When last we met, the heroes had been recruited by Nick Fury and SHIELD to investigate the disappearance of two SHIELD agents (whom some of the team met back in issue three) who were, in turn, investigating the actions of The Yellow Claw on the island of Nop Yaan, off the coast of China, and the possible existence of a portal to he Negative Zone. After infiltrating the island with various levels of stealth (ranging from very to oh-not-at-all just a few rounds later), the team was attacked by hundreds of seemingly mind-controlled peasants under the influence of the Yellow Claw.
During the ensuing chaos, the team discovered the Negative Zone portal and managed to escape the peasant army by passing through the portal and into the Negative Zone.
Equipped with anti-matter harnesses, energy analyzers, and a homing beacon tied to the whereabouts of the two missing SHIELD agents, the group began to explore the Negative Zone.
Discovering several beams of unusual energy passing through this region of the Negative Zone, the team managed to track the origin of one of them to a floating island of debris adrift in the zone.
More to come...