Taskmaster opens the issue with a thorough butt kicking of the majority of the team.
We see Crusader's internal monologue revealing himself to be a skrull.
Thor girl professes adoration for phobia/trauma.
Phobia/trauma is practicing his healing techniques by helping Cloud 9 mentally recover from killing the Hydra agent.
A new MVP clone is created to take on the weapon that Arsenal gave up.
From his inception the new clone once to assert that he IS the original.
Once the weapon is attached the clone downloads all the information regarding MVPs death and begins eliminating everyone associated with it.
Starting with Blitschtag(sp) and yellowjacket.
The clone bursts into the practice room and frags the entire team.
Taskmaster escapes by pointing out that he had nothing to do with MVPs death. The clone agrees after some tense moments and lets him go.
The Taskmaster then helps one the Crusader find his hand (lost in fight).
Thor girl enlists a reticent trauma/phobia's help to confront the, to them, unknown threat to the base. She is horribly - possibly terminally dispatched. She has a touching final word with Trauma/Phobia. Trauma breaks out a can of psychic whoopass but it turns out he is keying on the weapon's fear NOT the MVP clone's. He is soundly defeated.
The clone goes searching for the comatose Gauntlet to finish his vengeance and is mystified when he can't find him.
Our final shot is a fully functional gauntlet morphing into the very thing that Trauma had idnetified as the Arsenal weapon's greatest fear.
I am sure I got some of this wrong as
> Taskmaster opens the issue with a thorough butt kicking of the majority of the team.
> We see Crusader's internal monologue revealing himself to be a skrull.
Actually if one would read the latest incantation of Marvel Team-Up you'd already know Crusader was a skrull. Read the Freedom Ring storyline. Also the ring itself is a pretty powerful weapon since it can warp reality in a limited area. Crusader was uninteresting in MTU compared to Freedom Ring...but I'm glad no one has forgotten him considering the whole Secret Invasion thing.