Cannonball leads his team against the Valkyries and other various Asgardians from Hela’s army in the caverns beneath the Valkyries castle. The battle is soon joined by the dwarfs who see Boom-Boom battling and do not want to be seen as weak compared to her. Hela sends Mirage to capture Eitri and scatter a immobilizing potion over the New Mutants. Despite the human part of Dani resisting, Mirage does as she is commanded, capturing Eitri, who Hela wants to create her the ultimate weapon, and the New Mutants all find themselves unable to move. Locked in yet another dungeon, they argue, especially Boom-Boom, before she unleashes a time bomb, which breaks the floor around her and enables her to fall into a cellar below. She quickly deals with the guards, before she sends more time bombs up by her teammates to break the floor around them, enabling them to fall down too, though she wonders why she bothered. They can all move again, and just in time too, as more guards attack them, though the New Mutants easily take them down. They then disguise themselves in robes and cloaks, as they make their way through the castle, eventually coming across Wolfsbane’s beloved wolf-prince, Hrimhari, who is imprisoned also. They free him and Hrimhari reveals that Hela wants the wolf people to be scouts in her army. Hela opens a portal to Hel, and the New Mutants watch as the Valkyries lead all sorts of Asgardians into Hel to become part of Hela’s army. Hela then begins to cast a magic barrier all around the Valkyries castle, so Warlock flies his friends towards the closing gap, knowing they have to make it to Odin - but only he, Boom-Boom and Hrimhari make it through. Cannonball, Sunspot, Rictor and Wolfsbane are soon confronted by a Valkyrie. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Skids decides to keep her force field up all through the night, as in the morning, Freedom Force wouldn’t risk a battle against them with tourists around on Liberty Island. However, her plan doesn’t go as she hoped when Freedom Force excavate the ground beneath her, and carry her and Rusty off in their own self-imposed prison.
- Writer: Louise Simonson
- Artist: Bret Blevins