AVENGERS #183-184: Super Absorbent! (1979)


When I first got this issue I thought those trash bags Beast is holding looked like watermelons.  I love this issue, and a few others like it, because they’re all about Avengers being “regular” people.  But #183 and 184 are also two of my favorite issues for another reason: The two parter where they fight Crusher Creel, The Absorbing Man.
Absorbing Man is a Thor foe, and so it makes sense that he’s tough enough to take on the full team.  He’s also a lot like Hulk in this story, in that he just wants to be left alone.

This is during Falcon’s brief stint on the team.

Of course Hawkeye feels like flexing–the team already has a guy with basically no powers, and it’s him!  At least Falcon can fly and talk to a bird.

Also in this tale, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver set sail on a steamer across the Atlantic with their adoptive father Django Maximoff.  They are going to learn about their future.

But why are they taking a boat?

Creators: Another great Michelinie/Byrne production.
Grade: A-

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