I have this Annual and tellingly I remember not a thing about it, though the Scarlet Witch strip brings back faint echoes as it was a sequal and closure to the Immortus storyline and designed to bring her back into Avengers service refreshed.
How utterly of its time this Annual is, pumped out inconsequential productÂ with Darkhawk as 'Special Guest Star'... what excitement. Darkhawk was one of many new and forgettable characters created to fill new books, and while easy to dismiss now due to the dullness of their books, the characters like Darkhawk and Terror Inc who came out of this era of oversaturation mark the last of a time when Marvel had creators and a regime that could, and would, create new things... forgettable though they might have been...
Well said, this modern push to replace existing characters in the name of political correctness instead of creating new exciting characters that fit the diverse reality of our changing world has got to stop. Wasn't this art form built on creativity yet all we get is......let's turn Thor into a girl. Sad.