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in: Comics, 1995, 1995, October Modern-Age, Avengers Vol 1, The Crossing, Mark Gruenwald/Editor-in-Chief, Mike Deodato Jr./Cover Artist, Bob Harras/Writer, Terry Kavanagh/Writer, Mike Deodato Jr./Penciler, Tom Palmer/Inker, Tom Palmer/Colourist, Bill Oakley/Letterer, NJQ/Letterer, Ralph Macchio/Editor, Hercules (Earth-616)/Quotes, Avengers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Magdalene (Earth-9201)/Appearances, Philip Javert (Earth-921)/Appearances, Natalia Romanova (Earth-616)/Appearances, Henry Pym (Earth-616)/Appearances, Gilgamesh (Earth-616)/Appearances, Hercules (Earth-616)/Appearances, Vision (Earth-616)/Appearances, Sharra Neramani (Earth-616)/Appearances, Crystalia Amaquelin (Earth-616)/Appearances, Pietro Maximoff (Earth-616)/Appearances, Edwin Jarvis (Earth-616)/Appearances, Luna Maximoff (Earth-616)/Appearances, Janet van Dyne (Earth-616)/Appearances, Neut (Earth-616)/Appearances, Nathaniel Richards (Immortus) (Earth-6311)/Appearances, Anthony Stark (Earth-616)/Appearances, Tuc (Space Phantom) (Earth-616)/Appearances, Priests of Pama (Space Phantoms) (Earth-616)/Appearances, House of Agon (Earth-616)/Mentions, Wanda Maximoff (Earth-616)/Mentions, Adirondack Mountains/Appearances, New York State/Appearances, New York City/Appearances, Manhattan/Appearances, Avengers Mansion/Appearances, Black Widow's Gauntlets/Appearances

Avengers Vol 1 391


Avengers Vol 1 391

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Quote1 This is INSANITY! Gilgamesh is an ETERNAL -- They do not AGE. They do not DIE! Quote2
-- Hercules

Appearing in "Shadows of the Past"Edit

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Synopsis for "Shadows of the Past"Edit

In the Adirondack Mountains, the Swordsman leaves the bed he shares with Magdalene and sleepwalks into the woods. He is drawn there by the sounds of a flute, played by Tuc. He meets Tuc and a "Priest of Pama". Tuc says to the priest how much this Swordsman is similar to the original one. The Priest speaks to the Swordsman, saying that he has a message for the Avengers. He should ask them: "who mourns for Agaphaur". This in reference to the Temple of Agaphaur which was found to be missing in Iron Man 320.

In the Avengers Mansion, Giant-Man is fighting to keep Gilgamesh alive. He can't explain the accelerating deterioration of Gilgamesh's body. The Wasp learns that Tony Stark is responsible for her financial collapse.

Vision searches for Marilla and finds what is left of her corpse, only organic residue in a maintenance shaft. His bio-scanners recognize Marilla's DNA. Giant-Man confirms that Marilla is dead and states that her cause of death was a high-intensity plasma-blast. The murderer evidently tried to hide the evidence. Giant-Man also locates the remains of Yellowjacket/Rita DeMara.

Neut, "Kang"'s weaponsmith (actually Immortus'), travels from the future to kill Gilgamesh and, despite the Avengers' best efforts, he succeeds. He escapes into the future. With his last words, Gilgamesh warns the Avengers of the threat posed by "her" (Mantis) and the twins (Malachi and Tobias).

Black Widow contacts Iron Man and they agree to evacuate the Mansion. Luna keeps telling Crystal about a "bad man". She means Iron Man, but fails to identify him.

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See AlsoEdit

The Crossing
Prelude I: Iron Man #319 Prelude II: Avengers #390 Part I: Avengers:The Crossing Part II: Iron Man #320 Part III: Force Works #16
Part IV: Avengers #391 Part V: Iron Man #321 Part VI: Avengers #392 Part VII: Force Works #17 Part VIII: War Machine #20
Part IX: Iron Man #322 Part X: Force Works #18 Part XI: War Machine #21 Part XII: Iron Man #323 Part XIII: Avengers #393
Part XIV: Force Works #19 Part XV: War Machine #22 Part XVI: Iron Man #324 Part XVII: Force Works #20 Part XVIII: Avengers #394
Part XIX: Avengers: Timeslide Part XX: War Machine #23 Part XXI: Iron Man #325 Part XXII: Avengers #395 Aftermath: Age of Innocence - The Rebirth of Iron Man
The Crossing

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