The story opens with Peter Parker in a
Barstuck''s pondering how to approach an attractive woman there. He
dithers too long and she leaves, so Peter takes his burrito and
swings across the rooftops as Spider-Man, looking for a quiet place
to eat his lunch. Before he can tuck in, his spider-sense goes off
and he turns to see a city floating in the air high above Manhattan.
A horde of birdmen descend on the city and Spidey takes them on
singlehandedly (like he has a choice?) and is soon overwhelmed. The
Inhumans come to his rescue and Pete immediately develops a crush on
their queen Medusa. It turns out that the birdmen are attacking the
Inhuman''s home of New Attilan (currently in New York); Spidey
volunteers to join them in the absence of the Avengers and Fantastic
Four. At the palace in New Attilan, four rookie Inhumans are trying
to fight off the monsters and losing when Spidey arrives with Medusa
and Gorgon (plus Triton who was already on the scene). Beating the
attackers, the Inhumans use Eldrac the living gateway to transport
them to the island in the sky. There they meet the city''s ruler, Red
Raven, who holds a grudge against the Inhumans for destroying his
home and killing his mutating Vera, for which he now seeks vengeance.
He traps Medusa, Gorgon, and Triton in a force bubble and drops
Spidey and the four rookies out of the bottom of the floating city to
plummet to the Earth below....