Appearing in "Death-Stars of the Zodiac!"
- Zodiac Cartel
- Devil (Invoked)
- NYPD (Main story and recap)
- Captain America (Steve Rogers) (Mentioned)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. (Mentioned)
- Lord (Yahweh) (Invoked)
- Defenders (Mentioned)
- Black Panther (T'Challa) (Mentioned)
- Wasp (Janet Van Dyne) (Mentioned)
- Numerous unnamed New Yorkers
- Odin (Invoked)
- Aries I (Mentioned)
- Daredevil (Matt Murdock) (Mentioned)
- Collector (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Humans (Main story and recap)
- Turkeys (Mentioned)
- Monkeys (Mentioned)
- Goats (Referenced)
- Lions (Mentioned)
- Ants (Mentioned)
- Pigeons (Mentioned)
- Earth (Main story and recap)
- United States (Main story and recap)
- Bolivia, South America (Mentioned)
- Wakanda, Africa (Mentioned)
- Heavens (Invoked)
- Giant Star-Blazer
Synopsis for "Death-Stars of the Zodiac!"
Using the imprisoned Gemini's link to his twin brother, the Zodiac crime cartel stages an attack on the Avengers in preparation of their latest attempt at taking over the world: Using a death-star blaster a device that is able to kill every person in New York City that was born under a specific zodiac sign.
The Avengers manage to fight off the Zodiac's initial attack on Avengers Mansion, however, when they follow the crime cartel to the World Trade Center, where the criminals plan on using their giant death-star blaster, the Avengers are forced to stop fighting when the Zodiac threaten to send Mantis plummeting to her doom... This story is continued next issue.
- The original Aries and Scorpio have been replaced in this current group of Zodiac. The previous Aries died in Avengers #82. The original Scorpio disappeared in Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #5 and was secretly replaced by Nick Fury until Fury revealed himself in Avengers #72.
- This issue contains a letters page, Avengers Assemble!. Letters are published from Dave Braunstein, Andrew Sigel, and Bryon Williams.
- Captain America is depicted on the cover of this issue; but he does not appear in this story. At the time of publication, he was held by the government on murder charges.