- Look out, Axis -- Here we come!
- -- The Invaders
Appearing in "The Coming of the Invaders!"Edit
- FBI agents
- Agent Stuart
- Agent Wilson
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Only in flashback)
- Winston Churchill
- Colonel Krieghund (First appearance) (Apparent death)
- Adolf Hitler (Only in flashback)
- Brain Drain (Behind the scenes)
- Master Man (First appearance)
- Nazi agents
- Heinz Kruger (Only in flashback)
- Red Skull (Only in flashback)
- German soldiers
- Abraham Erskine (Only in flashback)
- General Phillips (Only in flashback)
- Agent R (Only in flashback)
- Simms (Only in flashback)
- Doctor Anderson
- Japanese Air Force (Only in flashback)
- US Armed Forces (Only in flashback)
- Washington, D.C. (Main story and flashback)
- Nazi U-boat
- HMS Duke of York
Synopsis for "The Coming of the Invaders!"Edit
Part One "A Captain Called America!"
December 22nd, 1941: Captain America and Bucky swing into action as they take down a group of Nazi saboteurs at the Liberty Shipyards. As the battle concludes, an F.B.I. agent named Stuart approaches the heroes and inquires about a man named Doctor Anderson. Cap immediately recognizes the name and reflects back on the events that first transformed him into Captain America.
- 1940: Doctor Anderson had been assigned by Washington to collaborate with General Chester Phillips and Doctor Abraham Erskine on Operation Rebirth. They selected Steve Rogers as a volunteer for a project designed to give him superhuman strength, speed and dexterity. The process worked, but a Nazi spy, present in Erskine's laboratory assassinated Erskine and the secret of his Super Soldier Serum died with him. Steve Rogers soon went on to become the patriotic hero Captain America.
Snapping back to the present, Captain America listens intently as the F.B.I. agent tells him that Doctor Anderson might be dead and they need the help of Captain America and Bucky.
Part Two "Enter: the Human Torch!"
Cap and Bucky reach the hospital where they find Doctor Anderson as a patient. Anderson explains to them that he was attacked by Nazi agents two nights ago in an abandoned silo being used as a secret Nazi stronghold.
His kidnapper was a man named Colonel Krieghund who had been developing his own version of the Super Soldier Serum in order to create a Nazi Übermensch. However, his process was incomplete and Krieghund suspected that Anderson might have knowledge of Erskine's lost procedures. Krieghund subjected Anderson to a device called a Psyphon, which pulled information directly from his brain. Krieghund acquired enough data complete his project, transforming a Nazi bund agent into the Master Man. At that moment, the Human Torch and his sidekick Toro raided the silo and fought against Master Man. The battle ended inconclusively, and both Master Man and Colonel Krieghund managed to escape. Seeing that Doctor Anderson was in rough shape, the Torch rushed him to the hospital.
Concluding his tale, Doctor Anderson tells Cap and Bucky that he suddenly recalls something he heard while held prisoner in the silo. Krieghund and the Master Man plan on conducting a strike against a British warship near Chesapeake Bay. Cap and Bucky reunite with the Human Torch and Toro, and together they race off to fight this new threat.
Part Three "The Sub-Mariner Strikes!"
Krieghund and the Master Man are aboard a Nazi U-boat en route to Hampton Roads. They intercept the course of a British battleship, the HMS Duke of York, and attack it. Master Man leaps upon the deck of the ship and begins fighting with the deckhands. One of the deckhands however, reveals himself to be the Sub-Mariner in disguise. The Sub-Mariner was recruited by British Secret Service to safeguard the ship's most important passenger, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. As the Sub-Mariner and Master Man fight one another, Captain America, Bucky, the Human Torch and Toro arrive to lend him a hand.
During the struggle, the process that grants the Master Man his extraordinary strength starts to fail, and he begins losing his vitality and muscle mass. Captain America is reluctant to strike such an obviously weakened opponent, but Bucky has no reservations about knocking the Nazi out cold.
Krieghund meanwhile, launches two missiles from his sub-marine aimed at the HMS Duke of York. The Sub-Mariner witnesses the attack and dives into the water. He catches the two torpedoes and sends them back to their point of origin, sinking the U-boat.
With the threat abated, Prime Minister Winston Churchill emerges from his cabin and suggests that these heroes should band together in order to fight the Axis powers. He dubs them the Invaders.
Appearing in "Deep-Sea Blitzkrieg!"Edit
Synopsis for "Deep-Sea Blitzkrieg!"Edit
The Nazis decide to attack the kingdom of the undersea people near the Antarctic Circle. They send a flotilla of submarines and begin dropping bombs on the settlements. The Emperor of the undersea people is seemingly killed in the attack. The Sub-Mariner rallies together his brethren and they fight against the Nazis with their specially-designed Whale Ships and Shark Ships. The Sub-Mariner baits the U-boats into a narrow gorge whereupon his people are waiting in ambush. Although they succeed in destroying several submarines, the Nazis succeed in capturing the Sub-Mariner.
Enclosed within a dry cabin, the Sub-Mariner begins to lose his strength. He convinces the guard to let him into the ballast tank so that he can revitalize himself with water. Otherwise, he would surely die and that is something that the Nazi supreme commander does not wish for. The guard encloses him in the ballast tank, but the Sub-Mariner escapes. He attacks the sub from the outside, forcing it into a nosedive that cracks it upon the ocean floor. The force of the ocean depths tears the submarine in half, killing all aboard.
The Sub-Mariner returns to his people and helps them to rebuild their city.
- This issue shipped on March 18th, 1975. 
- Includes a two-page editorial by writer Roy Thomas.
- This issue includes a reprint of Sub-Mariner Comics #1 by Bill Everett originally published in the Spring of 1941. In this story, titled "Deep-Sea Blitzkrieg!", neither the Atlanteans, Emperor Thakorr, nor Adolf Hitler are addressed by name.
- The Sub-Mariner tale was modified from its original version with a footnote indicating that Emperor Thakorr did not die as originally published, but actually fell into suspended animation for the duration of the war.
- Chronologically earliest appearance of the Invaders.
- The origin of Captain America is recapped in this issue. More details are given. In particular, the officer who recruited Rogers for the Operation Rebirth experiment is identified for the first time as "General Phillips".
- No trivia.
- Captain America image gallery
- Captain America appearances list
- Captain America quotes page
- Human Torch image gallery
- Sub-Mariner image gallery
- Sub-Mariner appearances list
- Sub-Mariner quotes page
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