The search for the Silver Surfer is on but has so far proved fruitless. Just when their quarry is within their grasp Strange and Namor let him slip away, but not before a clue to his whereabouts sets them on the right path.
With the Silver Surfer now in their ranks the Defenders enter another dimension in hopes of bypassing the barrier that keeps the Surfer on earth. Still, inter-dimensional travel is not without its pitfalls and the group find themselves once again in the land of the Nameless One.
Having rescued Barbara Norriss, now lost to madness, from the Nameless One, the Defenders find themselves back on earth again. Quickly divided by in-fighting, the group becomes ensnared in a conflict that involves the Executioner, the Enchantress and the Black Knight.
Lost and wandering in the Canadian wilderness, Hulk soon discovers one of the darker mysteries of the true north. Meanwhile, Thunderbolt Ross is in the process of finagling his Hulkbusters through customs.
When Peter recieves a strange message from Canada intended for Aunt May, he uses his cover as news photographer to fund his trip north. However, he may have bitten off more than he can chew in trying to get photos of the Hulk.
Spidey's battle with the Hulk rages and neither is willing to give an inch, until Peter remembers the real reason he's come to Canada. Making a swift exit, he sets off to solve the mystery surrounding Aunt May.
Remorseful over his previous dismissal of the Defenders, the Silver Surfer returns to find Strange's mansion under siege. Given the circumstances, the rest of the reluctant team welcomes him with open arms.
Namor takes leave of his new protege, leaving Tamara to explore Atlantis on her own. After a scuffle and a wrong turn she finds herself in the clutches of the surface men; a fact which must inevitably draw Namor to the surface again.
With Dr. Calvin recovered, Ka-Zar and Bobbi Morse accompany her to the S.H.I.E.L.D heli-carrier for meeting with Fury. Ka-Zar must intercede when the rogue Gemini stages a daring heist aboard the ship.
When the world becomes aware of the romance between the Scarlet Witch and the Vision the response is mostly positive. Still, there are those that see the union as unnatural and before long a group of fanatics decide to take matters into their own hands.
The battle for Atlantis has been won but there is no time for celebration when a seemingly new threat arises. But will Namor make the startling connection to recent events in time to stop the catastrophe.