For their next mission, Immortus shows our heroes a battle between a rock monster from space and The Avengers. The rock monster turns out to be none other than The Grey Gargoyle, who destroys a new atomic isotope during the fight, hastening the nuclear holocaust which is set to envelop the Earth. Given that the depicted battle happened in the past of the current reality, the team ask how history can be changed? Immortus explains that "Multiverse Theory is a bitch" and that the team probably wouldn't understand the explanation if he gave it anyway. Seeing that planning has been working more or less well for them, the team ponder how to defeat the Grey Gargoyle before he gets into the city and destroys the isotope. Sonic Tsunami is smart enough to try looking up information on the Avengers' computer and the team formulate a plan of taking turns getting Grey Gargoyle's attention and hoping to draw him away from the city. The Arsonist volunteers to be turned to stone multiple times to experience what it's like.
"Fools! you have released me and now you will die!"
As is to prove his point, Grey Gargoyle reaches out and turns The Arsonist to stone. Coming to a decision, Manzilla dives into a dead-drop, coming down directly on Grey Gargoyle's head, knocking both himself and his foe into unconsciousness.