"To Be Beaten by Byrrah!"
Lord Byrrah fumes over his past failed attempts to best Namor for the throne of Atlantis, and now plans his next effort. He somehow whips up the Atlanteans about Namor's failure to lead them against the surface people and demands a duel to determine who is fit to lead. Byrrah leaves nothing to fate, and Namor is defeated by Byrrah's trickery.
The Hulk in on a rampage, driven by the Stranger's brainwashing to rid the Earth of mankind. Only by changing back to Bruce Banner does he shake out of his spell. Banner realizes that unless he can get to his Gamma Ray device at the army base, he will fall back under the Stranger's grasp. Back at the base, spy Emil Blonsky is attempting to steal the secret of the machine when Banner arrives. As Banner attempts to set a lethal dose of rays, he is caught by guards, who take him away. Blonsky steps into the device and is transformed into the Abomination.
First appearance of the Abomination.
Contains a fan letter from Bill Mantlo.