"The Destiny War" in Avengers Forever #3 rages as the Avengers (see the previous installment for who they and where they come from) become acquainted with one another, though Yellowjacket still seems to not realize another Hank Pym is in the room. Immortus invades Chronopolis and defeats Kang's armies. The Avengers flee with Libra and Immortus converts the timeless city into a great gem called "The Forever Crystal". It will become a tool for him to use to prune the disparate timelines which worry him.
|Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino|
Captain America and Giant-Man find an alternate world where "The Avengers" are the Black Panther, Thundra, Jocasta, The Crimson Dynamo, the Living Lightning, and most strikingly Killraven. These Avengers are among what's left of mankind and battle ferociously against the minions of the invaders from Mars.T'Challa recognizes Cap and Giant-Man and realizes they are part of the Destiny War.
|John Buscema and Tom Palmer|
Wasp and Captain Marvel end up in the 1950's at a California carnival. They too disguise themselves to blend in but are quickly detected by the heroes of the day, Marvel Boy, Venus, Human Robot, Gorilla Man, and 3-D Man. These heroes call themselves "Avengers" too.
From his vantage point inside the time Sphinx Rick Jones watches his comrades across time. He sees Giant-Man and Captain America help the freedom fighters battle against the Martian forces. It's a deadly and bloody battle. The 1950's Avengers meanwhile capture Wasp and Captain Marvel until thanks to the loving power of Venus they cool down long enough to realize that something is wrong with Richard Nixon, not the usual stuff but he's a Skrull. The Western team of Hawkeye, Songbird, and Yellowjacket find themselves trapped in a cave but escape and are confronted by the heroes Reno Jones, Kid Cassidy and the Black Rider. But Hawkeye soon tips to the fact these latest heroes are in actuality Space Phantoms, the servants of Immortus. Likewise Wasp and Genis-Vell discover the FBI of the 1950's has been infiltrated by Phantoms too. Though they do succeed in unmasking the Skrull-Nixon, the arrival of Immortus forces them to withdraw as the timeline of the 1950's Avengers is washed away by the Forever Crystal and so might Wasp and Captain Marvel be if they don't move quickly.
|Rawhide Kid, Kid Colt, Two-Gun Kid and Night Rider make the scene.|
|The debut of T'Challa of Wakanda, the Black Panther.|
|The debut of the Femizon Thundra.|
|The debut of Killraven and his desperate war against the Martian invaders.|
|Debut of the Living Lightning, briefly a member of the Avengers.|
|Jocasta, the bride of Ultron.|
|The 1950's Avengers, a clever notion that became The Agents of Atlas.|
More to come next time.