AVENGERS #128 (1974)

necrodamus black pussy cat

I posted this picture just because it’s creepy.  Necrodamus was the villain in the first issues of The Defenders.

The creative team of The Defenders is now hitting its groove on The Avengers, by which I mean it’s getting weird.  And if you want to get weird with the A team, you focus on Scarlet Witch.

The gnarly nailed hands in the panel above belong to Agatha Harkness.  At this time, she (the Fantastic Four’s nanny and one of the original witches from the Salem Witch Trials) was teaching Wanda how to control her mutant “magic” powers.  See, originally Wanda’s power was described as changing reality/probability.  Here, we learn that this ability is at least similar to magic in how it is controlled and manifested by the user.  So, finally, she actually was becoming a witch.

Necrodamus attacks.

Agatha tries her best, but Wanda defeats Necrodamus in this issue.

Meanwhile, Mantis tries to woo Vision, sensing that he has the hots for Scarlet Witch.  Vision gives her the “let’s be friends” treatment.

The Fantastic Four appear in this issue, as it takes place right after FF #150.

And, at the very end, Kang shows up as a prologue to next issue.

Creators: Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema
Grade: C+

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