The Avengers #96

    The Avengers » The Avengers #96 - The Andromeda Swarm released by Marvel on February 1, 1972.

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    The Avengers board a SHIELD's space station, they are also are granted the use of a space shuttle by Nick Fury so that they may travel to the Andromeda galaxy to rescue their captured friends Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Captain Marvel.

    While traveling through space, they run into a Skrull armada and who engages them in a battle. They manage to fight back the invading force and board the lead ship.

    Then they raise the Skrull home world where the emperor reveals to them that he has been manipulating Mar-Vel into creating an Omni-Wave device which he plans to use as a weapon. However, Mar-Vel has used the device to cast a holographic illusion of himself, and begins fighting to free himself and his friends. The Emperor orders his fleet to then initiate plan Delta before cutting off the transmission. The Vision, furious over the events and the risk to Wanda's life, beats the ship captain nearly to death, to learn that plan Delta is a plan to raze the entire planet Earth. Captain America sends Goliath on a life or death mission to stop the Skrull craft that is to be utilized in this plot.

    Meanwhile on the Kree homeworld, Rick Jones (captured by the Kree last issue) is brought before Ronan the Accuser, who has Rick locked up with the Supreme Intelligence. There the Intelligence explains that Rick is a important part of the Kree-Skrull War and opens a dimensional gate that transports Rick to the Negative Zone. When he arrives there he finds Annhilius there waiting for him. Please note, that this is also the issue where Hulkling was concieved.


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