Quote1 How can I remain here? I'm no longer an Avenger ... I'm an oversized freak! Quote2
-- Goliath

Appearing in "This Power Unleashed!"

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Synopsis for "This Power Unleashed!"

The story is continued from the last issue.

The Avengers are unable to revive the fallen Goliath. They seekk medical help, and their doctor informs them that he will recover but must never attempt to shrink any further than his present, 10-foot height. Frustrated, Goliath storms out in anger.

The Black Widow is captured by Russians, brainwashed and sent to destroy the Avengers. She enlists the help of the Swordsman and Power Man. The Avengers are all captured with the exception of Goliath and the Wasp. They free the captive Avengers. After a brief battle, the Black Widow, the Swordsman and Power Man all escape.


  • Captain America, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, Wasp, and Goliath were all seen last issue battling the Collector and Beetle.
  • When attempting to seek medial aid for Goliath, the Avengers attempt to contact Donald Blake but are told he was out of town. At this point in time, the Avengers were not aware that Donald Blake was the civilian guise for fellow Avengers, Thor. The footnote by Stan Lee mentions that Thor is busy in Thor #128. In that issue, Thor is in Asgard recovering from his battle against Hercules until he is well enough to battle the Greek God again and ends up caught up in a plot by Pluto to make Hercules the ruler of Hades.
  • Apart from appearingin a flashback in Avengers #16, the Black Widow was last seen in Tales of Suspense #64, where she and Hawkeye battled Iron Man. They were defeated and the Black Widow was taken back behind the Iron Curtain.
  • The Swordsman was last seen in Avengers #20, where he was recruited by the Mandarin to infiltrate and destroy the Avengers. This plot, of course, failed.
  • Power Man was last seen in Avengers #22, where he was used by the Enchantress in a plot to defeat and discredit the Avengers. This plot was foiled, of course.
  • The Swordsman mentions that the Mandarin added extra functions to his sword. This was done in Avengers #20.
  • Captain America is next seen in Tales of Suspense #77.
  • Black Widow, Power Man, the Swordsman, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, Wasp, and Goliath are all next seen in Avengers #30.
  • Black Widow's costume is colored green in the cover. This mistake was corrected when the cover was reprinted for Marvel Triple Action #23.
  • Credits:
    • Savage Script by: Stan Lee!
    • Powerful Pencilling by: Don Heck!
    • Explosive Embellishment by: Frank Giacoia!
    • Lethargic Lettering by: Sam Rosen!
  • references: Thor #129 and Avengers #20 (x2)

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