- You know what's special about us? This thing we do? All of us inherited it from people who came before us. Without Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, and the Nova Corps, we wouldn't be here. So some people think we're the junior varsity, baby dress-up versions of the real heroes. But I like it. I like knowing that all of this is bigger than one person.
- -- Nova
Appearing in 1st story
- Senator Geoffrey Patrick (Mentioned)
- Locust Brotherhood (Mentioned)
- Hope (First appearance)
- Cora (First appearance)
- Jesse (First appearance)
- Supreme Intelligence (On-screen)
- Captain America (Steve Rogers) (On-screen)
- All-Father Thor (On-screen)
- Iron Man (Tony Stark) (On-screen)
- Avengers (Mentioned)
- Brawn (Amadeus Cho) (Mentioned)
- Aragorn (Mentioned)
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Mentioned)
- Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) (Mentioned)
- Nova Corps (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Zombies (Mentioned)
- Dinosaurs (Toy)
- Dogs (Mentioned)
- Human-Inhuman Hybrids
- Kree (On-screen)
- Asgardians (On-screen)
- Superhuman Registration Act (Mentioned)
- Kamala's Law (Mentioned)
- Spider-Man's Suit and Web-Shooters
- Journal of Spider-Man
- Ironheart Armor Model 3
- Nova Helmet
- Biokinetic Polymer Suit
- Captain America's Uniform and Shield (On-screen)
- Iron Man Armor Model 56 (On-screen)
- Cyclops' Visor
Synopsis for 1st story
Lana Baumgartner (Bomshell) is seen making a video with a tearful confession of how wrong she was but now she's seen the light. Speedball commends her for her bravery. It is aired on a TV show to be discussed by Jake Oh of C.R.A.D.L.E. and inactive superheroine Silhouette who take predictably opposite positions.
The video is also shown in the camp's canteen. Fernanda Rodriguez (Locust) and Tiana Toomes (Starling) can't believe what they're hearing. Fernanda refuses to eat her lunch because they're probably putting something in it. Amka Aliyak (Snowguard) try to get Fernanda to eat. And Lana echoes her as she joins them and panics when the 'waitress' accuses them all of being disruptive and calls for help.
Fernanda kicks off and guards rush in to subdue her. She says she's descended from a long line of Locusts who've protected the innocent for hundreds of years, and she's not going to sit back and take it now. Lana begs the guards not to hurt her friend. Tiana wades in wielding a serving trolley. Amka and Nadia van Dyne (Wasp) reluctantly join in, Nadia saying she prefers to calculate the odds before rushing into a fight. But now the SWAT version of the guards arrive and the rebels are carted off.
On the bus Viv Vision, with her robot features disguised, reaches her destination in the middle of nowhere in Kansas. Her acute senses immediately detect someone crying and she flies to help. An old lady tells her that a storm has broken her power and phone lines. Viv zooms up the utility pole and fixes things with her solar eye-beams. Cora invites her in for soup. She thinks Viv is running away from a bad family situation, as hers was when she was young. It twisted her for a long time until she learned to trust again. But Viv can stay here for as long as she needs.
Ironheart (Riri Williams), Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), Nova (Sam Alexander), Spider-Man (Miles Morales) are on run, and C.R.A.D.L.E. always seems to know how to find them. They haven't been able to contact the Avengers, and C.R.A.D.L.E. were waiting for them when they tried to see Brawn (Amadeus Cho). They are chased out of their current hidey-hole by a team led by Dum Dum Dugan and Jake Oh.
Later they take shelter in a tree-house where a young fan Jesse is hiding them. Kamala takes first watch that night but Sam wakes from a nightmare of Viv disintegrating. Leader Kamala is still beating herself up over Viv's death, but Sam tries to boost her ego.
But then C.R.A.D.L.E. troops led by Carolina Washington surround the tree. Jesse tries to order them off his family's property but Washington threatens him with an aiding and abetting charge. Ironheart and Nova are ready to fight, but Spider-Man thinks it may be time to give in, and Ms. Marvel thinks that might be a way to find the missing teens. Riri and Sam take the decision out of her hands by attacking, and Kamala and Miles can't let them do it alone.
But then help turns up in the shape of Cyclops and Dust of the X-Men who offer them asylum on Krakoa. And Cyclops suggests C.R.A.D.L.E. not interfere unless they want to start a war with the mutant nation.
The heroes who are trapped in the “re-education center” are stretched to the breaking point. Meanwhile, Ironheart, Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel aren’t sure how much longer they can evade C.R.A.D.L.E., which somehow seems to track them wherever they go...
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