Luke Cage [Mark Lucas]; Diamondback [Willis Stryker]; Lonny; Quirt; Billy Bob Rackham; Shades; Comanche; Reva; Tyler Stuart; Dr. Noah Burstein
While serving time for a crime for which he was framed, Lucas volunteers for a medical experiment in a bid to earn parole. The chemical bath treatment is sabotaged by his nemesis, a violent guard, and the result ends in giving Lucas steel hard skin. He escapes and is presumed dead because his shirt, riddled with bullet holes, is recovered. Lucas vows revenge on Stryker, his former friend, who framed him and also caused the death of Reva, his romantic interest.
Iron Fist [Danny Rand]; Wendell Rand; Heather Rand; Yu-Ti; Dragon Kings; Shu-Hu; Harold Meachum
Iron Fist passes the final tests in his K'un-Lun training and is granted the privilege of immortality if he so chooses. During his final battle with the robot Shu-Hu, Danny remembers how his father was killed by Meachum and his mother gave her life to save his as the Rand family searched for the fabled city of K'un-Lun.
Iron Fist [Danny Rand]; Lei Kung the Thunderer; Yu-Ti; Scythe; Shou-Lao the Undying; Wendell Rand; Heather Rand; Harold Meachum
Danny completes his training in K'un-Lun and acquires the power of the Iron Fist but rather than partake of immortality, he decides to return to his own world and seek vengeance against his parents' killer, Harold Meachum. On arriving in New York, Danny faces assassins who are trying to collect a ten thousand dollar bounty against him.
Hulk; Wolverine; Marie Cartier; Georges Baptiste [becomes Wendigo]; Wendigo [becomes Paul Cartier]
Canadian super-agent Wolverine teams up with the Hulk to battle Wendigo. Once the monster is felled, however, Wolvie turns on the Hulk and the two battle. Marie goes ahead with her plans of trying to transfer the power of the Wendigo into the Hulk but when the guilt becomes too much for best friend Georges who feels responsible for Paul's monstrous condition, he works the change on himself. Paul Cartier is returned to human form and Georges becomes the Wendigo.
Nova [Richard Rider] (introduction, origin); Zorr; Centurion Nova-Prime; Charles Rider; Gloria Rider; Robert Rider; Bernie Dillon; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Ginger Jaye; Mike Burley; Donna-Lee Dover
In orbit around Earth, the wounded Centurion Nova-Prime chooses a successor to assume his abilities -- high school student Richard Rider. Rich assumes the costumed identity of Nova and has to battle Centurion Nova-Prime's greatest foe, the conqueror Zorr.
Captain Britain [Brian Braddock]; Joshua Stragg [the Reaver]; Merlin; Roma
Brian arrives at the Darkmoor Research Centre to report for work just as the complex is being attacked by Stragg who plans on capturing the nuclear scientists to use in his own business ventures. Brian escapes on a motorcycle but falls off a cliff when he is blinded by Stragg's airship.
She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Igor Starsky; Rick Jones; Nick Trask's gang
Bruce Banner visits his cousin Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who is defending a gangster against Nick Trask and his gang. When Jennifer is gunned down, Banner gives her a blood transfusion which accidentally turns her into She-Hulk.