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Appearing in "The Golden History"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Agents of Atlas #1.

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Synopsis for "The Golden History"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Agents of Atlas #1.

In the late 1950's, The U.S. Government let FBI Special Agent Jimmy Woo forge a team of unlikely heroes: Together they stormed the fortress of a criminal mastermind to rescue President Eisenhower, and the group disbanded soon after. Now almost 50 years later, an unauthorized S.H.I.E.L.D. mission goes down in flames--and from the ashes arise forces from the GOLDEN AGE OF MARVEL!

Appearing in "Building the Army"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Agents of Atlas #2.

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Synopsis for "Building the Army"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Agents of Atlas #2.

S.H.I.E.L.D. digs deeper into the mystery of Jimmy Woo's golden age team to find out how one becomes a GORILLA MAN! What they find leads to the hidden location of the mind-clouding beauty VENUS.

Appearing in "The Dream Team"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Agents of Atlas #3.

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Synopsis for "The Dream Team"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Agents of Atlas #3.

Jimmy Woo's agents have all returned... and so has their greatest enemy, The Yellow Claw. Before they can face him, though, the team sets out to bring back one more hero of the Golden Age! Along the way we find out how Marvel Boy... got so weird.

Appearing in "Return of the Queen"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Agents of Atlas #4.

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Synopsis for "Return of the Queen"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Agents of Atlas #4.

"Most of us don't realize when we're experiencing pivotal history... Today I did. I knew I was witnessing the return of a legend." - S.H.I.E.L.D. Subdirector Derek Khanata, from his report on NAMORA. The Sea Monarch joins the AGENTS OF ATLAS as they take on an evil that looks to be deeper than the ocean itself!

Appearing in "The People's Leader"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Agents of Atlas #5.

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Synopsis for "The People's Leader"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Agents of Atlas #5.

Revelations show one of the team to be a double agent, and another something more horrific than their enemies. The Atomic Age alliance crumbles as the team has its own Civil War. The time to test the leadership of Jimmy Woo is here.

Appearing in "The Master Plan"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Agents of Atlas #6.

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  • Unnamed Warriors

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Synopsis for "The Master Plan"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Agents of Atlas #6.

And now, the showdown that's been building for 50 years: Jimmy Woo and his team go into the heart of the Atlas Foundation and face their oldest enemy. Prepare to learn secrets of The Human Robot and human civilization itself when you enter THE TEMPLE OF ATLAS!

Appearing in "The Coming of the Yellow Claw!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Yellow Claw #1.

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Synopsis for "The Coming of the Yellow Claw!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Yellow Claw #1.

The Chinese Communist High Command meets in Kunming, Yunman province. Their planned invasion of Formosa (Taiwan) has failed because of the American presence there. General Mao Sung suggests to General Chu that they recruit a "century-old mystic" he has heard about: the Yellow Claw. Accordingly, Mao takes a jeep to Tibet. When he asks the peasants how to find the Yellow Claw, though, they flee in terror.

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first appearance of the Yellow Claw (from GSMOKF reprint, 1974)

Mao finally meets someone who will talk to him: a young woman who introduces herself as Suwan, the Yellow Claw's grandneice. She leads him to a palace and vanishes. Mao ventures inside. The Yellow Claw already knows the purpose of Mao's visit; he agrees to go to America and pave the way for a Communist takeover of the world.

The Yellow Claw and Suwan travel to San Franciso's Chinatown and establish their base in a curio shop. And in Washington, DC, a young FBI agent named Jimmy Woo little suspects that he is about to get the case of his life....

Appearing in "I, the Robot"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Menace #11.

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  • M-11 (First appearance)

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  • Business Manager

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Synopsis for "I, the Robot"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Menace #11.

A brilliant professor has juts completed his latest invention, a robot that follows commands that are broadcast to it through a special frequency. The scientists business manager is pressuring the genius to sell the invention by the end of the month, telling him that it could easily earn them five million dollars, however the scientist declines as he will not release his invention to the world until he is sure it is operating perfectly.

Left to his work, the scientist activates his robot and orders it to pick up a chair through the special command microphone. The robot follows the orders perfectly, almost too perfectly, as after it picks up one chair it picks up another, and another. The scientist is upset that his creation is still not complete as it continues to follow it's instructed orders over and over. Seeing that there is room for improvement the scientist orders the robot back to its slab. The scientist then leaves to create an important regulator component that he believes will correct the error.

Later that night, the scientist's business manager breaks into the lab intent on taking the robot and selling it himself. Inspecting the robots inner workings the greedy business manager then takes the special command microphone and flees the lab. Later when the scientist returns to his lab with the completed regulator he begins to try to install it when suddenly the robot is ordered to kill the man in the room. The robot obeys the command and strangles his creator to death before he has time to install the device.

With the scientist dead, the business manager enters the room to collect the robot, but suddenly the robot attacks and strangles him to death as well. With both men dead, the robot walks out into the world to full fill the last order his was given: Kill the man in the room. It goes out to seek men in rooms to kill.

Appearing in "Venus Come to Earth"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Venus #1.

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  • Venus (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Venus Come to Earth"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Venus #1.

Venus tells the story about how she came to the planet Earth.... Having grown bored over her rule on the planet Venus, Venus decided that she wanted to know what it was like to live as an earthly woman on the planet Earth. She makes a wish and suddenly finds herself transported to New York City. Her sudden appearance and stunning beauty attracts an entire mob of people, including Whitney Hammond, publisher of Beauty Magazine. Hammond was fretting over how to keep his magazine in business when suddenly spotting Venus among the crowd. As a police officer begins hassling Venus about blocking traffic, Hammond acts quickly, claiming that the girl is one of his models for Beauty Magazine and the entire spectacle is a publicity stunt and that she will be appearing in the next month of Beauty Magazine.

Whitney then leads Venus into a taxi cab and asks her where she came from. Venus tries to explain that she is the goddess Venus and that she came from the planet of the same name, but Hammond does not believe her. When they arrive at the Beauty Magazine building, Whitney brings Venus to his office where she again tries to convince him that she comes from the planet, Venus. To try and prove this she tries to walk through the wall of his office but it doesn't work and Venus suddenly realizes that she does not have her powers while on Earth. Convincing her to be an exclusive model for Beauty Magazine, Whitney calls in his staff and introduces them to Venus. She meets Perry Palette the art direct, Clarence Snipe the editor, and Della Mason the secretary.

When Whitney explains that they are going to promote Venus as the "descendant" of the original Venus, Clarence scoffs the idea and resigns when Whitney gives him an ultimatum to follow his orders or quit. Stuck without an editor, Whitney mulls over who he will hire to fill the spot. Della vies for the position, but Whitney quickly decides to give Venus the job, much to Della's chagrin. With the decisions made, Whitney shows Venus her new office and then rushes out to get her some new clothes.

... Concluding her story, Venus thanks the stars for granting her wish and muses about how she finds Whitney Hammond handsome.

Appearing in "The Coming of Namora!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Marvel Mystery Comics #82.

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  • Namora's Father (Only appearance; dies)[1]
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Synopsis for "The Coming of Namora!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Marvel Mystery Comics #82.

A gang of crooks in a submarine are busy looking for Namor's undersea home while the hero is away on a mission in Asia in order to rob it of its wealth. They find an underwater city ruled that is living peacefully under their ruler and his daughter Aquaria Nautica Neptunia. The crooks dive down to the city and gun down everyone, seemingly killing all the undersea dwellers and robbing them of their valuables and flee.

Later, the Sub-Mariner is swimming by and decides to stop by the kingdom and sees the massacre. He is surprised when he finds Aquaria alive, and agrees to assist her on avenging the death of her father and his people. Aquaria decides to take on the alias Namora since she is working with Namor. Describing some of the attackers, Namor recognizes one of them as Stoop Richards. They go to a west coast prison and learn that Stoop was released from prison 3 months earlier. Knowing that Stoop is a notorious gambler, Namor suggests that they check out the gambling ship known as the "Blue Rose". Along the way, Namor suggests that if they get split up they meet at an island called Silver Rock. As it turns out, Stoop and some of the gang are intending to rob the Blue Rose as well. They are caught in the middle of their heist by both Namor and Namora who make short work on the crooks and tie them up.

However, before they can get them to talk about the massacre of Namora's people, the leader of the gang and more men arrive. They chloroform Namora and take her prisoner and knock Namor out, leaving him behind. When Namor revives he learns what happened to Namora and goes out looking for her. Coming across Silver Rock, he comes up with a plan to get the crooks to come to him. He goes to a local radio station and convinces the announcer to report a false story about Namor being in a coma and talking about an island full of jewels that "sparkle like silver". At the hideout of the gang, they hear this report. Namora realizes that it is a coded message from Namor telling her to get the crooks to Silver Rock. When they threaten her to reveal the location of the "jewels" she plays along, leading them to Silver Rock where Namor ambushes them and easily subdues the killers of Namora's people.

With no place to go, Namora is brought to the home of Betty Dean, who agrees to take Namora in. Namor then tells Namora that they will have more adventures in the future and departs.

Appearing in "Marvel Boy and the Lost World"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Marvel Boy #1.

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Synopsis for "Marvel Boy and the Lost World"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Marvel Boy #1.

A massive earthquake has caused an island to rise out of the Pacific ocean. Upon the islands discovery, the various nations of the world mobilize to try and lay claim to the new island in the hopes that they can claim any resources that might be found. However one group has beaten all others, the pirate crew led by Count Varron, a man without a country, whose ship was sailing the area just as the island rose out the ground. Varron gloats over his luck and how he managed to beat the rest of the world in claiming the island.

Meanwhile on the planet Uranus, Matthew Grayson observes the island rising out of the ocean on Earth through his telescope and decides that this is the opportunity to send his son, Robert back to Earth to be its champion. He calls in Robert and explains that in 1934 after his wife and daughter were killed by Nazis, he built an atomic powered rocket for him and his son to flee the Earth. In space, their ship was redirected to the planet Uranus where they were surprised to find people living there. Matthew and baby Robert were welcomed with open arms and Robert was raised as a Uranian, mastering their technology and developing telepathy. Giving his son arm bands that emit a powerful bright light and a ship to travel to and from Earth, Matthew warns his son that he must take special uranium pills to maintain his strength while on Earth. Dubbing his son Marvel Boy, Matthew and his assistant Denga watch as Robert flies his ship toward the planet Earth.

Back on Earth, Count Varron announces his dominion over the island, which he dubs Verronland and warns other nations to keep away. Just then Marvel Boy's ship lands on the island and the hero is attacked by Varron's men. Surprised by such hatred, Marvel Boy fights off the men and leaves in his ship to explore the island some more to make sure there are not other beings living on it that might suffer from Varron's evil. Marvel Boy spots a strange species of Fish People rising out of a cave on the island and greets them. He learns that 1200 years ago the island sank and the Fish People's ancestors developed the ability to breath under water. Suddenly Varron and his men arrive and attack, forcing the Fish People to flee back to their land. One of them, a female is taken hostage while Marvel Boy is fighting Varron's minions. Marvel Boy agrees to stop fighting if Varron lets the girl go and he and his men return to their ship. Varron agrees but he and his men secretly begin plotting to blow up the Fish People with TNT so they can claim the island for themselves. Marvel Boy then goes to the Fish People who warn him to stay away, telling them that they intend to return to the waters below to avoid the violence of the surface men.

Marvel Boy returns to the surface and meets with military officials who are arriving on the island when there is a sudden earthquake. Marvel Boy boards his ship and scouts around and spots Varron and his men setting off explosives. However instead of eliminating the Fish People, this causes the island to sink once more, drowning Varron and his men, ending their menace and the dispute over the island.

Appearing in "Gorilla Man"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Men's Adventures #26.

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  • Former Gorilla Man

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  • Ben

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This story is a reprint of the comic
Men's Adventures #26.

Ken Hale has been plagued night after night with nightmares about Gorilla Man. By day thoughts of the Gorilla Man plague his mind and so he decides to go see a doctor who finds that there is nothing wrong with him physically. He then goes to the library to see what he can learn but finds that there is only works of fiction about gorilla men. He also pays a visit to his explorer friend Bension, who tells him that there is a rumor about a half-man half-gorilla in a remote region of Africa.

This inspires Kent to take a trip out to Africa to locate the Gorilla Man. After saying goodbye to his girlfriend Lil he takes a ship to Africa. There he hires a group of natives to take him to the Gorilla Man. However, after a certain point the natives refuse to go any further, but suddenly Ken knows exactly where to find the Gorilla Man.

Ken travels deeper into the jungle and fends off danger until he finds the Gorilla Man. When he finally finds the half-man half-beast Ken raises his gun to shoot it, but suddenly gets the urge to fist fight it. Tossing his gun aside, Ken battles hand-to-hand with the Gorilla Man.

Ken beats the creature to death and suddenly he finds himself transformed into a Gorilla Man himself and cries out into the night.

Appearing in "What If... the Avengers Had Been Formed During the 1950's?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
What If? #9.

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Synopsis for "What If... the Avengers Had Been Formed During the 1950's?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
What If? #9.

Iron Man calls an Avengers meeting with Captain America, Thor, the Vision, and the Beast to show them video from a dimensional viewer he made based on the transporter used by the Squadron Supreme [2]. The images show the late 1950s of what may or may not be their own world. As they watch the video, the Watcher watches them.

In this world, Jimmy Woo of the FBI recruits Marvel Boy, 3-D Man, Gorilla Man, the Human Robot and the goddess Venus into a team to save President Eisenhower, who has been kidnapped by the Yellow Claw. Dubbing themselves the Avengers, they clash with Yellow Claw's minions which consist of the heroes' old foes: The Great Video, Cold Warrior, Electro, and Skull-Face. Ultimately, the heroes succeed in rescuing the President, defeating Yellow Claw and his minions, although Yellow Claw himself escapes. Following his rescue, the President, believing that the knowledge of super-beings such as the Avengers would send the American public into a panic, orders the group to disband and let their brief grouping together remain a secret. The members of the Avengers agree with the President's decision and part company.

After the viewing, the modern day Avengers remark how similar the quintet of the past was to each of them, comparing 3-D Man to Cap, Marvel Boy to Iron Man, Venus to Thor, Gorilla Man to Beast, and the Human Robot to the Vision.

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Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. Avengers #141



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