In the midst of the symbiote attack on New York, the Hood's crew rip off a 12.7 million dollar robbery. The Hood's full plan is revealed, turning the supervillains into a large and organized group in exchange for a portion of their take. They learn of the symbiote attack, and the Hood sees it as an opportunity.
The "Nitro" who appears in this issue is likely a Skrull substitute, as the real Nitro is in Atlantean custody at the time of the story. The Chemistro who appears is Calvin Carr, using his reformed brother Curtis's name as an alias. "Rampage" is not the original Stuart Clarke, aligned with the Punisher at the time of the story, but one of Clarke's Recession Raiders. The Squid is erroneously depicted to look like Constrictor.