Avengers (1963 1st Series) #130 VF
Published Dec 1974 by Marvel.
"The Reality Problem!" Script by Steve Englehart. Art by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Joe Staton (finishes). Cover by Gil Kane and Dave Cockrum. In heartbreaking fashion in Giant-Size Avengers 2, the Swordsman perished at the hands of Kang the Conqueror. And now his teammates solemnly bring their fallen comrade's body back to Vietnam for burial. After the funeral the Avengers exit the Priests of Pama's temple and unexpectedly bump into the Titanic Three! Who are these guys? None other than three famous communist super-villains: the Crimson Dynamo, the Titanium Man, and the Radioactive Man! But Earth's Mightiest Heroes don't have any jurisdiction in the communist-controlled sector, so the colossal confrontation will have to wait! Later on though a small-time hood called the Slasher convinces the Titanic Three to attack the Avengers! And suddenly in the streets of Saigon the battle is joined! Forget détente…the cold war is boiling over right now! The American super-team vs. the communist one! And in the midst of the ferocious fight an even more intense personal battle rages between the golden avenger and the Crimson Dynamo! As Tony Stark looks to pay back the dynamo for the death of Janice Cord in the classic Iron Man (1st series) 22…and pay him back permanently! Cameo appearances by Agatha Harkness and Libra. Flashback cameos by Giant-Man, Libra, Kang the Conqueror, and the Star-Stalker. Avengers Lineup: Iron Man, Hawkeye, Mantis, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: From a historical standpoint, this story took place after the Vietnam War ended, but before the fall of Saigon. Shell-Head and the Crimson Dynamo clash again in Iron Man (1st series) 73. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #96 Dr. Octopus.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.