Appearing in "The Dark Is Rising"
- New Avengers
- Knights of the Infinite (First appearance)
- Galactus (Mentioned)
- Skrull Empire (Mentioned)
- Dorrek Supreme (Mentioned)
- Darja Vollun (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. (Mentioned)
- Alpha Flight (Mentioned)
- Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom) (Mentioned)
- Princess Anelle (Mentioned)
- Mar-Vell (Mentioned)
- Mrs. Altman (Mentioned)
- Uatu (Mentioned)
- Kly'bn (Mentioned)
- Zo (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Andromeda Galaxy
- Hala, Large Magellanic Cloud (Mentioned) (Destroyed)
- Milky Way
- Amulets of Power
- Pod Undersuit (Behind the scenes)
- M-Pox (Behind the scenes)
- Hawkeye's Suit and Trick Arrows
- Excelsior (First full appearance) (Unnamed)
- The Knights' Spaceship (First appearance)
- Doomships (Mentioned)
- Avenger Three (First appearance)
- Secret Invasion (Mentioned)
Synopsis for "The Dark Is Rising"
- Synopsis not yet written
• Avengers Island -- under attack from outer space!
• Who are the Knights Of The Infinite? What do they want with Wiccan and Hulkling? And how far will the New Avengers go to stop them?
• Meanwhile, Songbird uncovers evidence of a traitor on the team...