38.  Avengers #26

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Plot: Cap, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver discuss the new secret messaging system but Hawkeye doesn’t pay attention and goes for a stroll. Soonafter on a boat on the Eastern Seaboard where Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne spot Namor heading for New York.  Hank tells Jan to (as the Wasp) fly to shore and get the Avengers help. On her way there she is kidnapped by Attuma where she gets a distress call to the Avengers. Cap cannot contact Hawkeye so the he and the other two go to find Attuma alone. Their arena begins to flood and they look to be doomed. Meanwhile Hawkeye returns to the mansion and cannot remember the password to the messaging machine, he is unaware that a shadowed figure is watching him.

New To My Readathon:

  • Attuma
  • Beetle

Comic Collected In: Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers v3 TP

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In honour of the 46th anniversary of the first Moon Landing, let’s talk a bit about Neil A. Armstrong – the first man to walk on the moon and who sadly passed away at the age of 82 on the 25th of August 2012.

Neil started his career as a naval aviator from 1949 to 1953 and in 1955 he joined the NACA(National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics), which is now NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), and worked as an engineer, test pilot, astronaut and administrator.

He transferred to astronaut status in 1962. He was assigned as command pilot for the Gemini 8 mission. Gemini 8 was launched on March 16, 1966, and performed the first successful docking of two vehicles in space.

More famously, he was spacecraft commander for Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission; with this, Armstrong gained the distinction of being the first man to land a craft on the moon and first to step on its surface.

Aside from his prominent career, Neil was a husband and father and is sadly missed by both family and friends.

A family statement when Neil passed away said: ‘For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request:

'Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.' 

A true hero and an ambassador of what we as a species are capable of. What a great life to have led.Rest In Peace.Neil Armstrong 5th of August 1930 – 25th August 2012