SPOILER WARNING:: This article contains major spoilers for “All-New, All Different Avengers” #5.
Alex Ross’ cover to Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar’s “All-New, All-Different Avengers” #5 is a somber affair. Against a stark blue-and-white background, Ms. Marvel walks away from the team in tears as Iron Man cries, “Get out, Ms. Marvel. You are no longer an Avenger!” Now that the issue has been released, we know exactly how that dramatic scene came to be — and the surprising culprit behind it.
As it turns out, Ms. Marvel did nothing wrong; Vision just made it look like she did. After she successfully took down a destructive robot, Vision fabricated a story via hologram and told the team she put innocent people’s lives in danger during the mission. Furious at her apparent lack of discretion, Captain America kicked her off the team, despite the fact she tried to refute Vision’s “fact.”
She bumped into Nova on her tearful exit, and Sam quickly pieced together what happened when she explained how and why she was booted from the team. In a rage, he flew into the headquarters, decrying Vision — and promptly got kicked off the team as well. After all, Vision is a longstanding Avenger, and Nova is young, impulsive and inexperienced.
During the battle with Equinox that followed shortly thereafter, Vision revealed his true allegiances. As it turns out, the Dynasty has everything to do with Kang the Conqueror, and Vision proved his loyalty to him by attacking Captain America and Thor and shoving them through a time portal to some unknown time. This explains Vision’s other unsavory actions, like threatening to blackmail Nova and casting insidious doubt on Thor’s identity.
By trapping her in another time, Vision successfully separated Thor from Mjolnir. Fans of Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman’s latest “Thor” run will know that, when separated from the hammer, Thor reverts back to her true form: the cancer-riddled Jane Foster — which means Captain America got a nasty shock on the very last page of the issue, when the Asgardian magic wore off and it was revealed Jane Foster beneath Thor’s tough exterior.
“All-New, All-Different Avengers” #5 is now on sale.