Desiring to find the Black Widow, Hawkeye came here only to walk into a trap set by the Mad Thinker, being attacked and captured by Hammerhead.
He then returned, entering a cheap, sleazy bar where he found Bruiser, whom he clashed with and interrogated to know where the commies were keeping the Black Widow.
After having been reconstructed by the Vision, Ultron returned to his old base in the Lower East Side to plot the total destruction of mankind. Seeking to make up for betraying the Avengers, the Vision followed Ultron back to his base and learned the robot's plot to destroy New York City in a giant nuclear explosion. Soon, the Vision was joined by the Avengers, who took the side lines while the Vision battled his creator. However the battle was lost because of the untimely intervention of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, who were tracking the Adamantium which Ultron's body is constructed of. As they arrived and stunned the Vision, Ultron was allowed to escape, leaving the Avengers to deal with the device set to destroy the whole city.
The Vision eventually informed the Avengers that that he destroyed the device's mechanisms, preventing Ultron from detonating the explosion.
Using telemetry data supplied by Charles Xavier, Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four traced the person who took over Spider-Man's mind to a church where Father Bowen was sheltering Xi'an Coy Manh. After she told them she possessed Spider-Man to rescue her two little brothers Leong and Nga, who were kidnapped by uncle Nguyen, the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man immediately agreed to help.
Searching for a thief named Alarich Wallenquist, Daredevil tried to get information from Turk Barrett and Bilge, only to be attacked by Elektra, who was out to collect the bounty on Wallenquit's head. Elektra cured the unconscious Daredevil and had Bilge called his boss Eric Slaughter, who managed to speak in code to make Slaughter understand that he'd been captured by the assassin.
A while later, Firefist began executing homeless people in the Lower East Side. As Firefist prepared to execute another homeless man, he was attacked by the Green Goblin and Spider-Man. The Green Goblin brought the man to safety, while Spider-Man fought Firefist. Firefist nearly killed Spider-Man for interfering, but Spider-Man was saved at the last minute by the Green Goblin, giving Spider-Man the chance he needed to strike Firefist unconscious. He then webbed Firefist up for the police.
Points of Interest
Bilge, seeing Turk Barrett being roughed up by Daredevil, he followed orders from Slaughter to kill Turk before he was able to talk. He tossed a molotov cocktail at them, but DD managed to carry Turk away from the blast. DD was caught in the shock force, and was wounded, but tried to get the information out of Bilge anyway. However Elektra was after Alarich Wallenquist, too and threw a sai at Daredevil, knocking him out with a blow to the back of the head. She grabbed hold of Bilge and told him he was a dead man unless he turns over the whereabouts of Wallenquist. Bilge then called Slaughter, though he was under duress from Elektra herself, and managed to speak in code to make Slaughter understand that he'd been captured by the assassin.
Brutus (Dog) (Earth-616)
William Gardner (Earth-616)
William Gardner was a young, brilliant marketing consultant, but he unfortunately specialized in an industry which crashed and became homeless. Attacked by Firefist, he was rescued by Spider-Man and the Green Goblin.
Sammy Skalek (Earth-616)
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- Appearances of Lower East Side
- Location Gallery: Lower East Side
Links and References
- [//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_East_Side Lower East Side at Wikipedia
- Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1996
- Avengers #39
- Avengers #43
- Avengers #67
- Avengers #68
- Marvel Team-Up #100
- Daredevil #168
- Spider-Man #45
- The Spectacular Spider-Man #225
- Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage #Alpha
- Spider-Man #65
- X-Man #24
- The Spectacular Spider-Man #244
- Spider-Man #81
- Spider-Man #96
- Spider-Man Lifeline #3
- Fantastic Four #554
- Sensational Spider-Man #9
- Spider-Man #64
- Amazing Spider-Man #411