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While The Avengers are having a meeting in Stark's library the Space Phantom lands on Earth!

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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.

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The Avengers; Still in Rough Draft 0

Sooner or later every superhero team fights an enemy like Space Phantom; a shapeshifting character that impersonates team members and sows seeds of discord. The Avengers were unlucky enough to encounter him in the second issue.  It's pretty obvious that The Hulk never really belonged in The Avengers, and I guess Stan Lee knew it too, because this issue begins with Thor and Hulk arguing, and before long the Hulk goes off solo to intercept an intruder. It's obvious he's not a team player, and it l...

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No one likes the Hulk. 0

It's only issue #2 and the Avengers are already fighting amongst themselves. In the opening team meeting, Thor and Hulk are at each other's throats, the Thunder God deeming the Hulk's purple under-wear "repulsive". You tell him Thor. This inner fighting between the team and general dislike for the Hulk sets-up the tone for the entire issue. We're introduced to a body-switching alien called the Space Phantom, who actually kind of looks more like bizarro Count Chocula than your average alien. His ...

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The Avengers Battle the Space Phantom 0

You know, it's a comic book cliché, but I'm a sucker for these doppelgänger stories that pit the heroes of our books against each other. I guess it forces the true dynamics of a team and their relationships with each other into play—much like it did when Dr. Doom managed to take the form of Mr. Fantastic a while back now. This latest example is something of a guilty pleasure of mines in that it's ridiculous and just as surreal as Doom's exploits, but does so with a whole cast of characters and u...

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