Ultron continues to plot the destruction of Manhattan after his initial plan was defeated at the hands of the Vision. The Avengers prepare a trap at a UN summit which lures Ultron towards the secret of Adamantium.
With Xavier in a coma, the only clue to saving him lies within his brain. 'The Hulk' is the only information the X-Men can glean from his mind, though. With only one clue, the team heads to Vegas to tackle the green skinned goliath.
Kang's creation the Growing Man captures Tony Stark in order to lure the Avengers his own time. This time, he brings them forward in time, not to wage battle, but as allies in a game of chess against a powerful being and his own set of champions.
The Black Panther, Yellowjacket, and Vision are sent back in time to Nazi Germany circa 1941 to face three of the most heroic men from that era Captain America, Namor the Sub-Mariner, and the original Human Torch in a contest to decide the fate of Earth.
City officials begin missing and the Avengers decide to investigate. At a meeting, Scorpio blows up the room and captures the team. This leads to an unveiling of the group Scorpio has been a part of since he began his attacks on S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Man-Ape calls Captain America through subterfuge, but is forced to retreat in battle against the Avengers. He manages to set in to motion other methods with which to bring the Avengers down, starting with the Black Panther.
Namor visits his outposts to find an entire station deserted of life after a gas explosion caused by waste dropped in the sea by surfacemen. Namor begins taking measures to secure his domain, which could lead to war if not heeded.