Appearing in "Color Him... the Red Guardian!"
- Bruiser Bates (Only appearance)
- Colonel Ling
- Red Guardian (First appearance)
- General Brushov (First appearance)
- Zeus (Mentioned)
- Ebeneezer Wallaby (First appearance)
- Vernon Van Dyne (Mentioned)
- Dragon Man (Mentioned)
- NYPD (Mentioned)
- Numerous unnamed clientele
- Odysseus (Referenced)
- Robin Hood (Referenced)
- FBI (Referenced)
- Dionysus (Mentioned)
- Prometheus (Mentioned)
- Apollo (Mentioned)
- The Hydra (First appearance; illusion)
- Thor (Odinson) (Mentioned)
- Pan (Invoked)
- Jarvis (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Human-Olympian Hybrids
- Gods (Mentioned)
- Sheep (Mentioned)
- Dogs (Mentioned)
- Fleas (Mentioned)
- Hydras (First appearance; illusion)
- Demons (Mentioned)
- Ghosts (Mentioned)
- Titans (Mentioned)
- Heavens (Invoked)
- Hawkeye's Bow and Trick Arrows
- Captain America's Shield
- Iliad (Topical reference)
- Goliath's Suit
- Wasp's Suit and Wings
- Black Widow's Gauntlets
Synopsis for "Color Him... the Red Guardian!"
Quicksilver demonstrates his newfound ability to fly. and Captain America has to prove himself to a skeptical Hercules before he will take orders from him. Cap easily wins Hercules' admiration in a duel.
Sometime later, while most of the Avengers are away from the mansion, Hawkeye gets information about the Black Widow's whereabouts. Anxious to help her, Hawkeye cannot wait for his team mates to return. He sets out to rescue her immediately, with only Hercules in tow.
Meanwhile, Colonel Ling shows a general his newest asset: The Red Guardian. He has been trained and conditioned to be the equal of Captain America in every way but to stand for communism.
Hercules and Hawkeye invade Ling's base. Hercules is lured into the Psychotron. Hawkeye is captured by the Red Guardian, who is dramatically revealed to be the Black Widow's husband whom she thought was dead.
Back in the States, The Avengers learn about Hawkeye's rescue mission and depart to rescue their compatriots.
- Feldman is credited as Jerry Mann.
- Quicksilver's ability to fly will be short-lived. It will be essentially forgotten about by later writers who never depict him flying after his next departure from the team (in issue #49).
- On Page 5, Panel 2, there is a Lord of the Rings references on a fight poster behind Hawkeye, where the combatants are Slammer Sauron and Freddy Frodo.