Title: AVENGERS#263 by Roger Stern (writer) with John
Buscema & Tom Palmer
Synopsis: Melter is observing Avengers Mansion through a view
gloats to his assistant that he has a ray that will wipe out Avengers
Mansion and everyone in it. But before he can fire the ray, the assistant
guns himm down, declaring, "Justice is Served!"
Is it a key part of the overall Scourge storyline? No
Does it tie into the main story? No, beyond the fact that the
are present in the mansion as a result of the main story. While the
Melter's body was eventually recovered I believe, I don't know if the
Avengers ever found out they were ever in danger.
Comments: This was probably Scourge's most significant hit
We never find out if the ray actually worked
From my memory, the assistant was merely tied up but someone else
recalls that he was killed. Does anyone have a copy of the issue and can
state one way or the other?