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Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes #6

Another month, another two brand-new tales of AEMH goodness.

The first tale, written by Rob Williams, is a simple story of racing Hydra to a Soviet-era weapon in the arctic.  I won't spoil the plot, which is pretty straightforward.  Of note is that the story introduces a new experimental quinjet, the super-fast Mach 10 Quinjet prototype.

The bad news is that it looks like a warmed over SR-71, similar to the SR-71 used by the X-Men in various incarnations, and doesn't survive the trip under the hostile weather.  Apparently they didn't build it to withstand heavy ice buildup in Arctic conditions.

The usual caveat about the comic art done in the style of the show, the storytelling is perfunctory; it gets us where we need to go, but its not anything beyond a good, workaday job - and that's OK, too.

The second story, written by Christopher Yost, features Magneto and his scions, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.  They have come to the Avengers Mansion because there are anti-mutant demonstrators outside, calling for the expulsion of the Wasp from the team, operating under the delusion that she is a mutant.  Magneto decides to violently champion her cause, and is accompanied by Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.

The initial conflict is short, with the Avengers not faring so well, but once Wasp informs Magneto that she is not a mutant, Magneto loses interest, and wants to unleash havoc (no relation) against the crowd anyways - but Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch defend humanity, taking sides against their father.  Magneto reacts badly, as usual, and starts to punish his rebellious children... and the Avengers wade into it again, although with Thor's hammer, Iron Man's armor, and Captain America's shield all being right up Magneto's alley, they don't get far.

Magneto flees, but not before the Wasp gets to zap him several times while telling him she's not a mutant, but even if she were, it wouldn't matter to the Avengers.  Before the Avengers can apprehend Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, who are now alienated from Magneto and want nothing to do with him, Quicksilver grabs the Scarlet Witch and escape, but not without telling the Avengers that they have given the siblings something to think about.

Of course, the Wasp gets all the good dialogue, but I don't care - I finally got to see the Scarlet Witch properly introduced to the AEMH world!