- It has to be this way! The ranks of the Avengers will always need replenishing! The old must ever give way to the new!
- --Iron Man
Appearing in "The Old Order Changeth!"
- The Masters of Evil
- Kang the Conqueror (Nathaniel Richards) (Cameo)
- Mole Man (Harvey Elder) (Cameo)
- Immortus (Nathaniel Richards) (Cameo)
- Black Knight's Horse
- Bill (Reporter) (First appearance)
- New York policemen
- Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff) (Only in flashback)
- Sub-Mariner (Namor)
- Virginia "Pepper" Potts
- X-Men (Only in flashback)
- Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Only in flashback)
- Hulk (Bruce Banner) (Cameo)
Races and Species:
- Asgardian-Storm Giant Hybrids
- Atlantean-Human Hybrids
- Mutants (Only in flashback)
- Amazon Jungle
- Atlantic Ocean
- New York City
- Switzerland (First appearance)
- Unidentified dimension
- Asgard (Mentioned)
- Black Knight's Power Lance
- Hawkeye's Bow
- Iron Man Armor MK II
- Captain America's Shield
- Captain America's Uniform
- Melting Ray MK I
- Kang Armor
Synopsis for "The Old Order Changeth!"
The battle from the previous issue continues but the Avengers are hindered as there are too many civilians lose by for them to let loose. Thor creates a dimensional space warp which transports the Melter, the Black Knight and themselves to another dimension. The Executioner and the Enchantress manage to escape since, as Asgardians themselves, they knew what Thor was attempting. The Melter and Black Knight are easily captured in the other dimension.
Meanwhile Captain America and Rick Jones bury Zemo and escape his troops. They make their way through the rainforest to reach an airport.
When the Avengers hold their next meeting, Thor is MIA (he's gone to Asgard). Wasp remarks that she needs a break from the constant danger of Avengers' missions. Giant-Man and Iron-Man consider disbanding the team.
Just then, an intruder breaks into the mansion and ties up their butler. The intruder is Iron-Man's foe Hawkeye, who applies for membership. He relates how he and the Black Widow were duped into working for Soviet spies but now he wishes to repent by fighting alongside the Avengers. He demonstrates his archery prowess by freeing the butler from his bonds with a trick shot.
Iron Man, Giant-Man, the Wasp and Hawkeye hold a press conference in which they announce they are looking for new members. Afterwards, they journey by sub to Atlantis and ask the Sub-Mariner to join but he refuses. In Switzerland, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver learn the the Avengers are recruiting new members. They write a letter to apply. After traveling by cruise ship to the U.S., Tony Stark picks up the mutant siblings. Quicksilver demonstrates his speed by beating Stark's car to the mansion on foot. He even stops to allow the car to catch up to him.
Captain America and Rick return just as Wanda and Pietro are being inducted. He is devastated to hear that Iron Man, Giant-Man and the Wasp have all decided to take a leave of absence. Cap will be the full-time leader of the new team. Iron-Man's last piece of advice to Cap is that the new team ought to track down the Hulk and convince him to rejoin the team as they could use his sheer strength.
Iron-Man and (separately) Giant-Man and the Wasp all depart. The new Avengers team of Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch reveal themselves to the public while the world (including many villains) wonder if the Avengers will become a weaker or stronger force.
Appearing in "Behold... The Vision!"
- Matilda (First appearance)
Races and Species:
Synopsis for "Behold... The Vision!"
The Vision enters the Avengers HQ and approaches the Wasp, but he falls and collapses. Goliath rushes in, wondering what happened, and finds the Vision in a crumpled heap on the floor. Meanwhile, Hawkeye visits Natasha to find she has decided to become the Black Widow again. He receives a call to return to the mansion. Black Panther foils a robbery and is also called. While examining the Vision, he bursts back into life and attacks the Avengers again. He calms down and informs the Avengers that he has been sent by Ultron-5 to destroy them. He leads the Avengers back to Ultron's hideout into a trap, but the Vision himself challenges Ultron and wins, saving the Avengers.
Appearing in "Stings and Sorrows!"
- Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards)
- Edwin Jarvis
- Franklin Richards
- Invisible Woman (Susan Richards) (Main story and flashback)
- Frank Rambeau
- Maria Rambeau
- Yellowjacket (Rita DeMara) (First appearance)
- Henry Pym (Only in flashback)
- Doctor Strange (Only in flashback)
- New Orleans Fire Department (including Jamie & Joey)
- New Orleans Police
- New York
- New Orleans
- Maria's (shop)
- New Orleans
- New Jersey
- Janet Van Dyne's house
Synopsis for "Stings and Sorrows!"
Black Knight and Wasp study the changes in her powers. Captain Marvel helps her father fight a fire. Namor is still adjusting to his life as an Avenger. A young woman successfully steals Hank Pym's Yellowjacket costume and modifies it. Unfortunately, she doesn't have the chance to use it since she is brought in by the Wasp.
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes charge into action as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the House of Ideas with the era-spanning MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of our most impressive talent from the past eight decades. First, the old order changeth for the very first time in AVENGERS (1963) #16, as the original team gives way — and Stan Lee and Jack Kirby assemble Captain America, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver as Cap’s Kooky Quartet! Then, in one of the greatest comic stories ever told, Roy Thomas and John Buscema introduce the most enigmatic android of all in AVENGERS (1963) #57 — behold, the Vision! Finally, in AVENGERS (1963) #264, crafted by Roger Stern and Buscema, meet the new Yellowjacket — who’s about to feel the full sting of the wondrous Wasp!
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