Avengers (1998 3rd Series) #25
"The Ninth Day" Part 2 of 2. Double-Sized issue. Guest-starring Spider-Man and Nova (aka Richard Ryder). Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez. Inks by Al Vey. Cover by George Pérez. High above New York City, the awesome Exemplars hold the Juggernaut captive in their floating stone plaza! The nigh-omnipotent overlords plan to execute their prisoner and then conquer the Earth! So down below Iron Man and Giant-Man work feverishly to find a way to breach the plaza's defenses. In the meantime, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch have an emotional discussion about Pietro's involvement with Magneto in Genosha. A while later the Avengers are ready for their aerial assault! And knowing they need all the help they can get, Thor and Cap invite Hercules, Nova, and the web-slinger to join them! Can the heroes defeat seven opponents who are powerful juggernauts in their own right? Godspeed to Earth's Mightiest! Cameo appearances by Duane Freeman and Jarvis. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Firestar, Giant-Man, Hercules, Iron Man, Justice, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Wonder Man, and the Wasp. (Note: Avengers Forever (1998) #12 -- the final issue of the limited series -- was also published this month.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.99.