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Comic books in 'Terminus Factor'

  • Issue #9
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) Annual 9

    "You Are What You Eat" Stage 1 of the Terminus Factor storyline. Guest-starring Iron Man. Script by Roy Thomas and Dann Thomas. Pencils by Jim Valentino. Inks by Sam DeLaRosa. Cover by Herb Trimpe. At the request of Tony Stark, the star-spangled avenger rides an experimental capsule into the heart of a Pacific Northwest volcano! But while descending through the lava, the prototype begins to malfunction; and the golden avenger must rescue Cap and his co-pilot! Afterwards as the scientific team discusses the accident and enjoys a fish-fry, everything seems normal. However in truth, things are far from normal! During the volcanic exposition a mysterious glowing substance was released and subsequently contaminated the local streams and food supply! And now anyone who ate the tainted fish is going crazy! Fortunately, the Sentinel of Liberty did not eat the fish! But unfortunately, Shell-Head did! Oh no! And on a snowy hillside in the Cascade Mountains, Captain America battles the Invincible Iron Man to the cold and bitter end! Second story: "A Soldier's Story" Script by Randall Frenz. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Mike DeCarlo. Reb Ralston recalls one of his World War II adventures (with Cap, Bucky, Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, and the Howling Commandos) to rescue Howard and Maria Stark from the clutches of the Red Skull. Third story: "Walking the Line" Script by Fabian Nicieza. Pencils by Don Hudson. Inks by Tom Morgan. Nomad investigates the death of a close friend. Story continues in the first issue of the Nomad Limited Series. (Note: The Terminus Factor saga continues in Iron Man Annual 11.) 64 pages Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #11
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) Annual 11

    "If the Termini Come" Guest-starring Machine Man. Stage 2 of the Terminus Factor storyline. Story by Roy and Dann Thomas. Art by Tom Morgan and Randy Emberlin. Cover by Tom Morgan. A termini attacks the Baintronics manufacturing plant in Seattle, Washington searching for large quantities of titanium to consume. Iron Man and Machine Man wage a fierce battle to stop the powerful robot. First back up story: "Media Watch" Story by Evan Skolnick. Art by Richard Howell and David Day. A humorous look at how the local media is covering the Terminus news story. Second backup story: "Mobility" Story by Evan Skolnick. Art by Gavin Curtis and Harry Candelario. Iron Man gets involved in a protest for the rights of handicapped people. Third back up story: "The Awesome Origin of Mrs. Arbogast" Story by Carrie Barre. Art by Steve Ditko. During her first job interview, Mrs. Arbogast helps Shell-head defeat the Whirlwind. Fourth back up story: "The Devil's Playground" Story by Rob Tokar. Art by Rob Tokar and Chris Ivy. Additional back up feature: "Correspondence" Story by Dwayne McDuffie. (Note: The Terminus Factor saga continues in Mighty Thor Annual 15.) 64 pages Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #15
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) Annual 15

    "The Terminus Factor" part 3 of 5, "Can Terminus Be Far Behind?" Script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Mark Mckenna. The story continues from Iron Man Annual 11 and continues in West Coast Avengers Annual 5. Hercules guest star. "Terminus Factor Media Watch." Script by Gary Barnum, art by Richard Bennett. "The Return of the Thermal Man." Script by Randall Frenz, pencils by Gary Hartle, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Pin-ups by Mike Mignola (Ulik) and Charles Vess (Loki). Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #5
    Avengers West Coast (1986) Annual 5

    "When Titans Trash!" Guest-starring Machine Man. Stage 4 of the Terminus Factor storyline. Story by Roy and Dann Thomas. Art by Jim Fry and Keith Williams. Cover by Tom Morgan. It's a battle of two giants: Terminus vs. Terminoid; and the Avengers are caught in the middle! The Avengers along with Machine Man and the original Human Torch will try to save San Francisco. Avengers Lineup: Hawkeye, Hercules, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Wasp, Wonder Man, and U.S. Agent. Cameo appearance by the East Coast Avengers. First back up story: "Media Watch" Story by Rob Tokar. Art by Jim Reddington and Keith Williams. A humorous look at how the local media is covering the Terminus news story. Second backup story: "Tanks for Nothing" Guest-starring Firebird. Story by Gary Barnum. Art by Brad Vancata and Jim Sanders. The Avengers encounter three Atlanteans that are concerned about captive whales. Third back up story: "Don't You Daaare Miss It!" Story by Dwayne McDuffie. Art by Grant Miehm. Hawkeye, Iron Man, Vision, and U.S. Agent visit a monster truck show. Fourth back up story: "Honey, I Shrunk The Hyperatomic Anti-proton Cannon" Story by Carrie Barre. Art by James Fry and Chris Ivy. Dr. Pym has misplaced one of his dangerous tools. (Note: The Terminus Factor saga continues in Avengers Annual 19.) 64 pages Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #19
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Annual 19

    "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. 64 pages Cover price $2.00.