Appearing in "Hawkeye and the New Black Widow Strike Again!"
- 🢐 Nikita Khrushchev (Last appearance)
- Brushnev (First and only known appearance), a Russian scientist
- Black Widow's "parents"
- Vladimir (First and only known appearance)
Races and Species:
- Iron Man Armor Model 2
- Black Widow's Suit
- Black Widow's Gauntlets (First appearance)
- Hawkeye's Suit, Bow and Trick Arrows
Synopsis for "Hawkeye and the New Black Widow Strike Again!"
As Tony Stark works away at making his armor stronger, the Black Widow (in a new costume) tracks down and finds Hawkeye who is testing new arrows. She tells him that following her disappearance (in Tales of Suspense Vol 1 60) she was taken back behind the Iron Curtain and forced to do her government's bidding through fear of her family being punished, they then equipped her with a new costume allowing her to scale walls and ceilings and bracelets that can fire lines to swing on. Following this she was returned to the States with orders to destroy Iron Man, and she had tracked down Hawkeye in hopes that he'd help her.
Later that night Happy and Pepper are out on a date, and Happy proposes to her, a question that Pepper needs more time to think about. They are soon attacked by Black Widow and Hawkeye who kidnap them and hold them hostage demanding that Iron Man show up. Instead Tony Stark does offering to trade them plans for secret weapons for Happy and Pepper's freedom. Ordering one of her thugs to go over the plans, Tony uses this as a chance to create a diversion so that he can change into Iron Man.
He battles Hawkeye and Black Widow, sustaining significant damage to his armor thanks to Hawkeye's arrows, however when the Black Widow is injured in combat, Hawkeye snatches her up and escapes to get her to safety, making the Widow fail at her mission. Iron Man soon makes his retreat so that he can change back to Stark and reunite with the others, where he is greeted very warmly by Pepper, much to Happy's dismay.
Appearing in "Among Us, Wreckers Dwell!"
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Synopsis for "Among Us, Wreckers Dwell!"
The combo of Omar and Sando have become a popular stage performance, with their ability to not only predict the future, but have it appear in a crystal ball. During a recent show, they predict that an envoy of US tanks would be destroyed, a prediction that apparently comes true.
This catches that attention of Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes who decide to investigate the show further by sneaking back stage. Finding that their refusal to speak to the press curious, they notice that one female reporter manages to sneak into Sando and Omar's dressing room.
Changing into Captain America and Bucky in order to snoop further, they find that all the images are sent to the crystal ball come from a projection booth, realizing the show is a hoax, Cap and Bucky attack Sando and Omar and soon find themselves fighting Nazi spies as well and having to protect the female reporter.
Defeating them all, and learning that Omar was a helpless victim being used by Sando, Captain America also learns that the woman in peril wasn't a reporter at all but a government agent known only as Agent 13. With the enemy agents all rounded up, Captain America and Bucky resume their civilian guises and return back to base.
- In original Marvel Chronology, Hawkeye appears next in Avengers Vol 1 16 where he renounces his criminal past and seeks membership in the Avengers, while the Black Widow will appear next in Avengers Vol 1 29 against the Avengers.
- This issue contains a Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation between story pages 4 & 5.
- "Hawkeye and the New Black Widow Strike Again!" is reprinted in Marvel's Greatest Comics #23
- The Captain America story (Story II with Sando and Omar) was originally presented in Captain America Comics Vol 1 1. Dialogue and scenes have been altered from its original story.
- This issue contains a letters page, Mails of Suspense. Letters are published from Cathi Manfredi, David Banks, Donald Taylor, and John Burchfield. The letters page also contains the Mighty Marvel Checklist and a Special Announcements Section.
- References: Tales of Suspense #60
- In this issue, Stark Enterprises (Long Island) is noted to be near the World's Fair (1964-1965)
- Page one credits, "Plenty of Kibitzing by the Bullpen Gang".