Appearing in "Obsession"
- Winter Guard (First appearance)
- Crimson Dynamo (Ivan Vanko) (Main story and flashback)
- War Machine (James Rhodes) (Only in flashback)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. (Mentioned)
- Masters of Evil
Races and Species:
- Captain America's Uniform and Shield
- Giant-Man's Suit
- War Machine Armor (Only in flashback)
- Iron Man Armor (Main story and flashback)
- Wasp's Suit and Bio-Synthetic Wings
Synopsis for "Obsession"
The Avengers have tracked the Crimson Dynamo to the snowy wilderness of the Swiss Alps. Before they can apprehend him though, they're confronted by the Winter Guard, who have come to take Vanko in to answer for crimes against the Russian people. Iron Man, incensed about Dynamo appropriating his tech and suspecting Titanium Man of doing the same, attacks the Winter Guard, drawing the other Avengers into the conflict. Tony realizes a little too late that he was wrong when Titanium Man intercepts missiles fired by the Dynamo meant for him, which sets off a chain reaction in the Titanium armor's unstable power core. Iron Man personally flies the core up to an elevation where it can explode without harming the others, but it gives Vanko a chance to escape. Stark survives a little worse for wear, and apologizes to the Winter Guard once he comes to. The teams depart, hoping to meet again as allies in the future.
Later, Vanko is approached by the Masters of Evil with an offer to get his chance at revenge.
Appearing in "Mutual Respect"
- Mad Thinker
- Awesome Android
Races and Species:
Synopsis for "Mutual Respect"
The Hulk and Ant-Man are caught in battle with the Thinker's Awesome Android, though only the Hulk is doing any fighting. Pym, ant-sized, attempts to talk with Thinker, who's standing with Quasimodo on the sidelines and calmly goading Pym into joining the fight as Giant-Man. Pym doesn't take the bait and instead spots a weak point on the Android that allows the Hulk to take it out while he calls an ant swarm to incapacitate Thinker and Quasimodo. As he falls, the Thinker admits that the point of the scenario was to have Quasimodo analyze Pym's size-changing ability to incorporate into his own creations. Fortunately, Ant-Man found his own way to end the conflict.
- Includes Character Profiles of Baron Zemo, Baron Strucker, Crimson Dynamo, and Abomination, as well as a gallery of "Hawkeye's Bag of Tricks", illustrating his Zipline, Flare, Electricity, Explosive, Freezer, and Net Arrows, and his Sky-Cycle.
- It's unclear if the Thinker that appears here is meant to be a remotely-operated robotic decoy or the 'original', as even the Thinker that appeared in prison in Episode 1 was shown to have a cybernetic cranium like the body that collapses here.
- First story takes place at some point between Captain America joining the Avengers in Episode 4 and Crimson Dynamo first appearing as a member of the Masters of Evil in Episode 8. As Black Panther is not depicted with the team on this mission, it may also be prior to his joining in Episode 6.
- The second story likely takes place after the Hulk re-joins the team in Episode 8. It could also take place before his departure in Episode 3, but only assuming the Thinker isn't actually recaptured here, as that episode started with the noted first recapture of a villain from the Breakout.
- 7 image(s) from Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Vol 3 2
- 2 reprint(s) of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Vol 3 2