Domination Factor was an event with a curious name and curiouser numbering. It was basically a miniseries, but instead of being “Domination Factor #1-8”, it was:

  • Domination Factor: Fantastic Four: #1.1
  • Domination Factor: Avengers #1.2
  • Domination Factor: Fantastic Four #2.3
  • Domination Factor: Avengers #2.4
  • Domination Factor: Fantastic Four #3.5
  • Domination Factor: Avengers#3.6
  • Domination Factor: Fantastic Four #4.7
  • Domination Factor: Avengers #4.8


An old rich woman and her assistant Lester have a small army that steals Odin’s original “Golden Apple” while it is in transit and protected by the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. Despite that level of protection, her troops take it–and then Human Torch, trying to recover it, accidentally destroys it.

Okay. I’m not going to do a blow-by-blow here–I’ll just cut to the chase: The old lady is a Norse Giant Queen and Lester is Loki.

The heroes journey through time, entering their own younger bodies–meaning Tony Stark is a drunk again, Human Torch is back with Crystal, etc.

It’s confusing for them.

Atlanteans get involved, and Sue finds herself at the point in her life when Namor was actively trying seduce her.

Cap is back in World War II, with Vision who is back in the body of the original Human Torch. They’re all on various quests to find parts of the Golden Apple–shattered and scattered through time. All is status quo in the end.

Along the way, the past is altered…

I’m not sure how to tag all this–the stuff in the past is from an alternative reality, so it’s not canon, but the heroes are shunted back in time. So, I’ve just tagged the main characters.

Conceptually, there’s nothing wrong with this. It’s just a mediocre execution of a 1970s concept.

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