|Story/s:||The Once and Future Space-King|
Reading the Avengers Space Craft, A3, Songbird and Hawkeye discuss that Roberto (Sunspot) may have lost his powers due to the Terrigen Mist that’s poisoning mutants the world over. And Squirrel Girl admits she’s not strictly a mutant. They take off for space to track down there kidnapped comrades.
On the edge of the Andromeda Galaxy in the Forbidden Asteroids Lan-zarr explains the significance of the Excelsior Sword to Hulkling.
Two Great Generals , Ryga’a the War Queen of the Skrulls and Soh-larr the Kree Ultra Warrior, fell in love and went into hiding where they had a child named Dorrek Supreme. The child inherited a sword, mystically merged from the swords of his parents, called Excelsior. With it he gathered up other like him, Skrull-Kree hybrids and formed an order of heroes dedicated to uniting the two warring empires. They called themselves he Knights of the Infinite.
The Knights of the Infinite take Hulkling and Wiccan to their Castle to introduce them to their leader M’ryn the Magnus. On arrival they find M’ryn has been replaced by Mor-i-dun, dark wizard of the fifth cosmos. They attack Mor-i-dun as he rambles about life ending life, life breeds, life eats and claws, lays eggs and infects… Life is Horror! He refers to Wiccan as a tasty soul and latches onto him, but is saved by his lover, Hulkling. The battle continues but they find their powers and magics don’t hurt him.
The New Avengers arrive on the asteroid. During the battle Hulkling realises the swords magic and gets the team to attack full force while using the distraction to trust the sword into Mor-i-don’s head, seemingly destroying him.
Hulkling senses something is wrong, but can’t put his finger on it. Wiccan describes a itch in the back of his brain. Vic apologises for giving Billy (Wiccan) a hard time about his “codename” and Billy decides he’s write so he changes his code name to Demiurge. And on choosing the name we see Moridon in his eye.
Looks like the King of Space’s boyfriend has been infected by Moridon and coupled with his reality warping powers this is NOT a good mix. I doubt this will end well for the team.