On the evening of November 7, 1972 in New York, NY, officer James Lucas responded to a murder scene in which the victim was half-man/half-bat. Constance Molina, an acquaintance and tabloid reporter on the freak beat, advised Lucas of a doctor who might know what the creature was, a doctor Adam Brashear. Arriving at the city morgue, Lucas, Molina and Brashear walked in on a fight between Kaluu and Blade. Kaluu, a black magician, was able to identify the origin of the creature but stated it wasn't strong enough to serve any purpose. It was then that The Bear entered the morgue and explained that it was she who killed the were-bat but she also believed it was too weak to be a sacrifice. The Bear explained that the creature was created by the Deathwalkers but was most likely only a servant or a decoy and the real sacrifice that would end humanity had not been created yet. Since the magic that was used came from the Talisman of Kamar-Taj, Kaluu immediately wanted vengeance with a fierce might. It was then that Constance Molina called them all the Mighty Avengers. The group went after the Deathwalkers and stopped them from performing their next true sacrifice. Afterwards, Lucas gradually cut off all contact with each of his 'teammates' because he felt he didn't belong in their world. However, it is unknown how long the group was actually together as Lucas, in recounting his tale, says "Molina was just joking, breaking the tension. But it (the name) stuck. Suddenly we were the Mighty Avengers." Implying there was some time before they found the Deathwatchers and had their final battle.