Quote1 Reaper - I am an Android. A Thing of Plastoid Flesh - Synthetic Blood. Why do you persist in calling me Brother? Quote2
-- Vision

Appearing in "What to Do Till the Sentinels Come!"Edit

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Synopsis for "What to Do Till the Sentinels Come!"Edit

Answering the summons of an anonymous letter, the Vision travels to a frozen food locker in a warehouse on the lower east side of Manhattan, there he is met by the Grim Reaper who offers him a proposition. If the Vision aids the Grim Reaper in getting revenge on the Avengers, he would transfer the Vision's mind into the body of Wonder Man (since Vision's brain patterns are based on that of the deceased hero, the Grim Reaper believes that Vision is his brother.) which he has been preserving since his death sometime before (in Avengers #9, the Grim Reaper blames the Avengers for his brother's death.) Not giving into the Reaper's offer, the Vision refuses, however, the Reaper gives him a medallion that would put them into direct contact should the Vision change his mind. The Vision then leaves to return to his comrades the Avengers. At Avengers Mansion, the Scarlet Witch prepares for monitor duty where she is once more confronted by Hawkeye who professes his love for her again and makes and advance that the Vision walks in on and walks away from before he can hear the Scarlet Witch rebuff Hawkeye's advances.

Meanwhile in space, the Sentinels return from an attempt to destroy the sun to prevent further mutations [1], their return is reported on the news, which causes Quicksilver to think back to his last encounter with the mutant-hunting robots. The Scarlet Witch appears and tells the Avengers that she is going for an evening stroll in Central Park. While the other Avengers attend to personal matters, the Vision watches Wanda's stroll from a window when he spots an approaching Sentinel.

Vision engages the Sentinel alone while Jarvis informs the other Avengers of the trouble. As he Avengers attack they find their powers are of little effect against the robot, which escapes with Wanda via "ultra-linear leap." As the Avengers begin to plan how to rescue Wanda, Quicksilver angrily pushes them away because they were unable to prevent the Sentinel from taking Wanda in the first place.

  • Plot suggestion by Claremont.
  • The Sentinels story continues from X-Men #58 - X-Men #60.
  • This issue contains a letters page, Avengers Assemble. Letters are published from Beto!, Iran Drucker, and Lawrence Schick.
  • The Sentinels note upon examination of the Vision that he is an android of "three decades vintage". This is the first hint that the Vision actually is, or is based upon, the technology of the Original Human Torch.
  • Revealed in Avengers: Forever Vol 1 8, this is the beginning of Immortus's subtle plot to romantically align the Vision and Earth-616's "Nexus Being", the Scarlet Witch.
  • As seen on page one, this issue is Story#977-Z.
  • This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.[2]

Solicit Synopsis:

From out of the sun, they strike again - the sinister Sentinels! Plus - the Grim Reaper!

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  1. following the events in (Uncanny) X-Men #57-59
  2. This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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