Avengers: Mech Strike # 2 has just turned the base of operations of the most powerful heroes on Earth into a monster that threatens the world.
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Avengers: Mech Strike has plunged Earth’s mightiest heroes into despair as they struggle to cope with the growing threat of biomechanoids. These are giant kaiju-sized beasts that consume matter and become hybrids of technological beasts. In short, they are the Avengers worst nightmare, and Avengers: Mech Strike Number 2 reveals that they are popping up more and more around the world at an alarming rate.
However, the Avengers have a bigger problem besides these Titans, as their base of operations has been turned into a destructive monster by their most sinister villain, Kang.
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Its base, Avengers Mountain, has been the shell of the Progenitor, the first Celestial to reach Earth. Four billion years ago, he fell to Earth and died after being infected by the Horde. His corpse remained in the Arctic Circle. But after the Avengers defeated the Final Host of the Dark Celestials, the resurrected First Celestial Host raised the Progenitor from the icy waters. It was given to the heroes as a gift, and the Wakanda and Alpha Flight technicians turned it into a wonderful headquarters that could house many of Tony Stark, Black Panther, and Asgard’s weapons.
Now, that’s going to bite the Avengers, as Stark and T’Challa have been played by one of their coolest opponents. They are trying to crack the code in the first memory core they extracted from a biomechanoid, but they are hitting a wall. When a piece is deciphered, free Kang the Conqueror. The iconic Avengers nemesis has been sending these creatures back, and their increasing numbers aggravate the endless Avengers.
While revealing the whole truth to Stark and taking out Black Panther, Kang admits that the Avengers played directly on his hand by plugging in a memory core connected to the Avengers base so that it could infect Avengers Mountain with the virus. .
This now allows him to mutate the Celestial, just as Iron Man realizes the danger that has been unleashed on Earth. Their mechanical suits can also be compromised, and Stark knows they may not have the firepower to take them down.
Biomechanoids can absorb and convert technology, which is why the Avengers are wearing their custom suits. But with Kang free once more and in control of his own monstrous Celestial, it will take a lot more firepower. Kang could even access the other weapons and make them his own, so Iron Man has to come up with a new plan quickly, especially since the other Avengers are busy with their own fights. But if Kang truly unlocks the Progenitor’s power, the Avengers may end up facing the most powerful Celestial to ever exist in their own territory.
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