Thursday, July 25, 2013

1971

(Conway/Smith)
The Stars My Destination:

The Kree-Skrull War
 
The Tragic Fate 
of Lady Dorma 

Captain America  
& the Falcon

Daredevil 
& the Black Widow


Enter:
The Defenders
The Man-Thing
The Squadron Supreme
Morbius, the Living Vampire
Jarella
Doc Samson
The Spy-Master
The Overmind

  • Four Avengers (Vision, Scarlet Witch, Goliath and Quicksilver) end up in a parallel dimension where they meet the Squadron Supreme (Nighthawk, American Eagle, Tom Thumb, Lady Lark, Hawkeye, Dr Spectrum, Hyperion and Whizzer) and battle the mutant Brainchild.
Avengers 85, 86
  • The consciousness-controlling, billion-soul Overmind menaces the Fantastic Four but is defeated with the aid of Dr. Doom and the alien Stranger.
Fantastic Four 113-116
  • The Sub-Mariner forms a brief alliance with the Hulk and the Silver Surfer to destroy a world-endangering weather device.
  • Namor marries Lady Dorma but it is revealed that it was actually the vengeful Llyra in disguise.  Sadly, Lady Dorma perishes saving Namor's life from Llyra's trap.
  • Namor reunites with his father, Captain MacKenzie.  Unfortunately MacKenzie dies when Llyra and Tiger Shark resurface. 
Sub-Mariner 
34, 35


36, 37, (38)

44-46
  • Kang the Conqueror sends the Hulk back to WW I where he meets the air-ace Phantom Eagle
  • When the Sandman uses Betty Ross' blood to expunge his radiation sickness, Betty is turned into glass.
  • Between the technology of Reed Richards, Charles Xavier and Tony Stark, the Hulk is subdued.  He is promptly captured by the ancient insect-like Psyklop, who shrinks the Hulk into a sub-atomic world where he meets and falls in love with the green-hued Princess Jarella. Unfortunately his peaceful stay in the micro-world is cut short when he is retrieved by Psyklop.
  • Psychiatrist Dr. Leonard Samson cures Banner of the Hulk, but uses residual gamma radiation to turn himself into a superhuman "Doc Samson".  Banner becomes jealous of the attention Samson gets from Betty Ross and becomes the Hulk again. 
  • The Enchantress changes Samantha Parrington into the Valkyrie to harass the Hulk at a "radical chic" fundraiser.
Incredible Hulk 135

138

AV 88, IH 140






141



142
  • Thor, Loki, Karnilla and the rest of Asgard resist apocalypse at the hand of Infinity, a corrupted specter of Odin, created by Hela, the Goddess of Death.
  • Hela walks the Earth in pursuit of Thor's living soul.
Thor 
184-188

189, 190
  • Iron Man encounters a new criminal mastermind determined to destroy Stark Enterprises, the Spy-Master.
  • Iron Man, Madame Masque, Daredevil and Nick Fury fight the evil influence of the alien Zodiac Key.
  • Kevin O'Brien dons Stark armor and becomes the Guardsman.  Later he becomes jealous of Tony and is killed while working for a Stark competitor.
Iron Man 
33, 34

IM 35, 
Daredevil 73
(IM 36)

IM 43-46, (47)
  • The Sam Wilson, as the Falcon, becomes Captain America's partner. 
  • Steve Rogers joins the NYPD as an undercover SHIELD agent to investigate disappearing officers.  
Captain America 133

139
  • The Red Skull attempts to invade Dr. Doom's nation of Latveria. 
  • Doom in turn invades Wakanda for its vibranium, but is discouraged by the Black Panther.
Astonishing Tales 
4, 5

6, 7
  • While Spider-Man battles the Green Goblin, his son Harry Osborne gets hooked on drugs.
  • Peter takes a drug which he thinks will take away his spider powers, but instead grows four extra arms. Looking for a cure, Peter meets (Michael) Morbius, the Living Vampire.  The Lizard surfaces and using Morbius' blood, cures Peter of his extra arms.
Amazing Spider-man 96-98 

100-102



  • Dr. Strange ends his retirement and forms the Defenders (w the Sub-Mariner and the Hulk) to save Earth from the other-dimensional scientist Yandroth.
Marvel Feature 1
  • The Black Widow enters Daredevil's life when she aids him against the Owl and the Scorpion.  They soon move to San Francisco for a time.
Daredevil 81, 87
  • The Man-Thing is created when scientist Ted Sallis injects an unstable "super-soldier" serum into himself and falls into the Nexus of All Realities, hidden in a Florida swamp.
Savage Tales 1
  • Rick Jones uses Reed Richards' Baxter Building portal to free Captain Mar-Vell from the Negative ZoneRonan the Accuser seizes control of the Kree Empire from the Supreme Intelligence.  Ronan captures Mar-Vell and the Avengers in the Arctic and unleashes a plan to de-evolve all human life. However the Kree-Skrull War becomes active and Ronan abandons his mission when the Skrulls invade Kree space. Wanda reveals feelings for the Vision. 
  • H. Warren Craddock, a disguised Skrull, turns the public against Mar-Vell and the Avengers.  The Avengers are tricked into disbanding.
  • The Super-Skrull (disguised as Carol Danvers) kidnaps Mar-Vell, Wanda and Quicksilver.  The remaining Avengers recapture the three Skrulls previously defeated by the Fantastic Four in 1962.
  • The Super-Skrull is able to find the Inhumans' Great Refuge and attempts to destroy the Kree-related race's home - but fails.  After being taken to the Skrull home-world, Mar-Vell is forced to begin developing an Omniwave weapon for the Skrull Emperor.
  • The Avengers journey to the Inhumans’ Great Refuge and disrupt Maximus' plan to aid Ronan's Kree rebel forces. Rick Jones is captured by a fleeing Kree ship and taken to Ronan.
  • The Skrulls desire to use Earth as a stepping stone to Kree space. Thor, Iron Man, Vision, Goliath and Captain America engage the Skrull space-fleet in near-Earth space.  When the battle goes badly for the Skrulls, the Skrull Emperor sends a planet-destroying missile towards Earth, with Goliath in pursuit.  Mar-Vell, still on the Skrull home-world, uses the Kree Omniwave to contact Rick Jones but the energy instead releases latent reality-altering powers (which the Supreme Intelligence claims are humanity's racial birthright). Rick uses this power to immobilize both Ronan's Kree forces and the Skrull fleet.  He and Mar-Vell are forced to re-combine in order to contain the new power.  The Kree Supreme Intelligence and the Skrull Princess Anelle take control of their respective empires.
Avengers 89-91







92


93




94




95



96, 97










(Lieber/Wood)

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