on page nine of avengers 20, there was a shot of his head, black as night, then the next frame it appeared as if the black was just flaking off. later on page 20(ish... the last page on the planet of the nihili(spelling?)) he was again solid black. i heard someone on the boards nonchalantly state that he merged with abyss, but i dont recall that ever happening prior to this, nor did the current issue seem to make a big deal over this proposed merger. anyone got any ideas/theories/answers?