The fate of the world hangs in the balance as the super-heroes of the Marvel Universe clash with the awesome menace of Onslaught!
Onslaught: Marvel Universe (1996) #1
Published: October 01, 1996
Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
Writer: Mark Waid, Scott Lobdell
Penciller: Joe Bennett, Adam Kubert
Cover Artist: Adam Kubert
In war torn Central Park; the Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and the Hulk lay it all on the line to defeat their near-omnipotent opponent! After the heroes initial assault fails, Doctor Doom takes charge! The Latverian monarch orders Rogue and the Vision to penetrate Onslaughts force field! And then Doom deploys the Green Goliath to attack at close range! With a savage fury, the Hulk breaks up Onslaughts physical form! But the powerful creature just becomes living psionic energy! And now the only way to win…is for the heroes to voluntarily enter and absorb Onslaughts energy aura! Facing certain death the Prince of Asgard goes in first! Followed by Ben and Johnny! Then the Avengers, Namor, and Crystal! Next Shell-head and Dr. Doom! And finally Reed and Sue and Bruce Banner! The sacrifices are complete. Can the X-Men make sure they were not in vain? The children of the atom have one shot left! Excelsior! Appearances by the Black Panther, Falcon, Franklin Richards, Sub-Mariner, Joseph, Professor Xavier, X-Man (aka Nate Grey), Apocalypse, and the Watcher. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, and the Wasp. X-men Lineup: Bishop, Cable, Cyclops, Gambit, Iceman, Jean Grey, Rogue, Storm, and Wolverine. (Notes: The aftermath of Onslaught continues in Uncanny X-Men 337. Following this issue the Avengers, Captain America, Fantastic Four, and Iron Man titles are relaunched into their respective 2nd volumes/series. The X-Men, Quicksilver, and the Hulk did not enter Onslaughts energy field.