Triax, backed into a corner, has taken two of Warlock's young followers hostage. Warlock struggles to talk Triax down as the the tension builds to a climax that will have deathly consequences for all involved.
After months of self imposed hibernation, brought on by recent tragedies, Warlock awakes once more to face a new threat. Though he knows not why he has awoken it will take the help of the Counter-Earth Doom to succeed.
Though his efforts have been overwhelmingly benevolent, Warlock finds himself framed as a menace by President Carpenter, a former ally. Thus Warlock has become embroiled in a strange conspiracy and his first obstacle is the Counter-Earth Reed Richards, aka the Brute.