The Avengers [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thor [Don Blake]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; The Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Ant-Man/Giant-Man [Henry Pym]]; The Space Phantom (villain, introduction); Rick Jones; The Teen Brigade
The Space Phantom comes to Earth to defeat the Avengers. If he can, then nothing can stop his race from invading Earth.
Thor; Odin; Harris Hobbs; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Jane Foster; Ann; John
Thor rescues Jane from Loki. Odin appears and accuses Thor of bringing Jane to Asgard. Loki denies all involvement and Thor calls him a liar. Odin orders -- the Trial of the Gods, but first Thor is granted 48 hours in which to defeat the Absorbing Man. Aided by reporter Harris Hobbs and a courageous police unit, Thor tricks Creel into absorbing some helium gas. A gaseous, lighter-than-air Creel floats off into space. Thor returns to New York to gaze upon a sleeping Jane before returning to Asgard to face his trial.
Queen Tandylla/Tandy Snow gives Ka-Zar an ultimatum: either become her husband or die in the arena. Ka-Zar rejects her offer and ends up in the arena together with Zartros the Gnome. They kill a gladiator named Makrum and manage to escape. Zartros reveals that Tandy has been brainwashed into becoming queen, and Ka-Zar vows to return and free her. Meanwhile, the rest of Ka-Zar's friends have come across a city full of elderly people. But something is very wrong; Kirk Marston has made a pact with the inhabitants and betrays his friends.