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Appearing in "Nuklo -- The Invader That Time Forgot"

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  • Nuklo Next (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Nuklo -- The Invader That Time Forgot"

An intruder at Avengers Mansion brings together Captain America and a group of other Avengers to meet the invader trying to get hold of a Chrono Module device left in the Avengers care. To everyone's surprise, the intruder turns out to be Cap's old World War 2 ally, the Whizzer. After brief battle, the Whizzer tells the Avengers of the final days of the All-Winners Squad, and their battles against Isbisa, Future Man and Madam Death. Whizzer then tells of how after the group disbanded he and Miss America were married and joined the CIA, and during a nuclear test both were exposed to powerful radiation. When Miss America got pregnant, their son proved to be lethally radioactive and it is he who was put into the Chrono Module, and that the Whizzer had come to prevent his mutated son from escaping its confines.

However, it is too late and Nuklo frees itself and attacks the Whizzer and the Avengers, injuring the Whizzer and escaping. As the Avengers go off to stop Nuklo, the Scarlet Witch takes the Whizzer to a hospital where she learns that at one point Miss America was once more pregnant and the two of them traveled to Wundagore Mountain to seek the aid of the High Evolutionary. Although Miss America died, the Whizzer was presented with twin children, whom the Whizzer assumes is the Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver.

Meanwhile, the Avengers split up into groups to find Nuklo, and amazingly each group finds their own Nuklo to battle, the creature having split into three parts. The Avengers manage to battle each counterpart into fleeing until the three merge back together and attack the Avengers at full strength. Although the Avengers are easily defeated by Nuklo, Whizzer and Scarlet Witch arrive to save the day. The Witch uses her mutant hex power against Nuklo which appears to kill the creature. Afterwards, Whizzer is returned to the hospital to recover, where he asks Scarlet Witch to look after her brother.

Appearing in "The Magician and the Maiden!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales to Astonish #58.

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Synopsis for "The Magician and the Maiden!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales to Astonish #58.

One day the Wasp is looking at a series of pictures of her and Giant-Man's many foes which hang on the wall of their headquarters. Hearing that the Magician has escaped, she takes down his picture. She soon hears a radio report about a local clothing store that is selling Wasp-inspired clothing.

Meanwhile, Henry Pym, out on other business, hears the news and sends a message to the Wasp to stay home until the Magician is caught. Getting the message, the Wasp disregards it, to check out the clothing display. Arriving at the store, she is attacked by the Magician, who attempts to capture her.

The Wasp makes short work of him, using quick thinking and the store's many toys to take down the crook, who is promptly arrested. She comes home in time to meet Henry, jumping into his arms after realizing that he hadn't heard that the Magician had been captured, while sarcastically saying that she can never do anything without his help.

Appearing in "The Ray of Madness"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Human Torch Comics #33.

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Synopsis for "The Ray of Madness"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Human Torch Comics #33.

The Earth is suddenly effected by a series of strange animal attacks that increase in numbers over the course of days. Leading scientists begin examining the phenomenon and deduce that some kind of ray being fired from the planet Jupiter is the source of the problem. During a meeting with scientists and government officials they conclude that the ray must be stopped as it will soon effect humans before too long. Attending the meeting is Captain America who contacts his friend the Human Torch, the only man he believes is capable to carrying out the mission of flying to Jupiter and stopping the source of the ray. Captain America meets with the Torch and explains the situation and the Human Torch agrees to take on the mission despite the risks and the uncertainty that he will be able to make it back to Earth safely. At La Guardia airport the Torch bids farewell to Sun Girl and Captain America before flaming on and flying into space.

Meanwhile, on the planet Jupiter a race of Jovians led by Keezar detect the Torch's approach their Pool of Madness, the source of their power. In order to maintain their survival, the Jovians agree to hide back in the rocks and wait and see what this threat is that approaches them. Soon the Human Torch arrives on Jupiter and is soon besieged by Jovians. When the Human Torch tries to explain to them the effects the Pool of Madness is having on the Earth, Keezar scoffs at him and orders his minions to destroy the Torch. However they can the area is struck by meteors, killing all the Jovians but Keezar. When Keezar attempts to attack the Torch flames on and uses his flame powers send the nearby fire waters loose which flood the area and drown Keezar, ending his threat then uses his flame powers to destroy the Pool of Madness.

The Human Torch then makes his way back to Earth wondering if his flame will last. On Earth, Captain America and Sun Girl observe the Torch's return through a telescope. As the Torch enters Earth's atmosphere his powers being to fade causing him to fall to the Earth. Seeing this Cap and Sun Girl rush to his rescue. Captain America manages to catch the Torch and save him from a fatal fall. With the Torch safe, Sun Girl proclaims both the Torch and Cap as the bravest heroes alive.

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  • The "Wasp" story from Tales to Astonish #58, "The Magician and the Maiden," is the second comic story in that issue.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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