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| Month = October
 
| Month = October
 
| Year = 2004
 
| Year = 2004
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| StoryArc = The Big Picture
   
 
| Editor-in-Chief = Joe Quesada
 
| Editor-in-Chief = Joe Quesada
 
| CoverArtist1 = Mike Mayhew
 
| CoverArtist1 = Mike Mayhew
   
| Quotation =
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| Quotation = Follow your programming, [[Awesome Android (Earth-616)|Android]]! Crush all resistance! Locate [[Jennifer Walters (Earth-616)|She-Hulk]] and [[Henry Pym (Earth-616)|Yellowjacket]] and '''destroy them!'''
| Speaker =
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| Speaker = [[Mad Thinker (Julius) (Earth-616)|Mad Thinker]]
   
 
| StoryTitle1 = Minor Complications
 
| StoryTitle1 = Minor Complications
 
| Writer1_1 = Dan Slott
 
| Writer1_1 = Dan Slott
| Penciler1_1 = Joan Bubillo
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| Penciler1_1 = Juan Bobillo
 
| Inker1_1 = Marcelo Sosa
 
| Inker1_1 = Marcelo Sosa
 
| Colourist1_1 = Chris Chuckry
 
| Colourist1_1 = Chris Chuckry
 
| Letterer1_1 = Dave Sharp
 
| Letterer1_1 = Dave Sharp
 
| Editor1_1 = Tom Brevoort
 
| Editor1_1 = Tom Brevoort
| Synopsis1 = The Story Starts with the regular day of [[Awesome Android (Earth-616)|Awesome Andy]] (this is happeneing at the same time She-Hulk is at the Big House). His working day ends when [[Mallory Book (Earth-616)|Mallory Book]] tells him he has to work the night shift moving long boxes. Meanwhile [[Jennifer Walters (Earth-616)|She-Hulk]] and Holden Holliway are preparing to land at Timely Plaza, and start arguing, as thy get out of the helicopter She-Hulk scratches her hand much to the misfrtune of the hidden super-villains. Inside, Andy is moving long boxes and Mallory presents evidence to [[Yellowjacket]] as to why [[Sasha Martin (Earth-616)|Southpaw]] should be unshrunken. [[Mad Thinker (Earth-616)|Mad Thinker]] tells Southpaw to struggle until She-Hulk restrains her. She does this and when she is sprayed to retun to her regular size, the villains return to their regula shrunken state (the size they were when they were kept in the big house. The villains try to escape but Hiolden Holliway activates an inpenetrable Forcefield, the three superheroes (She-Hulk, Yellowjacket and Awesome Andy) split up to chase the villains hiding in the buildin, most of the villains run far away but the [[U-Foes (Earth-616)|U-Foes]] stay close as [[Simon Utrecht (Earth-616)|Vector]] has seen an opurtunity. She-Hulk finds first the [[Carl Creel (Earth-616)|Absorbing Man]] who turns to steel, she picks him up and twists him around in pain. She then stumbles upon [[Todd Arliss (Earth-616)|Tiger Shark]] and throws him ain a fish tank, this restores his powers so she puts [[Maxwell Dillon (Earth-616)|Electro]] in as well and they both pass out from electrocution. Meanwhile [[Sandman]] tries to snea out with the mail but is beaten by Awesome Andy and a vacuuum cleaner. Mad Thinker then tells Andy that his rehabilitation was not random and that he is still a pwan of the Mad thinker, he then tells Andy to aid him and his followers. Meanwhile Yellowjacket finds [[Edward Whelan (Earth-616)|Vermin]] in the trash and throws him on a mouse trap. Whilst Southpaw tries to smash through the forcefield the villais begin to return to their normal sizes. At this time She-Hulk is preparing to battle [[jeff Hagees (Earth-616)|8-Ball]], {{a|[[Rhino]]}}, [[Frank Skorina (Earth-616)|Powderkeg]] and [[Dragon Man]], as they grow, she picks up 8-Ball and throws him around the room hitting all 3 of the villains, the other 3 recoer but 8-Ball collapses. In the other room Andy is oredered to destroy his friends and uses the word "Destroy Them" causing Andy to think about other times he has been told that, he then punches the Thinker in the head and his head brakes open revealing he is a robot. Meanwhile, the U-Foes take Holden hostage and Southpaw bends [[Michael Steel (Earth-616)|Ironclad]]'s arm around. [[Ann Darnell (Earth-616)|Vapor]] attacks her and is defeated by Yellowjacket, the two team up and defeat the other 2 U-Foes. In the room with She-Hulk the four villains appear to be defeated but Rhino stands up and charges at her, She wwings powerkeg around and Rhino is hit by Powerderkeg's explosive sweat. The next day, Andy goes home to bed, takin with him the head of the Mad Thinker android.
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| Synopsis1 = Awesome Andy wakes up in his apartment at the Excelsior building and goes about his daily routine. Walking to work he is greeted by the people of the neighborhood who regard Andy warmly. He arrives at Timely Plaza where he is treated just as warmly as his coworkers. Andy expresses his excitement for the New York Yankees game that is this evening. However, later on Mallory Book asks Andy if he can stay late to help out. Andy tries to explain the baseball game, but she doesn't understand the team logo and puts him to work, much to his dismay.
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Meanwhile, a helicopter carrying GLK&H head Holden Holliway and She-Hulk are on their way back to Timely Plaza with the shrunken down form of his granddaughter, Southpaw who has just been released into their custody from the Big House prison. She tries to convince Holden that his granddaughter is a supervillain, but he isn't willing to listen. As they exit the helicopter, She-Hulk itches at her skin, unaware that she is secretly carrying out the microscopic forms of a group of supervillains who stages a breakout from the Big House. Inside, Yellowjacket is balking at Mallory Book's demands to use Pym Particles to return Southpaw to her normal size. Pym refuses, but Holliway warns that he will use every legal power to have the Big House shutdown if he doesn't comply. As Yellowjacket is being forced to comply, Southpaw tries to make an escape, per the Mad Thinker's plans. When She-Hulk subdues her, this allows the villains hiding on her hand to run free. When Yellowjacket sprays her, it also causes the villains to increase in size. Still diminutive, the villains all scramble to try and get away. Although Yellowjacket is upset at this recent development, Holden activates the security systems, sealing off the offices to prevent the villains from escaping.
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Taking charge of the situation, She-Hulk goes looking for the villains along with Yellowjacket and Awesome Andy. She-Hulk manages to find and easily incapacitate the Absorbing Man, Tiger Shark, and Electro, taking advantage of their tiny sizes. Elsewhere, Andy sucks up the Sandman in a vacuum. He is then confronted by the Mad Thinker, who orders his creation to join him so he can complete the next phase of his plan. While in another part of the office, Yellowjacket incapacitates Vermin. At that moment, Southpaw breaks free from her grandfather's hold and tries to break out when suddenly the U-Foes return to normal size and try to take hostages, asking the girl to help them escape. As She-Hulk begins to see the other villains returning to normal size, she uses 8-Ball's body to knock out Dragon Man and the Rhino. Meanwhile, Andy thinks about the time he spent as the Mad Thinker's Awesome Android, and thinks about his time at GLK&H and decides not to side with his former master. Striking the Mad Thinker, Andy discovers that this isn't the real Mad Thinker, but a robot duplicate. Elsewhere, Southpaw decides to turn against the U-Foes and defeats them with the help of Yellowjacket. While, She-Hulk finishes off her foes, taking down the Rhino by throwing Powder Keg at him.
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With the battle over, Damage Control is called in to make repairs to the office. Meanwhile, She-Hulk has decided to remain with the firm after seeing Holden and Southpaw reconnecting. The following morning, Pug learns that Mallory gave Awesome Andy the day off after the late hours he put in the night before. At that moment, Andy returns home and instead of watching the recorded baseball game goes right to bed, taking the severed head of the Mad Thinker robot with him. Still active, the Thinker robot insists that Andy is malfunctioning but his protests go unanswered.
   
 
| Appearing1 =
 
| Appearing1 =
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
* {{a|[[Jennifer Walters (Earth-616)|She-Hulk]]}}
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* {{apn|[[Jennifer Walters (Earth-616)|She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters )]]||Wonder Man Vol 2 #3}}
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
* {{a|[[Awesome Android (Earth-616)|Awesome Andy]]}}
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* {{a|[[Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway (Earth-616)|Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway]]}}
* {{a|[[Mallory Book (Earth-616)|Mallory Book]]}}
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** {{apn|[[Holden Holliway (Earth-616)|Holden Holliway]]}}
* {{a|[[Holden Holliway (Earth-616)|Holden Holliway]]}}
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** {{apn|[[Mallory Book (Earth-616)|Mallory Book]]}}
* {{apn|[[Henry Pym (Earth-616)|Yellowjacket]]|Avengers Vol 3 84|Captain America and The Falcon #3}}
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** {{apn|[[Augustus Pugliese (Earth-616)|Augustus "Pug" Pugliese]]}}
* {{a|[[Sasha Martin (Earth-616)|Southpaw]]}}
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** {{apn|[[Ditto (Earth-616)|Ditto]]|She-Hulk #4|She-Hulk #8}}
'''Villains:'''
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** {{apn|[[Awesome Android (Earth-616)|Awesome Andy]]|She-Hulk #4}}
* {{a|[[Mad Thinker (Earth-616)|Mad Thinker]]}} (Android)
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* {{apn|[[Henry Pym (Earth-616)|Yellowjacket (Dr. Hank Pym)]]|Avengers Vol 3 84|Captain America and The Falcon #3}}
* {{a|[[Edward Whelan (Earth-616)|Vermin]]}}
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* {{apn|[[Sasha Martin (Earth-616)|Southpaw (Sasha Martin)]]}}
* {{a|[[Todd Arliss (Earth-616)|Tiger Shark]]}}
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'''Antagonists:'''
* {{a|[[William Baker (Earth-616)|Sandman]]}}
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* {{apn|[[Mad Thinker (Robot) (Earth-616)|Mad Thinker Robot]]||She-Hulk #11}}
* {{apn|[[Aleksei Sytsevich (Earth-616)|Rhino]]|Marvel Knights: Spider-Man Vol 19|Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #9}}
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* {{apn|[[Edward Whelan (Earth-616)|Vermin (Edward Whelan)]]||Spider-Man / Red Sonja #2}}
* {{a|[[Paul Duval (Earth-616)|Grey Gargoyle]]}}
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* {{apn|[[Todd Arliss (Earth-616)|Tiger Shark (Todd Arliss)]]||New Warriors Vol 3 #1}}
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* {{apn|[[William Baker (Earth-616)|Sandman (William Baker)]]||Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #6}}
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* {{apn|[[Aleksei Sytsevich (Earth-616)|Rhino (Aleksei Sytsevich)]]||Spider-Man Unlimited Vol 3 #6}}
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* {{apn|[[Paul Duval (Earth-616)|Grey Gargoyle (Paul Duval)]]||New Avengers #1}}
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* {{apn|[[Ebenezer Laughton (Earth-616)|Scarecrow (Ebenezer Laughton)]]||New Avengers #1}}
 
* {{a|[[Wrecking Crew (Earth-616)|Wrecking Crew]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Wrecking Crew (Earth-616)|Wrecking Crew]]}}
** {{a|[[Dirk Garthwaite (Earth-616)|Wrecker]]}}
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** {{apn|[[Dirk Garthwaite (Earth-616)|Wrecker (Dirk Garthwaite)]]||New Thunderbolts #2}}
** {{a|[[Eliot Franklin (Earth-616)|Thunderball]]}}
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** {{apn|[[Eliot Franklin (Thunderball) (Earth-616)|Thunderball (Eliot Franklin)]]|Runaways Vol 2 #1}}
** {{a|[[Brian Calusky (Earth-616)|Pileriver]]}}
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** {{apn|[[Brian Calusky (Earth-616)|Pileriver (Brian Calusky)]]||New Thunderbolts #2}}
** {{a|[[Henry Camp (Earth-616)|Bulldozer]]}}
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** {{apn|[[Henry Camp (Earth-616)|Bulldozer (Henry Camp)]]||New Thunderbolts #2}}
 
* {{a|[[U-Foes (Earth-616)|U-Foes]]}}
 
* {{a|[[U-Foes (Earth-616)|U-Foes]]}}
** {{a|[[Simon Utrecht (Earth-616)|Vector]]}}
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** {{apn|[[Simon Utrecht (Earth-616)|Vector (Simon Utrecht)]]||New Avengers #1}}
** {{a|[[Ann Darnell (Earth-616)|Vapor]]}}
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** {{apn|[[Ann Darnell (Earth-616)|Vapor (Ann Darnell)]]|Spider-Man: Breakout #1|New Avengers #1}}
** {{a|[[Michael Steel (Earth-616)|Ironclad]]}}
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** {{apn|[[Michael Steel (Earth-616)|Ironclad (Michael Steel)]]||New Avengers #1}}
** {{a|[[James Darnell (Earth-616)|X-Ray]]}}
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** {{apn|[[James Darnell (Earth-616)|X-Ray (James Darnell)]]||New Avengers #1}}
* {{a|[[Carl Creel (Earth-616)|Absorbing Man]]}}
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* {{apn|[[Carl Creel (Earth-616)|Absorbing Man (Carl Creel)]]||Spider-Man Unlimited Vol 3 #11}}
* {{a|[[Maxwell Dillon (Earth-616)|Electro]]}}
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* {{apn|[[Maxwell Dillon (Earth-616)|Electro (Maxwell Dillon)]]||Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #3}}
* {{a|[[jeff Hagees (Earth-616)|8-Ball]]}}
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* {{apn|[[Jeff Hagees (Earth-616)|8-Ball (Jeff Hagees)]]||Daughters of the Dragon #1}}
* {{a|[[Dragon Man (Earth-616)|Dragon Man]]}}
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* {{apn|[[Dragon Man (Earth-616)|Dragon Man]]||Captain America Vol 4 #31}}
* {{a|[[Frank Skorina (Earth-616)|Powderkeg]]}}
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* {{apn|[[Frank Skorina (Earth-616)|Powderkeg (Frank Skorina)]]||Amazing Spider-Man #562}}
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
* {{a|[[Augustus Pugliese (Earth-616)|Augustus Pugliese]]}}
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* {{a|[[Damage Control (Earth-616)|Damage Control]]}}
* {{a|[[Ditto (Earth-616)|Ditto]]}}
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** {{apn|[[Albert Cleary (Earth-616)|Albert Cleary]]|Damage Control Vol 3 #4|Wolverine Vol 3 #47}}
* {{Cameo|[[Fantastic Four (Earth-616)|Fantastic Four]]}}
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** Numerous unidentified workers
** {{Cameo|[[Jonathan Storm (Earth-616)|Human Torch]]}}
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* {{FlashOnly|[[Jonathan Storm (Earth-616)|Human Torch (Johnny Storm)]]}}
** {{Cameo|[[Reed Richards (Earth-616)|Mister Fantastic]]}}
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* {{FlashOnly|[[Reed Richards (Earth-616)|Mister Fantastic (Reed Richard)]]}}
* {{Cameo|[[X-Men (Earth-616)|X-Men]]}}
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* {{FlashOnly|[[Henry McCoy (Earth-616)|Beast (Dr. Hank McCoy)]]}}
** {{Cameo|[[Henry McCoy (Earth-616)|Beast]]}}
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* {{FlashOnly|[[Warren Worthington III (Earth-616)|Angel (Warren Worthington III)]]}}
** {{Cameo|[[Warren Worthington III (Earth-616)|Angel]]}}
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* {{FlashOnly|[[Avengers (Earth-616)|Avengers]]}}
* {{Cameo|[[Avengers (Earth-616)|Avengers]]}}
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** {{FlashOnly|[[Clinton Barton (Earth-616)|Hawkeye (Clint Barton)]]}}
** {{Cameo|[[Clinton Barton (Earth-616)|Hawkeye]]}}
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** {{FlashOnly|[[Vision (Earth-616)|Vision]]}}
** {{Cameo|[[Vision (Earth-616)|Vision]]}}
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** {{FlashOnly|[[Wanda Maximoff (Earth-616)|Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)]]}}
** {{Cameo|[[Wanda Maximoff (Earth-616)|Scarlet Witch]]}}
 
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
* <br/>
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* {{a|[[New York State|New York]]}}
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** {{a|[[New York City]]}}
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*** {{a|[[Manhattan]]}}
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**** {{a|[[Timely Plaza]]}}
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**** {{a|[[Excelsior Apartment Building]]}}
 
'''Items:'''
 
'''Items:'''
* {{a|[[Gauntlet Armor (Earth-616)|Southpaw's Gauntlet]]}}
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* {{a|[[Gauntlet Armor|Southpaw's Gauntlet]]}}
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* {{a|[[Pym Particles]]}}
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* {{a|[[Yellowjacket's Suit]]}}
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* {{a|[[Rhino Armor]]}}
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* {{FlashOnly|[[Hawkeye's Bow]]}}
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* <br/>
 
* <br/>
| Notes =
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| Notes = ===Continuity Notes===
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* Mallory Book makes some dubious claims about the effects on Pym Particles have on individuals:
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** "multiple personalities" is a reference to how Pym himself originally developed another personality when he first become Yellowjacket in {{c|Avengers #59}}
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** "violent mood swings" is a reference to the time that Pym struck his then-wife [[Janet van Dyne (Earth-616)|Wasp]] in {{c|Avengers #213}}.
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** "Causes cancer" is a dubious claim to the fact that [[William Foster (Earth-616)|Goliath]] contracted caner at one point after being exposed to radiation in {{c|Black Goliath #2}}-{{c|Black Goliath #3|3}}. He was ultimately cured in {{c|Marvel Two-In-One #85}}, the very comic Mallory Book is holding in her hands in this story.
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* Awesome Andy recalls some of his earliest battles as the Awesome Android:
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** His first clash with the Fantastic Four in {{c|Fantastic Four #15}}.
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** When he battled the original X-Men in {{c|Fantastic Four #28}}.
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** He recalls a battle wherein he fought Hawkeye, Vision and the Scarlet Witch of the Avengers. However, none of his previously recorded encounters with the Avengers featured a roster that included these three members at the time.
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| Trivia =
 
| Trivia =
 
| Recommended =
 
| Recommended =

Latest revision as of 04:15, July 9, 2019


Quote1 Follow your programming, Android! Crush all resistance! Locate She-Hulk and Yellowjacket and destroy them! Quote2
-- Mad Thinker

Appearing in "Minor Complications"

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Synopsis for "Minor Complications"

Awesome Andy wakes up in his apartment at the Excelsior building and goes about his daily routine. Walking to work he is greeted by the people of the neighborhood who regard Andy warmly. He arrives at Timely Plaza where he is treated just as warmly as his coworkers. Andy expresses his excitement for the New York Yankees game that is this evening. However, later on Mallory Book asks Andy if he can stay late to help out. Andy tries to explain the baseball game, but she doesn't understand the team logo and puts him to work, much to his dismay.

Meanwhile, a helicopter carrying GLK&H head Holden Holliway and She-Hulk are on their way back to Timely Plaza with the shrunken down form of his granddaughter, Southpaw who has just been released into their custody from the Big House prison. She tries to convince Holden that his granddaughter is a supervillain, but he isn't willing to listen. As they exit the helicopter, She-Hulk itches at her skin, unaware that she is secretly carrying out the microscopic forms of a group of supervillains who stages a breakout from the Big House. Inside, Yellowjacket is balking at Mallory Book's demands to use Pym Particles to return Southpaw to her normal size. Pym refuses, but Holliway warns that he will use every legal power to have the Big House shutdown if he doesn't comply. As Yellowjacket is being forced to comply, Southpaw tries to make an escape, per the Mad Thinker's plans. When She-Hulk subdues her, this allows the villains hiding on her hand to run free. When Yellowjacket sprays her, it also causes the villains to increase in size. Still diminutive, the villains all scramble to try and get away. Although Yellowjacket is upset at this recent development, Holden activates the security systems, sealing off the offices to prevent the villains from escaping.

Taking charge of the situation, She-Hulk goes looking for the villains along with Yellowjacket and Awesome Andy. She-Hulk manages to find and easily incapacitate the Absorbing Man, Tiger Shark, and Electro, taking advantage of their tiny sizes. Elsewhere, Andy sucks up the Sandman in a vacuum. He is then confronted by the Mad Thinker, who orders his creation to join him so he can complete the next phase of his plan. While in another part of the office, Yellowjacket incapacitates Vermin. At that moment, Southpaw breaks free from her grandfather's hold and tries to break out when suddenly the U-Foes return to normal size and try to take hostages, asking the girl to help them escape. As She-Hulk begins to see the other villains returning to normal size, she uses 8-Ball's body to knock out Dragon Man and the Rhino. Meanwhile, Andy thinks about the time he spent as the Mad Thinker's Awesome Android, and thinks about his time at GLK&H and decides not to side with his former master. Striking the Mad Thinker, Andy discovers that this isn't the real Mad Thinker, but a robot duplicate. Elsewhere, Southpaw decides to turn against the U-Foes and defeats them with the help of Yellowjacket. While, She-Hulk finishes off her foes, taking down the Rhino by throwing Powder Keg at him.

With the battle over, Damage Control is called in to make repairs to the office. Meanwhile, She-Hulk has decided to remain with the firm after seeing Holden and Southpaw reconnecting. The following morning, Pug learns that Mallory gave Awesome Andy the day off after the late hours he put in the night before. At that moment, Andy returns home and instead of watching the recorded baseball game goes right to bed, taking the severed head of the Mad Thinker robot with him. Still active, the Thinker robot insists that Andy is malfunctioning but his protests go unanswered.

Notes

Continuity Notes

  • Mallory Book makes some dubious claims about the effects on Pym Particles have on individuals:
    • "multiple personalities" is a reference to how Pym himself originally developed another personality when he first become Yellowjacket in Avengers #59
    • "violent mood swings" is a reference to the time that Pym struck his then-wife Wasp in Avengers #213.
    • "Causes cancer" is a dubious claim to the fact that Goliath contracted caner at one point after being exposed to radiation in Black Goliath #2-3. He was ultimately cured in Marvel Two-In-One #85, the very comic Mallory Book is holding in her hands in this story.
  • Awesome Andy recalls some of his earliest battles as the Awesome Android:
    • His first clash with the Fantastic Four in Fantastic Four #15.
    • When he battled the original X-Men in Fantastic Four #28.
    • He recalls a battle wherein he fought Hawkeye, Vision and the Scarlet Witch of the Avengers. However, none of his previously recorded encounters with the Avengers featured a roster that included these three members at the time.

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