Gamma radiation causes local plantlife to go wild, and it happens right near The Defenders’ mountain hideaway. The plants start infecting the local humans, Beast uses science, Gargoyle and Moondragon kiss inside the big plant monster to make it easier for Moondragon to mentally communicate with her, and somehow Gargoyle’s hand grows back. (And I bet that’s not all that grew!)
So I think maybe they’re a thing now?
Creators: Peter Gillis and Don Perlin