part 1 of 2
Fantastic Four, Namor, Dr. Doom, Magneto, Brotherhood of Mutants, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, X-Men, Professor X, Cyclops, Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Beast, Jean Grey, Hulk, Spider-Man, The Avengers, Ultimates, Captain America, Hawkeye, Rogue, Iceman, The Wasp, Yellow Jacket, Ironman, Kitty Pryde, Spider Woman, Sabretooth, The Blob, Mystique, The Thing, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, The Human Torch, Angel, Juggernaut, Sentinels, Mutants.
A series of disasters befalls a few major cities: a lightning storm suddenly appears in New York City and a tidal wave hits Manhattan. Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman attempt to make it back into the Baxter Building, while the Thing attempts to hold off a whale that has just crashed through a window. Giant Man breaks out of Tony Stark's mansion looking for the Wasp. In the flooded streets of New York City, Bruce Banner appears to have drowned only to turn into the Hulk. Spider-Man attempts to help in rescue efforts. Angel rescues an unconscious Dazzler, whom he believes is dead. Iron Man rescues Captain America, reporting that many people have died and that he doesn't know where the rest of the Ultimates are. The Invisible Woman uses a massive force field to push all the water back out of the city without affecting civilians or buildings, but this puts her in a coma. In Latveria, Doctor Doom leaves his castle and discovers that everyone except him has been frozen. Professor X states that millions have died, and telepathically informs many of the world's superheroes that Magneto is responsible for the destruction. Magneto is then revealed to be in a floating citadel with Thor's hammer, Mjolnir.
In the aftermath, the Human Torch is missing. Mister Fantastic searches for Namor, whom he believes to be responsible for the widespread destruction. Dazzler, Beast and Nightcrawler are dead, and the rest of the X-Men begin searching for survivors. Hulk suddenly arrives and peacefully assists Spider-Man in rescue efforts. At the Triskelion, Iron Man arrives with an unconscious Captain America, who is put on life support. Hawkeye helps Hank Pym search for the Wasp, but they discover the Blob eating her corpse. Back at the Baxter Building, the Thing watches over a comatose Invisible Woman, whose powers lash out at him. Meanwhile, Doctor Doom and Zarda confront Reed Richards, and forge a plan to retrieve Nick Fury from the Supreme Power universe. Thor, upon finding Valkyrie's lifeless body, enters Valhalla to reclaim her soul. He is then confronted by Hela, who forces Thor to battle Hela's army of fallen warriors to reach Valkyrie. Captain America suddenly appears in Valhalla, implying that he has died. Meanwhile at Xavier's Institute for Gifted Children, Magneto confronts Professor X, and tells him that the deaths of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch have spurred him to exterminate the entire human race. He then kills Xavier and leaves.
Creative Team - Jeph Loeb & David Finch