Appearing in "Yesterday and Beyond..."
- Libra (Gustav Brandt)
- Sentinel Mk II (Only in flashback)
- Kree (Only in flashback)
- Morag (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
- Skrulls (Only in flashback)
- Dorrek I (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
- Cotati (First appearance)
- Cotati Elder (Only in flashback)
- "Swordsman" Cotati
- Phineas Thomas Horton (Only in flashback)
- Human Torch (Only in flashback)
- Anthony Sardo (Only in flashback)
- New York City (Main story and flashback) (November, 1939)
- Limbo (Temporal)
- Hala (Only in flashback)
- Blue Area of the Moon (Only in flashback)
- Blue City (Only in flashback)
Synopsis for "Yesterday and Beyond..."
As the Scarlet Witch continues her magical training with Agatha Harkness, the Avengers are just finishing their adventure in Limbo. There, Immortus has offered to reveal the mysterious pasts of both the Vision and Mantis. Sending the Vision through time on his own to learn his own origins, and the rest of the Avengers with Mantis to learn of her past.
While in the present, Moondragon is flying to Earth to answer the Avengers summons for Captain Marvel, and the hooded figure waiting in Vietnam with the spectral Swordsman is revealed to be the Zodiac member Libra.
The Vision travels back in time to the year 1939 and learns that he is the original Human Torch, an android invented by scientist Phineas T. Horton, who hoped to build an android to make a fast buck, however, when the android proved to burst into flames when exposed to air, it was locked away. However, the Torch would break free and eventually become a renown superhero during the 1940's. The Vision learns of the Torch's capture in a pool by the criminal known as Sardo.
Meanwhile, the other Avengers are sent back millions of years and view early life on the home planet of the Kree, known as Hala where there were two alien races, the Kree and the plant-like Cotati that lived there. When the Skrulls came to Hala seeking partnership from the dominant race, they put the Kree and the Cotati in a test to see which race was more worthy to share the Skrulls technology. When the Cotati won, the Kree murdered all the Cotati they could find and the Skrull visitors. The Avengers bore witness to the event that started the Kree/Skrull War.
- Details construction of the Blue Area of the Moon and the origin of the Kree/Skrull conflict.
- As revealed in Avengers Forever #8, the "synchro-staffs" employed in this issue are in actuality shape-shifting Space Phantoms in disguise.
- Email correspondance with Paty Cockrum and the late Dave Cockrum confirms that he inked this cover. Paty responded to this editor in 2004, "I showed Dave the scans and he definitely remembers inking 133 (Avengers 133)."
- No letters page is published this issue.
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