Avengers [Captain America [Bucky Barnes]; Spider-Man; Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers]; Spider-Woman [Jessica Drew]; Ronin [Clint Barton]; Luke Cage; Mockingbird]; GUESTS: Jessica Jones; Danielle Cage; Victoria Hand; Dr. Voodoo; The Thing; Misty Knight; Iron Fist; Hellcat; Valkyrie; Daredevil; Dr. Strange; Wasp [Hank Pym]; Dark Avengers [Iron Patriot [Norman Osborn]; Sentry; Wolverine [Daken]; Hawkeye [Bullseye]; Ms. Marvel [Moonstone]; Spider-Man [Mac Gargan]]; VILLAINS: The Hood; Madame Masque; Jonas Harrow (death); Wrecker; Thunderball; Bulldozer; Piledriver; Chemistro; Crossfire; Razorfist; Blood Brother; Brother's Grimm; Deathwatch; Griffin; The Answer; Blackout; Corruptor; Mandrill
The Avengers have rescued Luke Cage but discover that Norman has had a homing device placed directly on Luke's heart. Hank Pym and Dr. Strange shrink small enough to enter Luke's body and try to remove the device--which also contains a bomb. As Norman and his Avengers follow the tracker to capture Cage once again, the signal leads to Norman's summer home which blows up. Luke is reunited with his family and begins to think twice about his heroic exploits. The Hood returns to his cabal, kills Harrow and tells them that they now work directly for Osborn. Norman commands them to kill the Avengers.