Comic books in 'Betrayal (Marvel)'
"Betrayal!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Spider-Woman.
Script by Danny Fingeroth. Art by Steve Ditko (breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finishes). Cover by Alex Saviuk and Klaus Janson.
It's the Avengers' first annual east coast vs. west coast baseball game at Royals Stadium in Kansas City! The score is tied with Iron Man in the batter's box when suddenly Freedom Force appears! Hold on, Freedom Force sure looks a lot like the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants from Avengers Annual 10. And lo and behold, it is Mystique's old gang plus Spiral and the new Spider-Woman! Apparently Freedom Force works for the federal government now and wants to arrest the Avengers! But Earth's Mightiest Heroes aren't going quietly! In fact they aren't going at all!
The blockbuster battle begins: eleven avengers vs. the Blob, Avalanche, Destiny, Pyro, Mystique, Spiral, and Spider-Woman! Unfortunately, Spiral's strange powers tip the battle in Freedom Force's favor! And the Avengers are transported to the Vault to stand trial in Peter Gyrich's kangaroo court! Shockingly, the ad hoc tribunal has damaging testimony from a former avenger!
Wow, which avenger has betrayed his teammates? Once the Avengers break out of the Vault with Spider-Woman's help, they swear to find the traitor in their midst!
Story continues in West Coast Avengers Annual 1.
Flashback cameos by the Beast, Daredevil, Grey Gargoyle, Ms. Marvel, and the Vision.
Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hercules, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Mockingbird, Tigra, Wonder Man, Henry Pym, and the Wasp.
Cover price $1.25.
"One of Our Own!"
Story by Steve Englehart. Art by Mark Bright and Geof Isherwood.
Story continued from Avengers (1963-96) Annual #15.
The Avengers have escaped the Vault and now must gather reserve members and find out who is responsible for their recent woes. The East Coast team - Captain America, Hercules, Black Knight, Captain Marvel, and Wasp - along with the West Coast team - Hawkeye, Iron Man, Wonder Man, Tigra, Mockingbird, and Hank Pym - must unite with Thor, Falcon, Black Widow, Black Panther, and Iron Man II to seek out the traitor in their midst and combat the new and even more powerful Zodiac.
Featuring cameos by Thing, Firebird, Moondragon, Son of Satan, Hellcat, Binary, Starfox, Hulk, Namor, Mantis, Jocasta, Swordsman, Beast, and She Hulk.
Cover price $1.25.