The night before MACH-1 turns himself into the authorities, the Thunderbolts enjoy dinner at a fancy restaurant! But their fun evening is violently interrupted by a Hydra death squad! However like a well-oiled machine, the T-Bolts quickly recover and rout the Hydra assassins! Fortunately or perhaps unfortunately, the local media is there to report on the battle. And the news report garners the attention of the Crimson Cowl, Baron Zemo, Citizen V, and Earth's Mightiest Heroes!