The alien Vision (Aarkus) is gathering the former World War II era Invaders who have been oddly pairing up subconsciously for various missions. After a virus-driven outbreak of deformed rampaging monstrous humans is contained in a hospital in the Netherlands, Steve Rogers is prepared to alert the Avengers when the Vision transports his gathered Invaders into Rogers' office. Aarkus knew that the Invaders must reunite for this mystery for the fate of the world. Steve explains the monsters are somehow connected to a past event when an innocent town was murdered by the Invaders!
Although not from the original Invaders team, Joseph Chapman, the current Union Jack, is brought on to the team by the Vision as the best alternative to complete the team.
A villain calling himself Atom Smasher appears in Manhattan but is contained in an armored car covered in concrete by Captain America (Bucky) and Toro. It is unclear which Atom Smasher this is as he appears more like the English brothers, both of whom are thought to be dead, but not like Atom Smasher III from Iron Man #287-288.