With a touch that can turn any man into stone, the Grey Gargoyle battles the Falcon and Captain America. He makes a strategic retreat with hopes of creating an army of living statues, and culminating his plan by stealing Element X.
Johnny races back from the desert to be with Roxanne, only to have the law and the limitations of his mortal form catch up with him. Meanwhile, a mysterious new player enters the devil's game of souls.
After being abandoned in the desert by the Son of Satan, the Witch-Woman shows the Rider a new application for his power. Meanwhile, Roxanne has her own troubles as she tries to make it back to civilization.
As Bruce pilots his craft back from Counter-Earth, Thunderbolt Ross makes plans to destroy the ship and with it, the Hulk. Neither could realize that their conflict will wake an abomination or, more specifically, the Abomination.
Should Thor lift his hand against Xorr it would mean the end of Sif, but to do nothing means abandoning her to her fate. The Thunder God is at a loss for a solution but in the meantime he must defend the God Jewel from the advances of Mercurio.
"Where Pass the Black Stars There Also Passes...Death! "
Asgard has been retaken and Odin returned to the throne but the shadow of doom is never far from the realm eternal. Before the dust settles, Thor must venture to the home of Tana Nile to face a new and insurmountable threat.