Appearing in "Lost in Space-Time Part 5: Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven!"
- Avengers West Coast
- Egypt (2940 BC)
- Southwest US (1876)
- Southwest US (northern Mexico) (1776)
- Avengers Compound, Los Angeles, California
- Ciudad, Corazon, Mexico (1847)
- New York City, New York
- Arizona Desert
- Rover (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Lost in Space-Time Part 5: Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven!"
In Egypt, 2940 BC, the evil Rama-Tut has shot the Avengers with a paralyzing ray. Somehow, despite their costumes and varied appearances, he can't tell the difference between them and Egyptians native to that time and just accuses them of being rebel slaves. Confident they will die from his weapon, he has them taken to a nearby temple for burial. The temple they arrive at happens to be one dedicated to Khonshu. While they lie paralyzed on the temple floor, the feverish Hawkeye has a vision in which he comes face-to-face with Khonshu, who explains that he aims for vengeance against Rama-Tut and will use the Avengers as his agents, that his hypnotic influence kept Rama from recognizing them as non-natives. Hawkeye pleads his case for some extra divine intervention. He wants to return to his own time, but Khonshu's methods can't be too direct. Instead, Khonshu agrees to help deliver a message to someone from their time that can help. The Avengers come to and Hawkeye's fever breaks, his burns even mysteriously healed. Clint voices his thanks to a nearby statue of Khonshu just before the temple's blind priests enter the room to offer their help in their god's mission against the Pharaoh.
In 1876, Mockingbird is starting to shake off the effects of Phantom Rider's potion just as Rawhide Kid and Two-Gun Kid catch up with their trail. When Bobbi's alone, Two-Gun confronts her dressed as Hawkeye, hoping to jostle her memories. She fights him at first, but one more look at the arrowhead necklace she's wearing brings it all flooding back. She rides off with Rawhide and Two-Gun wanting to kill Phantom Rider for what he did to her.
In 1776, Carlotta Valdez's funeral ends with her parents and chaperone deciding to return to Mexico along with her bible. Seventy years later, 1847, Ciudad, Corazon, a young Isabel Ramirez enters the local mission wanting to read the bible on the altar. The padre forbids peasant hands from touching it, but she sneaks a look anyway. When she finds the english note inside, she's hit with a vision that prompts her to steal the bible back for her own family.
And in the present day, Moon Knight is hit with a sudden vision of Khonshu that drives him to have Frenchie fly him to California as soon as possible.
At Avengers Compound, Hank and Espirita put the finishing touches on a new robotic creation, Rover, a flying mini-vehicle with an AI of a talking dog, a solution that Hank hopes will make up for his previous mistakes in creating killer robots. He also tests out his new, more practical application for Pym Particles, shrinking and storing inanimate objects like tools and weapons rather than hazardously to his own body. With these new innovations, Hank Pym is ready to return to adventuring, not as a costumed superhero, but as plainclothed Doctor Pym. He and Bonita share a passionate kiss to celebrate his new lease on life.
And back in New Mexico, Dominus wonders if he's truly seen to the end of the Avengers.
- Despite the proclamation on the cover, Moon Knight (Marc Spector) does not join the Avengers in this issue. And while Henry Pym returns to being a superhero, he doesn't officially rejoin the Avengers.
- This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.
- The title of this story is taken from the King James Bible at Ecclesiastes 3:1.
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