Antifa Says:    
  2015-07-17 00:30:40  
  other than laughing when cap realizes halfway through that his plan is ludicrous and he asks himself why he did it, i did not enjoy this issue  

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-06-22 03:29:43  
  You know, because Cap hasn't been torturing himself enough over Bucky's death, better go back and watch it one more time.  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2016-10-05 18:05:01  
  Yet another long-forgotten plot device resurrected by Rascally Roy Thomas! So Doom just leaves his old castles derelict after each defeat? I would have thought he would have moved back into this one after the Silver Surfer destroyed his other one. Head of State or no, it has to be expensive to keep building castles.

Also, I hate the term "Man Mountain."

And first appearance/use of the "Fastball Special!" Woohoo!

  Russ Says:    
  2016-10-29 16:49:32  
  "I won't fail, Hank....I promise you! How could I be careless....with your very lives at stake?" A few pages later "What's wrong with me? Can't fight off this sudden feeling of drowsiness.....if only this episode of Game of Thrones didn't suck......" Oh Jan, you're silly!

So this is basically an expansion of the final adventure of Cap and Bucky as originally told in issue #4, adding a lot of details the original didn't tell. The part with Zemo wasn't all that bad, but the sequence where Jan caused the Avengers to materialize in the past....I thought that was really contrived and specific.

So, why wouldn't Doom have castles dotted around the globe. The guy's a despotic ruler with unlimited riches; of course he can afford it. I'm sure he's got a castle in every exotic far off spot he can: Latervia, upstate New York, England, France, Russia, downtown Pittsburgh, you name it!

So Cap wanted to know for sure if Bucky's dead. I know the guy's been tortured by that, but it seems a little OCD-creepy to me. Hasn't he been to a therapist to deal with survivor's guilt yet?

2 stars. The story was decent, but I have a hard time with Jan's little nap. Still, it appears to have set up the story in Annual #2 effectively enough.

  skabeaters Says:    
  2017-01-08 23:14:34  
  I fell asleep on the 'next' button so many times that I can't be mad at the Wasp.  

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-03-30 06:55:40  
  I can't believe that castle wasn't transported brick by brick.

I thought Cap was found frozen with his uniform and shield? I feel story should always take precedence over continuity but that bugs me

As far as filler issues go that wasn't bad

Sudden drowsiness my entire a**

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-08-10 11:28:22  
  I think Mr. Buscema was taking a cue from Mr. Steranko on that Opening splash page.  

  Urgat Says:    
  2017-10-28 12:44:19  
  At first I was afraid, i was petrified...

I did not want another retelling of a WWII Story even if it is one of the if not THE most important part of Cap's History

But in the End I did enjoy this time travel queit a bit. Mainly because the Avengers solidified and there was some action...
But I wonder, is not ANY change in History having an effect on the present (or future from that point of time (in the past))... There was this little nod to Avengers Annual (or 1968 Special as called then)...


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Essential Avengers, Volume 3
This collection includesAvengers #47 (v1), Avengers #48 (v1), Avengers #49 (v1), Avengers #50 (v1), Avengers #51 (v1), Avengers #52 (v1), Avengers #53 (v1), Avengers #54 (v1), Avengers #55 (v1), Avengers #56 (v1), Avengers Annual #2, Avengers #57 (v1), Avengers #58 (v1), Avengers #59 (v1), Avengers #60 (v1), Avengers #61 (v1), Avengers #62 (v1), Avengers #63 (v1), Avengers #64 (v1), Avengers #65 (v1), Avengers #66 (v1), Avengers #67 (v1), Avengers #68 (v1)
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Date User Name Update
   March 15, 2018 logan49 Added Hawkeye[appost]s Bow listing.
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes Added Captain America[appost]s Shield listing.
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes Added Time Platform listing.
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   November 27, 2017 Urgat
   November 20, 2017 TStarnes
   December 4, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Captain America.
   December 4, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for The Black Panther.
   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.
   May 26, 2013 TStarnes Updated the listing for The Avengers.
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