Comic Book A Day – Day 5 – Avengers 151 (1976)

Avengers #151

Captain America points to the Beast’s junk yet again.

On a very special episode of The Avengers…That’s basically what this issue is.

Avengers 151

Hey, remember that time where Quicksilver, the fastest dude on earth just sat there while the dude with the mustache slowly unsheathed his sword and kicked our asses?

It’s a second-part look back at the Avengers teams of the past 149 issues and it’s narrated by none other than amazing News Reporter Sam Reuther (who stole all of his talk bubbles from Electro apparently).

So basically we’re kind of told the history of how a bunch of different Avengers teams (including the “Kooky Quartet of Captain America, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye and Quicksilver) came together and then fell apart.



Thor gives some wacky explanation on why he can no longer be with the team in issue #150 which was basically “I’m a god and you suck.” and then this issue Moondragon, who I guess is also a God-dess basically says the same thing.  Oh and Moondragon also makes Patsy Walker, who was basically like the girl version of Archie for like 20 years until Marvel made her into a “superheroine” by giving her one of Tigra’s old cat suits (I guess she wasn’t always a furry kitten lady), leave the Avengers against her will because she needed to “learn to be a heroine at the side of a Goddess”, which sounds to me like the lesbian version of 50 Shades Of Grey.



The BEST part of this comic, is at the end, where right after the newly re-formed Avengers pose in their smiling fists raised in the air “Avengers Assemble” motif, a giant wooden crate explodes and a mentally challenged Wonder Man (who has been dead for a minute) walks out and says (and I quote) “Uhmm-m!”


First off he looks like Mexican Cyclops in that outfit, second off it’s bad enough (or awesome enough depending on how you view it) that he just says “Ummm”, but they hyphenate the “ummmm” and stretch it into “Uhmmm-m!”!!!

Wonder Man

This is a better look, right? Right? No? Crap!

I’ve spent the last hour trying to figure out how that changes the sound of the non-word “Um” and haven’t come up with anything except it just makes Wonder Man (who we all know is Wonder Woman with a you-know-what) sound extra stupid.

I give Avengers #151 from good old 1976 3 out of 6  Aaron’s because it’s weird, fun and uhmmm-m!  I can’t think of anything else to say!

With great power, comes great utilities bills,

Aaron Haber