Appearing in "Seven Against the Empire!"
- 🢐 Thing 🢒 (Main story and recap)
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Brotherhood of Badoon
- Resistance/Terran Underground (First appearance)
- Mr. Fantastic (Only in recap)
- Medusa (Only in recap)
- Harkov (Mentioned)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Earth-691 (Main story and recap) (3014 A.D.)
- Centauri-IV (Only in flashback) (Name first revealed)
- Earth-616 (Only in recap) (1974 A.D.)
- New York City (Only in recap)
- Starship Captain America (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Seven Against the Empire!"
The Thing, Captain America, and Sharon Carter are captives of the Brotherhood of Badoon. Lordsire Drang has Captain America's mind probed to learn how these beings came to be on Earth. The Thing regains consciousness, and the heroes fight their way to freedom. Meeting up with the human resistance, Tarin tries to convince Zakkor, the leader of the resistance, to contact the Guardians of the Galaxy.
When the Guardians of the Galaxy receive the call from the human resistance, they are convinced to come to Earth to help when Vance Astro sees footage of Captain America fighting the Badoon. Arriving on Earth, the Guardians of the Galaxy help turn the battle in favor of the visitors from the past. Once that fight is over, Vance Astro tells Captain America of his origins, and how was from their own era but that a space mission in the 1980's left him in suspended animation for a trip to Alpha Centauri, and that when he finally arrived at his destination it was already the 30th Century. The heroes are soon joined by Tarin, Zakkor and the rest of the Terran Underground from the New York Sector.
With the help of Thing, Captain America, Sharon Carter, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Monster of Badoon and the Badoon forces are defeated, the Terran rebels take control of the Badoon palace and New York City, and Drang is captured. Although the Badoon still control the rest of the planet, the humans are willing to fight to make sure that the Badoon empire will fall.
Afterward, Captain America, the Thing, and Sharon use Dr. Doom's time machine to return to their own era.
- Vance Astro states that he was born on July 3rd, 1962 and once met Cap and his former partner the Falcon in 1972. Both of these dates should be considered topical references per the Sliding Timescale which governs Earth-616 and connected universes. Earth-691, while an alternate future is subject to the Sliding Timescale as it is a reality that branches off from Earth-616.
- Captain America had a long running partnership with the Falcon which originally ran from Captain America #134 to 222.
- It is specified here that Captain America spent two decades in suspended animation after World War II until he was revived in the modern age. This occurred in Avengers #4.
- This issue includes Marvel Value Stamp Vol 1 93: The Silver Surfer.