The Avengers appear to have been spanked by the Mandroids, however Iron Man reroutes the energy from his own power pods into the Mandroids, which causes them to shut down. The Avengers soon come to the aid of an injured Triton, who was attacked by a mob of angry humans who thought he was an alien. Triton explains that he was seeking the Fantastic Four because his leader Black Bolt had been exiled to San Francisco while his brother, the insane Maximus has taken over the Great Refuge - the hidden city of the Inhumans. The Vision reminds the others that their friends are still prisoners of the Skrulls, the Avengers split into two teams: Captain America, Goliath, and Rick Jones would travel to San Francisco with Triton, while Thor, and Iron Man would join the Vision into space to find Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Captain Marvel.
In San Francisco, Black Bolt and a young boy called Joey whom he befriended are pinned in by a street gang hoping to exploit Bolt's abilities, however Bolt and Joey are saved by the timely intervention of the Avengers. Bolt joins them on their journey to the Hidden City of the Inhumans. While back in New York, the Vision decides that perhaps it's best to help his comrades save the Inhumans first so he, Iron Man and Thor travel to the Great Refuge as well just as Black Bolt uses his powerful voice to destroy the barrier erected by Maximus (last issue).
On the other side of the barrier, the Avengers find an Inhuman war party waiting for them, after a quick battle, Maximus is dethroned and Black Bolt resumes his place as the rightful leader of the Inhumans. However the fleeing Kree manage to kidnap Rick Jones. After the whole thing with the Inhumans, the Avengers vow to travel into space to rescue their captured comrades.