Timeline of IC Events

September, 1964

  • Astronomers searching for signs of intelligent life in the universe discover seventeen radio bursts coming from Alpha Centauri. Though remarkable, they're not necessarily considered signs of life.
  • An American pilot disappears over the South China Sea. Not shot down, he just… disappears.

August, 1964

  • Warren Worthington III, the Chairman and principal stockholder of Worthington Industries returns to New York.
  • Airstrikes in the Gulf of Tonkin spark worries of a widespread international conflict.
  • The killing of a black boy by a white cop in Harlem sparks days of violent protest.
  • Captain George Stacy of the NYPD is assassinated by an unknown sniper and is buried with full honors.
  • Young mutants are kidnapped and experimented upon by unknown persons suspected to have anti-mutant sympathies. Two independent rescue teams liberates the mutants, but discover more questions than answers.

July, 1964

  • A strange pathogen is turned loose upon the city, giving its victims the qualities of a werewolf. There is no known cure.
  • A full city block in Mutant Town is scorched to contain the werewolf pathogen.
  • Increased earthquakes in the Arctic causes concern; rumors spread about the USSR testing nukes.
  • Soviets protest American intercontinental missile tests in the Pacific.
  • A dream monster from another dimension causes disturbances in Greenwich Village, leading to people doing its bidding in a sleepwalking state. It's temporarily thwarted by a band of unlikely heroes.
  • American cargo ship "Pride of Westchester" is sunk southwest of the island of Hainan. China maintains alleged ignorance about the incident, but still tensions mount.

June, 1964

  • Protesters have a sit-in in City Hall in Albuquerque over the shooting death of a mutant by Albuquerque police.
  • Alien spiders attack Coney Island.
  • Doctor Doom sends doombots to North Dakota, killing US citizens. Further devastation is thwarted by the Avenger and war is averted.
  • Bucky Barnes, thought dead, resurfaces at a Beatles concert in Adelaide, Australia.
  • Riots erupt in Albuquerque as mutants demand police release the death report regarding the mutant shot dead at a routine traffic stop in May.

May, 1964

  • The Avengers reform.
  • Multiple interruptions in the space-time continuum around Central Park cause mass hallucinations of a medieval period.
  • Dozens of humans 'die' in Central Park, effectively turned into mindless automatons.
  • James Buchanan Barnes, aka the Winter Soldier, is apprehended again and held by SHIELD. During transfer to Federal custody, Barnes is freed by agents of the Brotherhood. Ava shoots him in the head, and the Brotherhood takes the body away. Josh heals Barnes, effectively bringing him back to life. The world thinks him dead.
  • The Soviet Union arrests 31 Americans who work for the Department of State on charges of spying. The move seems to be in retaliation for a Latverian trade embargo that was proposed by the Senate. Tensions between the USSR and the United States reaches an all-time high.
  • A mutant is shot dead by police at a routine traffic stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

April, 1964

  • Latveria's bid to join the UN is denied.
  • A terrorist attack on the World Fair in NYC results in 239 deaths. At the same attack, the assassin known as the Winter Soldier (Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes) shoots Captain America, who survives. The Winter Soldier flees the scene.
  • Magneto leads a riot during what started out as a peaceful protest. Fifteen people are injured.
  • Bucky Barnes is apprehended by SHIELD. A couple weeks later, Loki frees him.

March, 1964

  • Multiple interruptions in the space-time continuum around Central Park cause mass hallucinations of a medieval period.

February, 1964

  • Director of SHIELD, Peggy Carter, found to be a Skrull along with multiple other agents. The real agents are rescued from a Skrull spaceship within weeks after the discovery.

January, 1964

  • Construction resumes on the Triskelion once the building is resumed; its lead scientists build a weakness into the prison after distrusting SHIELD leadership.

December, 1963

  • Loki is charged for Kennedy's murder. This is a show to convince the Skrulls they have succeeded in scapegoating the Asgardian. Loki is 'killed' (December 11, 1963).
  • Following Loki's death, protections around Earth allow Frost giants to roam.
  • Loki comes back and reveals his true plans to take over Asgard.
  • Multiple interruptions in the space-time continuum create chaos in Central Park.
  • A war in Attilan sees Maximus removed as King of the Inhumans, with the Genetic Council resuming governmental control of the kingdom. The royal family itself was instructed to go out into the world and learn of the outside world, with the possibility of reinstatement at a later date.
  • The Triskelion construction site is attacked by Sam Sterns. In the chaos James Buchanan Barnes escapes.
  • Beatrice (Them! Plot) escapes from prison…

November, 1963

  • The pandemic ends and no one seems to know why. Evidently the virus dismantled.
  • At a protest the world learns that aliens are real once one dies (November 6, 1963)
  • A taskforce (Act-F) devoted to resolving and planning for an alien attack is formed by Kennedy after acknowledging the reality that aliens exist.
  • Kennedy is assassinated by aliens. Act-F becomes more important; Loki is accused of the murder (charges are pending)
  • Bucky Barnes shoots Peggy (November 7, 1963)
  • Peggy (SHIELD Director) is replaced by a Skrull (November 13, 1963)
  • A new drug (Vigor) hits the street. It gives unpowered people powers and powered people a boost.
  • A teenager from Hell's Kitchen is missing, but links to a much bigger pattern of missing powered teens. The police call them runaways, but ALIAS Investigations thinks otherwise.
  • Wilson Fisk advocates for a powered police force to meet the recent slew of powered crimes, he gets traction and eventually gets his way.
  • The Asgardians are outed and incur panic globally when Loki displays power on the Ed Sullivan Show (November 16, 1963)
  • Construction begins on the Triskelion prison. Noteable prisoners include: Bruce Banner and James Buchanan Barnes.
  • Giant bugs attack New York thanks to mutant activists. Eventually Beatrice, their master is imprisoned and subdued.

October, 1963

  • The Avengers are disbanded thanks to pressure from US administration about having NATO operate a powered service on their soil (October 1, 1963)
  • Weapon X is effectively disbanded after the government calls into question everything that it's done.
  • The Hellmouth causes troubles across NYC as Dracula, demons, and Morgan LeFay try to enact their plans to create a bridge between Earth and Hell. Their plans are foiled and Morgan LeFay dies in a final standoff on Halloween.
  • An illness that makes people's powers go berserk and prompts people to act with poor judgment spreads across the globe.

September, 1963

August, 1963

June, 1963

  • A special project, the Avengers, is formed. Slowly Captain America begins recruiting others for the project.

March, 1955

  • Charles Xavier opens Xavier's Institute for Higher Learning.

November, 1954

  • Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr recruit the first mutant for the X-Men.

1953

  • S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division) officially formed with international oversight by NATO.

1952

  • SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) disbanded.

1942

  • Weapon X is created.
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