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Appearing in "Even Avengers Can Die!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Numerous unnamed Kallusians (First appearance) (Origin revealed) (Main story and flashback)
  • Ogor (First appearance)
  • Yirbek Armada (First appearance)

Other Characters:

Races and Species:

  • Humans (Main story and flashback)
  • Asgardians
  • Kallusians (First appearance) (Origin revealed) (Main story and flashback)
  • Ants (Behind the scenes)
  • Insects (Mentioned)
  • Yirbek (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)




  • Avengers' plane

Synopsis for "Even Avengers Can Die!"

The Avengers rush the dying Wasp to the emergency room but there is nothing any of the doctors can do for the Wasp. The only man who may be able to save her is a Dr. Svenson. Thor finds him as quickly as he can only to find out he is an alien impostor. The alien dies when exposed to the atmosphere of Earth because its mask was removed. Giant-Man uses his ants to search all over the world but to no avail, so he concludes that wherever he is there are no ants. This leaves the north and south poles. Heading to the north pole they find an alien base, where Dr. Svenson is being held. The aliens are found to be Kallusians, and they are hiding from other aliens who will destroy them. They are soon discovered and have to flee. Dr. Svenson is brought back to America and operates successfully on the Wasp. No one knows whether the Kallusians survived or not.


  • Plot by Lee, script by Laiken and Lieber.
  • This issue credits Paul Laiken as a writer. The letters page reveals that this name is a pseudonym for Larry Ivie.
  • Iron Man, Thor, Giant Man, Wasp, Rick Jones, and Captain America were all last seen in Avengers Vol 1 13.
  • The Wasp was fatally injured by one of Count Nefaria's henchmen last issue.
  • The Teen Brigade were last seen in Avengers Vol 1 13.
  • This is the first appearance of the Kallusians and the alien race that drove them from their planet. Their fate following their appearance in Avengers Vol 1 14 remains to be revealed, however there is an entry for them in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition Vol 1 15.
  • There is a cameo appearance of Uatu the Watcher, he was last seen in Fantastic Four Vol 1 20. where he aided the Fantastic Four against the Molecule Man. He'll next appear in Strange Tales Vol 1 134 where he aids the Human Torch and the Thing against Kang the Conqueror.
  • Iron Man is next seen in Tales of Suspense Vol 1 63 where he battles the Phantom.
  • Also in Tales of Suspense Vol 1 63, Captain America's origin is re-told.
  • Giant-Man and Wasp appear in Tales to Astonish Vol 1 65, where Giant Man gets a new costume.
  • Thor is next seen in Journey into Mystery Vol 1 114 where he battles the Absorbing Man.
  • Giant-Man kills a Kallusian in this issue by removing his mask, which supplied the alien with the special type of oxygen he needed to survive.

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