As the New Avengers chafe under Norman Osborn's Dark Reign, one of the Hood's gang discovers a way to negate the heroes' powers - turning the tide of battle in a single shocking instant. Which Avenger suffers a debilitating injury during the clash, and are the others willing to turn to their newest nemesis to save their teammate's life? Then, Steve Rogers is back - but he may be too late, as Osborn launches his invasion of Asgard! As the gods fall, the Avengers must run a gauntlet of the Hood's cronies. Will they emerge triumphant in time to stop Osborn's siege?