One of the biggest mysteries regarding the Gather Avengers crossover involved the identity of Avenger Prime. This secret figure gathered a team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from across the multiverse to take on Mephisto, his Council of Red variants, and the Multiversal Masters of Evil. The long-simmering fight finally erupted in Avengers Assemble Alpha before devolving into Jason Aaron’s Avengers and the Avengers forever sister series. While guesses as to who Avenger Prime ranged from Tony Stark to Kang the Conqueror himself, we found out who he was on the last page of Avengers forever #13. Now it’s time to learn its secret history.
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Avengers #65. Read on at your own risk.
Avengers #65 belongs to Jason Aaron, Javier Garrón, David Curiel and Cory Petit of VC. Ever since Avengers forever #13 revealed a Loki variant is Avenger Prime, Avengers #65 is about revealing his origin story. This Loki survived the death of his brother, Thor, to rise to King of Asgard, replacing Odin after being sold to the Frost Giants. Avenger Prime/Loki then started peeking into different universes where he discovered that his counterparts are always thwarted by the Avengers. He took this knowledge to his universe and began picking out the Avengers one by one.
However, without Earth’s defenders, it left the world of Avenger Prime ripe for attack by the likes of Thanos, Galactus, Gorr the God Butcher, and other cosmic threats. After pushing his magic to the limit, his attempt to kill himself in the sun is teleported to the God Quarry. This is where the Avengers Tower was built, home to the mightiest Avengers in all of Infinity. Avenger Prime completes his origin story by teleporting into the current Avengers and the Avengers of 1,000,000 BC. To take on an army of Doctor Doom variants.
Avengers Assemble is the conclusion of Jason Aaron’s Avengers
Jason Aaron took control Avengers in 2018 and 2023, it will all come to a multiverse-shattering conclusion in Avengers Assemble Omega #1. The “Avengers Assemble” crossover is currently running through Aaron’s Avengers and Avengers forever as Mephisto’s Council of Red and the Multiversal Masters of Evil attempt to conquer the multiverse. The 10-part showdown ends in April with Avengers Assemble Omega #1, as Aaron is joined by a superstar lineup including Javier Garron, Aaron Kuder, Jim Towe, Ivan Fiorelli and more.
“It’s definitely the right time to pull this all together and finish some of the character arcs I’ve been building for years,” Aaron shared. Comic book resources. “We talked about what a big, epic war story this is. It has a lot of different characters beating each other and a lot of different versions of Avengers from all over time and space. However, in the midst of all of that, we have all the character moments, beats and arcs that make up of my run since issue 1. So one of the goals is to make sure we don’t lose all of that between all the fighting and crazy moments there’s some huge character beats coming at the end of this, and a lot of these characters are the ones which I’ve been working on in one form or another for over a decade now. It feels like the right time to wrap all of that up.”
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