In September 2010, Marvel launched Invaders Now, a miniseries starring Steve Rogers: Super Soldier, Captain America (Bucky), the original Human Torch, Toro, Namor the Sub-Mariner, and Spitfire. The Invaders are all reunited by Aarkus, the original Vision (along with the current Union Jack) to face a resurfaced threat from World War II. This threat manifests as a disease that mutates those infected, causing horrible deformation, granting superhuman strength, and driving the victim insane with pain and rage; those infected are driven to attack and thereby infect others. In World War II this pathogen was created by Arnim Zola, as his last project before suffering the wounds which necessitated his consciousness being transferred into a robotic form. To contain the plague the Invaders had to kill the entire population of a village in Germany, including some who had been infected but had not yet transformed. Now, the infection has returned in the modern era.