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Appearing in "Even Avengers Can Die!"

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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 #13.
  • The Wasp was fatally injured by one of Count Nefaria's henchmen last issue.
  • 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 #14 remains to be revealed, however there is an entry for them in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #15.
  • There is a cameo appearance of Uatu the Watcher, he was last seen in Fantastic Four #20. where he aided the Fantastic Four against the Molecule Man. He'll next appear in Strange Tales #134 where he aids the Human Torch and the Thing against Kang the Conqueror.
  • Giant Man (Hank Pym) 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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  • Credits:
    • Never in comics magazine history has there been a collaboration to equal this one! Only the mighty Marvel Bullpen would dare attempt it! And now, for better or worse, here are the names of the talented team who produced this epic...
    • Plot and Editing by: Stan Lee
    • Script by: Paul Laiken and Larry Lieber
    • Layouts by: Jack Kirby
    • Pencils by: Don Heck
    • Inking by: Chic Stone
    • Lettering by: S. Rosen

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