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1st story: Terminus Factor, Stage 5: Beat Me in St Louis
2nd story: Media Watch
3rd story: Acts of Vengeance!: Epilog
4th Story: The Day the Strangers Came
5th Story: Clowning Around
“Beat Me in St. Louis" Stage 5 of the Terminus Factor storyline. Guest-starring Machine Man. Script by Roy Thomas and Dann Thomas. Pencils by Herb Trimpe. Inks by Jeff Albrecht. Cover by Tom Morgan. Story continues from Avengers West Coast Annual 5. The time is now! The final showdown vs. Terminus to save the planet Earth! The ultimate Terminus flies to St. Louis, Missouri to absorb the energy of the entire world! However, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from the east coast, west coast, and great lakes rush to the Gateway to the West to stop the gigantic alien! Led by Captain America, Henry Pym, and the Vision; the Avengers try everything to defeat the powerful giant! But nothing works! The only hope for victory lies with the Asgardian avenger in the depths of outer space! Can the Mighty Thor topple Terminus with just the power of prayer? (Note: Terminus returns in Captain America 416.) First backup story: "Media Watch: A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney" Script by Dwayne McDuffie. Pencils by Jim Reddington. Inks by Andy Mushynsky. The famous 60 Minutes correspondent breaks down the battle against Terminus. Second backup story: "Acts of Vengeance Epilog" Script by Mark Gruenwald. Pencils by Vince Mielcarek. Inks by Bob Downs. Captain America, Thor, and the Vision meet at Avengers Mansion to piece together what exactly took place during the Acts of Vengeance storyline. Flashback cameos by all the major players. Third backup story: "The Day the Strangers Came" Script by Kurt Busiek. Art by Richard Howell. A young Avengers fan in Iowa is thrilled that his heroes are in town to fight the Sons of the Serpent. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Sersi, and the Wasp. Fourth backup story: "Clowning Around" Script by Gary Barnum. Pencils by Steve Buccelato. Inks by Mickey Ritter. A group of construction workers take on Plantman, Stilt-Man, the Water Wizard, and the Wrecker; so the Avengers won’t accidentally destroy their construction site.