THOR E I VENDICATORI EDITORIALE CORNO
ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1976
CONDIZIONI QUASI OTTIME, L’ ALBO NON E’ DI BUSTA
GRANDISSIMA DISPONIBILITA’ DI TUTTI I SUPEREROI CORNO E NON
“The God in the Jewel” / IL DIO NEL GIOIELLO
- Asgardian Starjammer
Xorr causes a vibration that knocks everyone out. When they awake,
they are deep underground. Meanwhile, Xorr tells Sif and Karnilla his
origin. It then blasts off the asteroid, with the Asgardians and
Mercurians in hot pursuit. They board their vessel and defeat the
miners, but when Thor goes to rescue Sif, he realizes he cannot free her
from the jewel without killing her.
Traveling to England to search for their missing comrade, the Black
Knight, the Avengers are stopped by the British division of SHIELD
because they are carrying the Swordsman and Mantis aboard their Quinjet.
Explaining that the Swordsman has reformed, they decide to grant him
temporary amnesty while in Britain.
Arriving at the Black Knights castle, they find that it’s
protected by an invisible barrier. Their presence near the castle alerts
the attention of Skol and his army of Troglodytes, a group of
underground dwellers who were forced into living under the castle for
centuries. They capture the Avengers and take them prisoner, where
they’re blamed for the barrier blocking their path as the Troglodytes
used an underground entrance into the castle to steal food.
After battling a giant insect, and fighting off the attacking
Troglodytes, Skol surrenders to the Avengers. The Avengers however
decide to help the Troglodytes out by making arrangements with the
British government to aid these underground dwellers. With Skol’s
problems dealt with, and the knowledge that the Black Knight was taken
from his castle by costumed beings, the Avengers leave England to
continue their search for the Black Knight.
“The Face of Horror” / IL VOLTO DELL’ ORRORE
- Derck Winters (Only Appearance)
- Basil Blake (Only appearance; dies)
- Janice (Only Appearance)
- Basil Blake’s car
Derck Winters is quite possibly the ugliest man in the world. Trapped
within a pitiful existence, Derck’s shame prevents him from forming any
sort of social bonds including friendships, romantic relationships or
even the ability to hold a job. He once consulted a plastic surgeon, but
the doctor told him that there was only man in the world skillful
enough to change his face. His name is Basil Blake, but he lives in
London and charges $10,000 per operation. Derck cannot even afford
airfare to England let alone the cost of the operation. More morose than
ever, Derck leaves his apartment and crosses the street. A car strikes
him knocking him to the ground. Derck is uninjured, but upon seeing the
affluence of the man who struck him, decides to take advantage of the
situation. The man is apologetic and offers to help. Derck demands money
for his “injuries” or else he will sue him. The man gives him $500, but
Derck knows that he can get more. He flies into a rage and strangles
the man. As the driver falls dead to the ground, Derck rifles through
his wallet. Mad fits of hysterical laughter overwhelm him as he sees the
I.D. of the man he just murdered – Basil Blake, the plastic surgeon.
A man washes up on an island with nothing to eat but ants. The ants
take over his body from the inside so that when other humans arrive, he
is nothing but a giant ant body with a human head and they shoot him.