When the Grandmaster and the Challenger had a rematch for the former's mantle, they chose the Earth as the battleground for a contest between their two teams, the Lethal Legion and the Black Order, respectively. As part of the cosmic game, they teleported tht entire planet from the Solar System to a distant galaxy that could serve as a neutral space. The World-Engine operated from the Grandmaster's Cosmic Game Room was used to mantain the stability of the planet.
After killing the Grandmaster for cheating, the Challenger decided to destroy the Earth. Before leaving the Cosmic Game Room, he destroyed the machines that fed the World-Engine the data and energy necessary to keep functioning. When the Earth started to crumble, Voyager deduced that the World-Engine had been compromised, and took the Avengers to the satellite to stop it from malfunctioning. To this end, Thor and Lightning charged the World-Engine's induction vent while Hercules and Citizen V steadied the rotation wheel. After the machine was powered, Thor joined Hercules and Citizen V in keeping it going until the Grandmaster returned the Earth to its proper place.
The World-Engine surrounded the Earth with an energy envelope that kept the planet at the correct rotation and temperature. The device itself is virtually indestructible. The World-Engine's wheel is directly linked to the planet's rotation.
- 2 Appearances of World-Engine
- Minor Appearances of World-Engine
- 1 Media World-Engine was Mentioned in
- 1 Images featuring World-Engine
- Item Gallery: World-Engine