Synopsis for “The Black Knight Strikes!”
Our story begins with Giant-Man busting up a secret sale of top secret information between scientist Nathan Garret and Communist spies. Giant-Man easily captures all involved, and later in court is set to bail at one hundred thousand dollars. Garret’s bail is paid by his Communist contacts, and he flees the country to a remote Balkan kingdom in the Alps. There he is inspired by a winged horse statue, buys a castle and begins genetically engineering a horse to have wings.
Weeks later, back in America, the Wasp arrives in Henry Pym’s lab to tell him a fantastic story: While she was on her way to meet him she saw a black knight on a flying horse flying through the city attack an armored car. After using his lance to melt a hole in the side of the car and grabbing the money, he made a quick escape.
Using his ant communicator, Giant-Man finds that the Black Knight is going to attack a helicopter in mid-air next. Commissioning an aircraft to aid him, Giant-Man jumps onto the helicopter that is being attacked, and battles the Black Knight. Overcome with the many scientific gadgets the Black Knight has at his disposal, the Knight gloats revealing that he is Nathan Garrat and boasts over his achievements in inventing a lance with many devices and a paralyzer pistole.
Caught up in a bolo, Giant-Man is forced to let go of the helicopter when the Knight blasts him with an itch ray. Falling, Giant-Man takes a shrinking capsule and is rescued by the Wasp, who lands Giant-Man on the back of the Knights horse. Resuming his giant size, Giant-Man knocks the lance out of the Black Knights hands. During the struggle, the Knight manages to knock Giant-Man off his horse, but Giant-Man saves himself by grabbing onto a nearby amusement part ride.
The Wasp pinches the Knights horse, causing it to buck him off, and he and Giant-Man battle it out on a roller coaster, while the Wasp tries to get the Knight’s horse under control. The horse bucks her off, and Giant-Man is forced to abandon his fight with the Black Knight to save her.
While Giant-Man is preoccupied with the Wasps safety, the Black Knight tries to shoot him from behind with the paralyzer pistole. Sensing someone behind him, Giant-Man takes a shrinking capsule allowing him to shrink below the blast. Thinking he has gone mad, the Black Knight stumbles off the roller coaster, but is saved by his horse and makes his escape.