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"I'll just fly up there - - prove I've got what it takes...and then, when the dust's settled and they beg me to come back - - I'll tell them where they can stick their crummy team!"

-- Carol Danvers, from Avengers #7


The Avengers get ready to square off again with the Squadron Supreme!

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Featured Characters:

  • Captain America
  • Thor
  • Iron Man
  • Scarlet Witch
  • Warbird/Carol Danvers
  • Hawkeye
  • Vision
  • Squadron Supreme
  • Wonder Man
  • The Corruptor
  • Sentry #571
  • Quicksilver
  • Supreme Intelligence
  • Imus Champion

From the Back Cover:

On one front, Squadron Supreme - greatest heroes of another world, stranded on Earth. They have been both foes and allies in the past - but now they step forward with a grave charge against the Avengers, a charge that, if true, could throw the world into turmoil. And on another, Supreme Intelligence - the greatest acheivement of alien Kree science, a Machiavellian supercomputer that will stop at nothing to reach its goals. It desires nothing more than revenge for past defeats at the Avengers' hands... or does it?

Against these twin threats stand the Avengers - Earth's Mightiest Heroes, banded together to face the foes no single hero could withstand. Whether they battle to save the world from the Supreme Intelligence's murderous acolytes, or to save themselves from the Squadron Supreme's hidden master, they do so knowing what they have always known: The stakes are high... and failure is not an option.

And through it all... one Avenger battles not just global threats, but her own inner demons. Warbird, recently returned to the team, hides secrets... secrets that could not only destroy her, but take the Avengers down with her as well.


  Avengers: Supreme Justice

Reprints: Avengers #5-7, Iron Man #7, Captain America #8, Quicksilver #10, and Avengers/Squadron Supreme Annual 1998

List price: $17.99 (US) • $27.50 (Canada)
ISBN: 0-7851-0773-8
168 pages

Most Recent Print Edition: First Print
Original Release Date: 4/25/01


Please note: Supreme Justice did not reprint the covers to any of the issues.

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AVENGERS (VOL. 3) #5-7:

Script: Kurt Busiek
Pencils: George Perez
Inks: Al Vey with Bob Wiacek (#6)
Colors: Tom Smith
Editor: Tom Brevoort

Avengers #5: "Accusation Most Foul"
22 pages • June 1998

The New Avengers enjoy their time before the action starts: Carol Danvers changes her super-hero name to Warbird, and Cap starts to notice she's acting weird (she hasn't revealed to anyone that she has lost her Binary powers); Tony Stark works on putting the Vision back together and gives him advice on patching things up with the Scarlet Witch; Wanda worries about her use of Wonder Man, seemingly keeping him bottled up inside her. Then, Duane Freeman calls the team together on their first mission. They must go and rescue an airplane that crashed in the ocean. The plane carried a research team that was going to look for remnants of a UFO, and the government wants the Avengers to save the people on board and secure the UFO site.

They head out to the location and begin a plan to meet their mission when they are set upon by the Squadron Supreme, a group of superheros from an alternate Earth who are stranded in this dimension. The Squadron Supreme accuses the Avengers of being frauds and they attack. While defending himself from the onslaught of Power Princess, Iron Man is submerged underwater and sees a team of scuba divers clearing out the UFO wreck. He must save Hawkeye from drowning and doesn't get to check it out further.

While the Avengers finally defeat the Squadron Supreme, with the help of Wonder Man, Doctor Spectrum lifts the plane out of the water all on his own, saving everyone on board. The Squadron Supreme makes a big deal out of the affair- that the Avengers are dopplegangers using the identities of the old Avengers, since all the old ones are dead. The news media gets hold of this story and all of a sudden a cloud of suspicion hangs over the team. Duane Freeman gives them 48 hours to clear their name.

Meanwhile, the mystery man who put all these variables into play is keeping score on how well his plan is working out....

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Avengers #6: "Earth's Mightiest Heroes?"
22 pages • July 1998

As the Avengers meet to discuss their next move against the Squadron Supreme, who continue to cast doubt against them in the public, Hawkeye squares off against Cap on leadership issues, and Wanda senses Carol to be in some kind of personal turmoil. On their way to Project Pegasus- to investigate the Squadron Supreme who are staying there while stranded on Earth- Cap brings up Warbird's refusal to power up to Binary level, and she argues back to stay out of her business.

The Avengers arrive at Project Pegasus and the head of the organization- Andrew Kappelhof- is suspicious of their identities, but Warbird works around that by recognizing and having a conversation with an old friend who works there. They are granted entry and they snoop around the facilities to see if they can glean any idea why the Squadron Supreme is after them, when their targets arrive at the facility. A huge fight breaks out, with the Supremors once again driving home the idea that the Avengers are a bunch of frauds, but as the fight goes on, Wanda finds out that they are being mind-controlled by someone, and works to lift the fog from their minds.

Before she can finish the job, she is knocked out by the Blue Shield, who is under the control of Dr. Kappelhof, who is quickly found out as the Controller. The Avengers quickly take care of him and release those under his control. They find out that he's merely doing the bidder of another, unknown person. The Squadron Supreme apologizes for being controlled and for going out of their way to make the Avengers look bad.

Meanwhile, the man who controlled the Controller, and who has put all these other variables into play, is Imus Champion, and he decides it is time to deliver a reckoning to his foes, the Avengers.

Iron Man #7, Captain America #8, Quicksilver #10, Avengers #7:

Iron Man #7: Live Kree or Die Part 1: "Bad Moon Rising"
22 pages • August 1998

Script: Kurt Busiek
Pencils: Sean Chen
Inks: Eric Cannon & Sean Parsons
Colors: Steve Oliff
Editor: Bobbie Chase

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Captain America #8: Live Kree or Die Part 2: "Stuck In The Middle"
22 pages • August 1998

Script: Mark Waid
Pencils: Andy Kubert
Inks: Jesse Delperdang
Colors: Jason Wright
Editor: Matt Idelson

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Quicksilver #10: Live Kree or Die Part 3: "Blue Moon"
22 pages • August 1998

Script: John Ostrander and Joe Edkin
Pencils: Derec Aucoin
Inks: Rich Faber
Colors: Joe Rosas
Editor: Mark Bernardo

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Avengers #7: "The Court Martial of Carol Danvers"
Live Kree or Die, Part 4 of 4
22 pages • August 1998

As Galen Kor discusses his plans to help take over Planet Earth with the Supreme Intelligence, the Avengers are busy deciding what to do with the errant Carol Danvers. Her behavior as an Avengers has come to a head, and after discussing their problems with her perceived alcoholism and lack of respect for Avengers leadership, she is put on indefinite suspension. When the Avengers are put on notice about the danger of the Kree on the moon, Cap tells her she is not welcome on this mission, and she does not take it well.

The team heads to the moon, with Quicksilver along for the ride, and once they land in the Blue Area, they are attacked by Golan Kor's shock troops. The Avengers attack as a unit and make easy work of the Kree, which they quickly find out is due to the troops acting only as a delay, not any sort of definitive defense. They are protecting Golan Kor's Omni-Wave Projector, a weapon aimed at Earth which will mutate all humanity into genetically modified Kree.

On Earth, Warbird decides she's going to go to the moon anyway, to help save the day and show up the Avengers. She begins to travel their under her own power but cannot make it all the way, and crashes back to Earth. Meanwhile, the Avengers cannot find a way to safely destroy the Omni-Wave Projector, so Thor and Firestar open up a dimensional portal and Justice helps move theprojector inside, shunting it out of harm's way. SHIELD and Starcore scientists move in to secure the Blue Area of the moon, and Captain America wonders if this wasn't indeed the Supreme Intelligence's plan all along. Back on Earth, Carol Danvers sits at a bar, drinking down her sorrows...

Avengers Annual 1998: "To Challenge A Champion!"
40 pages • July 1998

Script: Kurt Busiek with Len Kaminski
Pencils: Carlos Pacheco
Inks: BATT, with Bob Wiacek, Al Vey, Paul Neary
Colors: Tom Smith
Editor: Tom Brevoort

The Avengers receive an urgent call for help from Moonglow of the Squadron Supreme. They rush to answer it and find out that the Squadron Supreme were once again targeted for mind-control, and they have tracked down the source of the attack. Together, they travel to the location, a wooded area where they find Imus Champion, a ten-foot tall, super-wealthy "dirtbag", as Hawkeye describes him. Champion informs the teams that he has used them in an attempt to challenge himself in battle. He tells them that he plans to walk to the control center at the middle of the forest and trigger a series of nuclear bombs across the country, and all they have to do is stop him. To make things more complicated, he has sealed them inside a giant dome, establishing a "field of play", and he has forbid outside communications.

With that, he disappears, and leaves the team to formulate their attack strategies. They split off into groups, with members of the Avengers and the Squadron Supreme teaming up. One by one, these teams are overcome by the deft planning and strategy of Imus Champion: first Hawkeye and Haywire, then Scarlet Witch and Moonglow, then Thor and Hyperion, Iron Man, Doctor Spectrum and the Whizzer, Firestar and Power Princess, and finally Captain America, Skylark, Justice and the Shape.

Having defeated them all, Champion heads to the control center to detonate the bombs, where he finds Giant-Man and an army of ants having already debilitated his weapons systems. Firestar had used some ants to circumvent the electromagnetic field of the dome and sneak a communication out to Hank Pym, thus sending in for a rescue. Champion thus defeated, Iron Man works on a method to return the Squadron Supreme back home, all save Haywire, who decides he would like to start a new life on this Earth. Likewise, Avengers Magdalene and the Swordsman decide to try life on the Squadron Supreme's Earth, and they go with them.

-- synopsis by Gormuu


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