This week’s Avengers: No Road Home #10 by writers Mark Waid, Al Ewing, and Jim Zub and artists Sean Izaakse, Marcio Menyz, and Erick Arciniega marks the weekly series’ finale – and the start of some new chapters for the heroes of the story.
Here’s how the heroes of No Road Home’s fates shake out – and what may be at stake for the future.
Spoilers ahead for Avengers: No Road Home #10.
Standing alone against Nyx, the primordial embodiment of night and darkness, the Android Avenger Vision realizes the true power of the house where there fight is taking place – it is a place of creation, which Nyx wants to use to rewrite the universe.
Summoning simulacrum of many of Marvel’s heroes, Vision gets a bit meta and nicknames the locale the “House of Ideas” (Marvel Comics’ classic epithet, coined by Stan Lee himself), evoking many Marvel Comics related terms - “Astonishing,” “Amazing,” and “Fantastic” – before dubbing his fellow heroes “Marvels” as the embodiment of the original Human Torch (the hero on the cover of Marvel Comics #1) burns Nyx down.
With Nyx defeated, Vision steps outside to meet his fellow Avengers, telling them he has discovered the power of “hope,” and embracing Scarlet Witch, after which the pair hold hands. This could signal a potential reunion for the two, who were once married – an eventuality that has been hinted at throughout No Road Home.
From there, the rest of the No Road Home team’s fates are accounted for. Monica Rambeau returns to Blue Marvel, slightly depowered, but they reconfirm their love and commitment to their team.
Banner wanders down a highway in Michigan. Rocket returns home to space, saying he’s checking Avengers membership off his bucket list. Conan arrives in the Savage Land, setting up the upcoming Savage Avengers. And Hercules arrives in space, rescuing an apparent young Kree Nova recruit – as his father Zeus is reborn in cosmic form elsewhere in the galaxy, with Olympus now a spacebound city.
Finally, Voyager returns home to find her uncle, Challenger, missing.
The backmatter for No Road Home #10 also promises “Hercules will return,” though it doesn’t say when or how.