Thor escapes to Earth and disguises himself as Donald Blake in order to escape Hela's gaze. When Loki betrays Thor's whereabouts to death incarnate, Balder makes a grave decision while Volstagg is dispatched to Earth to warn Blake.
The Silver Surfer is beseeched by Balder the Brave to do battle at Thor's side. When the Sky Rider arrives at the scene of the battle in D.C. Thor is relieved from his oath to Earth and sets out to free Asgard from Loki's reign.
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.
The questing team of Thor, Fandral, Volstagg, and Hogun are beset by a mysterious woman who casts spell on the group. Meanwhile, Mangog invades Asgard, and Odin leads a last ditch attempt to save his kingdom.
Asgard returns to it's rightful location, and Hela arrives to take Odin's soul but is blocked when Thor places a time barrier around Odin's body. When Pluto arrives for the same purpose, the two Gods of Death wage battle.
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.
Thor's Asgardian friends are pitted against him in Hell by Mephisto. Unwilling to raise his hands against those he calls 'friend', can Thor best his true enemy and the hordes raised by the Dark Prince?
The Hulk finds himself near Tel Aviv, Israel, and the military do not respond well to his presence. Meanwhile, Jim Wilson tries to return home and finds himself instead in the middle of the Leader's latest scheme.
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.
Captain America and the Femme Force are called forth on a red alert by Nick Fury. Their target: Hyrda's new headquarters. As the team leaves bickering between Val and Sharon over Captain America reaches a fever pitch just before the aircraft is hijacked.
Grief stricken by the potential loss of Sharon Carter, Captain America attacks the Hydra agents on the airplane with a fury. Landing, Agent 13 is rushed to a hospital. Meanwhile, Supreme Hydra and the mysterious benefactor behind the attack work out a new plan.
The true force behind Hydra's workings is revealed to be the Red Skull. While gloating to the Kingpin, Captain America, and the Falcon, the Red Skull reveals that there is a fifth sleeper about to bring devastation down upon Las Vegas.
The Inheritor crashes on Earth and begins to destroy any human he sees, believing them to be an obstacle to his supremacy on Earth. Meanwhile, Banner tries to conduct research that could end his alter ego, the Hulk!
The Hulk spots and chases an unidentified green-haired woman, believing her to be his love Jarella. In fact, it is Lorna Dane of the X-Men, en route to reunite with Alex Summers - Havok. As a result, Lorna's mistaken identity causes the rampant abilities of the Hulk and Havok to clash.
Jameson is rescued from a potential riot by Spider-Man and in true flat-top fashion, swears vengeance on the web head for such an affront. He employs Smythe to create another Spider Slayer, but the scientist may have other plans for the robot.
Peter becomes aware of the cameras monitoring him and devises a plan to protect his identity. Meanwhile, Smyth prepares to get in bed with the major crime bosses of New York, but before a deal can be reached he must defeat Spider-Man.
Smythe brings a helpless Spider-Man back to his headquarters where the top crime bosses await him. They agree to go along with Smythe's plan and pull a bank heist with him directing their escape route. Flash apologizes to Gwen as the mystery surrounding him deepens.
Flash Thompson is taken into custody by MP's and while en route to a federal building, they are attacked by oriental aggressors. Spider-Man saves his rival of Gwen's affection and is informed of the trouble that Flash is in.
Flash has been kidnapped by those who would avenge the Hidden Temple. Peter cannot slip away without Gwen thinking of him as a coward, but he comes up with a plan for Spider-Man to swing into action and he receives help from an unexpected source.