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Epic Collection Vol 1 Avengers 7
Published
April, 2018


Appearing in "Below Us the Battle!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #115.

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Synopsis for "Below Us the Battle!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #115.

Travelling to England to search for their missing comrade, the Black Knight, the Avengers are stopped by the British division of SHIELD because they are carrying the Swordsman and Mantis aboard their Quinjet. Explaining that the Swordsman has reformed, they decide to grant him temporary amnesty while in Britain.

Arriving at the Black Knight's castle, they find that it's protected by an invisible barrier. Their presence near the castle alerts the attention of Skol and his army of Troglodytes, a group of underground dwellers who were forced into living under the castle for centuries. They capture the Avengers and take them prisoner, where they are blamed for the barrier blocking their path as the Troglodytes used an underground entrance into the castle to steal food.

After battling a giant insect, and fighting off the attacking Troglodytes, Skol surrenders to the Avengers. The Avengers, however, decide to help the Troglodytes out by making arrangements with the British government to aid these underground dwellers. With Skol's problems dealt with, and the knowledge that the Black Knight was taken from his castle by costumed beings, the Avengers leave England to continue their search for the Black Knight.

Appearing in "The Avengers Vs The Defenders Chapter 2: Betrayal!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #116.

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Synopsis for "The Avengers Vs The Defenders Chapter 2: Betrayal!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #116.

This is a continuation of the story started in Defenders #8... The Avengers have traveled to Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum seeking work with Dr. Strange, however all attempts to get inside have been met with resistance both from Dr. Strange's manservant Wong, and the mystical protections cast upon the house.

In the Dark Dimension, Dormammu savors the fact that he has tricked his mortal foe, Dr. Strange, into collecting the fragments of the Evil Eye for him. Loki, being denied the restoration of his vision (for now) by Dormammu reflects on the past events that led to this current situation: How he had teamed up with Dormammu and tricked the Defenders into setting out to collect the fragments of the Evil Eye (destroyed by the Human Torch some time ago) thinking that it would be the means to free their friend the Black Knight who is currently trapped in stone, when in reality, it would allow Dormammu to take over Earth's dimension. Using the Orb of Agamotto, Dr. Strange was able to pinpoint the different fragments and so the Defenders split up to seek them out.

Fearing being double crossed by Dormammu, and figuring if he would take over Earth, Asgard could be the demons next target, Loki decides to seek the aid of the Avengers. Appearing before them at Avengers Mansion, Loki explains to the Avengers that the Defenders are seeking out the fragments of the Evil Eye for sinister ends, and so the Avengers split up into groups to intercept each member of the Defenders in hopes of stopping them.

Appearing in "Holocaust"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #117.

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Synopsis for "Holocaust"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #117.

This story continues from the events in Defenders #9... Viewing from the Dark Dimension, Loki and Dormammu watch the battle raging between the Avengers and the Defenders over the fragments of the Evil Eye. Dormammu is furious over the Defenders interference, and Loki plays dumb, not wanting Dormammu to learn that it was he who tipped the Avengers off to a version of Dormammu's plot.

Appearing in "The Avengers vs. The Defenders, Chapter 11: To the Death!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #118.

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Synopsis for "The Avengers vs. The Defenders, Chapter 11: To the Death!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #118.

'Continuing from Defenders #10...' The combined might of the Avengers and the Defenders were unable to prevent Dormammu from collecting all the fragments of the Evil Eye in an attempt to merge the Earth with the Dark Dimension, now they must fight through hordes of demons as the two realms begin to merge. They are joined by Nick Fury and the agents of SHIELD; until members of SHIELD themselves begin to be changed into demons. The heroes press onward in hopes of stopping Dormammu from finalizing the transition.

Deep in the Dark Dimension, Dormammu unleashed the full fury of the reassembled Evil Eye, and when Loki asks Dormammu to restore his vision, the god of mischief is betrayed and imprisoned by Dormammu. The Watcher appears then appears, but informs Dormammu that he has only come to view the events and not get involved. Meanwhile, the Avenges and Defenders have to fight through an army of Mindless Ones as they progress deeper into the Dark Dimension. While in Earth's dimension its many protectors and menaces band together to fight off the invasion from the Dark Dimension.

The Avengers and Defenders manage to finally reach Dormammu, but their attacks are easily repelled by the power of the Evil Eye. However, while Dormammu is distracted by the heroes, Loki uses it as an opportunity to strike at Dormammu from behind. While the two struggle, the Scarlet Witch is able to strike Dormammu with a hex bolt, which causes his essence to be sucked into the Evil Eye. The beam from the Evil Eye then trains on Loki restoring his vision and making him go mad.

With the battle won, the merging of Earth and the Dark Dimension ceases and everything is restored to normal. The Defenders leave with the Evil Eye in hopes that it may hold the key to freeing their friend the Black Knight while the Avengers are left to deal with the now mad Loki.

The Defenders tale concludes in Defenders #11, while the Avengers continued in the next issue.

Appearing in "Night of the Collector"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #119.

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Synopsis for "Night of the Collector"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #119.

Returning home with an enfeebled Loki as their prisoner following their adventure with the Defenders, the Avengers are suddenly attacked by the mansion's defense systems. After they are shut down the Avengers begin trying to figure out what to do with Loki. During the downtime, Black Panther and Mantis have time to bond, when suddenly Mantis goes into a trance warning the Avengers of trouble in Rutland, Vermont.

Traveling to Rutland, they find that it's Halloween and their annual All Hallows Eve party is occurring. Upon arriving on the scene they are met by Tom Fagan, the party organizer who thinks the Avengers are part of a parade, the Avengers warn him of a danger and agree to be in the parade to stake out the area. However, it turns out that Fagan is really the Collector in disguise who captures Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and the Black Panther for his collection.

Mantis and the Swordsman find the real Tom Fagan who is tied up, freeing him and learning about the Collectors presence, they (along with Scarlet Witch and Vision) form a plan to rescue their friends. While Tom distracts the Collector with an army of party goers, the Avengers manage to free their comrades in the confusion. After a battle against the Collector which the Avengers win, they decide to leave Loki under the care of Tom and the people of Rutland.

Appearing in "Death-Stars of the Zodiac!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #120.

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Synopsis for "Death-Stars of the Zodiac!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #120.

Using the imprisoned Gemini's link to his twin brother, the Zodiac crime cartel stages an attack on the Avengers in preparation of their latest attempt at taking over the world: Using a death-star blaster a device that is able to kill every person in New York City that was born under a specific zodiac sign. The Avengers manage to fight off the Zodiac's initial attack on Avengers Mansion, however when they follow the crime cartel to the World Trade Center, where the criminals plan on using their giant death-star blaster, the Avengers are forced to stop fighting when the Zodiac threaten to send Mantis plummeting to her doom... This story is continued next issue.

Appearing in "Houses Divided Cannot Stand!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #121.

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Synopsis for "Houses Divided Cannot Stand!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #121.

Continued from last issue, the Avengers had traced the Zodiac and their star blaster/ship to the World Trade Center, where the two clashed, until the fight was stopped when Mantis was at risk of falling off the building to her death.

The sudden arrival of Captain America helps the Avengers turn the tide against the Zodiac who retreat, allowing the Vision to save Mantis from falling. Returning to Avengers Mansion, the Swordsman explains how he had met Mantis in Viet Nam after working under the servitude of crime boss Monsieur Khruul and becoming a drunken sot, and how Mantis gave him new purpose in life.

Black Panther rejoins the Avengers, and the group begins searching anew for the Zodiac cartel. Meanwhile, Zodiac members Aries and Tarus come to blows and Aries plans a coup for leadership of the Zodiac. To do so, he contacts Cornelius Van Lunt (unaware that Van Lunt is really his leader Taurus.)

When the dissenting Zodiac members meet with Van Lunt the meeting is crashed by the Avengers. Van Lunt then uses this as an opportunity to deal with the mutiny and kill the Avengers and springs his original trap: Shooting the warehouse into space, trapping all those inside in outer space. Story continued next issue...

Appearing in "Trapped in Outer Space!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #122.

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Synopsis for "Trapped in Outer Space!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #122.

Continued from last issue, malcontents of the Zodiac Cartel and the Avengers were both shot into space in a booby-trapped warehouse by the Zodiac leader, Taurus. After a short battle, the Avengers and Zodiac decide to focus their energies on finding a way back to Earth in order to stop Taurus.

Meanwhile on Earth, Zodiac member Libra decides to stop remaining neutral on the current events and (with the aid of Gemini's twin brother) work to help the Avengers and Zodiac get back to Earth. Once on Earth, they confront Taurus one more time, and during the fight he gets knocked into the water. The Vision freezes and is unable to bring himself to save Van Lunt, leaving Mantis to rescue him.

With the Zodiac defeated, Libra reveals the real reason why he helped save the Avengers: That he is the father of Mantis.

Appearing in "Vengence in Viet Nam! - or - An Origin for Mantis!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #123.

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Synopsis for "Vengence in Viet Nam! - or - An Origin for Mantis!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #123.

Continued from last issue, the Avengers have just defeated the Zodiac Cartel when Zodiac member Libra reveals that he is the actual father of Mantis. His real name is Gustav Brandt, he admits. (He does not add that he was calling himself by the alias of Lloyd Willoughby while in pursuit of a career as a criminal.) He explains further that he was a US soldier who fought in Vietnam; there, he ended up falling in love with a Vietnamese woman who was the sister of a crime boss called Monsieur Khruul and they had a child together.

When the evil, xenophobic Khruul, who hated "Europeans," learned of this, being enraged by his sister's marriage, he had them all burned alive, and Libra's wife Lua died. However, Libra himself, though blinded, managed to escape with his child and found the ancient city of the Priests of Pama, who took them in and trained his daughter in their ways; they isolated her from him because he was a soldier. They tried to teach him their philosophy as well, but eventually he left. All he gained from them was the ability to "see," presumably psychically, despite his physical blindness.

The Avengers end up having to rush to Vietnam when they learn that Jacques Duquesne, the Swordsman, in an effort to prove himself worthy of Mantis's affections, flew there to take down Monsieur Khruul. Upon their arrival, they find that the Swordsman was himself captured and tortured instead until he revealed the location of the temple of the Priests of Pama.

Arriving there too late, the Avengers find that the evil Khruul and his henchmen have all slaughtered the Priests, but also that Khruul himself has ended his own life by freeing a creature known as the Star Stalker, which was the Priests's captive.

Appearing in "Beware the Star Stalker!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #124.

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Synopsis for "Beware the Star Stalker!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #124.

Continued from last issue, the Avengers travel to Vietnam to stop the Swordsman from attacking Monsieur Khruul on his own. They arrive at the temple of the slaughtered Priests of Pama to find that Khruul has unleashed a creature called The Star Stalker, which had been imprisoned by the pacifist sect.

The creature attacks the Avengers and has them constantly on the defensive. The Star Stalker reveals that it is a being that travels from world-to-world ravaging each one and consuming its energies leaving it a lifeless husk, and that the Priests (revealed to be a pacifist faction of the Kree alien race that was exiled from the Kree homeworld of Hala) were the only beings in existence that learned the creatures weakness and were able to imprison him.

Mantis correctly deduces that the creatures weakness is heat from solar rays, and it is easily destroyed by Visions solar energy blasts. After the battle is over, the revelations revealed by the Star Stalker add an extra layer of mystery to the origins of Mantis.

Appearing in "The Power of Babel!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #125.

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Synopsis for "The Power of Babel!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #125.

Returning to the US following their battle against the Star Stalker in Vietnam, the Avengers turn Mantis's alleged father, Zodiac's Libra, over to the authorities. At their mansion, they reflect on recent events. Visited by Rick Jones's girlfriend, Lou-Ann Savannah, the girl passes out. The story then recaps the events of Captain Marvel #25-32, summarizing the Avengers' involvement in Captain Marvel's ongoing struggle against Thanos.

Flying into space with the Zodiac's starship and a modified Quinjet, the Avengers defend the Earth against Thanos's invasion force. They manage to destroy the aliens' translation devices, making them unable to effectively communicate and give the Avengers the edge to destroy the entire armada.

Returning to Earth, the Avengers rejoice on the Mansion's rooftop, unsuspecting that Thanos is waiting nearby for his moment to strike...

Appearing in "All the Sounds and Sights of Death!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #126.

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Synopsis for "All the Sounds and Sights of Death!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #126.

As tensions between the romances of Swordsman, Mantis, Scarlet Witch and Vision continue to grow due to each person's troubles (Mantis' attraction to Vision, Swordsman's feeling of unworthiness to Mantis, Vision's confusion over who he truly loves, and Scarlet Witch's jealousy of Mantis) The Black Panther also begins to wonder how much more time he must spend away from his home nation when he is visited by the racist ambassador of Rudayarda, Ronald Pershing. Pershing has come to ask for the Avengers help in a matter of urgency. However, this turns out to be a trap perpetrated by Klaw and Solarr who manage to trap Pershing, Black Panther, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Swordsman and Mantis in a sound dome and are threatened of being incinerated by Solarr unless the rest of the Avengers meet their demands.

Thor, Captain America, & Iron Man then work to try and find the location of Klaw in order to free their comrades, but instead end up fighting a series of sound creatures created by Klaw. Eventually, it's discovered that Pershing is really Klaw in disguise, and the two criminals are swiftly defeated.

Appearing in "Bride and Doom!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #127.

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Synopsis for "Bride and Doom!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #127.

While sitting down to supper at Avengers Mansion, the Avengers are startled by the arrival of Gorgon of the Inhumans, who has come to take them to the wedding of Quicksilver and Crystal, and is infuriated with the speedster mutant when he realizes that the Avengers were not made aware of the wedding. However, the Avengers do drop everything to attend the wedding.

While the Avengers, Fantastic Four and Inhumans prepare to celebrate the upcoming wedding, Maximus and an unknown benefactor are plotting to crash the wedding and attack everyone involved by stirring up dissent among the Alpha Primitives.
Before the wedding can begin, the Alphas attack the Inhumans, and Crystal is captured by what appears to be a revived Omega. However, it is soon revealed that it is not Omega, but a resurrected Ultron, who has come to get revenge against the Avengers. This story is continued in Fantastic Four #150...

Appearing in "Bewitched, Bothered, and Dead!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #128.

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Synopsis for "Bewitched, Bothered, and Dead!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #128.

Returning to Avengers Mansion from the Hidden Land (following the events of Fantastic Four #150) The Avengers and the Fantastic Four are attacked by occult forces. After the attack is warded off by Agatha Harkness, Agatha informs all present that she will be training the Scarlet Witch in the ways of magic and that she will be leaving the Fantastic Four's service now that Franklin has awakened from his coma.

Taking the Scarlet Witch to her quarters to begin immediate training, the two are attacked by Necrodamus who has come to take the soul of Agatha so that he may achieve immortality. While Agatha and the Scarlet Witch battle Necrodamus, Mantis confronts the Vision with her feelings towards him. The Vision tells Mantis that he cares for the Scarlet Witch and that they are only friends.

Finally, the Scarlet Witch, fighting alone manages to defeat Necrodamus destroying his magic box sending him away. Following the defeat of Necrodamus , a star appears over Avengers Mansion shortly followed by the arrival of Kang the Conquerer who has come to this time to seek out the Celestial Madonna.

Appearing in "Nuklo -- The Invader That Time Forgot"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Giant-Size Avengers #1.

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Synopsis for "Nuklo -- The Invader That Time Forgot"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Giant-Size Avengers #1.

An intruder at Avengers Mansion brings together Captain America and a group of other Avengers to meet the invader trying to get hold of a Chrono Module device left in the Avengers care. To everyone's surprise, the intruder turns out to be Cap's old World War 2 ally, the Whizzer. After brief battle, the Whizzer tells the Avengers of the final days of the All-Winners Squad, and their battles against Isbisa, Future Man and Madam Death. Whizzer then tells of how after the group disbanded he and Miss America were married and joined the CIA, and during a nuclear test both were exposed to powerful radiation. When Miss America got pregnant, their son proved to be lethally radioactive and it is he who was put into the Chrono Module, and that the Whizzer had come to prevent his mutated son from escaping its confines.

However, it is too late and Nuklo frees itself and attacks the Whizzer and the Avengers, injuring the Whizzer and escaping. As the Avengers go off to stop Nuklo, the Scarlet Witch takes the Whizzer to a hospital where she learns that at one point Miss America was once more pregnant and the two of them traveled to Wundagore Mountain to seek the aid of the High Evolutionary. Although Miss America died, the Whizzer was presented with twin children, whom the Whizzer assumes is the Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver.

Meanwhile, the Avengers split up into groups to find Nuklo, and amazingly each group finds their own Nuklo to battle, the creature having split into three parts. The Avengers manage to battle each counterpart into fleeing until the three merge back together and attack the Avengers at full strength. Although the Avengers are easily defeated by Nuklo, Whizzer and Scarlet Witch arrive to save the day. The Witch uses her mutant hex power against Nuklo which appears to kill the creature. Afterwards, Whizzer is returned to the hospital to recover, where he asks Scarlet Witch to look after her brother.

Appearing in "...If Atlantis Should Fall!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Defenders #8.

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Synopsis for "...If Atlantis Should Fall!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Defenders #8.

Continuing from last issue... Red Ghost and Attuma have captured the Defenders Sub-Mariner, Valkyrie, and Hawkeye along with Professor Jennings in an attempt to capture Atlantis. The Red Ghost has managed to turn Namor into his mindless slave and sets him against his two comrades, who are easily defeated and prepared to be subjected to the same treatment.

Two weeks later, Dr. Strange has returned to his Sanctum Sanctorum to inform Clea and Wong that he has found a method that may free the Black Knight from his stone prison and so begins summoning the Defenders to aid, however the only Defenders he is able to rouse are the Silver Surfer and the Hulk. While back under the sea, Red Ghost and Attuma have finished their mind control over the captured Defenders and are plotting to use them in their attack against Atlantis. On the surface, as the other Defenders mull over what to do about Val and other others, the Hulk mentions he might know where they went. Dr. Strange casts a spell to help the Hulk remember, and learns that they were captured by Attuma and taken under the sea, and the Hulk didn't go after them because he is afraid of water. Putting the Hulk to sleep, the Silver Surfer and Dr. Strange fly off to rescue their captured comrades.

The two heroes arrive just in time to see that their friends are being used as pawns in Attuma's attack on Atlantis. Freeing their friends from the Red Ghost's mind control, Dr. Strange and Silver Surfer then combine their powers to block the flow of cosmic rays into Earth's atmosphere which causes the Red Ghost's powers to fade. The Defenders make quick work of Attuma and the Red Ghost, then turn back the invasion against Atlantis. With their foes defeated, the Defenders leave to return Professor Jennings home.

Appearing in "The Avengers Vs. The Defenders Chapter 4: Divide... and Conquer"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Defenders #9.

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Synopsis for "The Avengers Vs. The Defenders Chapter 4: Divide... and Conquer"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Defenders #9.

Continuing from the events in Avengers #116... The Silver Surfer has returned to Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum with the first fragment of the Evil Eye. He informs Dr. Strange that he met opposition from the Avengers. Using the Orb of Agamotto to check out what is going on, Dr. Strange gets an image that Loki is involved, and unaware that the Swordsman has reformed and joined the Avengers ranks, believes the Avengers may be under some evil influence. Dr. Strange orders the Surfer to stay behind as he leaves to aid the other Defenders in collecting the other fragments of the Evil Eye.

Meanwhile, back on the island of Rurutu, the Vision and the Scarlet Witch report in to the other Avengers, informing them that what Loki had told them was "true" and to be on the alert of other members of the Defenders that may stop them from collecting the parts of the Evil Eye that they are trying to collect themselves.

Appearing in "The Avengers Vs. The Defenders Chapter 9: Breakthrough! The Incredible Hulk Vs. The Mighty Thor"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Defenders #10.

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Synopsis for "The Avengers Vs. The Defenders Chapter 9: Breakthrough! The Incredible Hulk Vs. The Mighty Thor"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Defenders #10.

Continuing from Avengers #117... The Hulk and Thor have arrived in Los Angeles, California both searching for the final fragment of the Evil Eye. When the two find each other and end up clashing until they are stopped by the arrival of both the Avengers and the Defenders who have now formed a truce after comparing notes.

Appearing in "A Dark and Stormy Knight"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Defenders #11.

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Synopsis for "A Dark and Stormy Knight"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Defenders #11.

Continuing from the events of Avengers #118... The Defenders and the Avengers have defeated Dormammu and Loki and have reclaimed the Evil Eye. Dr. Strange, not wanting the world at large to know of the Defenders existence erases Nick Fury's mind before he and his fellow Defenders depart from the Avengers in order to attempt to free their comrade the Black Knight. Returning to Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, Dr. Strange uses the eye on the stone statue of the Black Knight. Strange himself is turned into a statue and his astral form explores the other worldly domain that held the Knight's soul. Not finding it there, Dr. Strange returns to tell his friends when they all find themselves transported to the 12th Century in the middle of the Crusades.

There they are met by the Black Knight, who is alive and well and living through the body of one of his ancestors. Escaping an army of attacking Arabs and their Gnome warrior Temax, the Defenders are told what is going on: That Mordred the Evil has betrayed King Richard the Lion Hearted to the Arabs and his is now their prisoner. Disguising themselves the Defenders sneak into the Arab's castle and end up fighting an army of Gnomes and to free King Richard from Mordred and the Arab mystic named Chandu.

During the battle, the Defenders manage to defeat the gnomes after discovering their weakness to be water. However, during the battle the Evil Eye is taken from Dr. Strange by Mordred who is about to use the device when suddenly Pastor John (Who is from a time before he possessed the Evil Eye itself) appears to seize the device. With Mordred defeated, the Black Knight decides to stay behind and continue to fight in the Crusades, and Pastor John returns the Avengers to their own time. Once back in their own time, Hawkeye, Hulk, Sub-Mariner and the Silver Surfer all decide to leave the Defenders, leaving Dr. Strange and Valkyrie behind.

Appearing in "The God Himself!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Captain Marvel #33.

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Synopsis for "The God Himself!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Captain Marvel #33.

Story continues following the events of Avengers #125, Captain Marvel is defeated in battle against the Cosmic Cube empowered Thanos. Following his defeat, Mar-Vell is saved by Isaac who reminds Mar-Vell what is at stake if Thanos is left to his own devices.

Meanwhile, Thanos has made the entire population of Earth disappear and has assumed a god-like form. Mar-Vell with the help of Drax the destroyer and Mantis of the Avengers work together to battle the cube-empowered Thanos. In a struggle over the cube, Mar-Vell risks his life to destroy it, reversing all of the chaos wrought by Thanos, and making the demi-god's life forfeit to Death itself.

Appearing in "Ultron-7: He'll Rule the World!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Fantastic Four #150.

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Synopsis for "Ultron-7: He'll Rule the World!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Fantastic Four #150.

Story continued from Avengers #127...

The Fantastic Four, Avengers and Inhuman royal family have an uninvited guest to the wedding of Crystal and Quicksilver: the robot known as Ultron-7, who has somehow taken control of the body of the inert android known as Omega. After Ultron gloats over his invasion, the Thing tries to attack, only to be repelled back. The killer robot continues to boast about his superiority, pointing out that he is nothing like the Omega Android that the Fantastic Four fought previously. [2] As the Thing recovers, Black Bolt -- leader of the Inhumans -- begins to ponder over the situation since Ultron has Crystal as his prisoner. As the king of the Inhumans ponders the situation, Agatha Harkness teleports onto the scene carrying the comatose body of Franklin Richards in her arms.

As Ultron stands before them, Mister Fantastic demands that the robot explains his presence in Attilan. The boastful robot decides to indulge the leader of the Fantastic Four because it is confident that it will destroy them all. Ultron explains that following its last defeat at the hands of the Avengers, [3] the robot's severed head was located by Maximus, Black Bolt's mad brother. Using devices that Bolt foolishly gave his brother while in captivity, Maximus then drew Ultron's head to Attilan in the hopes of using it to destroy his enemies. Ultron was revived in the body of Omega, but he quickly dispatched his would-be ally in order to get his own revenge as well as initiate his own schemes. With its explanation over, Ultron vows to destroy all humans. This prompts the heroes to prepare to attack, but before they can they are suddenly assaulted with a mental projection that will reduce their minds to blank slates.

While the heroes reel in this mental assault, the beams have an unforeseen side effect: They begin stimulating the dormant mind of Franklin Richards. Coming out of his long-standing coma, Franklin unleashes a powerful mental counterattack that not only catches Ultron off guard but seemingly destroys him. As the vengeful robot's inert body falls to the ground, the gathered heroes recover from the attack. In the aftermath of the battle, the Fantastic Four are delighted to see that not only has Franklin been snapped out of his coma, but the powers that threatened to destroy everything have been seemingly wiped out. Happily reunited with their son, Reed and Sue embrace him in a family hug.

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This story is a reprint of the comic
Fantastic Four #150.

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Synopsis for "The Wedding of Crystal and Quicksilver!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Fantastic Four #150.

With the robot Ultron destroyed, the wedding of Crystal and Quicksilver goes on with much fanfare among Inhuman society. Preparing for the ceremonies are Ben Grimm and his girlfriend Alicia Masters. Although Ben makes a joke about crying weddings, the moment of mirth poorly masks a sadness, leaving Alicia to wonder why Ben continues to mask his true feelings. As Alicia is dressed to be one of the bride's maids, the Thing protests about the customary attire as a member of the bridal party. While elsewhere Reed and Sue spend time together. As they watch the preparations for the wedding, Reed asks her if she remembers when Doctor Doom crashed their own wedding. [4] Sue points out that it's a faux pas to ask a woman if she remembers her wedding day.

Elsewhere still, Iron Man and Thor hold private council where they discuss their own romantic troubles. Thor recounts how he was unable to be with Jane Foster, how events still keep him apart from Sif, his childhood love. Iron Man can relate to the situation, talking about how he hasn't been able to find anyone special since his secretary Pepper Potts married his best friend. As the Avengers and Fantastic Four begin making their way to the ceremony, Johnny Storm heads to the event morosely until he is stopped by Medusa, who is concerned about him. When Johnny says he believes that Crystal never loved him, she affirms that she did once before and reminds him to remember that people change. When Johnny admits that the idea of Crystal and Pietro getting married is breaking him up inside, Medusa offers to be there for him, and offer that Johnny accepts.

Soon the wedding begins, and all are gathered as Black Bolt officiates over the ceremony. Watching from afar via video link is the Whizzer, whom everyone believes to be the father of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. After the wedding is over, Crystal and Quicksilver are teleported off to their honeymoon by Lockjaw. In the aftermath, Johnny admits to Medusa that regardless of his personal feelings he cannot help but smile on this happy occasion.

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. Fantastic Four #132
  3. Avengers #68
  4. Fantastic Four Annual #3



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