"The Absorption Principle"
Quasar and Stingray clean up after the destruction of the Avenger floating headquarters (see Avengers #311), and then returns to work as Wendell Vaughn, only to learn that his security company has landed its first job. On the way to his first meeting with the new client, he gets a call from Captain America that the Absorbing Man in on the rampage. Somebody has given Crusher Creel new abilities, and he has sought out an adamantium manufacturer in seeking to make himself indestructible. Quasar confronts him, only to have the Absorbing Man latch onto the Quantum bands, giving him untold power. Quasar warns him that the Quantum bands tend to destroy the unqualified users, but Crusher Creel doesn't listen to good advice.