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-- Mantis speaking to Kang the Conqueror, as he threatened the Vision


Appearing in "A Blast From the Past"

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Synopsis for "A Blast From the Past"

Continuing from the events in Avengers #129...

Hawkeye has finished busting up some thieves when his attention is directed to the star shining above Avengers Mansion. Arriving there, he finds out from Jarvis that the Avengers are missing. Swordsman and Rama-Tut arrive and recruit Hawkeye to help them stop Kang from starting World War 3.

They travel back to Egypt and battle against three fellow Avengers (Thor, Iron Man & Vision) who have been captured and put inside Macrobots by Kang. During the battle, Rama-Tut reflects on his past: how he is a future version of Kang who grew tired of the constant conquest and resumed his Rama-Tut guise and ruled ancient Egypt again as a just ruler. However, he decided to change his destiny, so he was put into suspended animation by one of his medicine men to this point in history when his past self -- Kang -- would travel back in time seeking the Celestial Madonna.

Defeating the Macrobots and freeing the Avengers, they make an attack on Kang, and when Kang and Rama-Tut meet face to face, time goes wild and Mantis is revealed to be the Celestial Madonna. During the fight between Kang and Rama-Tut, the Swordsman jumps into the path of an energy weapon, sacrificing himself to save the others, and Kang and Rama-Tut are sent outside of time.

Following the climax of the battle, the Swordsman dies and the Avengers mourn the loss of their ally.

Appearing in "Prisoners of the Pharoah!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Fantastic Four #19.

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Synopsis for "Prisoners of the Pharoah!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Fantastic Four #19.

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While studying an Egyptian exhibit, Reed Richards reads off a hieroglyph about a substance which apparently restored the blindness of a pharaoh during a mostly unrecorded era of the Egyptian empire. Telling Alicia of this discovery, the Fantastic Four decide to use Dr. Doom's time machine to travel into the past and retrieve this element in order to restore Alicia's vision.[Continuity 1]

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There the FF are attacked by an Egyptian army that takes them, prisoner, when their powers fail them. Brought before their master, the Pharaoh known as Rama-Tut,[Continuity 2] the FF learn that he is a time traveler from the year 3000 who came to this time because his future was one without conflict and adventure and he had grown bored. He explains that upon arriving in Egyptian times.[Continuity 3] Upon his arrival, Rama-Tut lost his vision but soon restored it with a radioactive isotope from his ship and was able to conquer the area and rule. Hoping to entice the Fantastic Four to travel back in time, he planted the hieroglyph so that he could battle the historic figures.

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Making Sue his "queen" and putting the other members of the Four into slavery, all seems lost until the Thing spontaneously returns to normal due to exposure to the Egyptian sun.[Continuity 4] Escaping, he is able to get a hold of Rama-Tut's Diode-Ray and free Sue, however, the radiation from the weapon returns him to his Thing-form. Freeing the others, the Fantastic Four lead up a rebellion to bust up Rama-Tut's kingdom.[Continuity 5] With no means of defending himself, Rama-Tut fled this era in his time ship, leaving the FF to find the isotope that could restore Alicia's vision. The Fantastic Four then use their Time-Platform to return to the present.[Continuity 6] However, upon traveling through Dr. Doom's time machine, Reed realizes that it won't transport radioactive substances, and so they return from their mission empty-handed.

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  • Former Avengers writer Kurt Busiek has repeatedly called Giant-Size Avengers #2 the best Avengers issue ever written.[citation needed]

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