Quote:I've now checked in Wonder Man's wikipedia article and then in the extremely comprehensive The Official Marvel Index to The Avengers #3 (1987).
Quote:It turns out that the Vision having Simon Williams' memories actually dates back to the classic "Even an Android Can Cry" (Avengers #58, 1968) by Roy Thomas and John Buscema. (I hadn't re-read that story in ages and so had forgotten those details). This contains a flashback to Wonder Man's death (Avengers #9) which retcons in that Iron Man and Hank Pym (as Giant-Man) recorded his brain patterns and put them into storage in Pym's lab for the eventuality that they would find a way of reviving Wonder Man's body. We also see the origin of Ultron-1, which ends with ends with Ultron hypnotizing his "father" Hank Pym to forget about him and into abandoning his lab. In #58 Hank Pym (as Goliath) discovers the gap in his own memories in the course of the examination of the Vision (he talks about his old synthozoid experiments and then is stumped for an answer when Hawkeye asks what their ultimate results were) and decides to revisit his abandoned, boarded-up lab. Using the memory bank there, he sees what happened when he built Ultron-1. Iron Man then discovers that the tape with Wonder Man's memories is missing, and the Avengers come to the conclusion that the Vision is a synthetic body with Wonder Man's mind. (Okay, that may be based on circumstantial evidence, but it's good enough for comicbooks).
Oh my Lord. I do not remember that horror.
Roy - Roy - Why???
I really need to give up now. All of Marvel is stacked against me. When Roy betrays me, I have nowhere else to turn.
Yeah, the Vision was just Simon Williams in a can.
I'm done. Even an android's fan can cry.
Why? Because Roy's Avengers is awesome.
I'm really confused. How did you not know/remember all of this? This is sort of what has always made me a Vision fan.