Marvel Universe

Cosmic Cube

Desired by many yet controlled by few. The Cosmic Cubes are super powered relics from the realm of the Beyonders – those daring enough to possess one gain the ability to re-write reality and manipulate space-time itself. Learn its all-powerful history here!


The Shaper of Worlds

Origin in A.I.M.

in Tales of Suspense (1959) #79

In its first appearance, the Cosmic Cube is under the close guard of Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.), stashed away from the power mad Red Skull. But what happens when Cap’s greatest nemesis gets his hands on a reality-altering Cube? Read through #81 and find out!

Imperious Rex!

in Avengers (1963) #40

Namor, King of Atlantis, summons his deep-sea subjects to uncover a Cosmic Cube from his ocean’s depths. Once in his grasp, Namor conjures a nightmarish beast against the Avengers…that’s an amalgamation of several aquatic critters!

A Little Help from Cap’s Friends

in Captain America (1968) #115

Part one in a four-issue arc! Cap’s deepest fear comes true – Red Skull claims the future of humanity by stealing a Cosmic Cube and refusing to share its power with world leaders. Enter Sam Wilson as the Falcon in #117 – here to liberate Cap who’s been switched into Red Skull’s body!

Cube Squared

in Super-Villain Team-Up (1975) #16

He may be banished, but don’t count Red Skull out! Skull and the aptly named Hate-Monger create a second Cosmic Cube on Exile Island. But will it have the celestial powers of the first?

It’s Alive!

in Avengers (1963) #289

In his quest to become more than an artificial life form, A.I.M.’s Super-Adaptoid unleashes the power of a Cosmic Cube…but upon appearing, the Cube takes the form of a sentient being named Kubik!

Magus Goes Mad

in Infinity War (1992) #1

The Magus, an evil alternate version of Adam Warlock, acquires a handful of Cosmic Cubes to re-shape the Marvel Universe in his image. Now, all heroes stand united against an incursion of their depraved doppelgängers! Stay tuned for the game-changer when Warlock assembles the Infinity Gauntlet.

The Good Goddess?

in Infinity Crusade (1993) #1

The Goddess, another one of Adam Warlock’s counterparts, collects 30 cosmic “containment units” from myriad dimensions. With the fragmented Cubes as one, The Goddess attempts to eradicate ‘evil’…but her black and white morality is a major issue for Earth’s heroes!

Under New Ownership

in Captain America (2004) #1

In yet another attempt at toppling the world and rebuilding it from ashes, the Red Skull constructs a new Cube from shards of broken ones. But before the clock strikes midnight, a cybernetic commando with orders to kill intercepts Red Skull’s plans…and takes the Cube on assignment.

Absorbing Man Gone Cosmic

in The Mighty Avengers (2007) #32

In one blunder of a security breach, the Absorbing Man absorbs fragments of a Cosmic Cube from H.A.M.M.E.R., Norman Osborn’s task force. Read through #33 for the full, unbelievable battle!

The World According to Thanos

in Avengers Assemble (2012) #6

The mad Thanos has a Cosmic Cube and the Badoon race under his thumb – will the combined might of the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy be enough to overthrow the overlord?

Avengers Standoff

in Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha (2016) #1

Project Kobik unveiled! Under Maria Hill’s initiative, S.H.I.E.L.D. uses fragments of Cosmic Cubes to create a superhuman prison with the appearance of a small, American town. Stranger still? S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Cosmic Cubes reassemble in the shape of a young girl, the naive yet omnipotent Kobik! Read the entire Standoff event, available as a Discover!