Reading through the recent 'Avengers/JLA" mini-series got me to thinking about the Amalgam gimmick from a few years ago. Thinking of that got me to imagining some new Amalgam ideas:
Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship “Mighty Avenger” on a five-year(?) mission to seek out new life and new civilizations, to go boldly where no one has gone before…
Star Trek: the Federations’ Mightiest Explorers
Captain Steve Rogers: A man displaced from his own era. Rogers was originally captain of the Federation Starship “Bucky” which was ambushed by Skrullengi fighters. The Bucky was destroyed, and ironcally only Captain Rogers survived. Alone in a warpdrive-less escape pod, Capt. Rogers was forced to enter a stasis chamber to survive. That was in the 23rd century. His frozen form was discovered by the original “Mighty Avenger” crew in the mid-24th century. Rogers was haunted by the loss of the Bucky, and forced to adapt to a universe a century more advanced. Yet adapt he did, and now he is the unquestioned captain of the Federation’s mightiest vessel.
Lt. Cmdr Reed Richards: Also Chief Science Officer. Richards is famous throughout the Federation for his pioneering efforts to breach the Subspace Zone. Richards is stodgy, obsessive about his scientific research, and often distracted. (This is possibly explained by the fact that he has a Vulcan ancestor in his family tree.) Although typically wooden, Richards has been known to crack a smile for Yeoman Susan Storm.
Lt. Tony Stark: Chief Engineer, hailing from an aristocratic background. Stark was initially rejected from Starfleet because of a heart condition. Undaunted, he invented a device to correct his own disability, and reapplied. He was accepted on the basis of his inventing genius. Stark is constantly upgrading the technology onboard the Mighty Avenger. But his off-duty antics, chiefly involving consumption of too much synthehol, concerns his fellow officers.
Dr. Bruce Banner: Chief Medical Officer. The shy, quiet and reserved Dr. Banner gained early fame for his gamma radiation experiments. Dr. Banner secretly suffers from a turbulent childhood and has an explosive temper. When he gets into a rage, he demonstrates strength and ferocity far beyond his rather meek build.
Lt. Natasha Romanoff: Chief of Security. ‘Tasha’ was trained by the M.A.R.Q.U.I.S. to be a spy for the subversives group. However, after infiltrating Starfleet, she came to embrace the organisations’ ideals and turned her back on the M.A.R.Q.U.I.S. After several years as a special agent of Starfleets’ espionage division (under the direction of Adm. Nick Fury), Natasha gained the trust of Starfleet, and Captain Rogers.
Counselor Jean Grey: A ‘homo superior’ with uncanny powers of the mind. Counselor Grey was trained at the Xavier Institute on Betazed in psychotelepathy (use of psi-powers for therapuetic purposes). She is Captain Rogers’ advisor and the ships’ personal problem-solver. She eschews the traditional Starfleet uniform for a form-fitting ‘phoenix’ emblazoned outfit that accentuates her cleavage.
Ensign Peter Parker: The bumbling, awkward, clumsy ensign is often an exasperation for his fellow crewmates. he does have one saving grace though, that is his amazing & spectacular abillity to deduce when danger or trouble is about to occur, and avoid it. (To date, he is the only ‘red-shirt’ to beam UP from a landing party mission!)