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Times the Kree Attacked the Avengers Seeking Revenge For Galactic Storm

In Drawing Crazy Patterns, I spotlight at least five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics). Note that these lists are inherently not exhaustive. They are a list of five examples (occasionally I'll be nice and toss in a sixth). So no instance is "missing" if it is not listed. It's just not one of the five examples that I chose.

Today, we look at five times that the Kree tried to gain revenge on the Avengers for the actions of Earth's Mightiest Heroes during Operation: Galactic Storm.

To set the scene, the Avengers got involved in a war between the Kree Empire and the Shi'ar Empire (with the Skrulls trying to mess around in the middle of it, as well) due to the Star Gates being used by both armies were destabilizing Earth's sun. Eventually, the Skrulls stole the ultimate bomb, the Nega-Bomb, from the Shi'ar Empire (who built the thing) and in Wonder Man #9, Wonder Man and Vision tried to disarm it, but Vision briefly decided that it was logical for them to just let it wipe out the Kree home world to end the war...

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Wonder Man eventually convinced him that that was the wrong thing to do, so Vision agreed to help stop it. However, they were tragically too late...

The final part of the crossover (Avengers #347 by Bob Harras, Steve Epting and Tom Palmer) saw the destruction of the Kree home world by the Nega-Bomb...

In a shocking twist, however, we learned that the Kree's Supreme Intelligence had manipulated the entire war so that the bomb WOULD be dropped on the home world, in the hopes that the survivors would mutate and become stronger beings...

The Avengers were so disgusted that a few members went off and decided to kill the Supreme Intelligence. The Black Knight was ultimately the one who did the deed...

Okay, so that's why the Kree would be mad at them. So how did they try to get revenge?

BLACK KNIGHT ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

Just three issues later, in Avengers #350, Raza of the Starjammers was blackmailed by some Kree (who told him that they could put him into contact with son, who had been taken from Raza years ago by the Shi'ar) into killing the man who killed the Supreme Intelligence...

After a long battle, things get messy when the nanny for Crystal's baby walks in on the fight...

Don't worry, the Black Knight survived.

NEGA-BOMB ON EARTH

In Avengers #364 (by Harras, Epting and Palmer), a Kree strike force arrives on Earth...

The Shi'ar send their own operative, Deathcry, to help the Avengers.

It turns out that the Kree plan to detonate a Nega-Bomb on Earth!

They first capture and torture the Black Knight. Finally, though, the rest of the Avengers show up and stop them. They escape, but leave the Nega-Bomb behind. Sersi manages to alter the bomb so that it is only a normal giant bomb (still enough to kill them if they didn't get out of their in time)...

GETTING REVENGE ON VISION AND WONDER MAN

In Force Works #1 (by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Tom Tenney and Rey Garcia), the Kree decide to get their revenge on Wonder Man and Vision for their role in the detonation of the Nega-Bomb (they don't know that they tried to stop it).

So they first turn Wonder Man into a sort of ion bomb and then plan to use a cannon on a space ship in space to use him to destroy the planet!

He stops the cannon, but then the ship is damaged and it is STILL going to explode and take out a large chunk of the Earth along with it, so Wonder Man has to fly it out of harm's way and the whole thing explodes with him in it, seemingly killing him...

Don't worry, he got better later.

LIVE KREE OR DIE

In a crossover with Iron Man, Captain America, Quicksilver (who had a brief series in the late 1990s) and Avengers, the Kree decided to use the Omni-Wave Projector to alter the human race and turn them into Kree to bring the Kree race back.

The Avengers stop them in Avengers #7 (by Kurt Busek, George Perez and Al Vey)...

MAXIMUM SECURITY

This one is a bit trickier, as it was really the Kree's revenge on the whole world, but hey, close enough.

The series opens with an Intergalactic Council convinced to turn Earth into a prison planet...

Then it turns out that Ego the Living Planet is being weaponized by the Supreme Intelligence (he came back too, of course)...

It is all part of a plan where the Supreme Intelligence has sped up the Kree evolution and they're a new race known as the Ruul and they begin to win back their Empire...

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