ZeeZee’s

A legal amphetamine aimed at the teen market, ZeeZee’s were produced by the Worldwide Corporation. Unfortunately for everyone involved, the drug failed to meet FDA standards. Indeed, it caused internal bleeding and cardiac arrests, all too frequently leading to the deaths of innocent teenagers. Worldwide not only attempted to cover this up, but when the deaths started, they sued the parents for slander and defamation.

Fortunately, the legal representation in the class action suit was provided by Franklin Nelson and Matthew Murdock, who thoroughly trounced the Worldwide Corporation in court thanks to top flight legal skills and the testimony of whistleblowers. ZeeZee’s are no longer on the market, and never will be again.

Avengers Disassembled

As far as I’m concerned, this one barely counts as a crossover. Almost none of the titles listed as part of it have any real connection to it (aside from some token issues of Iron Man and Captain America). But it’s undeniably an important event in the history of the Marvel Universe.

You can see where it fits into the larger timeline here.

Harbingers
Spectacular Spider-Man #15 Spectacular Spider-Man, vol.4: Disassembled
Spectacular Spider-Man #16 Spectacular Spider-Man, vol.4: Disassembled
Spectacular Spider-Man #17 Spectacular Spider-Man, vol.4: Disassembled
Spectacular Spider-Man #18 Spectacular Spider-Man, vol.4: Disassembled
Spectacular Spider-Man #19 Spectacular Spider-Man, vol.4: Disassembled
Spectacular Spider-Man #20 Spectacular Spider-Man, vol.4: Disassembled
Fantastic Four #514 Fantastic Four, vol.5: Disassembled
Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection, Book 4
Fantastic Four #515 Fantastic Four, vol.5: Disassembled
Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection, Book 4
Fantastic Four #516 Fantastic Four, vol.5: Disassembled
Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection, Book 4
Thor #80 Avengers Disassembled: Thor
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Thor #81 Avengers Disassembled: Thor
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Thor #82 Avengers Disassembled: Thor
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Thor #83 Avengers Disassembled: Thor
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Thor #84 Avengers Disassembled: Thor
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Thor #85 Avengers Disassembled: Thor
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
She-Hulk #7 She-Hulk, vol.2: Superhuman Law
She-Hulk #8 She-Hulk, vol.2: Superhuman Law
She-Hulk #9 She-Hulk, vol.2: Superhuman Law
Iron Man #84 Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Iron Man #85 Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Captain America and the Falcon #5 Avengers Disassembled: Captain America
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Captain America and the Falcon #6 Avengers Disassembled: Captain America
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Captain America and the Falcon #7 Avengers Disassembled: Captain America
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Dis-Assembly
Avengers #500 Avengers Disassembled
Avengers #501 Avengers Disassembled
Avengers #502 Avengers Disassembled
Avengers #503 Avengers Disassembled
Aftermath
Captain America #29 Avengers Disassembled: Captain America
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Captain America #30 Avengers Disassembled: Captain America
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Captain America #31 Avengers Disassembled: Captain America
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Captain America #32 Avengers Disassembled: Captain America
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Iron Man #86 Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Iron Man #87 Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Iron Man #88 Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Iron Man #89 Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Avengers Finale Avengers Disassembled
Hercules #1 Hercules: New Labors of Hercules
Hercules #2 Hercules: New Labors of Hercules
Hercules #3 Hercules: New Labors of Hercules
Hercules #4 Hercules: New Labors of Hercules
Hercules #5 Hercules: New Labors of Hercules
She-Hulk #10 She-Hulk, vol.2: Superhuman Law
She-Hulk #11 She-Hulk, vol.2: Superhuman Law
She-Hulk #12 She-Hulk, vol.2: Superhuman Law
Fantastic Four #517 Fantastic Four, vol.5: Disassembled
Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection, Book 4
Fantastic Four #518 Fantastic Four, vol.5: Disassembled
Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection, Book 4
Fantastic Four #519 Fantastic Four, vol.5: Disassembled
Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection, Book 4

Sentry Serum

An unlikely chemical of tapping into that same power that caused the Ten Plagues of Egypt – i.e. the Wrath of God – Sentry Serum was created by a un-named Professor in an attempt to recreate the Super Soldier Serum.

Clearly, he succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. Just as clearly, the addict and theif who took the sole, untested sample of the serum, Robert Reynolds, was manifestly unsuited for the nigh-infinite power it unleashed in him.

It is unclear whether the serum caused his multiple personalities, or merely exacerbated an existing tendency in Reynolds, but in either identity – the ‘heroic’ Sentry or the evil ‘Void’ – he had more power than he could easily control. With his death, it is unlikely that the serum will ever be recreated.

Where the Skrulls went wrong

I read – and, I confess, immensely enjoyed – Secret Invasion a few months back. So if you haven’t read it, or you’re just not a serious comics geek like I am, I advise you not to read the rest of this post.

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