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Avengers Annual Vol 1 14


Avengers Annual Vol 1 14

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Quote1 ... We will find Nebula and bring her to justice! Quote2
-- Starfox

Appearing in "Fifth Column"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Zabyk Next (First appearance) (Flashback and main story)
  • Myrn (First appearance) (Flashback and main story)
  • A Skrull impersonating "Thor"
  • Skrulls impersonating "Rigellians"

Other Characters:




Synopsis for "Fifth Column"Edit

In search of Nebula, the Avengers and the Skrulls visit the planet Kral, on which Skrulls have taken the form of 1930s American gangsters, where they encounter Prince Dezan, the late Skrull emperor's brother, until recently an imprisoned exile. He has been freed for his knowledge of those who now menace the Skrulls, his one-time fellow rebels, Zabyk and Myrn, who intend to unleash a powerful secret weapon, the hyperwave bomb. The Avengers ultimately join forces with the Fantastic Four, also on Kral on a separate mission, but neither group can prevent Zabyk from firing the dreaded weapon. To everyone's surprise, however, the bomb affects only the Skrulls, robbing them all of their shapechanging powers.

  • Breakdowns by Byrne, finishes by Baker.
  • This issue crosses over with Fantastic Four Annual #19
  • This issue follows the events detailed in Avengers #259 and Avengers #260.
  • The Skrulls lose their shape-changing ability after Zabyk sets off a device.

    Solicit Synopsis:
  • The Avengers against the Skrulls in a world-shattering saga — and we mean world-shattering! Featuring the final fate of the Skrull race!

  • No trivia.

See AlsoEdit

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