ANACHRONAUTS ("greenshirts")

Membership: None named;
formerly Apocryphus, Neut

Purpose: Servants of Immortus

Affiliations: Immortus (posing as Kang), Iron Man (Stark), Luna imposter, Malachi, Mantis imposter, Tobias, many unidentified warriors serving Immortus;
formerly Gilgamesh

Enemies: Avengers (Black Widow (Romanova), Captain America (Rogers), Crystal, Giant-Man (Pym), Hawkeye, Hercules, Quicksilver, Thor, Vision, Wasp), Beast (McCoy), Force Works (Century, Moonraker, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman (Carpenter), U.S. Agent), Gilgamesh, Edwin Jarvis, Kim, Fisher Todd

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Avengers: The Crossing (September, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: They were trained by Gilgamesh. They could all fly and shoot unidentified blasts from their hands.
The origin of these Anachronauts is unknown. (see comments)


(Avengers I#391 (fb) - BTS) - Gilgamesh was transported to Limbo by Immortus, who had assumed the form of Kang and conscripted Gilgamesh to train the Anachronauts. Eventually Gilgamesh fled.

(Avengers: The Crossing) - The Anachronauts followed Gilgamesh to Avengers Mansion and attacked him there. The Avengers (Quicksilver, Crystal, Vision, Hercules, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Giant-Man) and some of their guests (Beast, Scarlet Witch and U.S. Agent) defended Gilgamesh from their attacks. The Anachronauts soon retreated.

(Force Works#17) - Some Anachronauts led by Apocryphus found Kim in the jungle near the Temple of Agaphaur.

(Force Works#18) - Apocryphus and some of the Anachronauts saw the fire of Force Works' crashed hex-ship. When they found the intruders Apocryphus ordered one Anachronaut to stay with Kim and the others attacks with him Force Works (Scarlet Witch, Moonraker, Spider-Woman) and Fisher Todd. With Apocryphus' help the Anachronauts nearly defeated Force Works. Todd fled into the jungle and found Kim, whose guard confronted Todd and was then knocked out by him when he was distracted by Kim's transformation. Meanwhile Force Works slowly gained the upper hand when Moonraker finally entered the fight.

(Force Works#19) - Some Anachronauts were present when Iron Man arrived in Limbo. In Vietnam the Anachronauts were already defeated by Force Works. Moonraker took a temporal activator from one of the Anachronauts to teleport himself and his allies back to the Works.

(Avengers: Timeslide) - Tobias and Malachi fought with several Anachronauts the Avengers (Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hercules, Thor, Vision, Wasp) and their ally Century at Avengers Mansion to hold the heroes back from the door in their cellar. The heroes defeated the Anachronauts and reached the door to travel into the past.

(Iron Man I#325) - Tobias and Kang (Immortus in disguise) trained their combat skills against some Anachronauts and killed them.

  Later on Kang (Immortus) entered through a temportal Stark's arctic bunker with Tobias, Malachi, Mantis (the imposter) and several Anachronauts to face the Avengers.

(Avengers I#395 - BTS) - Kang's armored soldiers with guns arrived and fought the Avengers. The Anachronauts sat on the sidelines.

Comments: Created by Bob Harras, Terry Kavanagh & Mike Deodato.

Due to the retcon in the Avengers Forever series it is likely that these Anachronauts were just Space Phantoms like many others of Immortus' lackeys in the Crossing. I see no reason why it should any different with these suckers? There is still the small possibility that they are not Space Phantoms and instead real warriors from different eras. Or they could all be hyper-evolved humans like Kim.

For some reason these Anachronauts were not seen in Avengers I#395 although the issue was a direct continuation from Iron Man I#325. Only Immortus/Kang's armored warriors were seen in that issue although they were never teleported to the arctic bunker. Or were they supposed to be the same as the "greenshirt" Anachronauts? Artistic license (or bad planning)?

Profile by Markus Raymond.

These Anachronauts should be distinguished from:

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Avengers: The Crossing, p34, top (main image)
Force Works#18, p13, pan4 (with Apocryphus)

Avengers: The Crossing (September, 1995) - Bob Harras & Terry Kavanagh (writers), Mike Deodato (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Avengers I#391 (October, 1995) - Bob Harras & Terry Kavanagh (writers), Mike Deodato (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Force Works#17 (November, 1995) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), Jim Cheung (pencils), Rey Garcia (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Force Works#18 (December, 1995) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), Yancey Labat (pencils), Rey Garcia (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Force Works#19 (January, 1996) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), Hector Oliveira (pencils), Glass Hous Graphic & Rey Garcia (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Avengers: Timeslide (February, 1996) - Bob Harras & Terry Kavanagh (writers), Roger Cruz, Manny Clark, Fabio Laguna, Frank Toscano, Manny Clark & Oclair Albert (pencils), Scott Koblish & Rene Micheletti (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Iron Man I#325 (February, 1996) - Terry Kavanagh & Dan Abnett (writers), Jimmy Cheung, Jim Calafiore & Hector Collazo (pencils), Mark McKenna, P.L. Palmiotti, Ralph Cabrera & Hector Collazo (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)

Last updated: 01/15/06.

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