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While The Avengers are having a meeting in Stark's library the Space Phantom lands on Earth!
The story begins with the Avengers having one of their inaugural meetings in the library of Tony Stark's mansion. While this meeting is taking place our villain, the Space Phantom, has landed on the Earth. He believes that the Avengers are the most powerful foes on this planet and if he can defeat them then no one on earth can stop the invasion of his people. The Space Phantom takes on the identity of a passerby in order to infiltrate Avengers headquarters. When the Space Phantom assumes the identity of someone, that person is transported to Limbo until the Space Phantom assumes another form.
The Avengers are alerted to the intruder and the Hulk is the first on the scene to stop the Space Phantom. The Space Phantom, however, assumes the form of the Hulk leaving the Avengers unaware that their ally is in fact in Limbo and the figure approaching them is actually the Space Phantom! The Space Phantom, pretending to be the Hulk, provokes a fight with Iron Man but it is stopped soon after by Thor. The Space Phantom, under the guise of the Hulk, leaves the mansion in order to learn as much as he can about the humans. He is encountered by Rick Jones and the pair travel off to a remote location where the Space Phantom stops so that he may gloat about his plans.
After explaining his sinister plot, he abandons Rick Jones and goes off to a nearby missile facility funded by Tony Stark too destroy a missile they are testing. Iron Man confronts the Space Phantom, defeats him in battle, and forces him to assume the shape of a nearby bug so that he may escape.
Meanwhile, Rick Jones was able to return to the Teen Brigades and alert Giant Man and the Wasp. They arrive as Iron Man fights the real Hulk because Stark did not realize that the Space Phantom had moved on. Giant Man alerts his friends of the plot of the Space Phantom but he is sent to Limbo as the Space Phantom returns and assumes the form of Giant Man. He attacks the Hulk and Iron Man as the Wasp runs off to find Thor.
The Space Phantom attempts to take on the form of Thor but is instead sent to Limbo because his powers do not work on an Asgardian. With the Space Phantom gone all is well except that the Hulk finally realizes just how much every other Avenger is repulsed by him and he promptly leaves the Avengers.