"Outside the Gates Waits..Death!"
Lord Byrrah has bested Namor by trickery and somehow gained the loyalty of the Atlanteans, and now holds the throne. Namor is taken prisoner, where he sees Byrrah's secret partnership with Warlord Krang and Attuma. Namor's death sentence is to be carried out by the Menace at Inferno Isle. The Sub-Mariner bests the monster, while Lady Dorma discovers how Byrrah put the Atlanteans under a hypnotic effect to sway them. The Avenging Son returns to mete out punishment.
"Whosoever Harms the Hulk..!"
The Hulk, battered by the Abomination, lies near death, and the Abomination kidnaps Betty Ross. General Ross is desperate, and knows only the Hulk can help him. Rick Jones holds the key to reviving the Hulk, and then helping him revert to Bruce Banner. Doctor Banner hatches a plan that draws the Abomination back and saps his strength. As the plot unfolds, Banner's excitement gets the best of him, and the Hulk steps in to deliver some payback to the Abomination. The Stranger, seeing that between the two monsters, the Abomination is the better tool due to his evil nature, abducts the Abomination.