Writer: Stan Lee
Pencils: Jack Kirby
Letterer: Art Simek
Cover Art: ???
"Captain America Joins...The Avengers!"
After escaping the Avengers in the previous issue, the Sub-Mariner encounters eskimos worshipping a man in a block of ice in the north sea. Angrily he casts the frozen man into the ocean. The Avengers discover the body, which had been thawed by warmer waters. It turns to be the hero of WWII, Captain America. His body had been frozen and preserved after a failed mission near the end of the war. The Avengers then attend a press conference where they are turned to stone by a creature with a mysterious ray. Owing his life to the Avengers, Captain America tracks down the alien and makes it restore the Avengers back to normal. In return the Avengers try to free the alien's craft from the water and the Sub-Mariner attacks. After fighting him off they finish freeing the craft and the alien departs. Captain America is then recruited as an Avenger!
- The Avengers
- Captain America joins the Avengers.