The Sons of the Serpent frame Black Panther for a series of crimes in order to fuel racial tension in the city. The Avengers help their teammate out by creating an elaborate ruse against the secret society.
Continuing from last issue, the Avengers are alerted of a string of crimes that are apparently being caused by the Black Panther, which the Sons of the Serpent are using to fuel racial tensions in the city, by promising to execute the Panther on national television. This causes the city to become split over the issue of race, and tension on the Dan Dunn show explode.
The Avengers, seeking to get to the bottom of things, track down and battle the "Black Panther", who manages to easily defeat the Avengers and escape. While recouping back at Avengers Mansion they soon see on television that the Sons of the Serpent have "captured" Black Panther and are about to unmask him on television. The Avengers rush to the station and battle the Son of the Serpent and when the real Black Panther frees himself, they reveal the one the Serpents "unmasked" to really be an impostor.
The masterminds behind the Sons of the Serpent are unmasked and revealed to be Dan Dunn and Montague Hale