In 1945, the island was invaded by Venusians led by American criminal George Mulford. They slaughtered most of the island's population in order to steal its wealth. They were opposed by the Sub-Mariner, who slew Mulford and his army of alien invaders.
Using an unknown device, A.I.M. accelerated the flow of time within the limits of the island, creating an empire around it.
- Barbuda is a real island, part of Antigua and Barbuda. It being a sovereign country is exclusive to Marvel Comics.
- It should not be confused with their former A.I.M. Island in Boca Caliente. Both islands declared sovereignty under the auspices of A.I.M. and have received diplomatic status as an independent nation/entity.
- Not to be confused with Bermuda.