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1097: Avengers #72 (v1)

" Did You Hear The One About Scorpio? "
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Avengers #72 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Sal Buscema, Sam Grainger
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: Sal Buscema
Inkers: Sam Grainger
Colourists:
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: January 1970
Release Date: November 1969
Story Arc: -
Pages: 21
Cover Price: $0.15
Times Read: 392                 Times Rated: 232
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Avengers #71 (v1)
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #15 (v1)
Avengers #72 (v1)
Amazing Spider-Man #78 (v1)
Amazing Spider-Man #79 (v1)
1095: Avengers
#71 (v1)
1096: Nick Fury, ...
#15 (v1)
 
1098: Amazing Spi...
#78 (v1)
1099: Amazing Spi...
#79 (v1)
 
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City officials begin missing and the Avengers decide to investigate. At a meeting, Scorpio blows up the room and captures the team. This leads to an unveiling of the group Scorpio has been a part of since he began his attacks on S.H.I.E.L.D.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Avengers #71 (v1). Captain America next appears in Captain America #121 (v1).
     
  Goliath
Goliath last appeared in Avengers #71 (v1). Goliath next appears in Avengers #73 (v1).
     
  Yellowjacket
Yellowjacket last appeared in Avengers #71 (v1). Yellowjacket next appears in Avengers #73 (v1).
     
  The Wasp
The Wasp last appeared in Avengers #71 (v1). The Wasp next appears in Avengers #73 (v1).
     
  The Vision
The Vision last appeared in Avengers #71 (v1). The Vision next appears in Avengers #73 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Rick Jones
Rick Jones last appeared in Captain Marvel #19 (v1). Rick Jones next appears in Captain Marvel #20 (v1).
     
  Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel last appeared in Captain Marvel #19 (v1). Captain Marvel next appears in Captain Marvel #20 (v1).
     
  Dum Dum Dugan
Dum Dum Dugan last appeared in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #15 (v1). Dum Dum Dugan next appears in Captain America #123 (v1).
     
  James Woo
James Woo last appeared in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #12 (v1). James Woo next appears in Godzilla #1.
     
  Gabriel Jones
Gabriel Jones last appeared in Iron Man #16 (v1). Gabriel Jones next appears in Captain America #174 (v1).
     
Villains
  Nick Fury
Nick Fury last appeared in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #15 (v1). Nick Fury next appears in Captain America #121 (v1).
     
  Taurus
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Taurus in the mainstream continuity. Taurus next appears in Avengers #77 (v1).
     
  Libra
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Libra in the mainstream continuity. Libra next appears in Iron Man #35 (v1).
     
  Pisces
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Pisces in the mainstream continuity. Pisces next appears in Avengers #120 (v1).
     
  Gemini
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Gemini in the mainstream continuity. Gemini next appears in Astonishing Tales #8b (v1).
     
  Aries (Marcus Lassiter)
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Aries (Marcus Lassiter) in the mainstream continuity. Aries (Marcus Lassiter) next appears in Avengers #82 (v1).
     
  Capricorn
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Capricorn in the mainstream continuity. Capricorn next appears in Iron Man #35 (v1).
     
  Aquarius
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Aquarius in the mainstream continuity. Aquarius next appears in Iron Man #35 (v1).
     
  Virgo
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Virgo in the mainstream continuity. Virgo next appears in Avengers #120 (v1).
     
  Sagittarius
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Sagittarius in the mainstream continuity. Sagittarius next appears in Iron Man #35 (v1).
     
  Cancer
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Cancer in the mainstream continuity. Cancer next appears in Avengers #120 (v1).
     
  Leo
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Leo in the mainstream continuity. Leo next appears in Avengers #120 (v1).
     
  Scorpio
Scorpio last appeared in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #5 (v1). Scorpio next appears in Defenders #46 (v1). This is a flashback appearance.
     
 
Group Appearances
The Avengers (Roster XII)
The Avengers last appeared in Avengers #71 (v1). The Avengers next appears in Avengers #73 (v1).
   
     
S.H.I.E.L.D.
S.H.I.E.L.D. last appeared in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #15 (v1). S.H.I.E.L.D. next appears in Captain America #122 (v1).
   
     
Zodiac
This is the first appearance by Zodiac in the mainstream continuity. Zodiac next appears in Avengers #82 (v1).
   
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Life Model Decoys
Life Model Decoys last appeared in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #15 (v1). Life Model Decoys next appears in Captain America #132 (v1).
     
Zodiac Key
Zodiac Key last appeared in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (v1). Zodiac Key next appears in Avengers #82 (v1).
 
     
Nega-Bands
Nega-Bands last appeared in Captain Marvel #19 (v1). Nega-Bands next appears in Captain Marvel #20 (v1).
   
     
Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Avengers #71 (v1). Captain America's Shield next appears in Captain America #121 (v1).
 
     
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Issue Review
 
bastos
   February 24, 2014
I liked it. Quite a bit. Of course, I am comparing it in many ways to some of the garbage that I have read as of late - still on my chronological ordering right now. But many of these things were pretty cool. Well, except the inclusion of the LMD thing. Those are terrible. But even so, much of that was either quickly brushed aside, or put away. It's when the story feels like it has to dwell on it - and explain what's going on that the weakness of knowledge really sticks out.

The two page spread of the entirety of the team was great, and has been used even today to keep the team going. Of course, I first loved them way back when the Zodiac - or what the Zodiac had become - appeared in the West Coast Avengers. Most of the characters were cool. Some were a little hokey - like Cancer the Crab. But what the heck is Capricorn supposed to be with the horns and green? And his name is Willard?

Cool that Fury infiltrated the team - and inserted himself as Scorpio. Scorpio's costume is rather amazing. And good to see some Rick Jones development - and connection with Captain Marvel, too. Liked the thing. Quite a bit.
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-02-17 14:51:56  
  I like the concept of The Zodiac 'syndicate' or whatever it is, however, the execution was very sub par in my opinion. It had a very campy feel to it that I would normally only associate with Daredevil. Disappointing after a recent run of stellar issues.  
 
 

  chrys Says:    
  2013-05-24 21:59:53  
  Those red dots on the map on page 15 are supposed to mark the capitals of major nations... Except some of them are located in places where there are no capital cities at all.  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-22 13:30:26  
  Looks like a hurried attempt to clean up after the cancelled SHIELD book. Zodiac will be back in a better story later in the run.
Captain Marvel would have made a nice fit in the Avengers.
 
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-11-03 13:52:15  
  I guess they had to finish the Shield story since it got canned.  
 
 

  j52y Says:    
  2014-11-23 01:07:40  
  Refereced:
Nick Fury, Agent of Shield #1, 5, 15
Captain America #115-119
 
 
 

  Anonymous Says:    
  2014-11-26 11:01:21  
  It was only for a second, but it was nice to see that the wasp could still fight and not just be a freaking damsel.... also, I still hate rick.  
 
 

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-19 10:18:33  
  Rick and Nick in an Avengers comic...it's like crapping and puking into a gourmet meal.  
 
 

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2015-07-27 10:30:35  
  I just noticed the YJ symbol has a Y and a J in it, AND it looks like an insect. Good job, whoever designed that.  
 
 

  owenneil Says:    
  2015-08-06 12:14:35  
  What happened to the Black Knight? Didn't they make him an Avenger last issue?  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-10-30 18:09:12  
  4 stars for the 1st app of Zodiac!!! I always thought they were cool; even with all of the different variations through the years! I also felt that they would've been a good rival for the Hellfire Club!!!

Splash - If only there wasn't giant words on top of the building. So, that Cap and Rick wouldn't have run into each other!

Partners - Still odd how Cap brushes off Rick...

Round Table - I like the new chairs and table!

Across The Pond - @owenneil: Black Knight is an Avenger, but resides in England. Only helping out when needed!

Two Timer - Why would Rick be snooping around to see if Fury needed a sidekick?? When he's already Cap Marvel's sidekick???

Group Photo - Great introduction of Zodiac! Although, some of their costumes are a little rough...

Nag - I wish that I had a LMD for when my wife starts yapping!!!

'Nuff Said - "Getting...so warm...!"-Wondrous Wasp
 
 
 

  ViolentPhlegm Says:    
  2016-07-26 16:53:20  
  LMD again. Lame.  
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-10-25 05:49:10  
  I don't think I would have been so hasty putting symbols on the chairs if I were Tony Stark, not while Hank Pym is getting one of them.  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2016-12-19 12:50:27  
  Lame Model Decoy. I had to be right about that.

Still, I guess there was no other way they could've resolved SHIELD #15 after the book was canceled on a cliffhanger. This story did have a sort-of rushed and cobbled together feel to it. It came out about three months after the SHIELD story.

I do like the concept of the Zodiac, even if they seemed a little cartoonish here. If SHIELD hadn't canceled, this group might've helped it go for awhile longer. Who knows? Still, Zodiac's future appearances will be much improved over this outing.

3 stars. Given the circumstances behind the story, it could've been a lot worse.
 
 
 

  benmason486 Says:    
  2017-08-15 12:22:15  
  Zodiac is an interesting concept for a group of criminals. While it was unexceptional in its execution in this issue, it could make for an interesting team to fight the Avengers in later issues. I hope it does well.

This whole "we Avengers don't know each others' secret identities" is asinine at best. I don't understand the logic behind it.
 
 
 

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-10-10 12:31:13  
  A little Captain Marvel, a little Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD, a bit of Ant-Man saving the day and a bit of Wasp actually doing something constructive in a fight.

Three stars!
 
 
 

 
 
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Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Volume 3
 
This collection includesAvengers #72 (v1), Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 (v1), Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #5 (v1), Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #6 (v1), Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #7 (v1), Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #8 (v1), Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #9 (v1), Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #10 (v1), Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #12 (v1), Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #13 (v1), Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #14 (v1), Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #15 (v1)
     
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   February 11, 2018 Urgat
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes Added Captain America[appost]s Shield listing.
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes Added Nega-Bands listing.
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes Added Zodiac Key listing.
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   October 2, 2017 fragsel Added Life Model Decoys listing.
   June 12, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Captain Marvel.
   March 24, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Damian Link.
   March 24, 2016 fragsel Added Damian Link to the issue.
   January 11, 2014 Robareid Updated the listing for Nick Fury.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Scorpio.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Gabriel Jones.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for James Woo.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Dum Dum Dugan.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Leo.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Cancer.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Sagittarius.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Virgo.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Aquarius.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Capricorn.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Aries (Marcus Lassiter).
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Gemini.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Pisces.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Libra.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Taurus.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Nick Fury.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for The Vision.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for The Wasp.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Henry Pym.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Hawkeye.
   September 6, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Captain America.
   May 26, 2013 TStarnes Updated the listing for The Avengers.
     
 
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