We previously shared a splash panel and a Doc Ock value stamp from this issue. But, Avengers #130 has a couple other interesting pages worth salvaging from the beat up copy we found. At the Swordsman’s funeral, Thor — a Norse god — eulogizes his departed comrade with words from Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth. A few pages later, Hawkeye gives an honest reaction to the origin of Mantis. It’s more than a little like Miracleman’s wife’s reaction to his “bloody stupid” origin.
Hawkeye has enjoyed a recent resurgence in superhero popularity thanks to Matt Fraction and David Aja. A long time ago, he gave up shooting arrows to grow really, really big. Don’t believe us? Get the scoop right here from Roy Thomas and Gene Colan. It has to do with a death ray from the sky. Go!