Spider-Man is on his way to a chemistry class and a make-up exam when he is attacked in mid-web-swing by a flock of seagulls. He quickly drops down onto a roof, but before he can fight the birds off, they suddenly fly away. Because someone has obviously used the birds to get his attention, he decides to follow them instead of simply ignoring them. Meanwhile, at Avengers Mansion, Simon Williams, also known as Wonder Man, has spent the morning reading Raymond Chandler novels. A loud crash from the records room brings him running, and when he enters he finds the Griffin. The winged criminal is looking for the Avengers, particularly the Beast, but Wonder Man says that he happens to be the only one present. Then he slams the Griffin with his fist, and their battle begins.