Blockbusters are major events in the Marvel Megaverse. Certainly, what qualifies as an event is subjective: Generally, it is a combination of alliances of characters not usually banded together; intricacy of plots; significance of effects (either on the main participants, or civilians, affecting whole cities, nations, planets, etc.); and having a title helps, too. As always, space limitations dictate the content included in this handbook, so this appendix was created to be more complete; but even this list, which contains over 230 more events, had be trimmed, limiting description length and cutting some events entirely. Additionally, Acts of Vengeance, Contest of Champions and War of the Seven Spheres have been previously covered in the OHotMU A to Z hardcovers #1, 2 and 13, respectively. Future handbooks in 2011 and beyond will cover other events we could not fit into the Blockbusters handbook. Issues listed represent the first appearance of the event itself, not the prologue or build-up to the events; this listing is somewhat subjective, of course.
Acts of Vengeance Avengers Spotlight #26 (1989) Loki's plot using Prime Movers (Dr. Victor von Doom, Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), Mandarin ("Tem Borjigin"), Red Skull (Johann Shmidt), Wizard (Bentley Wittman)) to manipulate villains into attacking unfamiliar heroes.
Age of Apocalypse
X-Men #41 (1995) Alternate timeline (Earth-295) seemingly diverged when Legion (David Haller) inadvertently killed Prof. X, resulted in Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur) dominating Earth and Magneto (Max Eisenhardt) leading X-Men, risked destructive M'Kraan Crystal reaction until timelines "re-set."
Age Undreamed Of
Uncanny X-Men #190 (1985) Kulan Gath's transformation of Manhattan into city of his native Hyboria Era, opposed by X-Men, Avengers, Dr. Stephen Strange, Spider-Man (Peter Parker).
Ages of Apocalypse
Uncanny X-Men #378 (2000) Reality warps caused by Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur) in attempt to recharge power after imperfect merge with Cyclops (Scott Summers).
DC vs. Marvel #1 (1995) Multiversal crises centering on Axel Asher (aka Access), merged Reality-616 with second reality to seemingly create third.
Apocalypse: The Twelve
Uncanny X-Men #376 (2000) Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur)'s attempt at godhood via Skrull alliance and absorption of "the Twelve"'s powers, prevented by Cyclops (Scott Summers) temporarily merging with Apocalypse.
Web of Spider-Man #74 (1991) Inundation of Manhattan with mystic blizzard by Avant Guard, relief efforts provided by Avengers, New Warriors, others, Avant Guard defeated by Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and Human Torch (Johnny Storm).
Ascent into Hell
Strange Tales #1 (1987) Lowering of mystic barriers protecting Earth due to artifact destruction, requiring Dr. Stephen Strange use black magic to protect Earth even at cost to soul.
X-Men & Alpha Flight #1 (1986) Series of battles between X-Men/New Mutants and Loki's Asgardian forces.
Assault on Armor City
Darkhawk Annual #1 (1992) Intervention by West Coast Avengers, Darkhawk (Chris Powell) in AIM/Prof. Power/Kearson Dewitt partnership to sell super-powered armor.
Assault on New Olympus
Assault on New Olympus Prologue #1 (2010) Hercules (Heracles)'s campaign, with two Avengers teams, to oust Hera from Olympus Group and prevent humanity's eradication, ended in seeming deaths of Hercules, Hera, Zeus.
Assault on Olympus
Avengers #281 (1987) Avengers/Olympian Gods conflict following Hercules (Heracles)'s injuries from Baron (Helmut) Zemo's Masters of Evil.
Namor the Sub-Mariner #62 (1995) Morgan Le Fay's raising of Atlantis to surface, killed many Atlanteans, sparked conflict between Atlanteans, Darkholders, Inhumans.
Avengers under Siege
Avengers #270 (1986) Baron (Helmut) Zemo's Masters of Evil's systematic espionage/infiltration campaign against Avengers, incapacitated several members before Avengers' victory.
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #14 (1980) Mysterious mystical alignment, power sought by Dr. Victor von Doom, Dormammu, empowered pawn Lucius Dilby defeated by Dr. Stephen Strange, Spider-Man (Peter Parker).
Strange Tales #176 (1974) Kaballa's initial attempt to acquire or destroy the Golem.
Strange Tales #158 (1967) Yellow Claw (Plan Chu)'s Manhattan blackout in conunction with "id-paralyzer"'s conversion of citizens into mindless slaves, opposed by Captain America (Steve Rogers), SHIELD, Fantastic Four.
Ultraforce #8 (1996) Reality-93060's reconstruction in conjunction with quasi-merge with Reality-616.
X-Men: Black Sun #1 (2000) Belasco-manipulated N'Garai/Ru'tai Earth invasion, foiled by X-Men, Magik (Amanda Sefton).
Blaze of Glory
Blaze of Glory #1 (2000) 1885 incident in which several western adventurers perished protecting Wonderment, Montana from Nightriders.
Blood & Thunder
Thor #463 (1993) Thor Odinson's period of insanity personified in Valkyrie figure, resulted in battling Infinity Watch, Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd), others.
Avengers #368 (1993) X-Men/Avengers intervention in Genoshan civil war manipulated by Fabian Cortez, prompted by Luna Maximoff's endangerment.
Daredevil #227 (1986) Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)'s systematic destruction of Daredevil (Matt Murdock)'s life, culminated in Nuke (Frank Simpson)'s Manhattan attack, ended by Daredevil, Avengers.
Breakout: The Raft
New Avengers #1 (2005) Mass super-villain breakout orchestrated by Skrulls, inadvertently resulted in Avengers re-formation.
Ultimate Silver Surfer (1995) Enoch Matthews' attempted world conquest via ionic destabilizer, quickly ended by unidentified super hero.
Call of Duty
Call of Duty: The Brotherhood #1 (2002) Circumstances under which emergency workers acquired super-powers to aid SHIELD against similarly empowered terrorists.
Young Allies Comics #11 (1944) King Arthur Pendragon's sixth century reign, era of Knights of the Round Table and multiple threats, including Asmodiar, Dragon of the Moon, Maha Yogi, Makluans, Morgan Le Fay, Myth Monster, others.
CAP (Conserve and Protect)
Fantastic Four #555 (2008) Nu-Earth's protective robot, intended to destroy Earth's weapons, incapacitated most heroes, defeated by Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards).
Eternals #2 (1976) Periodic Celestials visitations of Earth, past results include Eternals/Deviants' creation, Great Cataclysm, battle with Earth's pantheons, formation of Young Gods.
Celestial Madonna Saga
Avengers #129 (1974) Kang's search for woman supposedly predestined to conceive all-important Celestial Messiah, deployed Legion of the Unliving against Avengers, abducted Agatha Harkness/Mantis/Scarlet Witch as candidates, ultimately revealed as Mantis, who mated with Cotati-possessed Swordsman.
Mighty Avengers #21 (2009) Chthon's Quicksilver possession, chaotic energy inundation of Earth, defeated by Wasp (Hank Pym)'s Avengers.
X-Men/Dr. Doom: The Chaos Engine: Book One (2001) Defective Cosmic Cube Dr. Victor von Doom used to merge Reality-616 and Reality-892, threatening the Omniverse, subsequently used by Magneto (Max Eisenhardt) and Red Skull (Johann Shmidt) to create Earth-7124 and Earth-2192, respectively.
Nick Fury #7 (1990) Coven leader Leviathan's psychological manipulation of US armed forces to acquire international secrets, opposed by SHIELD, Captain America (Steve Rogers).
Chaos War #1 (2010) Chaos King's attempt to revert Reality-616 to primordial darkness, assault on death realms/Nightmare's realm/others; deployed alien deities against Earth's heroes, unleashed dead heroes/villains on Earth.
New X-Men #23 (2004) Purifiers' post-M-Day attacks on Xavier Institute, killed 42 depowered students/Quill (Max Jordan)/Icarus (Josh Guthrie)/Wallflower (Laurie Collins), most devastating losses in X-Men's history.
Captain America Annual #11 (1992) Avengers/Fantastic Four's inadvertent involvement in Terminatrix/Kang (Nathaniel Richards) hostilities.
Amazing Spider-Man #166 (1977) Kwirkegard's Existential Depression Ray's spread of despondence throughout Manhattan, ended by Iron Man (Tony Stark).
Clone Saga I
Amazing Spider-Man #144 (1975) Jackal (Miles Warren)'s cloning of Gwen Stacy, manipulation of Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and Spider-Man clone (later Ben Reilly), ended with Jackal and clone's seeming deaths.
Clone Saga II
Web of Spider-Man #117 (1994) Norman Osborn's manipulation of Jackal (Miles Warren), Judas Traveller, others against Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and Ben Reilly (aka Scarlet Spider), involved Kaine, Spidercide, additional Spider-Man clones.
Avengers #334 (1991) Brethren's international attacks, manipulated by Collector (Taneleer Tivan) with intent to kill most of humanity, stopped by Avengers.
New Avengers #16 (2006) Michael Pointer's power manifestation, manipulated by Shen Xorn, apparently killed most of Alpha Flight, stopped by Avengers, SHIELD.
Rampaging Hulk #1 (1977) Conspiracy's triumph over Ulysses Bloodstone, resulting in their victimization by Exo-Mind.
Contest of Champions
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions #1 (1982) Grandmaster/Death game, gathered thousands of super heroes, set some against others.
Contest of Champions II
Contest of Champions II #1 (1999) Badoon/Brood Coterie's manipulation of Earth's super heroes to signal out most powerful to be Brood hosts.
Incredible Hulk #212 (1977) Corporation's SHIELD infiltration and other manipulations, opposed by Captain America (Steve Rogers), Hulk (Bruce Banner), Jack of Hearts (Jack Hart), others.
Tales of Suspense #79 (1966) AIM's creation of device channeling Beyonders' energy, misused by MODOK (George Tarleton), Red Skull (Johann Shmidt), Thanos, others.
Cosmic Debris Saga
Damage Control #1 (1991) Edifice Rex's intended universal collapse, opposed by several heroes, averted when Damage Control's Robin Chapel fired him.
Cosmic Squish Principle
Sensational She-Hulk #15 (1990) Band of the Bland's intended destruction of Reality-616 and "Encroachiverses" to create new reality to rule, prevented by She-Hulk (Jen Walters), Howard the Duck, others.
Cosmos in Collision
Quasar #19 (1991) Maelstrom's creation of galaxy-size black hole to consume universe, opposed by Earth sorcerers, ended by Quasar (Wendell Vaughn).
Daredevil #28 (1967) Queega Earth invasion, blinded people worldwide, opposed by Daredevil (Matt Murdock).
Dr. Strange #19 (1976) Creators' attempt to supplant stars and dominate universe, supported by In-Betweener, defeated by Dr. Stephen Strange.
Avengers #319 (1990) Peace Corpse's Canadian standoff, resulted in atomic explosion, opposed by Avengers, Alpha Flight, Winter Guard, Atlanteans.
Excalibur #11 (1989) Excalibur's inadvertent extradimensional odyssey via Earth-597 train to encounter Clan Destine, Dirty Angels, Impossible Man, others.
New X-Men #23 (2004) Purifiers' post-M-Day attack on Xavier Institute, killed dozens of depowered students, most devastating loss in X-Men's history.
Master of Kung Fu #29 (1975) Carlton Velcro's nuclear extortion plan, pre-empted by Shang-Chi.
Curse of the Mutants
X-Men #1 (2010) Vampire invasion of San Francisco, opposed by X-Men and allies.
Deathlok #31 (1994) Timestream's attempt to rewrite past and present, opposed by Deathlok (Michael Collins), Siege (John Kelly), Godwulf.
X-Force #99 (2000) Queen of Star Swords' attempted transformation to her whims, prevented by Cable's X-Force.
Dark Dawn (aka Capwolf Crisis)
Captain America #402 (1992) Dredmund Druid's transformation of Starkesboro, Massachusetts' population into werewolves in conjunction with transformation via Moongem into Starwolf, opposed by Captain America (Steve Rogers), Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett), others.
Marvel Two-in-One #18 (1976) Kalumai's demonic attack on Earth, prevented by Straw Man, Thing (Ben Grimm).
Dark Phoenix Saga
X-Men #129 (1980) Phoenix Force (as "Jean Grey")'s inadvertent corruption into Dark Phoenix, defeat of X-Men, consumption of D'Bari star, massacre of D'Bari IV inhabitants, targeting by Shi'ar Empire, defense from Imperial Guard by X-Men, seeming self-sacrifice based on Jean Grey's emotions.
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #21 (1990) Power struggle for Dark Dimension, Clea ousted while Dormammu and Umar vied for rulership, conflict spilled into Earth, opposed by Dr. Stephen Strange, resolved by Umar's victory.
Day of the Great Ones
Defenders #8 (2001) Headmen/Orrgo's Earth conquest, opposed by Defenders, ended when Orrgo escaped Headmen's control.
Day of the Earth Turned Green
Incredible Hulk Annual #11 (1982) Leader (Sam Sterns)'s creation of "green flu" from Hulk (Bruce Banner)'s blood to debilitate Manhattan, crisis nature uncovered by Hulk, effects fought by Avengers, Spider-Man (Peter Parker).
Days of Future Past
X-Men #141 (1981) Earth-811's Sentinel-dominated future, turning point of which is the Modern Era; mutants massacred or interned; home era of Phoenix (Rachel Summers), Nimrod (Nicholas Hunter), Ahab; repeated Earth-616 interaction.
Dead a Long Time
X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl #1 (2006) Pitiful One's resurrection of dead heroes/villains to attack Earth, halted by Dr. Stephen Strange, Dead Girl, alleged super hero ghosts.
Dead Man's Hand
Daredevil #307 (1992) Underworld conference to divide missing Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)'s holdings; involved Fenris (Andrea and Andreas von Strucker), Hand, Hydra, Maggia, Secret Empire, others; intervened in by Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Nomad (Jack Monroe), Punisher (Frank Castle).
X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1 (2006) Vulcan (Gabriel Summers)'s return to Earth after awoken from coma by M-Day; fought X-Men, apparently killed Banshee (Sean Cassidy), departed for outer space.
Death Day of the Golden Dagger
Master of Kung Fu #45 (1976) Fu Manchu's plan to move Moon from orbit, seize control during worldwide chaos, prevented by Shang-Chi, MI-6.
Death of a Nation
Daredevil #109 (1974) Mandrill/Black Spectre's attempt to seize USA via chaotic overthrow, involved race riots, grand-scale vandalism, opposed by Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Black Widow (Natalia Romanova), Thing (Ben Grimm).
Death of Captain Marvel
Marvel Graphic Novel #1 (1982) Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)'s death by Nitro-induced cancer, 1st known major death among high-profile super heroes.
Force Works #1 (1994) Scatter invasion, opened wormhole with intent to devastate Earth, defeated by Force Works.
Tomb of Dracula #13 (1973) Dr. Sun's attempted world conquest via vampiric power and other means, prevented by Blade (Eric Brooks), Dracula, others.
Defenders for a Day
Defenders #62 (1978) Mass application by super heroes to join Defenders after Dollar Bill's Defenders TV special, which also prompted crime wave of super villains claiming Defenders membership, resulted in battle involving nearly three dozen superhumans.
Nick Fury vs. SHIELD #1 (1988) Deltite LMD's SHIELD takeover, replacement of agents with LMDs, declared Nick Fury fugitive, Deltite's SHIELD defeated by Fury and allies.
Demon Bear Attack
New Mutants #18 (1984) Demon Bear's attack on Mirage (Danielle Moonstar), possession of Tom Corsi and Sharon Friedlander, further damage prevented by New Mutants; returned years later to attack Cable's X-Force.
Marvel Comics Presents #61 (1990) Earth-9010's sun's demonic possession, created K'Kylthri army to destroy humanity, opposed by Marjorie Brink.
Daffy Duck #127 (1980) Deserter's forced near-evacuation of Manhattan via "deserter ray," defeated by Captain America (Steve Rogers).
Avengers #500 (2004) Insane Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)'s inadvertent attacks on Avengers and others, apparently killed several Avengers, led to team's temporary disbandment.
Domination Factor: Fantastic Four #1.1 (1999) Loki's manipulation of Fantastic Four/Avengers to alter Reality-616 via time travel, resulting in Reality-1000, where Knorda's Praxis corporation ruled and super heroes were non-existent; heroes' astral selves possessed Earth-1000 doppelgangers to reverse effects.
Super-Villain Team-Up #14 (1977) Dr. Doom's neuro-gas used to enslave Earth, forced Avengers/Champions of LA to support him, opposed by Magneto/Beast.
Iron Man #149 (1981) Dr. Victor von Doom and Iron Man (Tony Stark)'s inadvertent journey to sixth century Camelot, Iron Man's alliance with King Arthur, Doom's with Morgan Le Fay.
Doomwar #1 (2010) Dr. Doom's manipulated Desturi Wakandan takeover, mystically-enhanced Vibranium use, opposed by Black Panthers (T'Challa, Shuri)/XM/others; culminated in most Vibranium's destruction.
Uncanny X-Men #431 (2003) Azazel's attempted return to Earth via Isla des Demonas, intended to lead army of conquset, forestalled by X-Men.
Uncanny X-Men #388 (2001) Mystique (Raven Darkholme)'s plot to kill Senator Robert Kelly and use Legacy Virus to wipe out humans; X-Men failed to save Kelly but used virus work to develop cure.
Captain America #187 (1975) Dredmund Druid's anti-SHIELD conquest campaign, halted by Captain America (Steve Rogers).
E Is for Extinction
New X-Men #114 (2001) Cassandra Nova's use of Sentinels to massacre 16 million mutants in Genosha, followed by Prof. X's mind-controlled public revelation of Xavier Institute's true nature.
Micronauts #7 (1979) Baron Karza's attempted Earth takeover, opposed by Microns, SHIELD, Captain Universe (Ray Coffin).
Avengers Battle the Earth Wrecker (1967) Reality-67626's Karzz the Conqueror's multiple attacks on Earth-616, opposed by Avengers.
Iron Man #21 (1999) Manifestation of Principality avatars in preparation for world conquest, opposed by Avengers, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), others.
Marvel Graphic Novel #27 (1987) Dr. Victor von Doom's control of humanity via Purple Man (Zebediah Killgrave) empowering "psycho-prism," ended by Avengers.
End of All Things
Alpha Flight #78 (1989) Llan the Sorcerer's opening of Eye of the World via energies from battling superhumans, unleashed Twisted Realms' creatures to attack Earth until Dr. Stephen Strange, Alpha Flight released magical Armies of Day to move fight from Earth dimension.
Marvel Super-Heroes #62 (1977) Neuron Nelson's use of "Neuron Neutralizer Ray" to induce exhaustion, halted by Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell).
Thunderbolts #11 (1998) Baron (Helmut) Zemo's use of Thunderbolts computer access to seize control of international military, Avengers, others through "bio-modem," defeated by Thunderbolts.
X-Men: Endsong #1 (2005) Phoenix Force fragment's manifestation in Kid Omega, then Stepford Cuckoos, manipulated by John Sublime AI in attempt to infuse in into Cuckoo clones, opposed by X-Men.
Enemy of the State
Black Panther #9 (1999) Black Panther (T'Challa)'s manipulation of allies and enemies to reclaim and retain control of Wakanda following its takeover by Achebe in conjunction with US intelligence/Russian mob/Mephisto/others.
Enemy of the State II
Black Panther #41 (2002) XCon corporation's use of time-traveling King Solomon's Frogs to recruit alternate future versions of world leaders/ Iron Man in planned coup of Canada and USA, Black Panther (T'Challa) opposed by annexing Canada; involved Avengers/Alpha Flight/others.
Enemy of the State
Wolverine #20 (2004) Hydra/Hand's use of killed/resurrected superhumans to attack SHIELD, employed brainwashed Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett) to target heroes.
Captain Marvel #30 (2002) Reality-9309's apparent destruction of most super heroes, participated in by Thanatos (Rick Jones), Justice (John Tensen), others.
Eve of Destruction
X-Men #111 (2001) X-Men's prevention of Magneto (Max Eisenhardt)/Genosha waging war on rest of Earth.
Wolverine: Evilution (1994) Saviour's revival and use of Spear of Destiny, intended to turn humanity away from technology, defeated by Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett), Tabitha Smith.
Fall from Grace
Daredevil #319 (1993) Pursuit by Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Hand, Hellspawn, Venom (Eddie Brock), others of About Face virus to remake selves, resulted in Murdock's temporarily faked death.
Fall of Hades
X-Men: Magik #1 (2000) Archenemy's conquest of multiple demon realms, opposed by Magik (Amanda Sefton)'s Splinter-Realms alliance.
Fall of the Hulks
Fall of the Hulks Alpha (2010) Intelligencia's plan requiring world's eight greatest minds, involved Red Hulk ("Thunderbolt" Ross), She-Hulk (Lyra), other Hulk-powered superhumans.
Fall of the Mutants
New Mutants #59/Uncanny X-Men #225/X-Factor #24 (1988) Battles between New Mutants/Ani-Mator, X-Men/Adversary, X-Factor/Apocalypse, X-Men temporarily believed dead, Cypher (Doug Ramsey) killed.
Fantastic 4th Voyage of Sinbad
Fantastic 4th Voyage of Sinbad (2001) Jihad's extortion of Fantastic Four to acquire power objects with which to conquer reality, efforts prevented by FF and Sinbad.
X-Factor #92 (1993) Magneto (Max Eisenhardt)'s reorganization of Acolytes aboard Avalon space station, recruitment of X-Force/X-Men members, release of worldwide electromagnetic pulse, removal of Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett)'s Adamantium during X-Men attack.
Dr. Strange #12 (1976) Eternity's seeming destruction of Earth in response to magic-based insanity, actually an illusion for unclear purpose.
Alpha Flight #97 (1991) Consortium's Earth attack in pursuit of Her (Kismet), opposed by Alpha Flight, Avengers, complicated when Qwrlln summoned some members for protection from Galactus (Galen).
Tales of Suspense #72 (1965) Nazi Sleeper robots' activation, rampage throughout Europe, halted by Captain America (Steve Rogers).
Fire & Ice
Dr. Strange #178 (1969) Sons of Satannish's unleashing of Surtur, Ymir on Earth; two wrought separate havoc until Dr Stephen Strange, Avengers brought them together, causing fight whose force imploded them to Asgard.
Punisher #82 (1993) Widespread Manhattan arson by Ray Sutherland, prompted Punisher (Frank Castle)/VIGIL cooperation during crisis.
New Warriors #11 (1991) Sphinx (Meryet Karim)'s shift/alteration of Reality-616 into Reality-9105, New Warriors' memories awakened by Sayge, Sphinx forced to restore reality.
New Warriors #68 (1996) Time-traveling Advent's attempt to rewrite history by killing New Warriors, averted when son Darrion Grobe (as Speedball) diverted Warriors to future, crisis averted with Sphinx (Anath-Na Mut)'s assistance.
Galactus, First Coming of
Fantastic Four #48 (1966) Galactus (Galen)'s first known attempt to consume Earth, possibly greatest world threat during Fantastic Four's early history, prevented by FF, resulted in Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)'s banishment to Earth.
Amazing Spider-Man #284 (1987) Prolonged underworld conflict following Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)'s departure; involved Hammerhead (Joseph), Hobgoblin (Roderick Kingsley), Rose (Richard Fisk), others; opposed by Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Falcon (Sam Wilson), others until Kingpin's return.
Avengers #343 (1992) Earth invasion by extradimensional Avengers survivors, aka Gatherers, led by Proctor of Earth-374, killed Earth-616 counterparts in some instances, targeted Sersi, defeated by Avengers.
Amazing Spider-Man #600 (2009) Spider-Man (Peter Parker)'s series of apparently unrelated battles against multiple long-time enemies.
Godwheel #0 (1995) Solar system-sized world within Reality-93060, site of conflict between Argus of Vahdala and various heroes, including Thor Odinson, resulted in Rune's access to Reality-616.
Great Chaos War (aka War of Light & Darkness)
Shogun Warriors #1 (1979) Eons-old galactic war between Followers of the Dark (Myndai) and the Dark (Lumina), centered on Earth in recent years, ended by Lumina and Shogun Warriors.
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #38 (1992) Fear Lords' plan to engulf Earth and perhaps universe in fear, opposed by Dr. Stephen Strange, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), others.
Amazing Spider-Man #634 (2010) Sasha Kravinoff's war against Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and allies, used deaths of some to resurrect Kraven the Hunter (Sergei Kravinoff) and Grim Hunter.
Harvest of Fear
Sleepwalker #22 (1993) Cobweb's Earth invasion via Mindspawn impersonating Sleepwalkers, opposed by Sleepwalker, Avengers.
Heart of Darkness
Marvel Comics Presents #169 (1994) Evil artifact Mandarin ("Tem Borjigin") used to revert China to medieval state, efforts opposed by Force Works, War Machine (James Rhodes).
Heart of the Infinite
Marvel Universe: The End #1 (2003) Akhenaten's eradication of Earth's heroes, multiple alien races, gods, others in endeavor to bring "golden age" to Earth, efforts reversed when Thanos gained Heart's power.
Heaven's on Fire
Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire #1 (2010) Angel Zadkiel's attempted Heaven takeover, deployed several superhumans, opposed by multiple Spirits of Vengeance/others.
Hell on Earth
Defenders #93 (1981) Mephisto's alliance with minor Six Fingered Hand demons to merge realms with Earth, unleashed demons across Earth, opposed by Defenders.
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #26 (1992) Sphinx (Anath-Na Mut)/Justin Hammer alliance to abduct superhumans for experimentation/power drainage, ended by Spider-Man (Peter Parker), New Warriors.
Avengers #1 (2010) Super hero community's re-dedication to shared goals and ideals.
Moon Knight #1 (1999) Brotherhood of the Red Dragon's use of CIA/Tesla technology, memory implants, alleged tulpas for eventual world control, disrupted by Moon Knight (Marc Spector).
Uncanny X-Men #423 (2003) Church of Humanity's anti-mutant campaign, crucified Skin (Angelo Espinosa), Jesse Bedlam, others; ultimately intended to install Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) as Pope to throw world into chaos.
Hot Time in the Old Town
Marvel Premiere #53 (1980) Flame Thrower's city-wide arson, ended by Human Torch (Johnny Storm).
Hour of Judgment
Punisher #1 (1998) Olivier's attempted conquest of demon realms, opposed by Punisher (Frank Castle), Grigori angels.
Hulk in Exile
Incredible Hulk #300 (1984) Extradimensional banishment of mindless Hulk (Bruce Banner by Dr. Stephen Strange; Hulk explored Crossroads Dimension and many adjacent realms before returning to fight Avengers.
Hunt for Xavier
Uncanny X-Men #362 (1998) Sentient Cerebro/nanotechnological "X-Men"'s search for Prof. X for power to reduce humanity to digital data, resulted in conflict with X-Men, Brotherhood of Mutants, Nina the Mannite.
Infinity Abyss #1 (2002) Thanosi's attempt to end universe by killing Reality Anchor Atlez before he was replaced; opposed by Adam Warlock, Thanos, Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), others; threat averted when Atleza Langunn became new Reality Anchor.
Infinity Crusade #1 (1993) Goddess (Adam Warlock fragment)'s attempt to destroy universe, disguised as universal bliss mission, set Earth's heroes against each other, ended by Adam Warlock, Thanos, others.
Silver Surfer #34 (1990) Infinity Gems assemblage, wielded by Thanos to eradicate half of Reality-616's population, prompted resurrection of Adam Warlock, Gamora, Pip the Troll; inflicted Earth with multiple disasters; opposed by Earth's heroes, cosmic forces; results reversed when Nebula (space pirate) briefly wielded Gauntlet.
Infinity War #1 (1992) Magus (Adam Warlock fragment)'s planned merge of Reality-616 with his realm, creation of superhuman doppelgangers to battle Earth's heroes, ended by Adam Warlock, Thanos.
Avengers #317 (1990) Cosmic devices able to channel all energy, destroy universe, acquired by Nebula (space pirate), efforts opposed by Avengers, Spider-Man (Peter Parker).
Invasion from Dimension X
X-Treme X-Men #10 (2002) Khan's Earth invasion, centered at Madripoor, opposed by X-Men, Avengers, Viper (Ophelia Sarkissian); suffered dissension due to Khan's fascination with Storm (Ororo Munroe).
Invasion of the Dragon Men
Spider-Man: Invasion of the Dragon Men (1974) Draco the Dragon Man's attempted conquest via robots and Hydro-Magnetic Energy Deactivator, defeated by Spider-Man (Peter Parker).
Mighty World of Marvel #7 (1983) Sir Jim Jaspers' reality alteration to become Great Britain's ruler, oppress superhumans, warp people and buildings' structure, opposed by Captain Britain (Brian Braddock) and allies, reversed with Jaspers' defeat.
Incredible Hulk #417 (1994) Avengers associate Rick Jones' wedding to resurrected girlfriend Marlo Chandler, attended by many super heroes, also attended by super villains and extraterrestrials invited by Impossible Man, briefly interrupted by nether-lord Mephisto.
Journey Into Mystery
Quasar #13 (1990) Quasar (Wendell Vaughn)'s investigation of "Oblivion Plague" killing Watchers, brought him to Stranger's lab world to encounter several superhuman test subjects, enabled him to help Watchers recover.
Avengers #41 (2001) Kang (Nathaniel Richards)'s full-scale invasion of Earth, allied with Atlanteans, Deviants, others; opposed by Avengers, Master of the World, Sentinels, others; successful but undermined by Scarlet Centurion (Marcus Kang), allowing Kang's deposal.
Kingdom of Iron
Thor: Vikings #1 (2003) Harald Jaekelsson's Manhattan conquest, thousands slaughtered, Avengers defeated, ended by Thor Odison, Dr. Stephen Strange, time-traveling warriors; Manhattan's memories of crisis possibly magically suppressed.
Kings of Pain
New Mutants Annual #7 (1991) Gideon/Toad (Mortime Toynbee) scheme to re-create Proteus (Kevin MacTaggert) via mutant Piecemeal (Gilbert Benson), opposed by Cable's X-Force, New Warriors, others.
Daredevil #78 (1971) Mr. Kline's manipulation of heroes/villains in contemporary Reality-616 to forestall existence of Reality-71778's Baal-ruled era millennia hence, employed/mutated super-agents, framed Tony Stark for faulty work, caused meeting/romance between DD/Black Widow, framed Widow for murder, blackmailed Foggy Nelson into prosecuting Widow, damaged Nelson's gubernatorial campaign, scheme ended by time-traveling Final Sons of Man.
Avengers #167 (1978) Michael Korvac's plan to reshape Earth, supposedly help humanity; Korvac and lover Carina located by Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy (Earth-691); heroes slain by Korvac, who committed suicide due to Carina's doubts, last act to partially revive heroes.
Kraven's Last Hunt
Web of Spider-Man #31 (1987) Kraven the Hunter (Sergei Kravinoff)'s burial of Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and usurpation of identity to "prove" superiority, culiminated in Kraven's suicide.
Last Planet Standing
Last Planet Standing #1 (2006) Reality-982 crisis in which Galactus (Galen) destroyed Shi'ar Empire, Asgard for power to destroy universe and create new one, Earth devastated despite heroes' best efforts, crisis ended when Galactus' power overloaded.
Uncanny X-Men #319 (1994) Legion (David Haller)'s time travel to kill Max Eisenhardt (future Magneto), pursuit by X-Men, power-level involved resonated with M'Kraan Crystal, resulted in Legion's accidental killing of Charles Xavier.
Punisher Annual #3 (1990) George Prufrock's progressively mutated form, in which he fought Punisher (Frank Castle), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Hulk (Bruce Banner), Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd).
Amazing Spider-Man #388 (1994) Chameleon (Dmitri Smerdyakov)'s use of Richard and Mary Parker Replicoids to infiltrate life of Peter Parker (Spider-Man), who accepted them as his parents and was months lateremotionally devastated by truth.
Live Kree or Die
Iron Man #7 (1998) Lunatic Legion's attempt to transform humanity into Kree, opposed by both Supreme Intelligence, Earth heroes, Inhumans.
Long Road Back
Captain America #332 (1987) Steve Rogers' loss of Captain America identity, activities as "Captain" in interim identity, working with Falcon (Sam Wilson), D-Man (Dennis Dunphy), others.
Marvel: The Lost Generation #12 (2000) Colloquial term for heroes active between 1955 and Modern Era, most died fighting Skrull invasion.
Warheads #6 (1992) Phaedra-created power artifact, acquired by Death's Head (Minion), drew X-Men and others to its power, briefly controlled by Wrathchilde.
Love & War
Incredible Hercules #121 (2008) Amazon Artume's reality reconstruction to rule woman-dominated society, undone by Hercules (Heracles), Amadeus Cho, Gorgon Delphyne.
Captain America #193 (1976) Royalist Forces' plot to drive USA insane with madness-inducing madbombs, tested in Harlem, foiled by Captain America (Steve Rogers), Falcon (Sam Wilson), SHIELD.
X-Men: Magneto War #1 (1999) Magneto (Max Eisenhardt)'s worldwide electromagnetic storm to extort mutant homeland, opposed by X-Men, complicated by Astra (mutant)'s Magneto duplicate Joseph, prompted Russian nuclear strike, ended with Magneto's acquisition of Genosha.
Strange Tales #178 (1978) Adam Warlock's time travel back millennia and transformation into Magus as ruler of Universal Church of Truth; later opposed by earlier self, Thanos, others; history apparently altered to prevent role in Universal Church.
Malice Towards All
Fantastic Four #280 (1985) Psycho-Man's use of Hate-Monger android to spread hatred throughout Manhattan, resulting in arson, riots, Invisible Girl (Susan Richards)'s transformation into Malice, ended when Scourge of the Underworld destroyed android.
Marvel Comics Presents #156 (1994) Mother Matrix's plan to breed super-beings for a new world order, disrupted by Kymaera.
Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage Alpha (1995) Jackal (Miles Warren)'s expanded biological warfare efforts, involved multiple Spider-Man (Peter Parker) clones, resulted in Spider-Man (Ben Reilly)'s death.
Superman Vs. the Amazing Spider-Man (1976) Interactions between beings of different Megaverses, generally through travel from one to another, temporary (partial or complete) merging of realities and coexistence of inhabitants, and/or occurrence on Earth-7642, where counterparts of most known realities' contents exist.
X-Men: Messiah Complex #1 (2007) Coopertown, Alaska massacre in search of newborn mutant baby; baby pursued by X-Men, Acolytes, Purifiers, others; baby acquired by Cable (Nathan Dayspring) and taken into future with Lucas Bishop in pursuit, incident ended with X-Men's temporary disbandment.
X-Force/Cable: Messiah War #1 (2009) X-Force (X-Men team) attempt to retrieve Cable (Nathan Dayspring), Hope Summers from future; fought Lucas Bishop, Stryfe's forces, allied with Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur), rescued Cable and Hope from Stryfe.
Thor #233 (1975) Loki's Asgardian Earth invasion, began in Washington DC, immobilized several heroes, opposed by Thor Odinson and General Sam Sawyer's forces.
Deadpool #15 (1998) Landau, Luckman and Lake's preparation to protect peace-bringing Messiah (S'met'kth) from Tiamat, selected Deadpool ("Wade Wilson") as protective "Mithras"; Messiah immobilized world, Deadpool killed Messiah upon learning it brought only mindless bliss.
X-Men #107 (1977) Nexus of all existence, exists in multiple realities; Shi'ar Emperor D'ken sought its power, prevented by X-Men; almost deployed by Phoenix (Rachel Summers) to destroy universe; nearly triggered by Age of Apocalypse crisis; ever-present reality protector/threat.
Fantastic Four #107 (1971) Janus the Nega-Man's world conquest effort, threatened city, opposed by Fantastic Four.
Dr. Strange #60 (1983) Incantation Dr. Stephen Strange, Nightstalkers used to eradicate Earth's vampires, later reversed by Vampiric Verses.
Avengers #1 (1998) Morgan le Fay's use of Norn Stones/Twilight Sword with Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)'s power to reconstruct Earth-616 as Earth-398, which she ruled with Avengers as "Queen's Vengeance" protectors; Avengers gradually regained true memories, reality restored by Scarlet Witch.
Muir Island Saga
Uncanny X-Men #278 (1991) Shadow King's spread of worldwide hatred to empower himself, manipulation of X-Men and allies to fight each other, used Polaris (Lorna Dane) as power source, ended when Psylocke (Betsy Braddock) disrupted power.
Moon Knight #41 (1992) Magus-created Moonshade's intent to conquer via power absorbed from Moon Knight doppelgangers throughout Multiverse; opposed by Moon Knight (Marc Spector), who pursued him across several alternate Earths.
Mutants No More
Uncanny X-Men #379 (2000) High Evolutionary's worldwide mutant depowerment, manipulated by Mr. Sinister with intent to regress all life, reversed during X-Men conflict.
X Necrosha #1 (2009) Selene's sorcerous and techno-organic resurrection of millions of mutants with intent to become goddess, inadvertent Proteus resurrection, opposed by X-Men/New Mutants/X-Force.
Nexus of All Realities
Savage Tales #1 (1971) Sentient point connecting all dimensions and timelines; guarded by Man-Thing (Ted Sallis), manifests on Earth within swamp near Citrusville, Florida; power sought by many, periodic potential reality threat.
Night of the Death-Dream
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1 (1974) Silent Ones' attempted possession of human hosts, revival of mummified warriors, defeated by Sons of the Tiger.
Night of the Demons
Eternals #4 (1976) Large-scale Deviant attack on Manhattan, injured or captured several Eternals.
Night of the Mutant
X-Men #167 (2005) Golgotha-influenced L.A. mutant riots, led by Boy, halted by X-Men.
Night of the Netherspawn
Fear #11 (1972) Thog's Earth conquest attempt, set demons to possess people across Earth, disrupted by Man-Thing (Ted Sallis), Jennifer Kale, Dakimh the Enchanter.
Iron Man #39 (1971) White Dragon (Council of Nine)'s plan to undermine Tony Stark's technology and weaken US weapon capabilities, later to plant nuclear weaon at UN, defeated by Iron Man (Stark), Avengers
Nights of Wundagore
Avengers #181 (1979) Cthon's possession of Scarlet Witch (Wanda), assisted by Modred the Mystic, opposed by Avengers; Chthon distracted by Beast (Hank McCoy) in Wundagore armor, allowing Avengers to focus wills to expel Chthon.
Alpha Flight #128 (1994) Master of the World's conquest attempt via Hardliners, prevented by Alpha Flight.
Nothing to Lose
Captain Marvel #5 (2003) Genis-Vell's Entropy-influenced apparent destruction and re-creation, with certain alterations, of universe.
Captain Marvel #23 (2004) Earth-98120 future conflict, granted Magus (Adam Warlock fragment) ability to destroy anything at will.
Hulk: Hercules Unleashed (1996) Zeus' overthrow of Cronus, allowing Olympian Gods to supplant Giants.
Once More, the End
Defenders #1 (2001) Yandroth's world conquest attempt, opposed by reorganized Defenders, provoked Yandroth's curse to corrupt Defenders into becoming Order to conquer world, opposed by Avengers/X-Men/others, Yandroth defeated.
Onslaught: X-Men #1 (1996) Psionic entity created by Prof. X's inadvertent absorption of Magneto (Max Eisenhardt)'s dark psyche, deemed neither mutants nor humans fit to rule; defeated by Avengers, Fantastic Four, others, many shifted to Franklin Richards' Counter-Earth; restructured following M-Day.
Operation: Zero Tolerance
Generation X #27 (1997) Bastion's international operation targeting mutants, transformed humans into cyborg Prime Sentinels; sabotaged X-Men's mansion/equipment, hunted X-Men, Generation X, allies; shut down by SHIELD.
Other: Evolve or Die
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 (2005) Spider-Man (Peter Parker)'s death/transformation due to warring spider-like mystic entities.
Hulk Weekly #59 (1980) Netherworld siege of Camelot, led by Necromon; opposed by King Arthur Pendragon, Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Jackdaw (elf); invasion repelled, but Camelot lost in dimensional shift.
Punisher War Journal #65 (1994) Manhattan police's largest Punisher (Frank Castle) manhunt, involved Captain America (Steve Rogers), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), uncovered multiple crimes in process.
Past Gone Mad
Marvel Team-Up #41 (1976) Dark Rider's 1692 magic absorption attempt, opposed by time-traveling Dr. Doom/Spider-Man/Avengers.
Uncanny X-Men #316 (1994) Phalanx race's cooperation with Cameron Hodge and Stephen Lang to destroy Earth's mutants, created Techno-Organic Sentinels, fought X-Men and allies, risked Phalanx assimilation of Earth.
Phoenix Resurrection: Genesis #1 (1995) Phoenix Force's Earth-93060 manifestation; possessed Prime (Kevin Green), Amber Hunt; opposed by X-Men, Ultraforce, Exiles (Earth-93060).
Incredible Hulk #92 (2006) Hulk (Bruce Banner)'s outer space banishment by Illuminati, inadvertently brought him to Sakaar; Hulk enslaved by Red King, led Warbound rebellion, claimed Sakaar's rulership.
Planet of the Symbiotes
Amazing Spider-Man Super Special #1 (1995) Symbiote Earth invasion, drawn to Earth when Venom Symbiote temporarily separated from Eddie Brock, opposed by Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly), Venom/Brock, others.
Skaar: Son of Hulk #11 (2009) Skaar's journey to Earth with intent to kill Hulk (Bruce Banner), battles with US military, various heroes, grudging alliance with Banner.
New X-Men #146 (2004) Manhattan massacre by Kuan-Yin Xorn impersonating Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), intended to culminate in magnetic field reversal, defeated by X-Men.
New Warriors #36 (1993) Kimeiko Ashu's Poison Memories gang's anti-New Warriors campaign, acquired knowledge of Warriors' civilian identities, killed Rage (Elvin Haliday)'s grandmother, abducted other Warriors' relatives, prompted Warriors rescue and retaliation, with Rage killing Ashu.
Fantastic Four #48 (1966) Vast energy source accessed by Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd) and others, stolen by Dr. Victor von Doom for conquest attempt.
Power Pack #1 (1984) Initial Snark incursion on Earth, attempted acquisition of Dr. James Power's Matter/Anti-Matter Converter and Interdimensional Teleporter, prevented by Power Pack.
Nextwave #1 (2006) Beyond Corporation's Unusual Weapons of Mass Destruction (UWMD) tests on US public; included Fin Fang Foom clone, Ultra Samurai Seed, Drop Bears, many others; opposed by Nextwave.
Avengers #379 (1994) Hank Pym's attempted application of Pym particles to plant growths, inadvertently became epicenter of Kosmosian invasion, resulted in worldwide giant insect attacks.
Project: PEGASUS Saga
Marvel Two-in-One #53 (1979) Thing (Ben Grimm)'s tenure as PEGASUS security chief; Dr. Thomas Lightner arranged attacks by Deathlok (Luther Manning), Nuklo as distractions while creating Nth Projector; Thing aided by Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), Giant-Man (Bill Foster), Aquarian (Wundarr) in fighting Lightner/Nth Man.
Project: Second Genesis
Fear #20 (1974) Caretakers' creation of Children of the Comet to guide humanity, resulted in Caretakers/Daemond conflict, ended by battle between Morbius and Caretakers creation Tara.
Excalibur #37 (1991) Dr. Victor von Doom's attempt to transmute Otherplace/Limbo's contents into promethium, opposed by Excalibur, West Coast Avengers, Darkoth.
X-Men #125 (1979) Proteus (Kevin MacTaggert)'s awakening, possession of various bodies; used reality warps against X-Men, seemingly slain.
X-Men #77 (1998) Shadow King's incapacitation of Earth's telepaths, allowing him to systematically corrupt humanity until defeated by X-Men.
Quest for Eternity
Strange Tales #130 (1965) Dr. Stephen Strange's opposition of Dormammu/Baron (Karl) Mordo alliance, pursuit by Mordo's minions during search for Eternity knowledge, victory over Dormammu before Lords of the Netherworlds.
Quest for Neptune's Trident
Tales to Astonish #70 (1965) Namor's quest to prove worthiness of Atlantean rulership, involved Seaweed Man, Faceless Ones, other threats.
Questprobe #1 (1984) Chief Examiner's power source search, involved Hulk (Bruce Banner), Spider-Man, X-Men, Kayla Ballentine, others.
Rage of a Desperate Man
Spider-Man #47 (1994) Spider-Man's near-breakdown following Chameleon's manipulation via Richard and Mary Parker Replicoids, fought similarly unstable Hobgoblin (Jason Macendale), Coldheart.
Thor #127 (1966) Prophecied battle between Asgardians and enemies, supposedly destined to destroy Asgard and decimate Earth, term applied to multiple mystic disasters in recent years.
Thor Corps #1 (1993) Demonstaff's attempt to collapse all realities into each other, opposed by Beta Ray Bill, Thunderstrike (Eric Masterson), others.
Sub-Mariner #61 (1973) Dr. Hydro's Atlantean invasion in conjunction with endeavor to transform humanity into undersea race.
Realm of Kings
Realm of Kings #1 (2010) Dimensional rift (aka Fault) created during Shi'ar/Kree war ("War of Kings"), portal to "Cancerverse" and other realities.
She-Hulk #3 (2006) Future Reality-6023 conflict supposedly caused by She-Hulk (Jen Walters), said to have terrible consequences but favorable resolution.
Avengers #65 (2003) Red Skull (Johann Shmidt)'s use of poisonous gas to kill thousands, ended by Avengers.
Thor #68 (2003) Earth-3515's Thor Odinson's Earth dictatorship, set into motion by mysterious organization's attack on Asgard in 21st century, averted on Earth-616 when Thor-3515 traveled back to prevent attack.
Remarkable Occurrences of 1881
Marvel Westerns: Outlaw Files (2006) Mysterious incident involving several western adventurers.
Marvel Comics Presents #18 (1989) Master Mold's Retribution Virus creation, intended to kill all mutants but would also kill most humans, undermined by Cyclops (Scott Summers), Callisto (Morlock), others.
Return of K'un-Lun
Iron Fist/Wolverine #1 (2000) Iron Fist (Daniel Rand)'s attempted Earth/K'un-Lun merge, usurped by Junzo Muto, mostly reversed.
Return of the Living Monolith
Marvel Graphic Novel #17 (1985) Living Monolith (Ahmet Abdol)'s power amplification via cosmic radiation absorption from Fantastic Four; experienced ongoing growth, fought Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Avengers; grew to planetary size, taken into space by Thor Odinson.
Returning Essence Lost
Blade #12 (2007) Blade (Eric Brooks)'s inadvertent resurrection of Earth's entire vampire population.
Riot at Xavier's
New X-Men #135 (2003) Violence by drug-enhanced mutant students during Xavier Institute's public open house, killed students and civilians.
Rise and Fall of the Shi'ar Empire
Uncanny X-Men #475 (2006) Vulcan (Gabriel Summers)'s conquest of the Shi'ar Empire, unsuccessfully opposed by X-Men, Starjammers.
Rise of the Midnight Sons
Ghost Rider #28 (1992) Formation of the Midnight Sons, or "Nine," in response to Lilith (Kiskillilla)'s rise.
Robot Gang War
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z #4 (2008) Delta City underworld conflict from repeated hotwiring/reprogramming of robots, occurred and ended during Fight-Man's imprisonment.
Runaways #7 (2009) Val Rhymin's LA zombie takeover, halted by the Runaways.
Root of Evil
Namor the Sub-Mariner #16 (1991) H'ylthri attempted Earth invasion, allied with Plantman (Sam Smithers), brainwashed Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett), opposed by Namor, Dr. Stephen Strange, Iron Fist (Daniel Rand), others.
Blackwulf #2 (1994) Alleged UFO crash in New Mexico, linked to Advent, Effigy, Prime Skrull, others.
Sands of Death
Strange Tales #155 (1967) Mystic imbalance from Zom's release, empowered latent sorcerers, prompted Living Tribunal to decree Earth's destruction unless Dr. Stephen Strange restored balance; Strange convinced Baron (Karl) Mordo to absorb mystic energy, Mordo banished Strange across space, Strange returned to banish Mordo, crisis averted despite Nebulos' interference.
Fantastic Four #313 (1988) Fantastic Four's journey from Subterranea to Cat People's Land Within, Arcturus IV, Savage Land, Beyonder's realm.
Iron Man #194 (1985) Scourge of the Underworld's villain-killing campaign, mostly sponsored by Angel (Thomas Halloway), partly commandeered by Red Skull (Johann Shmidt); incidental involvement of several heroes; primarily opposed by Captain America (Steven Rogers), USAgent (John Walker).
Sea of Bones
Alpha Flight #110 (1992) Master of the World's release of Ska'r demons to prevent Magus (Adam Warlock fragment)'s victory in Infinity War.
X-Men: Second Coming #1 (2010) Cable (Nathan Dayspring) and Hope Summers' return to present; targeted by Purifiers, resulting in apparent deaths of Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner), others; energy field enveloped Utopia during battle; Purifiers and Nimrod Sentinels defeated by Hope.
Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975) Formation of "all-new" X-Men team to rescue original X-Men from Krakoa the Living Island, team's first major roster change, pivotal to future.
Secret War #1 (2004) Nick Fury's manipulation of Captain America (Steve Rogers), Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett), others to delay Lucia von Bardas' super villain/terrorist plan.
Secret Wars II
Secret Wars II #1 (1985) Beyonder's Earth visit, quest for humanity, encounters/conflicts with several heroes/villains; resulted in Kurse's creation, gold tower crisis, temporary New Mutants eradication, Hulk's return from exile; ended with Beyonder's reversion to infancy and seeming death.
Serpent Crown Saga
Avengers #141 (1975) Set's manipulation of Serpent Crown on Earth-616/Earth-712, involved Avengers, Squadron Supreme, Roxxon Oil's Hugh Jones, Living Laser (Arthur Parks); Jones lost Crown to Avengers, retrieved it, fought Dr. Stephen Strange, Thing (Ben Grimm), Scarlet Witch (Wanda), Spider-Man (Peter Parker).
Daredevil #507 (2010) Hand-influenced Daredevil (Matt Murdock)'s declaration of martial law in Hell's Kitchen, creation of inhumane Shadowland prison, opposed by Luke Cage, Iron Fist (Daniel Rand), Shang-Chi, others.
Shadows & Stars
Champions #11 (1977) Champions of LA's successive battles against Warlord Kaa, Stranger, Possessor (Kamo Tharnn); aided by Black Goliath (Bill Foster), Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Two-Gun Kid (Matt Hawk)
X-Men Annual #1 (1992) Series of mutant/Mojoverse battles (including in Earth-84309 future) prompted by scientist Arize's escape from Mojoworld.
Captain America #208 (1977) Arnim Zola's use of monstrous genetic creations across world on Red Skull's orders, opposed by Captain America/Falcon.
Showdown with the Secret Empire
Captain America #169 (1974) Secret Empire's attempted USA conquest, involved framing of Captain America (Steve Rogers) for murder, Moonstone (Lloyd Bloch)'s "super hero" imposture, culminated in White House attack foiled by Captain America.
Siege: The Cabal #1 (2010) US/Asgard conflict manipulated by Norman Osborn, involved several super heroes, ended Osborn's career.
Siege by Stealth and Storm
Avengers #159 (19777) Graviton (Franklin Hall)'s power acquisition and first Manhattan attack, opposed by Avengers, first of multiple conquest attempts.
Siege of Darkness
Nightstalkers #14 (1993) Widespread Lilin invasion of Manhattan, elsewhere, prompted Lilith (Kiskillilla)'s alliance with Zarathos, Fallen, opposed by Midnight Sons.
Siege of the Super-Beasts
Godzilla #4 (1977) Battles across USA between Godzilla and giant monsters, including Dr. Demonicus' creations, Mega Monsters, others.
Siege of Wundagore
Heroes for Hire #15 (1998) War between High Evolutionary's New Men, Exodus' Acolytes for Wundagore Mountain citadel; involved Iron Fist (Daniel Rand)'s Heroes for Hire, Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)'s Knights of Wundagore; complicated by Man-Beast's schemes.
Silent War #1 (2007) Inhumans/USA war over Terrigen Crystals theft, resulted in Manhattan fatalities, culminated in Terrigen-mutated Marines invading Attilan.
Sinister Shadow of Doomsday
X-Men #29 (1967) Mutant-Master's planned destruction of humanity, employed Factor Three while claiming to target non-mutants only, defeated by X-Men.
Spider-Man #18 (1992) Sinister Six's slaughter of extradimensionals to obtain weaponry and subsequent confrontation with Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Fantastic Four, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Deathlok (Michael Collins), others.
Captain Marvel #6 (2000) Baron Karza and Thanos' attempted destruction of "Microverses," opposed by Microns and X-Men, resulted in all "Microverses" being merged into one.
X-Men: Soul Killer (1999) X-Men/Excalibur/Dracula team up to prevent Belasco from bringing his N'Garai masters to Earth.
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #19 (1975) Dhasha Khan's quest for mystic goodness embodiment Firebird (Jade), used her power to revert Earth to N'Garai era, defeated by Iron Fist (Daniel Rand).
Southeast Asian War
Tales of Suspense #39 (1963) US military operation in Sin-Cong and elsewhere, formerly deployed Stark technology, known past combatants include Frank Castle, James Rhodes, William Talltrees, Flash Thompson, others.
Warlock #13 (1976) Barry Bauman's eradication of stars, causing worldwide panic.
Starblast #1 (1994) Starblasters' search for Earth-148611's Starbrand power, resulted in conflict with Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), Namor, Fantastic Four, Winter Guard, others.
Daredevil/Spider-Man #1 (2001) Copperhead (Lawrence Chesney)'s demonic Manhattan attack, intended to suck Manhattan into demon realm, opposed by Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Spider-Man (Peter Parker).
Incredible Hulk#370 (1990) Shanzar's Earth dimension incursion, intended to awaken demonic Wild One, transformed 666 humans into demons; Wild One turned on Shanzar, prompting him to ally with Defenders against Wild One.
Strikes From Space
Captain America: The Red Skull Strikes from Space #3 (1981) Red Skull (Johann Shmidt)'s Skull Satellite attacks, wiped out major city, ended by Captain America (Steve Rogers).
Avengers Annual #20 (1991) Deviant Mutate Brutus' war against Mole Man (Harvey Elder), Tyrannus (Romulus Augustulus), other Subterranean rulers; intervened in by Avengers; ended when Brutus' followers learned his true nature.
Punisher War Journal #61 (1993) Punisher (Frank Castle)'s murder of multiple mob bosses by explosion he did not expect to survive, role as Punisher taken over by Lynn Michaels, Outlaw (Nigel Higgins), others until resurfaced alive.
Captain America #387 (1991) Superia's plan to sterilize most women to give Femizons virtual world control, opposed by Captain America (Steve Rogers), Paladin, BAD Girls Inc.
Nick Fury #8 (1969) Supremus' world conquest plan, increased Earth's heat, distributed "zombie-gas" canisters, ended by Nick Fury.
Sword of Power
Excalibur #1 (2001) Mastermind (AI)'s enslavement of Warpies as warriors to use Amulet of Right and Sword of Might to remake Multiverse, prevented by Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Psylocke (Betsy Braddock), others.
Punisher Annual #5 (1992) Computer virus Ultra-Max's spread throughout worldwide computer systems, interfering in activities of Punisher (Frank Castle), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Deathlok (Michael Collins), Wonder Man (Simon Williams); version also encountered by Earth-691's Galactic Guardians.
Black Panther #18 (2006) Royal wedding of Wakandan ruler Black Panther (T'Challa) to longtime X-Man Storm, attended by multiple world leaders, received worldwide attention, briefly brought super hero "Civil War" combatants together, observed by Uatu the Watcher.
Avengers #386 (1995) AIM's resurrection of MODOK (George Tarleton) to re-create Cosmic Cube, caused reality alterations to plague Captain America (Steve Rogers), Avengers.
Avengers: The Terminatrix Objective #1 (1993) Terminatrix/Revelation conflict, both using Avengers as pawns.
Captain America Annual #9 (1990) Termini infestation of humans and other Earth life-forms, resulted in giant Terminus-like creature which fought true Terminus until two merged into "Ulterminus" with intent to drain Earth of life; efforts opposed by Avengers, Machine Man, others; crisis ended when Thor Odinson stranded Ulterminus in space.
Terror of the Toad Men
Incredible Hulk #2 (1962) 2nd known alien invasion following Fantastic Four's debut, Tribbitites defeated by Hulk (Bruce Banner).
Thanos Imperative: Ignition #1 (2010) Thanos' revival to oppose Many-Angled Ones' Reality-616 invasion.
Iron Man #55 (1973) Thanos' quest for godhood via Cosmic Cube, employed Thanos-Thralls, fought Earth's heroes, motivated Moondragon (Heather Douglas) to empower Dark Messiah, others; seemingly killed Adam Warlock, defeated by Avengers, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Thing (Ben Grimm).
Tides of Time
Dr. Who Monthly #61 (1982) Melanicus' use of cosmic Event Synthesizer to send temporal waves throughout history, investigated and ended by the Doctor and companions.
Time and Time Again
New Warriors #47 (1994) Sphinx (Anath-Na Mut)'s scattering of New Warriors throughout time, team rescued by allies, incident ended with Sphinx and Sphinx (Meryet Karim) reconciled, New Warriors roster revised.
Marvel Premiere #13 (1974) Sise-Neg's time travel to accumulate mystic power, opposed by Dr. Strange, intended to negate universe's creation but instead restored it.
Marvel Comics Presents #159 (1994) Dr. Yesterday's Manhattan temporal warp, opposed by New Warriors, Slapstick, Impossible Man.
Timestorm 2009/2099 #1 (2009) Temporal crisis caused by time travel between Earth-616 and future Earth-96099; involved Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett), Norman Osborn's "Dark Avengers"; resolved when Earth-96099's telepath Cerebra (Shakti Hadad) sacrificed physical form to hold timestream together.
Marvel Team-Up #4 (2005) Titannus' Japanese attack, opposed by Dr. Stephen Strange, Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida), others.
Marvel Team-Up #9 (1973) Zarrko/Kang (robot) multi-temporal war, involved Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Inhumans, others.
Tree of Knowledge
Daredevil #326 (1994) Hydra's scheme to cause anarchy via computer manipulation and sabotage, opposed by Daredevil (Matt Murdock, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Iron Fist (Daniel Rand), others
Avengers #63 (1969) Partnership of Egghead (Elihas Starr), Mad Thinker, Puppet Master to destabilize USA, captured Black Widow (Natalia Romanoff), set Toro (Thomas Raymond) against Namor, destroyed town, partnership collapsed with individual defeats.
Thor Annual #8 (1979) 12th century BC Greece/Troy war provoked by Paris and Helen's actions, involved Olympian Gods; time-traveling Thor Odinson sided with Trojans, Loki with Greeks.
Marvel Two-in-One #34 (1977) Mysterious 1908 explosion, linked to Morning Star of Bogatyri, Shambler, Nikola Tesla, others.
Twilight Sword Saga (aka Surtur Saga)
Thor #350 (1984) Surtur/Malekith alliance to unleash Casket of Ancient Winters' magical cold, release Surtur's demons upon Earth; demon invasion fought by Thor Odinson, Asgardians, Avengers, others; Casket rebuilt, Surtur and Odin seemingly perished in battle, Asgardians resided on Earth for months.
Two Worlds in Frenzy
Ka-Zar #15 (1976) Sheenarian invasion of Earth by merging with Savage Land, opposed by Ka-Zar (Kevin, Lord Plunder) and allies, reversed by Garokk.
Avengers: The Ultron Imperative (2001) Robot versions of select Avengers and Grim Reaper (Eric Williams), some fought Avengers, others constructed subterranean Egyptian city of Robotopia, all apparently destroyed in Ultron's war against Avengers and Alkhema.
Mighty Avengers #1 (2007) Ultron's interface with Stark bio-tech created new humanoid form to overwhelm worldwide technology, defeated by Avengers.
Undying Ones Saga
Dr. Strange #183 (1969) Undying Ones' Earth incursion; early signs investigated by Dr. Stephen Strange, who recruited Namor, Hulk (Bruce Banner) for help, first forming Defenders; subsequent activities involved sorcerer Calizuma, Van Nyborg's cult, others.
Defenders #70 (1980) Mysterious mystic power, conquered Tunnelworld; deposed Arisen Tyrk, whose activities drew Defenders to investigate; tampered with Hulk (Bruce Banner)'s mind, set multiple forces against Defenders, defeated when Dr. Stephen Strange drove it from Hulk's mind.
Fantastic Four #67 (2003) Dr. Doom's pact with Haazereth demons for power to condemn Franklin and Valeria Richards to Hell.
Astonishing X-Men #19 (2007) Breakworld's attempted destruction of Earth via gargantuan missile/bullet, which Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde) phased through Earth.
Ka-Zar #8 (1997) Thanosi's transformation of Manhattan into jungle via Savage Land terraforming technology, spread throughout world and universe, reversed when Ka-Zar (Kevin, Lord Plunder) outwitted Thanosi.
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1 (2009) X-Men's establishment of "Nation X" following battle with Norman Osborn's "Dark Avengers" and "Dark X-Men," intended as mutant sanctuary.
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #14 (1990) Book of the Vishanti spell to reverse Montesi Formula, cast by Marie Laveau, opposed by Dr. Strange/Brother Voodoo/Michael Morbius/others; resulted in eventual revival of Earth's vampires.
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #25 (1991) Ultron's attempted reconstruction of self with Nuform Vibranium, opposed by Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Iron Man (Tony Stark), others.
Sentry #1 (2000) Sentry (Robert Reynolds)'s evil persona, able to exist separately, repeatedly threatened Earth, prompted erasure of Earth's memories of both Sentry and Void, apparently finally destroyed along with Sentry during Norman Osborn's Siege.
Von Strucker Gambit
Daredevil Annual #7 (1991) Hydra experimental superhumans' escape into Manhattan, pursued by assassins, encountered Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Punisher (Frank Castle), Captain America (Steve Rogers).
War of 1907
Runaways #27 (2007) Multi-faction (Sinners, Street Arabs, Upward Path) superhuman conflict of over a century ago in which time-traveling Runaways were briefly involved.
War of Souls
Spirits of Vengeance #8 (1993) Supposed conflict between Mephisto and "new forces" striving to enter his realm through weakened dimensional walls.
War of the Golden Dawn
Master of Kung Fu #80 (1979) Fu Manchu's combination of multiple subversive organizations to control Earth via mind-control of government officials, use of genetically-engineered "aliens," defeated by Shang-Chi, MI-6.
War of the Programs
Weapon X #24 (2004) Weapon X power struggle between Director, Agent Jackson, John Sublime; involved Agent Zero, Fantomex, Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett), seemingly resolved by M-Day.
War of the Seven Spheres
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #48 (1992) 5000-year-long multi-dimensional conflict between mystic Principalities (Vishanti, Seraphim, etc.), altered rules governing dimensional barriers, has already ended per some perspectives, presumably ongoing from others.
War of the Super-Villains
Iron Man #70 (1974) Black Lama's search for Earth-7511 ruler successor by setting Earth-616's super villains against each other, intervened in by Iron Man (Tony Stark).
War of the Worlds
Amazing Adventures #18 (1973) Earth-691's Martian invasion in 1901, 2001; killed many heroes in latter campaign, Earth rule opposed by Killraven and Freemen.
War That Shook the World
Supernatural Thrillers #8 (1974) Elementals' Egypt conquest in preparation for world conquest, opposed by Living Mummy and allies.
Well of All Things
New Warriors #22 (1992) Mystic energy portal in Cambodia, power sought by Dragon's Breadth Cult to rule world, Cult's efforts prevented by New Warriors.
Wellspring of Power
Thunderbolts #102 (2006) Interdimensional superhuman energy source, used by Grandmaster to randomly empower humanity, efforts opposed by Thunderbolts.
World Gone Sane
Defenders #21 (1975) Juxtaposition of Headmen's madness-spreading/brainwashing schemes and Nebulon's Celestial Mind Control Movement.
Avengers #247 (1984) Maelstrom's absorption of Earth's kinetic energy, slowed Earth's rotation while empowering him, overloaded by Avengers attack which dissipated Maelstrom.
Exiles #69 (2005) Exiles' pursuit of Earth-58163's Proteus through Earth-15731 (New Universe), Earth-6375 (2099), others; several heroes joined Exiles during pursuit.
World War Hulks
World War Hulks #1 (2010) Intelligencia's use of gamma-mutated soldiers against US armed forces, gamma-mutation of several super heroes into "Hulked-Out Heroes," opposed by Hulk (Bruce Banner), Skaar, Red Hulk ("Thunderbolt" Ross), others.
Uncanny X-Men #455 (2005) Hauk'ka world domination effort, attempted to eradicate humanity with worldwide cold, dissuaded by X-Men.
Fantastic Four 2001 Annual (2001) Cosmic entity Abraxas' attempt to destroy Multiverse, caused dimensional disturbances, manipulated Fantastic Four to obtain Ultimate Nullifier, defeated by Franklin Richards and Marvel Girl (Valeria von Doom).
Druid #2 (1995) Alleged spell saving humanity from mass suicide due to reality's unbearable nature, prevents Earth from inundation by biological horror.
Knights of Pendragon #7 (1991) Bane's possession of humans to inflict environmental damage, preparation for resurrecting Red Lord, plan opposed, damage healed by Knights of Pendragon.
Rom #1 (1979) Dire Wraith Earth incursion dating back to 1940s, drew Rom to fight Wraiths on Earth alongside various super heroes for months, culminated in widespread hero/Wraith combat, destruction of Wraithworld.
Fantastic Four #204 (1979) Century-old Skrull/Xandar conflict, involved FF, Nova, Champions of Xandar.
Uncanny X-Men #294 (1992) Stryfe's campaign to frame Cable (Nathan Dayspring) for Prof. X's murder, manipulate X-Men into fighting Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur) and Mr. Sinister, torture Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Jean Grey, initiated Legacy Virus.
Defenders #58 (1978) Vera Gemini's attempted rebirth of ancient demon race to rule Earth, involved mass sacrifice to Elder God Belathauzer to open demon portal, opposed by Defenders, ended when Dr. Stephen Strange closed portal.
Uncanny X-Men #270 (1990) Cameron Hodge's control of Genosha to capture X-Men, New Mutants as enemies of the state; transformed Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair) into mutate; seemingly killed Warlock (Technarch); ended when Genoshan Magistrates helped X-Men, reclaimed Genosha.
X-Force #32 (1994) Gamesmaster (Jeremy Stevens)/Upstarts' "tournament" in killing young mutants and other superhumans, killed Emma Frost's Hellions, infiltrated by Justice (Vance Astrovik), opposed by Cable's X-Force, New Warriors
Nick Fury #1 (1968) Immensely powerful artifact, most often deployed by Scorpio (Jake Fury), Zodiac Cartel, frequently used against Avengers.
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