Appearing in "Crisis on Other-Earth"
- Beast (Hank McCoy) (Avengers applicant)
- Moondragon (Heather Douglas) (Avengers applicant)
- Squadron Supreme
- President Nelson Rockefeller (First appearance)
- Roxxon Oil
- Cat (Greer Grant) (Referenced)
- U.S. Army (First appearance)
- Good Lord (Yahweh) (Invoked)
- President Hubert Humphrey (Referenced)
- Serpent Squad (Recap)
- Set (Referenced)
- Numerous unnamed civilians
- Richard Nixon (Referenced)
- Lois (First appearance)
- Lonni (First appearance)
- L.L. Burbank (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Humans (Main story and recap)
- Atlanteans (Recap)
- Snakes (Recap)
- Earth-616 (Main story and recap)
- Captain America's Shield
- Cat Suit
- Iron Man Armor Model 3
- Doctor Spectrum's Power Prism
- Serpent Crown (Main story and recap)
- Hawkeye's Bow and Trick Arrows
Synopsis for "Crisis on Other-Earth"
Continued from Avengers #144...
The Avengers and the Squadron Supreme have been transported to the Squadron's Earth after a battle at the Brant Corporation in their own reality attracted the attention of the police, leading Roxxon Oil owner Hugh Jones to transport the two warring super-groups there. There the battle resumes in earnest. The Squadron makes the opening salvo and easily defeat the Avengers just as the military and the President of the United States arrives.
The President, Nelson Rockefeller, appears before them wearing this reality's version of the Serpent Crown and demands their immediate surrender. Captain America recognizes the Serpent Crown from his previous encounter with the cursed item and it goes to explain why the Squadron Supreme is fighting against them as they are under the Crown's evil influences. While the other Avengers are held at gunpoint, the Vision uses his phasing powers to render himself completely invisible so that he can get close to Rockefeller and take the Serpent Crown. Tossing it to Wanda, she threatens to destroy the Crown if they are not let free. Rockefeller, not wishing the Crown to be destroyed, allows the Avengers to flee. Needing a plan, Rockefeller uses his mental link with Hugh Jones' on the Avengers' world to figure out what to do next. As the Avengers flee, the Scarlet Witch begins to succumb to the influences of the Serpent Crown, and while the other Avengers are not looking, passes out in the streets. The Vision is the first one to notice and goes to her rescue, followed by Hellcat and the others.
Meanwhile, back on the Avengers' homeworld, Hawkeye, Thor, Moondragon and the Two-Gun Kid return to the present following their battle against Kang in the year 1873. Sure enough, Hawkeye quits the group and he and Two-Gun Kid race off to rustle up some wild horses.
While back on the Squadron's Earth, the Vision checks on the Scarlet Witch to find that the Serpent Crown's influence is starting to have an effect on her. Just then Hyperion, Lady Lark, and Golden Archer round the corner and walk right into the Scarlet Witch. When Hyperion grabs the hex-powered mutant, it sends the Vision into a fury and although he has the upper hand, the Squadron's greater numbers soon outmatch him.
As Wanda battles the Serpent Crown's influences, the Squadron underestimates the Vision's density powers and he soon takes down Golden Archer, and then Hyperion. When Lady Lark attempts to use her sonic powers against the Vision, she is hit from behind by the Scarlet Witch who has managed to fight off the Serpent Crown's control and come to the rescue of her husband. With the battle over and their love reaffirmed, the Vision and Scarlet Witch travel off to reunite with their comrades.
This story is continued next issue...
- This issue contains a letters page, Avengers Assemble. Letters are published from Doug McDonald, Frank Smith, and Fred G. Hembeck.
- As seen on page one, this issue is Story # JV236.
- This issue includes Marvel Value Stamp "Series B" #76: Incredible Hulk.
- The title "Crisis on Other-Earth" is an homage to classic DC Comics Justice League of America stories from the Silver Age, such as "Crisis on Earth-One!". The Squadron Supreme themselves are a pastiche of the Justice League.
- On page 22, Hyperion exclaims, "Helium and Argon!" Helium and Argon are two of the periodic table of elements' noble gasses, along with Krypton, which shares a name with the homeworld of a certain other flying strongman who bears a marked resemblance to Hyperion.
Links and References
- The Unofficial Marvel Value Stamp Site