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Invaders, The #21: Review

Apr 1977
Roy Thomas, Frank Robbins

Story Name:

The Battle of Berlin! Part Two!

Review & Comments

Rating:
3.5 stars

Invaders, The #21 Review by (October 22, 2018)

Review: Like the previous issue (which was really the first half of this one) it's all action with flashbacks and the origin of Union Jack 2 thrown in. Plus another Golden Age Subby reprint. Did Hitler really say “Geronimo?” Roy Thomas doesn't think so either but he gains points for acting like the Invaders stories are actual history.

Comments: Part six of six parts. Second story reprinted from MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #10 (August 1940).





 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Invaders, The #21 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Adolf Hitler waits in his warplane, planning to bomb the Invaders who are battling the entire Nazi army. Unbeknownst to Der Fueher, Dyna-Mite is hiding under Captain America's shield, waiting to fill us in on what has been happening behind the scenes: he, Lord Falsworth, Spitfire, and Oskar were prisoners in the Institute of Nazi Science when they were rescued by the Destroyer who revealed himself to be Brian Falsworth, then took on his father's former identity as Union Jack to rescue the Invaders from Hitler's firing squad. So when Hitler gives the order to drop the bombs, he is not obeyed as the pilots are Lord F and Oskar, and Dyna-Mite emerges to battle the guards. Hitler bails out (yelling “Geronimo”) and escapes the comic....

In the battle down below, Captain America, Sub-Mariner, and Union Jack are engaged in close quarters with Warrior Woman and Master Man. Human Torch destroys a tank sent against them as they spy Hitler's plane above. MM deduces that the plane has been captured by the enemy (since it isn't raining bombs on them) and leaps after it—only to get a bomb in the face. The heroes, with Bucky and the wounded Toro, make it to the plane and out of there, shooting at the Luftwaffe almost all the way to a crash landing in the English Channel, where Torch vows vengeance against Hitler if Toro dies....

The Sub-Mariner

Writer: Bill Everett. Art: Bill Everett.

Synopsis: After his New York battle with the Human Torch, Namor the Sub-Mariner returns to Atlantis where, for his failure, he is suspended from active duty....
Reading about Namor's threat in the news, Luther Robinson and his girlfriend Lynne outfit a ship for an expedition to find the Sub-Mariner. Luther shines spotlights on the Antarctic ocean to lure Subby out; it works, Subby and his cousin Dorma surface to investigate and are shot at. Subby returns home and calls out the Atlantean navy; as the flying subs battle Luther's seaplane, Namor sneaks aboard and kidnaps Lynne. Luther pursues in his mini-sub and shoots up Subby's sub. Luther rescues Lynn and takes her back to the ship, vowing vengeance. Namor likewise vows vengeance.



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Frank Robbins
Frank Springer
Sam Kato
Gil Kane (Cover Penciler)
Frank Giacoia (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Bucky Barnes
Bucky Barnes

(James Barnes)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Human Torch
Human Torch

(Jim Hammond)
Spitfire
Spitfire

(Jacqueline Falsworth)
Toro
Toro

(Thomas Raymond)
Union Jack
Union Jack

(Brian Falsworth)

Plus: Adolf Hitler, Dyna-Mite (Roger Aubrey), Invaders, Master Man, Union Jack (Lord Falsworth), Warrior Woman.