Sunday, 26 March 2017
Giant-Size Invaders #1 (Marvel/1975)
Giant-Size Invaders #1 (Marvel)
Roy Thomas (w) Frank Robbins (a)
A one-off prequel to a 41 issue run of the main, normal sized Invaders comic which introduces readers to the team which Roy Thomas created as part of the Marvel canon in which not all stories from the forties were considered a part.
The story, which centres around the "super soldier" formula recounts the origin of Captain America, brings in The Human Torch plus the sidekicks Bucky & Toro and then adds the Sub-Mariner to the mix as they have a showdown with the Nazi's own "super soldier", Master Man.
Despite Master-Man's seeming physical and power superiority it seems that this is only temporary as is seen in the final showdown.
The team are stopped from squabbling and told to pull together by none other than Winston Churchill himself.
As a bonus there is a tale from Sub-Mariner #1 (1941) in which Hitler launches an attack on Atlantis. The resulting conflict sees Subby take the throne.