"Lest Mankind Fall!"
On Earth, Pluto stands triumphant, with Thor and Sif prisoners of the Mutates. In Asgard, Balder is cursed with visions of Karnilla, whose love he had spurned, but now kindles in his heart. Odin sends Balder to Earth to join the fray, and Thor manages to undo Pluto's time displacement field. When Pluto's schemes are brought to Zeus' attention, he lends his might to send Pluto back to the Underworld, but inside the City Atomic Research Facility, Adam Warlock has stirred, and the danger is not over.