Armies are mounting against the Avengers on every side, and even the Gods have turned their backs on Earth. With humanity facing it's gravest threat yet, Steve Rogers and his Secret Avengers will make some hard choices about what's just in times of war. And even as they do, a new danger of a different kind emerges-- one that confronts them not in the name of evil or fear, but freedom and liberty.
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|Reg||Regular Cover||Adi Gravnov||1|
|Var||X-Men Art Variant Cover||Lee Weeks||2|
In the midst of a full blown assault on Washington DC by marauding Nazi robots, Avengers Beast, War Machine and Ant-Man are on the scene.
Beast is shortly called away to meet with army personnel because he has been asked for specifically by the sole member of the House of Representatives who has refused to evacuate the building. The man is representative Leonard Gary, a civil rights champion and old friend of Beast's.
Beast meets with Rep. Gary to try to talk sense into him and get him to flee to safety. Gary refuses; showing Beast that when the evacuation came up, the House was still in session and he had the floor; pushing a bill he'd been working on for 8 years. The session was never officially called, so Gary's health care bill was still officially on the table, so for that, and to inspire hope in any Americans who might still be watching, Gary insisted upon staying.
Gary then shows Beast that Washington DC can take care of itself, as, immediately after Gary says it can, the Lincoln Monument comes to life to fight off the robots; and is quickly joined by dinosaurs from the museum and many other historical statues from around Washington. Beast assumes this is Gary's doing and that Gary is in fact a very powerful mutant, but Gary never confirms it.
In the end, Beast leaves Gary behind to make his speech while he hacks into local news cameras to make sure the speech is given broad media coverage. Late in the speech, the building is badly damaged and Gary is thought to be killed.