"World Without End?"
Still seeking a sense of purpose in her new lease of life, Valkyrie gravitates towards Doctor Strange's Greenwich Village Sanctum Sanctorum.
Stephen Strange counsels her to make amends with Namor and the Hulk who she had estranged by suggesting they form a permanent alliance as the Defenders.
She locates both through the navigational aid of mystic ruby crystals. Before Val can get into another row with either one of them, they are both spirited away. The crystals still track Jade Jaws and Subby's energies to a solitary lighthouse on the Maine coastline.
Accompanied by Namor's cousin, Nita, Val breaks an illusion of an invisible barrier to be confronted by the sight of a sinister automaton.
The Omegatron was created by the nihilistic scientist Yandroth, to disintegrate the planet on completion of its inbuilt countdown device by speaking his maker's name. In the past Doctor Strange had placed a time-freezing spell over the doomsday machine. This very spell has been weakened and the countdown is nigh once more.
Val and Nita have to make their way past spellbound Namor and the Hulk to still the Omegatron's tongue.