We start here with more on Roy Thomas' original run on the Avengers, and his most epic tale to date!
A galactic tale, spanning the history of Marvel Comics....and involving the two major interstellar races that have had contact with Earth....
It's all been leading up to this!
Both races have been on Earth before (the Kree, involved in creating the Inhumans, and the Skrulls facing off against the 3D-Man), and battling each other through the cosmos, but things were beginning to heat up.
From Avengers #89-97, the heroes got between the warring races, trying to prevent the factions from destroying the Earth in their battles.
This fight ranged over the Earth, and involved not only the Avengers, but the Fantastic Four, Annihilus, the Inhumans, Maximus, Carol Danvers (she who would be Ms. Marvel/Binary/Warbird), the Super-Skrull, Sentry #459, Ronan the Accuser, as well as Hank Pym briefly returning to his Ant-Man identity...
This battle had many ramifications, leading to the formation of the Illuminati and Marvel’s Civil War (and is covered all too briefly but will be referred back to as needed). With all this, the war didn’t involve all the Avengers, but the god of war planned to rectify that.
Back to Earth
Sadly, things did not end well for the Black Knight, as he kept the interest of the Enchantress.
After that, the Ant-Man and Wasp worked on their own for a while in Marvel Feature, facing familiar foes, like Egghead and Whirlwind, as well as Para-Man and Doctor Nemesis!
That will end the current rundown of the Avengers roster and history, until we assemble again, where we can pick up with what Steve Englehart did to the Avengers…and beyond!