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Major circle of Latitude north of the Equator, marked south of the Arctic region.
While they were studying how oil drilling was affecting Alaska's wildlife, Yellowjacket and the Wasp discovered an isolated tropical jungle on the very edge of the Arctic Circle. Summoning one of the island prehistoric insects, they attempted to ride closer, until they started to feel strange. Yellowjacket then knocked out the Wasp and ordered it back; when she came around she found that Yellowjacket sent her away.
After receiving her distress call, the Avengers came to the strange forest, where they were attacked by the Sentry #459 and Goliath, who had been enslaved and set against his comrades. During the battle, the Wasp was knocked out and was soon found by Yellowjacket, who had been de-evolved into a primate.
Meanwhile, within the great citadel which towered above the pitched battle, Ronan the Accuser had captured Captain Marvel and was about to initiate Plan Atavus, a de-evolution operation to turn the Earth life back to the evolutionary state in which the Kree first found it, eons ago.
As the battle raged on, the Scarlet Witch and Vision were taken hostages. As prisoners, they began to express their feelings for each other, while elsewhere the primate Yellowjacket was protecting the Wasp from other primates.
Quicksilver and Rick Jones invaded the Kree citadel and managed to free Captain Marvel and the others, who counter attacked. Ronan was eventually forced to flee as he was contacted by his troops in space, who informed him that the Skrulls had invaded Kree space. Upon Ronan's departure, the device maintaining the tropical zone and de-evolving the humans was reversed, and those turned into primates were reverted back to their normal selves.
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