Appearing in ""Pursue the Panther!""
- 🢐 Sons of the Serpent 🢒
- Carl Ryder (First appearance) (a newscaster)
- Numerous unnamed New Yorkers
- Tinker Bell (Mentioned) (Topical Reference)
- Thomas Edison (Mentioned)
- Solomon (Mentioned)
- Adam (Mentioned)
- Eve (Mentioned)
- Martha (First appearance)
- Bobbsey Twins (Mentioned) (Topical Reference)
Races and Species:
- Heaven (Invoked)
- Sons of the Serpent submarines
- Caliban Cab Co. taxi
Synopsis for ""Pursue the Panther!""
Continuing from last issue, the Avengers are alerted of a string of crimes that are apparently being caused by the Black Panther, which the Sons of the Serpent are using to fuel racial tensions in the city, by promising to unmask the Panther on national television, and expose his criminal nature. This causes the city to become split over the issue of race, and tension on the Dan Dunn show explode.
The Avengers, seeking to get to the bottom of things, track down and battle the "Black Panther", who manages to distract the Avengers and escape. While recouping back at Avengers Mansion they soon see on television that the Sons of the Serpent have "captured" Black Panther and are about to unmask him on television. The Avengers rush to the station and battle the Sons of the Serpent. When the real Black Panther is freed, he reveals that the Black Panther "unmasked" by the Serpents was really an impostor.
The masterminds behind the Sons of the Serpent are unmasked and revealed to be Dan Dunn and Montague Hale. It turns out their racism was an act intended to stir up hatred and violence that they could use to gain power.
Although Hale was using "Black America" for his own ends, Monica Lynne and T'Challa point out that even though the leader was wrong, the cause is still right. They each admit that they have found a new purpose.