It's time for Acts of Vengeance! Quasar and Stingray have their hands full salvaging the remains of the Avenger's Floating Headquarters after it was sunk by a horde of robots in Avengers #311. Meanwhile, Crusher Creel (AKA the Absorbing Man) resurfaces after a fight with the Hulk, only to be approached by a mysterious stranger. The stranger boost his power and suggests that he find a new sparring partner. Now he's heading in Quasar's direction.