Synopsis for “The Avengers Vs The Defenders Chapter 2: Betrayal!”
This is a continuation of the story started in Defenders #8… The Avengers have traveled to Dr. Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum seeking work with Dr. Strange, however all attempts to get inside have been met with resistance both from Dr. Strange’s man-servant Wong, and the mystical protections cast upon the house.
In the Dark Dimension, Dormammu savors the fact that he has tricked his mortal foe, Dr. Strange, into collecting the fragments of the Evil Eye for him. Loki, being denied the restoration of his vision (for now) by Dormammu reflects on the past events that led to this current situation: How he had teamed up with Dormammu and tricked the Defenders into setting out to collect the fragments of the Evil Eye (destroyed by the Human Torch some time ago) thinking that it would be the means to free their friend the Black Knight who is currently trapped in stone, when in reality, it would allow Dormammu to take over Earth’s dimension. Using the Orb of Agamotto, Dr. Strange was able to pinpoint the different fragments and so the Defenders split up to seek them out.
Fearing being double crossed by Dormammu, and figuring if he would take over Earth, Asgard could be the demons next target, Loki decides to seek the aid of the Avengers. Appearing before them at Avengers Mansion, Loki explains to the Avengers that the Defenders are seeking out the fragments of the Evil Eye for sinister ends, and so the Avengers split up into groups to intercept each member of the Defenders in hopes of stopping them.