The Avengers encountered a hostile group of alien invaders at a Russian nuclear facility. The aliens supplanted human beings with energy constructs based on elements in the periodic table. The Avengers defeated the elements and buried them under a mass of molten stone and steel. The reactor later experienced a meltdown and the entire facility was sealed in cement as a safety measure. Later, Diablo broke the dimensional barrier with his arcane knowledge bringing the creatures back to life forming an alliance with the goal of dominating the world.
A later incarnation of the team, created without using human hosts fought the Thunderbolts. One of them killed Techno by snapping his neck.
- There are 109 Elements of Doom.
- 52 members of Elements of Doom (Earth-616)
- 9 appearance(s) of Elements of Doom (Earth-616)
- 5 image(s) of Elements of Doom (Earth-616)