Hey, hey! It's Avengers v1 #16, which means it's time for a line-up change! The Avengers rarely went too long without shuffling the team up, although this was one of the most pronounced:
It would have been quite cool to hide the fact that the new team was going to consist of former bad-guys, but since those are the only options left on the cover besides the original team, it ain't exactly a Sudoku puzzle.
Yeesh! I thought we were finished with Giant Man's horrible new costume, but there it is! The costume could be a super-villain all by itself.
Say, wasn't the team in the middle of fighting the Masters of Evil last issue? I guess we ought to wrap that up:
Yeah, let's just have them keel over in three panels. That should do it.
This is the most self-aware Jan will ever be. Please to enjoy.
Despite Cap walking away from Zemo's body at the end of last issue, we see that he has returned to give him a proper burial.
Whether or not Cap and Rick stole Zemo's shoes remains a mystery to this day.
It's always the people who do the least that bitch the most. Shut up, Jan.
Hawkeye swears to deliver lamer soliloquies than Captain America, even if it takes the rest of his life.
Meet the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver: Former enemies of the X-Men, hopeful Avengers, siblings, and two people with really awful hair. Blame it on mutation.
Are you still here, Rick? I thought I'd lost you at the airport. But since you're here - shut up.
This was quite the gutsy change of lineup. We went from three characters with their own successful series to three former villains, plus Cap. Hawkeye is correct that this would also take their power level way down as we go from Iron Man and Thor to an archer, a speedster, and some power the Scarlet Witch has that I still don't understand forty years later.
On the positive side, you can grow two live monsters in your house:
I have no idea what this could have been. Anyone out there know?
See you tomorrow!~