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Appearing in "Sea Fury"

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The Manipulators plan gathers pace as the mind controlled Queen Elizabeth leads the Royal Navy against Umbazi, much to the consternation of the British Government. Meanwhile, Captain Britain battles the Manipulator's henchman, the Highwayman.

Appearing in "Kraven Is the Hunter"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #2

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Synopsis for "Kraven Is the Hunter"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #2

Following his battle with the Kingpin, Spider-Man hitches a ride aboard a tugboat to get back to the mainland. Once in Brooklyn, the wall-crawler returns to the lab of Doctor Curtis Connors to inform him that the device used to restore his stolen life force from Richard Fisk had worked. Connor's is happy to hear it but suddenly feels dizzy. He sends Spider-Man away so he can get some rest. Meanwhile, in Gramercy Park, a limo pulls up to a mansion. There, a man in a hat and long coat emerges from the passenger seats with two leashed tigers. Entering the building, this man is attacked by the Tarantula. Doffing his disguise, Kraven the Hunter defends himself from his surprise attacker. The battle is soon stopped by the Tarantula's employer, who has brought in Kraven to help with his next plan. After the kidnapping of Edward Lansky and a failed attempt on the life of the mayor, this mystery man wants the two super-villains to kidnap Richard Gorman, the School Counselor at New York University.

Later, Spider-Man swings to the apartment where his Aunt May lives with Anna Watson. Changing back into Peter Parker, he goes down and joins his Aunt for dinner. After the meal, Anna Watson returns home from grocery shopping and asks what has happened between Peter and Mary Jane. Peter tells Anna to ask her niece as he doesn't know and leaves. While on the campus of New York University, the Tarantula and Kraven make short work of the security put in place to protect Gorman. Using the air conditioner to distract those inside, the pair easily captures Richard Gorman and evade the arriving guards.

At that moment, Peter Parker is assisting Glory Grant with her job hunt by bringing her to the Daily Bugle. There, he introduces her to city editor Joe Robertson and asks if J. Jonah Jameson is still looking for a new secretary. Suddenly, the most recent hire goes storming out of Jameson's office in tears after one of the tyrannical publisher's tirades. Although Glory is apprehensive at first, within a matter of minutes she has managed to tame Jameson, and he hires her on the spot, much to the surprise of Peter and Joe. Not long after, Peter happens upon a news story about the kidnapping of Richard Gorman and heads to the scene of the crime to investigate. There he is attacked by Kraven the Hunter and his tigers. While the two battle, the Tarantula returns to his employer with Gorman as a prisoner. With his job done, the Tarantula is paid for his work and sent on his way. However, this is a trick on the part of his lawyer as the money is rigged with a knock out gas. The man who employed the Tarantula has decided that he knows too much and must be eliminated.

Meanwhile, Spider-Man and Kraven's battle have taken them atop a movie theater marquee. There, Kraven pins Spider-Man and attempts to stab him with his hunting knife. Spider-Man struggles with all of his strength to keep the knife from striking. He manages to divert Karven's aim, making the villain strike one of the marquee light bulbs. Karven is suddenly jolted with thousands of volts of electricity, knocking him out and sending him crashing to the sidewalk below. With the battle over, an exhausted wall-crawler goes to call an ambulance for his foe and intends to go straight home for a much-needed rest.

Appearing in "Holocaust"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers #117

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Synopsis for "Holocaust"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers #117

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Dormammu discovers that the Avengers are trying to stop the Defenders from getting all the pieces of the Evil Eye. Loki convinces him that he has no idea why they are doing this. The Swordsman and Valkyrie end up in a castle in the jungles of Bolivia, battling over their piece of the Evil Eye. The castle's owner attacks the Swordsman, which allows Valkyrie to escape with the item. Captain America and Namor fight over their piece of the Evil Eye in Japan, however, they are interrupted by Sunfire, who takes the fragment for himself. Cap and Namor team up to retrieve it, and Cap realizes that Loki may have been tricking the Avengers all along.

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Holocaust
Viewing from the Dark Dimension, Loki and Dormammu watch the battle raging between the Avengers and the Defenders over the fragments of the Evil Eye. Dormammu is furious over the Avengers' interference and Loki plays dumb, not wanting Dormammu to learn that it was he who tipped the Avengers off to a version of Dormammu's plot.

The blind Loki once again asks Dormammu to help him regain his sight, but the current skirmishes between the two groups of heroes prove too much of a distraction.

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Chapter 7: Swordsman vs the Valkyrie
Arriving in Bolivia to seek out the next fragment of the Evil Eye, the Swordsman spots a castle that has been built in the middle of the jungle. Before he can investigate further, he is attacked by Valkyrie and is forced to make an emergency landing of his Quinjet. She disappears as quickly as she came, and Swordsman continues to the castle where he believes she is hiding.

Upon arriving, he meets the castle's owner, and warns him that his abode might have an unwelcome visitor within its walls. The owner doubts that this is true, however, as they walk through the castle they hear strange noises. Rushing to the treasure room, Swordsman finds Valkyrie and the two end up battling. During the scuffle, they find the piece of the Evil Eye which the Swordsman is able to secure.

The castle's owner, however, shoots him from behind before he can leave with the item. He doesn't want anyone to know about the vast Nazi treasures that are kept inside these walls. As the Swordsman passes out, he stabs his assailant with his sword in revenge.

Valkyrie makes sure the Swordsman's wounds are not life-threatening and then takes the Evil Eye fragment. She leaves just as the local authorities arrive on the scene.

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Chapter 8: Captain America vs. Sub-Mariner
Arriving in Japan to collect his fragment of the Evil Eye, Captain America finds that his presence is unwelcome by the locals who harbor anti-American sentiment. He also quickly finds that the Sub-Mariner has already beaten him to finding the fragment. The two end up fighting over who is more worthy to possess it.

During the battle, they attract the attention of the Japanese mutant super-hero known as Sunfire who takes the fragment from them. Namor attempts to follow him, but is stopped by Captain America. Cap swears that he'll never let the Defenders succeed in taking over the universe. Namor corrects Cap, by revealing to him that they need the Evil Eye to save the Black Knight's life. Confused by this revelation, Namor is able to free himself from Cap and pursue Sunfire.

The Sub-Mariner catches up with Sunfire and knocks the Evil Eye fragment out of his hands. It is caught by Captain America who makes a truce with Namor and the two leave together with their fragment of the Evil Eye.

Appearing in "Captured in Vietnam!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Captain America #125

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Reprint of the 1st story from
Captain America #125

Upset that his relationship with Sharon Carter has ended over a believed betrayal, Steve Rogers tries to get his mind off Sharon and decides to watch the six o'clock news. The top story of the night is about the disappearance of Dr. Robert Hoskins a medical doctor that has been helping the wounded on both sides of the Vietnam conflict. Realizing that this will agitate both sides into more conflict, Captain America decides to get involved and find Hoskin before it's too late. Using his Avengers ID card, Captain America gets an audience with the director of the Defense Department and arranges to take the next plane into Vietnam.

Flying over the region in a B-52 Bomber, Captain America parachutes into the jungle below, where he changes into his uniform. He soon finds himself in the middle of a firefight between opposing sides and is forced to duck into a ditch to avoid getting shot and the danger to pass. Cap soon realizes that coming to a jungle in his Captain America costume might not have been one of his greatest ideas. Searching the jungle, he spots a trip wire and pretends to fall for it to see who attacks him. To his surprise, he is attacked by a group of Asian men who are not wearing uniforms that belong to either the north or south Vietnamese armies, making him wonder who is behind the kidnapping. Captain America allows himself to be captured to see where they take him. To his surprise, he is taken to a castle that is presently being occupied by Iron Man's old foe the Mandarin. The Mandarin explains to Cap that he captured Hoskin in order to increase the conflict to decimate both sides of the war so that he can take over the region easier.

Captain America breaks free, an manages to fight off the Mandarin's troops and faces off against the Mandarin one-on-one. Although the Mandarin has the superior power of his rings, Captain America is able to deflect the different blasts with his shield. When one of the Mandarin's blasts causes a fire, Captain America uses it's cover to escape and find th dungeon where he frees Hoskin's from his cell. As they are exiting from the castle draw bridge, the Mandarin blocks their path. However, Captain America deflects the Mandarin's ring blast with his shield, causing it to strike one of the drawbridge's chains breaking it and sending the Mandarin into the moat below. Jumping to safety, Captain America and Hoskin manage to get free and he is reunited with the people he's come to help. In the aftermath, Captain America is glad that Hoskin's is back and that his aid can help bring peace to the troubled region. However, Captain America has a bleaker outlook of his tomorrows as he walks in the rain to the the plane that will take him back to America.

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