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Appearing in "The Sign of the Serpent!"

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  • Sons of the Serpent's helicopter
  • Sons of the Serpent's Air Shuttle

Synopsis for "The Sign of the Serpent!"

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  • Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, Wasp, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver were all seen last issue in Avengers 31
  • This marks the first appearance of the racist group Sons of the Serpent, they appear again in next months issue Avengers 33.
  • This also marks the first appearance of Bill Foster, who would eventually become a size changing hero also named Goliath. He also appears next issue.
  • Black Widow makes an appearance after her last one in Avengers 30 when she was brainwashed by Communists to fight the Avengers with the aid of Swordsman and Power Man. We see her next in Avengers 33.
  • When Cap goes to the barber shop that is a front for a secret SHIELD base, the business card he hands the barber was aquired during a previous encounter with SHIELD. and * Nick Fury follow the events of Tales of Suspense #78.
  • Nick Fury was last seen Strange Tales 149, he'll be seen again in Strange Tales 150. Fury mentions that he was planning on tackling the Sons of the Serpent after he dealt with AIM. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) whom S.H.I.E.L.D. had been butting heads with since Strange Tales 146 through Strange Tales 149.
  • Tony Stark (AKA Iron Man)'s brief appearance in this issue happens after Tales of Suspense 86, he's next seen in Amazing Spider-Man Annual 3 where the original Avengers reunite to consider Spider-Man for membership in the Avengers.
  • This issue is reprinted in Giant-Size Marvel Triple Action 2 as well as Essential Avengers Vol 2.
  • It's hard to believe that Jan can grow her hair by the time she finds out where Goliath is and go there, then cut it again on the plane trip back.
  • Roy Thomas says that the reason Bill Foster's skin tone was similar to Gabe Jones of the Howling Commandos was that brown was a little harder to make (a certain combination of red, blue, and yellow), and even more complicated to do it panel after panel after panel (not like a tree, where as a person it could be offensive).


The credits read:

Stan Lee, Writer and Raconteur

Don Heck, Artist and Bon Vivant

Artie Simek, Letterer and Patron Des Artes

Irv Forbush, Scapegoat, Junior Grade

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