THE END OF AN ERA! They say that pride comes before the fall, and this tumultuous tome is proof of that! When longstanding and founding member Hank Pym -- in his guise as Yellowjacket -- demonstrates reckless behavior in battle, his fellow members schedule a formal court-martial hearing in order to determine the fate of their emotionally conflicted comrade. Will Yellowjacket triumph over his inner demons -- or crumble under the pressure of being an Avenger?
COLLECTING: AVENGERS (1963) #212-230 -- written by Jim Shooter, David Michelinie, Steven Grant and Roger Stern; and illustrated by Alan Kupperberg, Bob Hall, Alan Weiss, Don Perlin, Greg Larocque, Mark Bright, Sal Buscema, and Al Milgrom.
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"Back in 1981 I was writing the Avengers. Hank Pym aka Yellowjacket was married to Janet Van Dyne aka The Wasp and things had not been going well for him for a long time.
"Before I embarked on the storyline that led to the end of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne's marriage, I reread every single appearance of both characters. His history was largely a litany of failure, always changing guises and switching back and forth from research to hero-ing because he wasn't succeeding at either. He was never the Avenger who saved the day at the end and usually the first knocked out or captured. His most notable 'achievement' in the lab was creating Ultron. Meanwhile, his rich, beautiful wife succeeded in everything she tried. She was also always flitting around his shoulders, flirting, saying things to prop up his ego.
"As I was developing the storyline, I discussed the potential pathology of their relationship with a psychologist who happened to be sitting next to me on a five-hour flight. The story made sense, he thought. I went ahead with it. During the time the story was running, I got a great deal of hate mail. It worried me enough to ask Stan what he thought. He said he got the same kind of mail in the '60's regarding Peter Parker's various romantic travails. He asked me how Avengers sales were doing. They were in fact, increasing by 10,000 copies per issue. Stan said that people obviously cared passionately about what was happening to Hank and Janet, as if they were real people. That's the key. And he said, 'Don't worry about the mail.'" -- Jim Shooter
"Roger Stern follows up on Jim Shooter's fall of Yellowjacket by giving us the rise of Hank Pym ..." -- Brian Cronin
"Roger Stern took over two-thirds of the way through. I thought he did a great job. He's an excellent writer who doesn't get enough credit." -- Jim Shooter
"After a brief (and very rare) down period for Avengers, Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter returned to the scene of his greatest writing triumph and the result was one of the all-time classic Avengers tales ... a groundbreaking and moving storyline of a hero's fall and ultimate redemption. Great work all around from both Shooter and Roger Stern, who eventually finished the arc in memorable fashion." -- Scott Harris
"The groundwork had been laid by some great writing from Jim Shooter, but Stern is the one who handled the actual [trial]. This arc also served as the platform to bring Monica Rambeau on board, who Stern had introduced in a great Amazing Spider-Man Annual. Stern is one of the few writers of his time who wrote women well: She-Hulk was just a licensing placeholder before Stern wrote her in Avengers. His work with The Wasp is probably the best that character has ever been written. He handled the relationship between Wanda and Vision with a deftness rarely seen in other books." -- Ethan Kalett
"The Trial of Yellowjacket is one of the most notorious storylines in the long history of comics. Featuring the downfall of a founding member of the Mighty Avengers.... Happily this collection not only tells the story of that fall from grace, but showcases how the completely humbled Hank Pym gathered himself and eventually re-entered the ranks of the pantheon of Assemblers." -- Rip Jagger
"Shooter deserves kudos for making Jan the first woman to lead the Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Wasp is forced to grow a lot in a short time and Shooter makes it believable." -- J.A. Morris
"Jim Shooter did some really strong character work during his stint, before handing the reins over to Roger Stern, who would settle in for a run that would last nearly six years. Bob Hall was the nominal regular artist for the first half of the arc, but frequent fill-in artists were necessary, before Al Milgrom arrived to provide some stability. Milgrom's clean, classic style suited the material without being too big a departure from Hall's. This is a strong overall collection and a necessary chapter in Avengers history for any fan of the team." -- Brian C. Poole
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