Synopsis for “The Coming of the Magician!”
Rushing home, Giant-Man inspects a ring that he plans on giving the Wasp as a present. Finding it perfect, he waits for her to come home. When she does, he acts nervous, causing the Wasp to wonder if he will ever express his true feelings. Thinking that making him jealous will spur him on to finally talk about his feelings, the Wasp tells Giant-Man that she’s going to a party with another man (social register member Sterling Stuyvesants) and leaves. Upset that he cannot muster the guts to express himself to the Wasp, Giant-Man tosses the ring away and decides to lose himself in his work instead of trying to be a romantic.
Soon he is alerted by his ants about a character going by the name of the Magician. Finding him rather sinister looking, Giant-Man decides to investigate on his own.
A short time later, at Stuyvesant’s party, the Magician appears as the entertainment for the party and dazzles the crowd with his magic tricks that appear to be real. He soon traps the audience under a large blanket and begins robbing them of their valuables. Janet shrinks down to her Wasp identity and tries to tackle the Magician on her own, but is soon trapped in the Magician’s magic wand. The Magician then makes his escape. Giant-Man arrives shortly after and is informed what had happened.
Deciding to trick the Magician into appearing for him, as Hank Pym, Giant-Man stages a fake yacht party. The plan works and the Magician appears at the fake party and ends up battling Giant-Man until he attempts to escape in his personal blimp (which he uses to appear to disappear). Following his foe, the two battle on the blimp, the Wasp is freed, and the Magician tries to kill both ant-sized heroes by setting his trained rabbit on them. Giant-Man resumes his giant size and scares the bunny away and attacks his foe.
The Magician then uses hypnosis to stop Giant-Man in his tracks, while the Wasp unplugs the blimp causing it to deflate and crash into the water. Realizing Hank was possibly still aboard, the Wasp laments having killed the only man she loved. However, Giant-Man soon turns up alive, riding into sight, ant-size, on a paper airplane.
With the Magician fished out of the water by the police, the two weary heroes are taken back to shore.