See what happens when Earth’s Mightiest Heroes get caught up in intergalactic incidents with these Avengers space brawls.
By T. J. Dietsch
Over the years, the Avengers have earned a reputation as Earth’s greatest heroes. Together, they have defended their home planet from wandering gods, time-traveling despots, and alien invaders from all corners of the cosmos. In that time, the group has also been involved in more than one space exploit. That’s why we turned to these big Avengers space fights.
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They, who never leave the innocent in danger, fight for the rights of all living beings they meet. That means even when the odds are stacked against them and they’re far from home, the Avengers do whatever it takes to preserve life. Here are six of the times Earth’s Mightiest Heroes did just that.
The 6 Biggest Avengers Space Fights
The Kree-Skrull War
In Avengers (1963) #89-97, the team inadvertently found themselves on both sides of a war that had lasted longer than humanity had lived outside the caves. After facing threats from the Kree and Skrull on Earth, the team traveled the space lanes, where eternal sidekick Rick Jones ended up saving the very planet he came from. With the help of the Kree Supreme Intelligence, the Force of Destiny unlocked an incredible ability to create Golden Age heroes from his mind, who arose to defeat the Skrulls. This conflict not only brought Earth into the realm of cosmic conflagrations, but also caused the heroes of that planet to secretly band together to create an Illuminati that would apparently keep the third planet safe from the sun.
When a cosmic entity of unknown origin with incredible levels of power teleports a small army of superheroes and villains to a strange planet called Battleworld, you know you’re in for a wild tale. That’s how Secret Wars played out with the Beyonder doing exactly that with some of the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four and their enemies. Captain America, Thor, Wasp, She-Hulk, Hawkeye, Monica Rambeau, and Iron Man worked together with each other to stop Doctor Doom after he stole the Beyonder’s powers. Ultimately, the heroes survived Doom, who was betrayed by his lackey Klaw, who had been possessed by the Beyonder himself. This eventually led to a ride home for all those who wanted it.
The Avengers never leave a member behind, but sometimes it takes time to find them! That was the case for Monica Rambeau, then wearing the mantle of Captain Marvel, when she was accidentally kidnapped by Nebula on Thanos’ ship Sanctuary II.
In Avengers (1963) #259, the rest of the team finally caught up with their ally, who had faked her own death while working with the space pirate. The villain had been accumulating power following the near-dissolution of the Skrull Empire. This led to an uneasy alliance between the shapeshifters and the humans, in an effort to stop Nebula’s attacks before she reached her own planet. Some unexpected help from the Beyonder helped bring the whole adventure to a close in the next issue. Nebula caused even more trouble in Avengers (1963) #316-318 when she nearly destroyed all of space, but she was once again stopped by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and her friend Spider-Man.
The Infinity Gauntlet
Thanos intended to impress his beloved Death by acquiring the Infinity Stones and using them to prove himself to her in the Infinity Gauntlet. After halving the population, he set out to further impress his beloved. In his place, he enlisted the attention of Captain America, the rest of the surviving Avengers, and other heroes to retrieve his companions and loved ones.
Many stood up to him and ended up dead, including Captain America. However, after Nebula stole the Gauntlet from the Mad Titan, a group including the Hulk and Thor managed to take the Gems from her after she restored the lives Thanos had taken.
Operation: Galactic Storm
As in the Kree-Skrull War, the Avengers and more of Earth’s heroes were drawn into a conflict between the Kree and the Shi’Ar in Operation: Galactic Storm. This company-wide crossover involved the Avengers in developing a three-pronged approach that kept one group on the planet and sent two others to the respective Kree and Shi’Ar homeworlds to attempt to broker peace. Unsurprisingly, the intergalactic empires didn’t take too kindly to these pesky earthlings meddling in their affairs.
Ultimately, they discovered that the eventual loss of Kree life had been orchestrated by the Kree Supreme Intelligence itself. Although outraged by this action, the team encountered trouble within their own ranks when a faction, led by Iron Man, demanded that the Supreme Intelligence be killed for his atrocities. The Avengers ended up overcoming their differences, but the wounds were slow to heal.
Often when the Avengers head into space, it’s to deal with a starborn threat. However, in the graphic novel Avengers: Rage of Ultron, they traveled to Titan to confront the villain who literally rose from their own ranks. The evil robot created by Hank Pym had taken over the technologically advanced Luna and its inhabitants with designs to do exactly the same thing throughout the universe. The entire team strove to finish off Ultron, but finally the absorption of Pym by the villain – who was then acting as Giant-Man – made him fall and further united these two characters for the future.
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