Appearing in "The Collective" (Part 4)

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Synopsis for "The Collective" (Part 4)

Spider-Man contacted Stark, the latter claiming he spotted the Collective. Spider-Man had gathered the other Avengers, who were going to pick up Spider-Man from the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. Spider-Man revealed the mutants were the depowered House of M mutants. Stark told Spider-Man about S.H.I.E.L.D.'s psychic mutants who were reading his thoughts, as Hill began asking about House of M. Hill placed him under arrest. Spider-Man tried to escape, but a telepathic S.H.I.E.L.D. agent put him to sleep. Agent Hook the mind reader needed Spider-Man awake, while Vision had been shut down. Hill wanted his hard drives searched for House of M, and Stark told the other Avengers that he lost contact with Vision and Spider-Man.

Stark confirmed Collective had absorbed de-powered mutants energy signatures, not their actual powers. Stark then confronted Collective, a short battle ensuing. Collective prepared to finish Stark, right as Sentry returned to the outer space battle. In the Quinjet, Captain America explained the mutant energy signatures. They discussed the various possibilities of Collective's existence, as Spider-Man's mask was taken off. Hill searched Peter's memories, the Avengers arrived at the Helicarrier searching for Vision and Peter. Captain America had an argument with Dum Dum Dugan, while Hill continued to interrogate Peter.

Peter escaped bondage, and Hill revealed her physic team next door had been searching Peter's memories. The Avengers burst in to get Peter, while Hill was prepared to contact the President. The Avengers left the Helicarrier with Peter, and Stark contacted Hill to get the info she had on House of M. They learned that Michael aka the Collective was more powerful then Sentry, but he had no control over his power.

While... S.H.I.E.L.D. tried to convince Stark to stop the fight against Michael, as he was adapting, and learning about the various powers he wielded. S.H.I.E.L.D. reasoned he might be trying to find Wanda Maximoff, and Stark grabbed the injured Sentry, and flew away from the battle. Michael re-entered Earth's atmosphere, and arrived in Genosha.


  • There are several names on the depowered list in this issue that were not in the previous issue including: Mesmero, Skywalker, Spike, and Sunfire.
    • Skywalker was a student at Xavier's who was never actually seen, just mentioned in New X-Men #131.
    • Spike was also a student at Xavier's.
    • It is odd that Sunfire's name would be on this list, considering he was already 'depowered' by Rogue in the Rogue limited series.

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