THE RISE OF THE HAMMER Jordan Boone lets slip a valuable secret on Alchemax, and his lack of discretion costs him dearly. What is the Valhalla Project Boone spoke of? Miguel discovers that Lyla may have significant technical errors, while Conchata O’ Hara investigates Spider-Man on her own terms. Who are these new incarnations of Thor and Heimdall? And are they really immortal beings of Asgard?
Alchemax creep Jordan Boone gloats in an e-mail to friend Henri about the dirt he's discovered about the Valhalla project. Suddenly, he's busted by guards and dragged away.
Meanwhile in Downtown, Spidey plows through the Fenris gangs while the townspeople cheer on. Apparently one of their worst, a barbarian named Bloodsword, attacks. Spidey clasps his sword in both hands, slicing the metal to pieces with his talons. Spider-Man knocks him out cold, and takes off before the crowd expects him to perform miracles.
Gabe is also Downtown with his girlfriend Kasey. While Kasey and her gang plan how to utilize thier alliance with Spider-Man, Gabe storms out feeling upstaged by Spidey. But does he know who's behind the mask???
At Alchemax, Tyler consoles Dana about Miguel's disappearance when Mig makes a timely return. Miguel questions Lyla why she hadn't informed him correctly about Dana's calls. Lyla says she'll self-diagnose, while Tyler recommends they visit the new Floating City. When Miguel accuses Tyler of making opportunites for Boone, Tyler informs him that Jordan was fired.
Miguel's mom, Conchata, has a cup of coffee at the Wellvale home. The waiter, her informant named Tux, gives her the news from Downtown of Spider-Man's activites. She seems pleased, but implies that Downtown may offer her redemption for the wicked things she's done in her life.
Miguel and Dana are taken to Valhalla, the floating city, by skycar. The impressive structure features a "rainbow bridge" (nicknamed Bifrost after the real rainbow bridge to Asgard) which allows maglev cars to float over to the city - producing a rainbow colored effect. They arrive just in time for the countdown to a complete powering up of the city. Miguel spots someone high above with his enhanced sight, but his warnings are drowned out by the crowds. There's an explosion as the city starts to move. As the masses panic and flee, from above descends two men calling themselves Thor and Heimdall, come to bring the world into a proper Golden Age - and woe to the false harbingers of Thor!