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Copper-Age, Avengers Vol 1, Jim Shooter/Editor-in-Chief, John Byrne/Cover Artist, Joe Sinnott/Cover Artist, Roger Stern/Writer, John Byrne/Writer, John Byrne/Penciler, Joe Sinnott/Inker, Christie Scheele/Colourist, Jim Novak/Letterer, Mark Gruenwald/Editor, Michael Carlin/Editor, Avengers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Steven Rogers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Monica Rambeau (Earth-616)/Appearances, Clinton Barton (Earth-616)/Appearances, Jennifer Walters (Earth-616)/Appearances, Eros (Earth-616)/Appearances, Thor Odinson (Earth-616)/Appearances, Donald Blake (Earth-616)/Appearances, Janet van Dyne (Earth-616)/Appearances, Alicia Masters (Earth-616)/Appearances, Vision (Earth-616)/Appearances, Wanda Maximoff (Earth-616)/Appearances, Fantastic Four (Earth-616)/Appearances, Reed Richards (Earth-616)/Appearances, Jonathan Storm (Earth-616)/Appearances, Susan Storm (Earth-616)/Appearances, Franklin Richards (Earth-616)/Appearances, Annihilus (Earth-616)/Appearances, Bernadette Rosenthal (Earth-616)/Appearances, Cross Technological Enterprises (Earth-616)/Appearances, Jorge Latham (Earth-616)/Appearances, New York State/Appearances, New York City/Appearances, Manhattan/Appearances, Broadway/Appearances, Avengers Mansion/Appearances, Baxter Building/Appearances, Brooklyn Heights/Appearances, 569 Leaman Place/Appearances, Long Island/Appearances, Earth Orbit/Appearances, Luna (Moon)/Appearances, Sol/Appearances, Captain America's Shield/Appearances, Captain America's Uniform/Appearances, Mjolnir/Appearances, Hawkeye's Bow/Appearances, Trick Arrows/Appearances, Quinjet/Appearances, Starcore/Appearances

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Appearing in "The Annihilation Gambit!"Edit

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Synopsis for "The Annihilation Gambit!"Edit

The invisible barrier which surrounds the Baxter Building is the work of the Fantastic Four's nemesis, Annihilus, who has escaped from the Negative Zone and trapped the foursome therein. Having lost the Cosmic Control Rod which sustained his immortality, the mad villain has decided that if he must die, so must all living things. He has therefore generated a "null-field," within which a positive-energy field grows; when the two meet, Earth's universe and the Negative Zone will merge and be destroyed. The Avengers assemble, but fail to breach the field or slow its inexorable growth. The Vision and the Scarlet Witch arrive to help, but when the android steps through the barrier, he is instantly deactivated. Fortunately, Starfox recognizes what Annihilus is attempting, and a plan is conceived. Captain Marvel flashes into space in light form and merges with a beam from the sun-orbiting Starcore satellite, becoming a gamma-ray laser which succeeds in neutralizing the null-field. Entering the Baxter Building, the Avengers find the Fantastic Four, who have returned from the Negative Zone.

  • Continued from Fantastic Four #254, the Avenger's story continues in Fantastic Four #256.
  • Plot by Stern and Byrne, script by Stern.
  • Vision sustains injury due to Annihilus' null-field, becoming incapacitated.
  • Thor is forcibly turned into his Donald Blake alter ego when Mjolnir is trapped on the other side of the null-field.

  • Hawkeye's leg is in a cast thanks to an earlier injury.

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