On the planet Xandar, the armies of Kang the Conqueror are attacking the Nova Corps HQ as Nova Prime puts out a distress signal. The Guardians of the Galaxy answer the distress signal. While Rocket Raccoon and Groot remain on the ship, Star-Lord, Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer jump towards Nova Corps HQ where they work to keep Kang the Conqueror’s forces from harming the evacuating citizens who are heading towards the rescue boats. Kang arrives with Ravonna and pits the Guardians of the Galaxy against Eson the Searcher upon summoning him from the end of time. After the Guardians of the Galaxy defeat Eson the Searcher, Nova Prime thanks them for helping to clear the civilians as Kang the Conqueror unleashes missile-like devices which cause a section of Xandar to disappear. Upon getting a contact from Earth, Star-Lord states that they have to warn Earth about Kang.
In Manhattan, the Avengers hold a victory party at Avengers Mansion that is attended by Captain America, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Giant-Man, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, Wasp, and White Tiger, while Hulk is away for his quiet time. Nick Fury contacts the Avengers and tells them about massive radiation spikes around a remote research facility in Siberia, Attumaﾒs forces being sighted in the Pacific Ocean, and a prison breakout heading for Brooklyn Bridge.