Following Kevin's death, the police try to take Iron Man into custody. Unwilling to surrender to the authorities, Iron Man takes off back to Stark Industries where he is revisited by old memories, and a plaguing question.
After witnessing a police chase into the swamp, Man-Thing gives aid to the fugitive and listens to his story. The two are then confronted by the pursuing lawman who relates his version of events. Upon hearing both sides of the story, Man-Thing must make a choice.
Thor and a small band of fellow gods turn their back on Odin after what they feel was an ill conceived plan with the potential for too many lives to be lost. Each attempt to fit into their newly acquired society, New York.
Delirious after his battle with Quasimodo, the Beast stumbles to the doorstep of Patsy Baxter, née Walker, who has deduced his secret. The two agree to a secretive arrangement and Hank finds his first ally against the mysterious conspiracy that has been hounding him.