Ms. Marvel has a new costume. While she admires her new look in the mirror, her Daily Bugle colleague and would-be suitor, Frank Gianelli arrives to inform Carol of the disappearance of a fellow news reporter somewhere in New Mexico. Compelled to investigate, Carol catches a flight to the scene and hears of other recent cases of missing persons in the area.
When Carol's police escort also vanishes without explanation, it's time for Ms. Marvel to show her face, and uh, new duds. She discovers a race of intelligent reptilian creatures who eventually overcome her by psionic attack. They gather her unconscious body and return to their cavern complex lair.