Synopsis: After disintigrating in a fight with the Fantastic Four, Robert Grayson's (AKA Marvel Boy) wristbands are handed over to S.H.I.E.L.D. for study. S.H.I.E.L.D. in turn contacts Stark International for assistance. The project is assigned to Dr. Gilbert Vaughn, whose son, Wendell, has just finished S.H.I.E.L.D training and is assigned to security for the project. Unfortunately, no one who wears the wristbands seems to be able to control the vast amounts of energy. When A.I.M. attacks, it's up to Wendell to don the strange weapons to save his father and the project.
Synopsis: As Thanos attempts to destroy a sacred symbol on a distant planet, Drax the Destroyer arrives to thwart Thanos. But when two natives arrive on the scene, matters become complicated further. When Drax is given the choice of saving the symbol or the two natives, he is forced to allow Thanos to destroy the symbol.
Synopsis: Seeking to create a New Earth, the High Evolutionary travels to the far side of the sun, where he encounters Him's cocoon. Taking Him aboard, the High Evolutionary explains that he is creating a new, perfect Earth. Intrigued, Him observes the process. Having created a new planet, the High Evolutionary falls asleep at a critical moment, allowing the Man-Beast to corrupt his creation. Faced with a decision, the High Evolutionary bestows Him with the Soul Gem and a name, Warlock, sending him to defend Counter-Earth!