- It takes not the presence of Don Blake to know ... An Avenger hath died this day!
- -- Thor
Appearing in "Kang War II Conclusion: What Time Hath Put Asunder!"
- Legion of the Unliving
- Edwin Jarvis
- Captain America (Mentioned)
- Libra (Recap)
- Zodiac Cartel (Mentioned)
- Anthony Sardo (Recap)
- Phineas T. Horton (Recap)
- Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd) (Recap)
- Enchantress (Recap)
- Executioner (Recap)
- Shang-Chi (Recap)
- Silver Surfer's Surfboard (Recap)
Synopsis for "Kang War II Conclusion: What Time Hath Put Asunder!"
Continued from Avengers #132...
In the realm of Limbo, Mantis has found Vision, mortally wounded by the Ghost. She is attacked once again by Midnight, and defeats him. During the fight, Vision's body is carried off by Frankenstein's Monster. While Thor comes across the dead body of Iron Man, the Legion of the Unliving continues their hunt for the rest of the Avengers, and Baron Zemo (slowly shaking off Kang's control) begins to rebel against his master.
Back on Earth, Jarvis has received word from the President that Libra has escaped from prison. Jarvis attempts to advise the Scarlet Witch, but the Witch orders him to leave her alone.
In Limbo, Frankenstein's Monster finds Wonder Man and the Human Torch. When Wonder Man attempts to kill the Vision for good, the Torch stops him and decides to take a look at the android to see if there is anything he can do to fix him, and to his shock he finds that Vision's internal components are identical to his own.
Elsewhere, Thor finds Kang and Wonder Man and attacks them, while Hawkeye finds the control room and the captured Immortus and Rama-Tut. While attempting to free them, Hawkeye is attacked by Baron Zemo and is trapped in his Adhesive X.
Vision is partially repaired by the Torch and reunited with Thor. Hawkeye manages to free Immortus and Rama-Tut, who swiftly kill Baron Zemo. While Thor and Vision battle Wonder Man and Kang, the future lord is forced to retreat when battling Thor alone. The fight is soon stopped by the arrival of Immortus and Rama-Tut, who send all the Legion members back to their own times and restore the Vision and Iron Man to full health. Afterwards, Immortus offers to reveal the origins of the Vision. This story is continued in Avengers #133.
Appearing in "The Space Phantom"
- Space Phantom (First appearance)
- Bill (First appearance)
- Limbo (First appearance)
- United States of America
- Anthony Stark's Moon Vehicle
Synopsis for "The Space Phantom"
Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk are awaiting Ant-Man and the Wasp in Tony Stark's library so they can begin their meeting. There is already tension among the ranks of this new super-team as Thor and Hulk bicker. Before anything can come of it, Ant-Man and the Wasp make a sudden entrance, seemingly appearing out of nowhere. Ant-Man, (now using the name Giant-Man) explains by showing the team his new size-changing capsules.
Elsewhere, the eerie Space Phantom arrives on Earth, under the guise of a fragment of meteorite. He plans to destroy the Avengers so that his race can invade the planet. He takes the appearance of a passerby, sending him to Limbo.
Later, the Space Phantom (under the guise of the passerby) approaches the Avengers Mansion. He is spotted by the team and the Hulk goes to investigate. The man takes the Hulk off-guard and assumes his form, sending him to Limbo in place of the man. The Phantom (this time under the guise of the Hulk) returns to the team and taunts Iron Man and Thor, causing a miniature brawl and heightening the tensions in the team before leaving. Outside, he spots the man he replaced earlier trying to warn everybody and decides to cause more havoc as the Hulk. "The Hulk" is approached by his friend Rick Jones, who convinces him to escape before the police arrive. Rick realizes something is wrong with the way "Hulk" is acting and the Phantom reveals himself, before leaving. He arrives at one of Tony Stark's operations plants and, still posing as the Hulk, destroys a new experimental anti-missile defense weapon. Iron Man is told the news and faces off against the "Hulk". Iron Man proves to be too much for him however and the Phantom flees by taking the form of a passing wasp, leaving a confused and dazed Hulk behind. Iron Man and the Hulk continue to battle.
Meanwhile, Rick Jones communicates with Giant-Man and explains the situation to the Wasp and him. They catch up with Iron Man and Hulk and break up the fight. The Phantom, still in the form of a wasp, attacks the Wasp and flees to a nearby factory. After aiding the Wasp, Giant-Man is taken by surprise by the Space Phantom and replaced. This time the Wasp and the Hulk saw it happen and know this "Giant-Man" is fake. They battle and Iron Man eventually catches up only to be replaced. Hulk catches the Space Phantom in the act yet again and the newly-returned Giant-Man teams up with the Hulk to fight the fake "Iron Man".
Across town, it is revealed that the Wasp left to search for Thor. She finds him with the help of Dr. Donald Blake and the duo race back to the factory to assist the rest of the team. The Wasp shrinks down and damages the mechanism of the Iron Man suit and Thor creates a thunderstorm, causing the armor to rust. In a final desperate attempt to succeed, the Space Phantom decides to take Thor's form. Unfortunately for the Phantom his power only works on mortal beings and it backfires, sending him to Limbo instead. After the battle, the Hulk expresses his sadness at his recent treatment in the team and decides to quit.
- In reprinting Avengers #2. Page 13 panels 2,3,5,6, page 14, panel 1,2, page 15, panels 3,4, page 16, panels 2,3,5, and page 17, panel 3 of the original story are omitted to bring the page count down to 20.
- This issue contains a letters page, Avengers Assemble!. Letters are published from David Gilliken, Jack L. Bannon, and Cam Wybrow.
- The letterer credited for Story I, "L.G. Peter", appears to be a lark.
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