Appearing in 1st story
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Moon Girl (Lunella Lafayette)
- Elsa Bloodstone
- Kei Kawade
- Alpha Flight
- Black Panther (T'Challa) (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Devil Dinosaur
- Mr. Kawade (First appearance)
- Mrs. Kawade (First full appearance)
- Deadpool (Wade Wilson)
- Portland Fire and Rescue (First appearance)
- Wakandan Army (Mentioned)
- Inhuman Royal Family (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Young X-Men (Mentioned)
- Hellfire Club (Mentioned)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Parker Industries (Mentioned)
- Winter Guard (Cameo)
- Magneto's X-Men
- Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) (Cameo)
- Aragorn (Cameo)
- Warrior Woman (Hippolyta) (Cameo)
- Atlas (Erik Josten) (Cameo)
- Daredevil (Matt Murdock) (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Cook County Sheriff's Office (First appearance) (Cameo)
- Chicago Police Department
- Chicago Fire Department
- Mordred the Evil (Referenced)
- Dracula (Named only) (On-screen)
- Jack Russell (Named only) (On-screen)
- Johnny Blaze (Named only) (On-screen)
- Danny Ketch (Named only) (On-screen)
- Michael Morbius (Named only) (On-screen)
- Andrea Benton (Named only) (On-screen)
- Ted Sallis (Named only) (On-screen)
- Orrgo (Photo)
- Goliathons (First appearance) (Unnamed)
- Vandoom's Monster
- Fin Fang Foom
- Pildorr (First appearance)
- Thing that Crawled by Night
- Green Thing
- Metallo (Mike Fallon)
- Blip (Shzzzllzzzthzz)
- Bruttu (Howard Lindley)
- Creature from the Black Bog
- Crawling Creature
- Tim Bo Baa
- Groot (Original) (Drawing)
- Frankenstein's Monster (Toy)
- Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange)
- Cyttorak (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Mutant-Alien Hybrids
- Human-Kree Hybrids
- Human-Spartax Hybrids
- Mutant Devil-Beasts
- Human-Inhuman Hybrids
- Mentelleronites (Photo)
- Flora colossi
- Human-Olympian Hybrids
- Deviant Mutates
- Earth Orbit
- Alpha Flight Low-Orbit Space Station
- Command Bridge
- Alpha Flight Low-Orbit Space Station
- United States of America
- Atlanta, Georgia (Mentioned)
- Washington, D.C.
- New York
- Boston, Massachusetts (Referenced)
- Hawaii (Referenced)
- Montana (Referenced)
- Missoula (Referenced)
- Wakanda (Mentioned)
- Rome, Italy (Mentioned)
- United Kingdom
- Peru (Referenced)
- Pacific Ocean
- Earth Orbit
- Captain Marvel's Suit
- Captain America's Uniform and Wings
- Captain America's Shield
- Spider-Men's Suits
- Panther Habit (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Star-Lord Armor
- Element Gun
- Pym Particles (Mentioned)
- Mockingbird's Suit (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Nova Helmet
- Nova Force
- Crimson Dynamo Armor Mark IV (Cameo)
- Magneto's Helmet
- Daredevil's Suit (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Moon Girl's translation device (First appearance)
- Mordred's Causeway (Referenced)
- Drax's Knives
- Pildorr's Magma Ray (First appearance) (Drawing)
- Deadpool's Suit
- Adamantium (On Logan's claws)
- Sternbot (Behind the scenes) (Unnamed)
- Ms. Marvel's Suit
- Eye of Agamotto (Behind the scenes)
- Cloak of Levitation
- Crimson Bands of Cyttorak (Mentioned)
Synopsis for 1st story
Aboard the Alpha Flight Space Station, Lt. Commander Abigail Brand informs the rest of Alpha Flight about an incoming bogey unlike any previous other, whose speed is increasing as it approaches the Earth instead of diminishing. The monster's trajectory remains unchanged despite several ships firing at it, until Captain Marvel absorbs a blast of energy from the monster and throws it back at it, diverting its course significantly. Before Alpha Flight can rejoice the small victory, Carol notices dozens more monsters entering the atmosphere.
On Earth, the Avengers have defeated a winged Leviathon in Portland, Oregon. While briefing with Black Panther through a hologram, Captain America comments that the world is currently experiencing a monster attack roughly every 20 minutes. Black Panther is forced to attend to another monster fall in Wakanda, prompting Captain America to turn his attention to the situation worldwide. Through Vision, Cap contacts Captain Marvel, Medusa, Storm, Star-Lord and Phil Coulson, all who give different updates on their situation. Most notably, Star-Lord requests back-up and Coulson informs a S.H.I.E.L.D. team armed with Pym Particles will assist with clean-up.
Accompanied with voice-over from the news, several groups of heroes are shown fending off monsters: the Champions taking on a spiked-back Leviathon in Las Vegas, the Winter Guard fighting a dinosaur/insect-like monster in Moscow, Magneto's X-Men taking on a worm-like Leviathon at the Hoover Dam, Valkyrie and Warrior Woman fighting a fin-backed Leviathon in Edinburgh, and Atlas fighting an unseen Leviathon in Washington, D.C..
At her secret laboratory beneath New York as a TV screen shows Daredevil fighting a green reptilian Leviathon, Moon Girl is studying the monsters' grunts and howls, believing the creatures are communicating between each other. Using a device, Lunella partially decodes the sounds of the Leviathon that Daredevil is fighting, and finds out they're talking with each other about razing the Earth in the name of their overlord.
As she explores an elementary school turned crisis center in Chicago, Illinois, Elsa Bloodstone makes the observation that the sites of various monster sightings that had occurred in the months prior all had one thing in common, the presence of the claw-shaped symbol on images of monsters found at the sites of the attacks. The elementary school is no different, and Elsa finds the claw symbol in a sketch of Rommbu pinned in a wall among other children drawings. Elsa then writes down the name of the drawing's author, Kei Kawade.
At Kei's house in Springfield, Missouri, his parents reprove him for sneaking outside, and stress the importance of keeping each other safe as a family. He mentioned about the "friends" that he had to talk to during that time. Once they let Kei go back to his room, his mother finds comfort in the fact they haven't unpacked all of their belongings, commenting that "it's happening again." Kei's father corrects her, believing the situation this time is "much, much worse."
Meanwhile in San Diego, California, the Guardians of the Galaxy struggle fighting two creatures when Thor arrives and strikes down one of the two monsters. However, another creature, Vandoom's Monster, emerges from the Pacific Ocean. Thor quickly knocks it down with a blow from her hammer. Unfortunately, countless new creatures land in the distance.
Back at Kei's house, the young boy is working on a new drawing when he's startled by Bloodstone's sudden appearance. Having recognized one of his idols, a monster killer, Kei wonders what is she doing at his house. Elsa simply replies she's doing her job and nothing else.
Back in San Diego, the Guardians and Thor are found in the middle of battle against a handful of monsters. Reinforcements arrive in the form of the Avengers, the Champions, some of the X-Men, and other heroes like Deadpool and Doctor Strange. Together, the heroes manage to almost effortlessly subdue the monsters that the Guardians were fighting; however, Ms. Marvel notices a new wave of numerous monsters incoming that consists of Blip, the Crawling Creature, the Creature from the Black Bog, Fin Fang Foom, Gom, Googam, Gorgilla, Green Thing, Howard Lindley's Bruttu form, Metallo, Monsteroso, Monstro the Octopus, Monstrom, Oog, Pildorr, Quogg, Rommbu, the Thing that Crawled by Night, Tim Boo Ba, Ulvar, Xemnu, and Zzutak. The heroes are soon helplessly surrounded by these creatures, and when Ms. Marvel encourages Captain America to provide a morale boost, the Sentinel of Liberty finds himself speechless and frozen with fear.
THE BIGGEST EVENT IN MARVEL HISTORY CONTINUES!
• The heroes of the Marvel Universe repel wave after wave of Leviathon monsters as more and more fall to Earth…CAPTAIN MARVEL rallies her ALPHA FLIGHT against these hordes from space while CAPTAIN AMERICA and the AVENGERS hold the line around the world.
• Amidst this chaos’ a puzzle is appearing and ELSA BLOODSTONE is just the person to pick up the pieces and find the answer to what might save Earth from this apocalypse…
• …or might hasten us to a devastating end!
- Elsa Bloodstone is seen with her Bloodstone choker, despite having the stone on her hand at the time.
- The Hoover Dam is mistakenly listed as California, not Nevada.
- Having appeared using his old costume in the previous issue, Star-Lord sports the correct uniform in this issue.
Links and References
Monsters Unleashed Reading Order Guide on How to Love Comics