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Force Works (1994) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Force Works (1994) 1
    Published Jul 1994 by Marvel.

    "Day-Break" Part 1 of 3. Double-size issue. Guest-starring the Vision and Black Widow. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Tom Tenney. Inks by Rey Garcia. Foldout popup wraparound cover by Tom Tenney and Rey Garcia. It's the debut of a new superhero team in the Marvel Universe! Force Works! And this new group sure looks a lot like Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but with a twist! Following the breakup of the West Coast Avengers, Tony Stark decides to form his own team in Southern California and recruits his former teammates to fill the ranks! However one infamous Avengers' legacy will haunt Force Works from the very beginning! As rogue Kree agents still seek vengeance on Wonder Man and the Vision (as a result of Operation Galactic Storm)! When the Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man bump into the Vision and Black Widow at their former west coast compound, the Kree terrorists attack en masse! And suddenly Force Works has its first action! The U.S. Agent and Shell-head lead the charge at Palos Verdes, while Wonder Man soars into the stratosphere to knock out the Kree's ion cannon! But something goes horribly wrong in outer space, and the new team cannot celebrate their victory in California. And even less so when the Scatter appear! Who are these bizarre aliens? Apparent death of Wonder Man. First appearance of Century. Force Works Lineup: Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman (aka Julia Carpenter), Wonder Man, and the U.S. Agent. (Notes: The Force Works series is essentially a continuation of the Avengers West Coast series that ended with issue 102. This issue was published the same month as Avengers 376. Six months earlier the Force Works Ashcan Edition (1994) was published which previewed the battle vs. the Kree in Force Works 1. Carefully open the foldout cover to avoid damaging the front cover.) 48 pages. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #2
    Force Works (1994) 2
    Published Aug 1994 by Marvel.

    "Aftermath" Part 2 of 3. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Tom Tenney. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Tom Tenney and Rey Garcia. After their very first battle, Force Works is on the verge of collapse! At the end of last issue, the alien Scatter abducted the Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and the agent! And now Iron Man's only clue to their whereabouts is Century…another alien that appeared out of nowhere! With no other options available, Shell-head joins Century for a trans-dimensional teleport! On a ghastly world conquered by the ghoulish Scatter, the golden avenger finds his teammates under severe distress! The Scatter are ready to feed, but Force Works is ready to fight! FW will run the gauntlet to escape from Scatter world! Cameo appearances by the Black Widow, Captain America, Nick Fury, and the Vision. Force Works Lineup: Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #3
    Force Works (1994) 3
    Published Sep 1994 by Marvel.

    "Deathblow" Part 3 of 3. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Tom Tenney. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Tom Tenney and Rey Garcia. Force Works has safely returned to California following their harrowing adventure on Scatter world! But now Shell-head is concerned that the planet-devouring Scatter could somehow follow FW to Earth in a few days! Is that possible? Forebodingly yes! However with help from the chaos computer, the Scarlet Witch determines that the Scatter's invasion site will be in the lone star state! To meet the aliens' attack, Force Works flies to Houston for a Texas-sized tussle! And the gruesome Scatter do not disappoint! As the battle rages, Century realizes that the key to victory lies back on Scatter world! Part of FW must return there ASAP to halt the invasion from its launch point! So the witch, agent, and Century warp back to that desolate planet, while Iron Man and Spider-Woman hang on in Houston! Will Force Works' scatter-shot plan stop the Scatter? Force Works Lineup: Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, Century, and the U.S. Agent. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #4
    Force Works (1994) 4
    Published Oct 1994 by Marvel.

    "Ignition" Part 1 of 2. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Tom Tenney. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Tom Tenney and Rey Garcia. Another global crisis pops up for Force Works! And this time the location is the Baltic nation of Slorenia! A bloody civil war is raging and FW is about to intervene! Does anyone on the team have experience with international diplomacy? Forget that! This is going to be gun-barrel diplomacy! However, Ember, the first super-powered Slorenian the team meets, knocks out FW in short order! And when the heroes wake up, it's time to fight the next super Slorenian…Black Brigade! Force Works' Baltic adventure is becoming a Baltic nightmare! First appearances of Ember and Black Brigade. Second story: "Familiarization" Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Tod Smith. Inks by Kevin Yates. Plato and the Force Works support staff review the history of each team member. Flashback cameos by Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and Wonder Man. Force Works Lineup: Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, Century, and the U.S. Agent. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #5N
    Force Works (1994) 5N
    Published Nov 1994 by Marvel.

    $1.50 cover price. Newsstand edition Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #5P
    Force Works (1994) 5P
    Published Nov 1994 by Marvel.

    $2.95 cover price. Polybagged with Marvel Action Hour Preview and acetate print. "Conflagration" Part 2 of 2. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Paul Ryan. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Tom Tenney and Rey Garcia. Thanks to artful negotiating by the Scarlet Witch, Force Works avoids a confrontation with Black Brigade and instead receives an audience with the ruling council of Slorenia! The governing body wants FW to capture Ember, the rebels' most powerful freedom fighter! Wanda concurs with that plan, but remains suspicious about the motives of the Slorenian leaders. A few hours later, Force Works tracks Ember to an abandoned palace outside the capital city and invites Black Brigade to help them! However, this is where the new team gets a lesson in meddling in the affairs of foreign countries! What should just be one battle turns into a double donnybrook! Shell-head, Century, and Spider-Woman vs. Black Brigade; and the Scarlet Witch and U.S. Agent vs. Ember! Will Force Works be able to extricate themselves from the Slorenian crisis? Or will they just sink further into the Baltic quagmire? Cameo appearances by Captain America and the Recorder. Second story: "Breakdown" Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Tod Smith. Inks by Kevin Yates. A tour of the virtual training room almost turns deadly for Spider-Woman's daughter. (Notes: Ember and Black Brigade return in Force Works 11. The version of issue 5 with the $2.95 cover price has a pink FW logo. The version with the $1.50 cover price has a blue FW logo. This comic book is polybagged with the 16-page Action Hour preview or acetate print.) 32 pages. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #5U
    Force Works (1994) 5U
    Published Nov 1994 by Marvel.

    $2.95 cover price. Copy is not polybagged. Comic only with no Action Hour preview. "Conflagration" Part 2 of 2. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Paul Ryan. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Tom Tenney and Rey Garcia. Thanks to artful negotiating by the Scarlet Witch, Force Works avoids a confrontation with Black Brigade and instead receives an audience with the ruling council of Slorenia! The governing body wants FW to capture Ember, the rebels' most powerful freedom fighter! Wanda concurs with that plan, but remains suspicious about the motives of the Slorenian leaders. A few hours later, Force Works tracks Ember to an abandoned palace outside the capital city and invites Black Brigade to help them! However, this is where the new team gets a lesson in meddling in the affairs of foreign countries! What should just be one battle turns into a double donnybrook! Shell-head, Century, and Spider-Woman vs. Black Brigade; and the Scarlet Witch and U.S. Agent vs. Ember! Will Force Works be able to extricate themselves from the Slorenian crisis? Or will they just sink further into the Baltic quagmire? Cameo appearances by Captain America and the Recorder. Second story: "Breakdown" Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Tod Smith. Inks by Kevin Yates. A tour of the virtual training room almost turns deadly for Spider-Woman's daughter. (Notes: Ember and Black Brigade return in Force Works 11. The version of issue 5 with the $2.95 cover price has a pink FW logo. The version with the $1.50 cover price has a blue FW logo. This comic book is not polybagged and does not contain the 16-page Action Hour preview or acetate print.) 32 pages. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #6
    Force Works (1994) 6

    "Goodbye Hong Kong" Part 1 of 6. Guest-starring War Machine. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Dave Taylor. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Dave Ross and Rey Garcia. A quiet morning in Hong Kong is violently interrupted by an attack from the Mandarin's malevolent minions! The Avatars, five bizarre creatures with supernatural powers, begin ripping up the city and moving towards the headquarters of Stark Industries' Far East Division! The slaughter of the innocent civilians will continue unchecked…unless Force Works intervenes! And in dramatic fashion the Scarlet Witch, Century, Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent airdrop into the island city and counterattack against Lich, Foundry, Deluge, Q'wake, and Butterfly! Meanwhile at the conclusion to Iron Man 310, the Mandarin captured Iron Man and War Machine. And now the two armored avengers stand immobilized before the Chinese super-villain. Shell-head and Rhodey are at the mercy of the Mandarin! And unfortunately he has no mercy! Story continues in War Machine 9. Cameo appearances by Bethany Cabe, Warfist, and the Recorder. Force Works Lineup: Iron Man, Century, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent. (Notes: This issue begins the Hands of the Mandarin storyline. This six-part story is previewed in detail in the Iron Man & Force Works collectors' preview issue (published in November 1994) with a $1.95 cover price). 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #7
    Force Works (1994) 7

    "Heart of Darkness" Part 4 of 6. Guest-starring War Machine. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Dave Taylor. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Dave Taylor and Rey Garcia. Story continues from Iron Man 311. With an urgent fury, Force Works attacks the Mandarin's fortress in the middle of nowhere China! The fighting mad U.S. Agent, Scarlet Witch, and Spider-Woman rip into the Avatars during their search for Tony Stark! However they may be too late as the Mandarin is poised to deliver the coup de grâce to his hated foe! But in the nick of time, the Scarlet Witch crashes into the Asian mastermind's chamber room and staggers the super-villain with the ten rings! Setting the stage for the spectacular showdown…Iron Man versus the, wait, hold on, it's not the golden avenger, it's the Scarlet Witch vs. the Mandarin! Wow, is Wanda ready to throw down with the mighty Mandarin? An excellent issue! Story continues in War Machine 10. Appearances by Century, War Machine, Ancestor, Butterfly, Deluge, Foundry, Lich, Q'wake, Old Woman, Sickle, and Warfist. (Note: The stories (and appearances of Force Works) in Marvel Comics Presents 169 thru 172 tie into the Hands of the Mandarin storyline.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #8
    Force Works (1994) 8
    Published Feb 1995 by Marvel.

    "Tidings of Comfort and Joy" Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Stu Johnson. Inks by Don Hudson. Cover by Dave Taylor and Rey Garcia. The ordeal with the Mandarin is over. And now it's time to celebrate Force Works-style! Tony Stark throws a party at the team's Ventura headquarters and invites many former friends and colleagues to attend! The purpose of the party is two-fold. First, to recognize Force Works' recent accomplishments; and second, to give Tony a chance to apologize to his friends for his deceptive behavior in the past several months. But one of the guests is not receptive to Iron Man's apology! The Avengers' former ace archer…Hawkeye! Clint is still bitter over the break-up of the west coast team; and some wounds take a long time to heal. Someday reconciliation may be possible, but not today! Appearances by Captain America, Hank Pym, Living Lightning, Agatha Harkness, Happy Hogan, Pepper Hogan, Bethany Cabe, and the Recorder. Force Works Lineup: Iron Man, Century, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #9
    Force Works (1994) 9
    Published Mar 1995 by Marvel.

    "Dreamtime" Part 1 of 2. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Jim Calafiore. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Jim Calafiore and Rey Garcia. Force Works is on the move to the land down under! The chaos computer reports a problem developing in Queensland, Australia! And sure enough strange and grotesque creatures are rampaging through a local town! When FW descends into the city, they discover that the monsters are actually psychic manifestations…from somebody's dream! Truly bizarre! However, a new Aussie superhero called Dreamguard says the answer to the dream-driven mystery lies in the outback! And that's where Shell-head, Spider-Woman, Century, Wanda, and the agent are going next! First appearance of Dreamguard. Cameo appearance by Orphan. Second story: "Memorial" Part 1 of 2. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Jim Calafiore. Inks by Rey Garcia. Spider-Woman and the Scarlet Witch prepare to attend the memorial service for Wonder Man (aka Simon Williams). 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #10
    Force Works (1994) 10
    Published Apr 1995 by Marvel.

    "Orphan" Part 2 of 2. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Jim Calafiore. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Jim Calafiore and Rey Garcia. Deep in the Australian Outback, Force Works chases a dream! But this dream is actually an alien nightmare (aka Orphan) that turns sweet dreams into scary realities! As Dreamguard leads FW closer to the alien, the heroes drift off into dreamland! Will Force Works wake up in time? Second story: "Sense of Loss" Part 2 of 2. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Jim Calafiore. Inks by Rey Garcia. Force Works and Earth's Mightiest Heroes gather to commemorate the life and times of the man of wonder, Simon Williams. Cameo appearances by the Beast, Captain America, Nick Fury, Ben Grimm, Crystal, Quicksilver, Hercules, Thor, Thunderstrike, and the Vision. Force Works Lineup: Iron Man, Century, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #11
    Force Works (1994) 11
    Published May 1995 by Marvel.

    "Red Heat" Part 1 of 2. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Jim Calafiore. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Jim Calafiore. Force Works returns to the scene of the crime! The embattled nation of Slorenia in Eastern Europe! When FW previously visited (in issues 4 & 5), the team stormed into the country; but this time they're going in undercover! After receiving a tip from War Machine about the possibility of government-sanctioned genocide; Wanda and the agent hide out with the Dudak ethnic minority, while Tony and Julia infiltrate the Slorene parliament building. With Century and the Recorder circling high overhead in the hex-ship, FW seems to have all the bases covered! However after Spider-Woman makes a ghastly discovery in the catacombs of the government building, Force Works' covert plan blows up! And suddenly the heroes are under attack from all sides as Black Brigade, Volkhvy, and the Targoths move in for the kill! FW's mission of mercy is over; it's now a mission for survival! Cameo appearance by Ember. Flashback cameo by War Machine. Force Works Lineup: Iron Man, Century, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent. (Note: Elements of the plot overlap with War Machine 14.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #12
    Force Works (1994) 12
    Published Jun 1995 by Marvel.

    "Green Fire!" Part 2 of 2. Flip Book. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Jim Calafiore. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Jim Calafiore and Rey Garcia. Slorenia is on the brink of anarchy! As Ember and Volkhvy engage in a savage slugfest to win the centuries-old war between the Slorenians and the Dudaks! Initially Force Works helps Ember, but Wanda and the agent soon realize that he's just as deadly as Volkhvy! While Iron Man is tangled up with Black Brigade, Century teleports into the middle of the fierce fight in the Slorene parliament building! And then and there FW lays it all on the line to save Slorenia and themselves! A frantic finish indeed! Force Works Lineup: Iron Man, Century, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent. Flip book second story: "Vicious Circle: Into the Shadows!" Part 1 of 3. Script by Dan Abnett. Pencils by Fred Haynes. Inks by Johnny Greene. Cover by Fred Haynes and Johnny Greene. War Machine invades a small country in Central America to stop a civil war! However when he encounters high tech weaponry on the battlefield, he fears more is going on than meets the eye! Cameo appearances by Hawkeye and the U.S. Agent. (Note: The Brothers in Arms storyline continues in War Machine 15 and concludes in Iron Man 317.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #13
    Force Works (1994) 13
    Published Jul 1995 by Marvel.

    "War Crimes" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring the Avengers. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Dave Ross. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Dave Ross and Mark McKenna. Finally, the team-up the fans have been waiting for! Force Works and the Avengers! Have the former friends and teammates settled their differences from the breakup of the West Coast Avengers several months ago? It's time to let bygones be bygones once a riot breaks out in the extra terrestrial wing of the Vault! The killers of Wonder Man, the Kree Starstealth, are armed and dangers and on the loose! But FW and Earth's Mightiest Heroes aren't the only people looking for the renegade Kree! The Skrulls' war crimes tribunal is too! It's an action-packed intergalactic adventure in the Rocky Mountains! Avengers Lineup: Black Widow, Crystal, Goliath, Hercules, and Quicksilver. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #14
    Force Works (1994) 14
    Published Aug 1995 by Marvel.

    "The Fires of Sunrise" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring the Avengers. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Dave Ross. Inks by Mark McKenna. Cover by Dave Ross and Mark McKenna. Force Works and the Avengers open up two fronts to battle the evil menace of the Kree Starstealth! Shell-head, Crystal, Pietro, Hercules, and the agent attack the heavily armed Kree prisoners in a nearby rail yard! While Century, Goliath, Spider-Woman, and both team leaders teleport to the Skrull Tribunal Ship orbiting high overhead! The fight on the railhead is going great (for the heroes) until the surviving Kree renegades are suddenly transported to the tribunal ship with their weapons! How did that happen?! Mysteriously the devious Recorder has taken over the spaceship! And now the Starstealth prepare to execute the Skrulls, Avengers, and Force Works! What a turn of events! However the awesome power of the Scarlet Witch is still in play! Can Wanda save her new team…and her old one? A terrific two-part story! Force Works Lineup: Iron Man, Century, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent. Avengers Lineup: Black Widow, Crystal, Goliath, Hercules, and Quicksilver. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #15
    Force Works (1994) 15
    Published Sep 1995 by Marvel.

    "Lost & Found" Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Jim Cheung. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Jim Cheung and Rey Garcia. Can a man outrun his past? What about an alien? Force Works' resident alien, Century, is about to find out! When the U.S. Agent arrives at FW's California headquarters and notices all the computer systems shut down, he grows concerned that something terrible has happened! And sure enough one of Century's old space-faring adversaries (the Broker) has come to Earth looking for the man who wields Parallax! When the agent discovers that his friends have already been captured by the Broker's minions, the headstrong hero tackles the Broker and his henchmen all by himself…until Century teleports into the atrium to help! Can Century and the U.S. Agent cut a winning deal with the Broker? Force Works Lineup: Iron Man, Century, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent. (Notes: The first fifteen issues of the Force Works series feature exceptional stories and art (especially for fans of the Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and U.S. Agent). Beginning next issue the controversial "Crossing" storyline runs through the title.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #16
    Force Works (1994) 16

    "Traitor's Gate" Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Jim Cheung. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Jim Cheung and Rey Garcia. The Scarlet Witch and U.S. Agent return to FW's headquarters after attending the reunion at Avengers Mansion. They had fun reminiscing with old friends, but now it's time to focus on their present team! With Century's departure, the Force Works' roster is down to five: Wanda, Spider-Woman, Shell-head, the agent, and Moonraker. Hold on, who is Moonraker? Where did he come from and why is he so affectionate towards Julia? The Scarlet Witch and the agent act like they've known him for a long time, but surprisingly Spider-Woman's daughter has never seen him! Is something rotten in the state of Force Works? First appearance of Moonraker. Cameo appearances by Century and the Broker. Force Works Lineup: Iron Man, Moonraker, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent. (Notes: The plot from the one-shot: Avengers The Crossing continues in this issue. Century appears next in the one-shot: Century Distant Sons. This issue includes a glossy (3-D) pull out poster of "Spider-Man's secret villains" sponsored by Fruit Roll-Ups. The issue may or may not contain the poster now.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #17
    Force Works (1994) 17

    "Cybermancy!" Guest-starring Hawkeye. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Jim Cheung. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Jim Cheung and Rey Garcia. Force Works is coming apart at the seams! And in large part due to the erratic behavior of the team's founder: Iron Man! Against the wishes of the Scarlet Witch, Shell-head appoints a new member to the team! Cybermancer! And then the golden avenger accuses Hawkeye (in absentia) of murdering both Marilla and Rita DeMara during the Avengers' reunion in Manhattan several days ago! What?! That can't be right! Nevertheless Force Works sends Cybermancer and the U.S. Agent to round up the ace archer! But Iron Man interferes in that operation too! Is it time to give Shell-head the boot? Story continues in War Machine 20 and Iron Man 322. Second appearance of Cybermancer (aka Suzy Endo). Force Works Lineup: Cybermancer, Iron Man, Moonraker, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent. (Note: The plots from Iron Man 321 and Avengers 392 continue in this issue.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #18
    Force Works (1994) 18

    "Welcome to Nowhere!" Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Yancey Labat. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Yancey Labat and Rey Garcia. After receiving a chaos alert at the end of last issue, Force Works zooms to Southeast Asia to investigate! Apparently the entire country of Vietnam has vanished! And nobody except Spider-Woman's daughter remembers it ever existing! Once Moonraker, Spider-Woman, Fisher, and the Scarlet Witch arrive at Agaphaur (the former temple of the Priests of Pama); Apocryphus and his allies attack! Wasn't Apocryphus one of the Anachronauts from Avengers Annual 21? That may explain who the mastermind behind the mayhem is! In the meantime though, Force Works must fight to stay alive...in the land that time forgot! Cameo appearances by the Black Widow, Hawkeye, War Machine, and the U.S. Agent. Force Works Lineup: Cybermancer, Moonraker, Scarlet Witch, and Spider-Woman. (Note: Elements of the story continue in War Machine 21.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #19
    Force Works (1994) 19

    "Out of Time Mind" Guest-starring War Machine. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Hector Oliveira. Inks by Rey Garcia and Deodato Studios. Cover by Joe Bennett. After Iron Man mortally wounded the Wasp in Avengers 393, Kang gives Tony Stark a new mission! Go to FW's headquarters and prepare for siege perilous...and kill anyone who gets in your way! Tragically in graphic fashion, Shell-head slays Amanda Cheney in cold blood. A very disturbing scene to say the least! Meanwhile in Vietnam, Moonraker (aka Libra, Mantis' father) explains his strange behavior to the Scarlet Witch and also reveal Kang's sinister plans for the Earth! And back in Ventura, Iron Man stalks the hallways looking for Spider-Woman's daughter! But the demented avenger finds Century and Jim Rhodes first! In order to save Rachel's life, Century teleports her out of the building! So that leaves Iron Man, War Machine, and one epic clash of the titans coming up next! Story continues in War Machine 22 and Iron Man 324. Appearances by the Black Widow, Crystal, Hawkeye, U.S. Agent, Neut, Mantis, Malachi, and Tobias. Force Works Lineup: Century, Cybermancer, Moonraker, Scarlet Witch, and Spider-Woman. (Note: The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 96,826; average paid circulation: 59,881.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #20
    Force Works (1994) 20

    "Siege Perilous" Guest-starring War Machine. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Hector Oliveira. Inks by Rey Garcia and Deodato Studios. Cover by Hector Oliveira and Rene Micheletti. After their Southeast Asia excursion, Force Works returns to their badly damaged headquarters! However Cybermancer and Virgil (a Tony Stark hologram) block their entrance to protect a secret weapon hidden in the sub-basement! But at this point in The Crossing, FW is fed up with anything to do with Tony! So Wanda, Spider-Woman, War Machine, Fisher, Rachel, and the agent storm the works! Can Force Works battle past Virgil's internal defenses and reach the doomsday weapon? Unfortunately to save their headquarters, FW may have to destroy it! And then what? Story continues in War Machine 23. Cameo appearance by the Black Widow. Force Works Lineup: Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent. (Notes: Elements of the story overlap with Iron Man 324. The Crossing saga concludes in Avengers 395.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #21
    Force Works (1994) 21

    "Afterimage" Part 1 of 2. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Yancey Labat and Andrew Wildman. Inks by Rey Garcia, Sandu Florea, and Sergio Cariello. Cover by Yancey Labat. The Crossing is over, but Force Works has suffered irreparable damage. The team's founder is dead and FW's headquarters lies in near ruins. Wanda, Julia, Century, and the agent try to pick up the pieces and move forward. And the first order of business is figuring out what to do with Cybermancer! She's actually Suzy Endo from 15 years in the future! And the second item on the agenda is deactivating Kang's leftover time-gate! But what if a couple of Cybermancer's colleagues (from the future) attempted to rescue her through the time-gate? And what if they looked a lot like Ultron and Wonder Man? Uh-oh! In the blink of an eye, the adamantium robot and Simon Williams appear from the future and attack! Will Force Works end up in ruins...just like their building? Force Works Lineup: Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, Century, and the U.S. Agent. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #22
    Force Works (1994) 22

    "Pain Threshold" Part 2 of 2. Final issue of the series. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Andrew Wildman. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Andrew Wildman and Rey Garcia. The sun is setting on Force Works, but not before one final donnybrook to save the world! Kang's time-gate is running amok and threatening to devour all reality! Wanda tries to enlist the aid of the future versions of Cybermancer, Ultron, and Wonder Man; however the trio disintegrates when their future timeline implodes! So it's last call for Force Works! Close the gate and go out a winner...or leave it open and lose everything! Force Works Lineup: Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, Century, and the U.S. Agent. (Notes: Following the disbanding of Force Works, the Scarlet Witch returns to the Avengers. Spider-Woman appears next (in the backup story) of the Sensational Spider-Man Annual 1996. The U.S. Agent returns in the first issue of the third Avengers series (1997). Century's whereabouts remain unknown.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.