long post sorry
I'd start off with some crossover wherein, Reed Richards attempts to save the life of his third baby (who is born with a degenerative disease that will kill her within a week) Reed concludes that he is only able to do save her by utilizing the Infinity Gauntlet. Reed Richards convenes the Illuminati in order to ask for it, but the vote isn't unanimous. Iron Man fearing that Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely. Unfortuantely, Reed saw this coming and had preped in order to defeat the Illuminati, which he proceeds to do.
After taking the Infinity Gems and Gauntlet, Reed brings it back to the Baxter Building where, he attempts to use it to save his third child. Unfortuantely, Iron Man reveals that he swapped his Infinity Gem with a fake, causing the Gauntlet to not work. The third baby dies later, and Reed goes crazy in anger. The Thing and the rest of the fantastic Four try to Stop Reed from taking Vengeance, noting that Absolute Power does corrupt absolutely, and that Iron man was trying to save the world from a allpowerful ruler but Reed fights them, accidently killing The Thing in the process. Sue is so disgusted with Reed that she divorces him. Johnny is shocked that Reed killed Ben, and drops out of contact.
In the massive crossover part of the crossover plot, Reed goes to war against the Avengers who fight him in equal force. (Reed had LOTS of prep which makes it a fair fight). In the climatic final battle, Reed activates a dark energy bomb, that sucks in Iron Man, Captain America, Ant-Man, Thor, Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye. Reed is finally defeated, and the six missing Avengers are assumed dead. However, do to the frequency that Superheroes return to life, everyone thinks they'll come back. In addition, Reed is taken into custody after Sue Storm traps him in a forcefield and suffocates him. Luckily Spider-Man gets her to release him before Reed dies.
Five Years Pass, and those Six Avengers still haven't come back. Now i realize that Marvel wouldn't do Five Years without six of their most popular superheroes, so here's what i propose. Launch teh Universe ahead Five Years similar to what DC did after Infinite Crisis. Since i'm in charge, that's what they do.
Since the Three main leaders of the Avengers died/disappeared, the Avengers themselves disbanded. However, after a large attack by a major Super-villain (Galactus) Spider-Man realizes that the world needs the Avengers, and has a recruitment drive. This results in Spider-Man leading the Avengers himself. I think this is a good move primarily because Spider-Man is Marvel's flagship hero. He should lead their greatest Team.
So anyway here's my major thought, Launch 5 Avengers titles all gearing up towards Marvel's next summer event: The Avenger War.
Here are the Five Teams:
The Mighty Avengers
Spider-Man (Leader), Daredevil, Luke Cage, Black Widow, Skaar, Black Panther, Invisible Woman and Iceman.
This one is the main team. In their debut arc they would face Doc Ock's Sinister Seven: Doc Ock, Super Skrull, Molecule Man, Bullseye, Pyro and Ghost. Doc Ock sees that Spider-Man has created a team and therefore wishes to fight and defeat the Avengers. The Team wins thanks to the Invisible Woman's brutal moves. The next Arc would be an invasion by the Red King of Planet Hulk renown. After a brutal fight, Skaar would kill the Red King, stopping the invasion. THe Third arc would be smaller and more personal as The Hood attack the team with some serious Stealth. Invisible Woman and Iceman end up defeating The Hood by combining their powers, trapping The Hood and then sending him off to prison. These arcs would take approximately a year and a half or so. After this, The Avenger War would begin.
The Secret Avengers
Winter Soldier (Leader), Wolverine, The Punisher, Sharon Carter, Maya Lopez and Torch who is Johnny Storm. Reformed though, he asks Bucky to call him John. Johnny lost his quirkiness when Ben was killed.
Anyway, Winter Soldier makes this team to take down more secluded threats. In their first arc, they take down Grim Reaper, killing him mercilessly. The Next Arc they take on a group of Mutant Extremists called the Dark X-Men, led by Warpath. Working together, the team manages to pull out a win, but only because Torch uses his powers to the extreme and end sup killed a huge amount of the Dark X-Men. Their final arc would pit them against Weapon Plus, who we learn had instilled control chips into the skulls of every Weapon they made. The Team manages to save Wolverine by having Torch burn off the control chip and Wolverine's Admantium shell. They proceed to the Weapon Plus facility and fight/kill/defeat the other Weapons that Weapon Plus had. They also fight and kill Romulus who was the one who activated the Weapons. After this, The Avenger War would begin.
The Redeeming Avengers
War Machine (Leader), Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn-NON GOBLIN), Mister Fantastic, Black Cat, Emma Frost, Zeke Stane, Lady Bullseye and Sandman.
This team i really like. Just like the Thunderbolts. SHIELD decides to use supervillains who want redemption in order to combat threats. To that end, they get the USA to recruit War MAchine to lead the team. 2 important notes: Osborn has been completely de-goblin-ified. No Goblin formula in him at all. He's incredibly remorseful for what he's done. In addition, Reed, while much darker than before, is also remorseful for what he's done. Finally, Norman, Reed, Emma Frost and Zeke Stane and Lady Bullseye all have small bombs SHIELD implanted into their skulls. If War Machine dies, so do they. (They couldn't implant it in Sandman, and don't think Black Cat would kill). Anywho, in their first outting, the Redeeming Avengers manage to take down Kraven the Hunter fairly easily. However, Zeke nearly kills Kraven, and only doesn't because Rhody stops him. The next outting they fight Whiplash, who nearly murders Black Cat. Which, upsets War MAchine to the point that he wants to kill Whiplash. HOWEVER, Norman tells Rhody that that isn't a good thing, and that Rhody needs to stop. Rhody relents. In their third Arc, the Team fights against the Shadow King, Not because their ready to, but because they have to. both the Mighty and Secret Avengers are busy. The Team narrowly gets a victory. Only thanks to Emma Frost and Black Cat working together quickly. In a side issue, Norman asks Reed to help him fix the Goblin formula and get it to be the Super-Soldier formula it was meant to be. Reed agrees, but the duo are unable to fix it. Later, Norman goes to Spider-Man and apologizes for all the torment he's caused over the years. ANYWAY, the team faces the Horsemen of Apocalypse (and later Apocalypse) for their final arc. After defeating each of the Horsemen, Reed prepares a portal to the Negative Zone for them to use to send Apocalypse to. The team sets it up, but aren't strong enough to push Apocalypse in. Norman, realizing what he must do, takes the un-fixed, Goblin Formula and gains the strength and ability necessary to push Apocalypse into the Negative Zone, destroying the portal in the process and trapping himself inside. After this, The Avenger War would begin.
The Lost Avengers
Iron Man (Leader), Captain America, The Hulk, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, and Ant-Man.
This book would launch imminently after Reed's War Crossover would end. It follows the six lost Avengers as they travel across time and space to reach their home. For the record, in Reed's War there would be NO publicizing the death of a hero or anything. They would always come forward and say that these six guys survive. I say that cause i HATE it when they bring back a hero who just died. coughThorcough. Anyway, in their first arc, The Lost Avengers fight Kang the Conqueror on a future earth where he is emperor. They defeat him, but he launches them to a different earth where the Crusading Avengers (The kids from Heroes of Tomorrow plus Howard Stark II) are the rulers who have a totalitarian government. The Crusading Avengers fight and defeat The Lost Avengers, but only because of James Rogers' leadership and tactical ability, and Cap's hesitance to harm his own son. As the Crusaders gloat, Iron Man fires an energy blast and kills James Rogers, allowing the lost Avengers to fight and defeat the rest of the Crusaders, saving the planet from Superhero domination. Thor, Pym and Stark work together with the Asagardian's of that Earth to travel to Earth 616. There, they discover Asgard in turmoil. Odin was murdered and the Odinforce stolen. Because of that, Surtur has gathered the enemies of Asgard and attacked, hoping to conquer Asgard. Thor request that the Lost Avengers hold off returning to Earth in order to help save Asgard. The Lost Avengers agree. After a mighty fight, the Lost Avengers and Thor manage to kill Surtur and his legions; thanks to LARGE part to Hulk in his World War Hulk strength. When they finally reach home, they learn that its been five years since they left. After this, The Avenger War would begin.
The Dark Avengers
Ultron (Leader), Magneto, Immortus, Dormammu, Red Skull, Loki, Dr. Doom and The Mandarin.
Technically this would be a mini-series of 12 issues leading up to the Avenger War, but still. This team was formed five years after Reed's War. Ultron made it because he knew that he couldn't defeat all of the Avenger teams on his own. After recruiting, the team sent Immortus into the future in order to discover who would defeat the Dark Avengers. Immortus comes back, heavily wounded and reveals that there is a prophecy containing the Fated Four: Thanos, Valeria Richards, Valkrus (Jake Olsen/Odinforce) and the Leader. The teams splits up in order to confront and defeat these threats. Red Skull infiltrates the Baxter Building and kills Valeria with a gunshot to her head. Ultron and Loki kill Jake Olsen adn then sneak into Asgard and fight/kill Odin, stealing the Odinforce and giving it to Loki. Magneto, Dormammu and the Mandarin fight Thanos, ultimately sealing him away in Dormammu's dimension. Finally, Dr. Doom confronts and kills Leader. However, upon meeting back up, Franklin Richards appears, apparently knowing that they killed Valeria. The team is utterly defeated by the young Richards, who seals Dormammu into a human form. But, before Franklin wipes the group of villains from existence, he wants them to suffer. While Franklin tortures them, Immortus sneaks up and brings both Franklin and himself billions of years into the future where they watch and are destroyed as the Big Bang happens.The Dark Avengers recuperate for a few months and then get word that Annihulis is planning an invasion of Earth. The team decides that this doesn't bode well for their plans, so they attack Annihulis first, wiping out a huge portion of his troops and then kill Annihulis himself. After this, The Avenger War would begin.
Now, For The Avenger War
The basic premise, is that the five teams fight a War against each other over the Each of the leaders of the respective Avengers teams are shown in a vision, by Uatu, a dark future whereupon the Marvel Earth is desolated. This is told to be because their Avenger team failed to acquire a working Infinity Gauntlet. Each of the Gems are spread across the Earth, done so by a mechanism that Professor Xavier has set up encase any of the Illuminati left the planet: if the Illuminati member left the planet, the gem would teleport elsewhere, but on Earth and hidden. The 'good' Avenger teams go to war against each other in order to acquire the gems. The brutal war is fought, and the Redeeming Avengers acquire five of the six gems, with the Dark Avengers acquiring the last one in a battle where they kill Black Cat, Maya Lopez and Henry Pym. The Avengers agree to team up against the Dark Avengers, all agreeing that it cannot be good if they acquire it.
After an assault on their base, Iron Man kills Mandarin; Thor, Skaar and Hulk kill Loki in vengeance of Odin (Thor gets the Odinforce back); John and Sue Storm kill Dormammu by going supernova inside a force-field, however John is unable to stop his Supernova, and instead transforms into pure energy, basically dying. Sandman, Bucky and Ms Marvel kill Red Skull; Magneto kills Black Panther and Luke Cage by summoning Wolverine's adamantium and launching it into the superheroes, so Daredevil snaps Magneto's neck; Reed takes hold of Dr. Doom and leaps into John's supernova, sacrificing himself to kill Doom; Finally, Iron Man, Zeke Stane and Spider-Man upload a virus into Ultron that ultimately shuts him down, unfortunately, Ultron detonates himself, destroying the base. BUT, Zeke Stane uses his technology to absorb the explosion, overloading his armor tech and dying in the process; this allows Captain America to take the final Infinity Gem.
Cap reveals the vision that Iron Man had, and so do Rhody and Spidey. Cap theorizes that a supervillain convinced Rhody and Spidey to go to war. But Rhody and Spidey reveal that Uatu gave them the vision. Suddenly, Uatu arrives and says that every vision was true. Cap questions whether or not the Earth is going to be desolated regardless. Uatu states that it will be desolated, and then blasts the Infinity Gauntlet; launching it into space. Next, Uatu blasts Wolverine completely in energy, killing the long standing hero. Uatu then launches a wave of energy that incinerates Iceman, Sharon Carter, Punisher, Hawkeye, Sandman and Black Cat before Sue Storm puts up a Force field to stop Uatu. Uatu teleports away and begins attacking New York City, who cries out for the Avengers. The four teams combine into one massive team of Avengers, and attack.
In the final battle, Uatu gets hounded by the Avengers, and decides he needs his own army. To that end, he opens up a portal to the Negative Zone, unleashing the Green Goblin in addition to hundreds of Apocalypse's minions; and Apocalypse himself. The heroes are quickly overwhelmed, and Daredevil, Black Widow, and Lady Bullseye are killed. Uatu continues to ravage New York, destroying dozens of buildings and murdering millions. Emma Frost and Apocalypse spar mentally, while Thor, Skaar and Hulk fight Apocalypse head on. After a long gruling battle, Apocalypse is defeated and thrown into space.
With Apocalypse defeated, Emma enters Uatu's mind to fight him, only to discover that it isn't Uatu. Not-Uatu smiles and reveals that he is Aron the Rogue Watcher. (Before being transformed into pure energy, Aron launched his consciousness out of his body and into Uatu's mind. After dozens of years, Aron eventually attacked Uatu's mind with all his strength; beating Uatu and erasing Uatu's mind.)
Aron the Rogue Watcher fights Skaar and ultimately kills him. Enraging The Hulk even past his World Breaker Hulk form (from World War Hulk) Hulk leaps into the air and fights Aron; annihilating the Rogue Watcher. Unfortunately, every blow the Hulk unleashes further desolates the Earth. Because of that, Hulk allows Emma Frost to shut off his mind; effectively killing the Hulk.
Aron is severely wounded upon his thrashing by the Hulk, and is forced into a powerful psychic battle with Emma Frost. Unfortunately, just as Emma is about to get the upper hand and defeat Aron, she is rammed by the Green Goblin's Glider; killing her. Aron unleashes a wave of cosmic energy that desolates the rest of New York, and most of the world. Proving the visions by the various heroes correct; Earth was Desolated because they didn't acquire the Infinity Gauntlet.
Aron fights with Thor and Captain America. killing both of them. Meanwhile Green Goblin fights Iron Man, eventually defeating him, and removing his Arc Reactor. Dying, Iron Man crawls to Mjolinr, and grabs it; shouts "Make me worthy". Moments later, Iron Man is able to lift Mjolinr (and the Odinforce), and lifts it to the sky, a lightning bolt strikes it, powering Iron Man's armor. Next, Tony grabs Cap's bloodied Shield and races towards Aron.
Meanwhile Spider-Man is fighting Green Goblin. after an incredibly lengthy fight, Spider-Man finally beats Green Goblin. Peter drags Norman across the ground when New York and most of the world are desolated by Aron's cosmic wave. Realizing that it was only able to happen because Norman killed Emma Frost (otherwise Emma could have erased Aron's mind), and realizing that New York/Aunt May/Mary Jane are all dead because of that, Peter decides to kill Norman; snapping his neck.
Finally, Iron Man (empowered with Cap's shield, Odinforce and Mjolinr) arrives and begins fighting Aron, and defeating him. After a devastatingly long battle, Iron Man defeats Aron. Unsure of what to do, Iron Man watches as Mjolinr absorbs Aron's cosmic powers. The remaining Avengers arrive (Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, Winter Soldier, War Machine and Invisible Woman arrive and ask Tony what they'll do since (according to Tony's satellites) only .0001% of the Earth's population remain (around 6,500 people). Tony looks at the Odinforce hammer, and then unleashes all of the Odinforce into the Earth itself. While the Odinforce expends itself, it resurrects everybody else who was killed in Aron's cosmic waves blasts (so none of the Avengers survive.) Doing this causes Mjolinr to lose its powers, and Tony dies from a heart attack; leaving few remaining heroes, but almost no villains left.
In the Epilogue
Spider-Man is shown as a leader of a reformed Avengers, featuring new heroes and old ones.
Ms. Marvel protects the cosmos around Earth
Winter Soldier retires from super heroics, and becomes a police officer.
War Machine eventually becomes a esteemed general in the US
Invisible Woman's joins with Spider-Man as a leader of the Avengers.
Wow that was a lot more than i was expecting. Thanks for reading, i'd love to hear some thoughts :) negative or postive