After breaking Wrecker out of prison, the Wrecking Crew returns to New York, where they attack Hercules, who continues to suffer from a lack of confidence in himself. Noticing a burst of Asgardian power somewhere in the City, Thor flies to investigate. Joining in the fight, Thor realizes that, if Hercules is going to regain his self-confidence, the Olympian must be allowed to save himself. Thor allows himself to be struck down, hoping that it will give Hercules the push he needs to defend them both.
"Tales of Asgard: Where Lies My Loyalty"
Sif and the Grand Vizier discover that Asgard has been surrounded by a barrier which prevents its people from traveling to the mortal plane. With the help of the Celtic gods Leir and Caber, Sif prepares to journey to Earth to inform Thor of the barricade. Meanwhile, hurrying to inform Odin of the situation, the Grand Vizier discovers that the barrier may not be the worst problem Asgard faces.