Fresh off of last issue's attack on the Oscars, Marcus ramps up his efforts to discredit Russell's and Tiburon's new team of Guardians. Utilizing one of Agent Bennet's enslaved metas, Russell devises a multi-pronged attack that leads to Tiburon placing an occupying force of Atlantean soldiers in Paris. Seeing this as the first step in what could turn into World War III, Amazonia warns Tiburon that should Atlantis overstep its bounds, she will
bring the full might of her people against him. Playing both sides against the middle, Marcus sets the stage to eliminate both Tiburon and Amazonia, leaving Russell alone and at his vengeful lack of mercy.