Adam Warlock senses a cosmic disturbance and contacts Eternity to talk about it. Eternity rebuffs him and he is then confronted by his good half, the Goddess, who zaps him away. The most spiritual minded of the heroes of earth are contacted by the Goddess and asked to join in her crusade for universal enlightenment. They join her quest and are teleported away, leaving confused teammates behind. As the remaining heroes gather to try and figure out where their missing companions have gone, the Goddess forms a planet and Paradise Omega for her followers.
The Goddess introduces her followers to her own brand of galactic salvation and presents them with the Cosmic Egg. The heroes left behind begin to figure out what is going on and where their friends and allies have gone. Aurora reverts to her Jean-Marie persona and feels the pull of the Goddess. Cap, Vision and Iron Man accompany her in a Quinjet as she makes her way to Paradise Omega. The trio confront the Goddess and her massive ploy of mind control for peace but are rebuffed and find themselves cast out of Paradise. They take the Quinjet to the moon to talk to the Watcher.
Adam Warlock; Lord Chaos; Master Order; Eternity; Thanos; Goddess (flashback); Soul Gem; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Elvis Presley; Moondragon [Heather Douglas]; Drax [Arthur Douglas]; Swordsman [Jacques Duquesne]; Pip the Troll [Pip Gofern]; Gamora; Mole Man [Harvey Rupert Elder]; Maxam; Vindicator [Heather Hudson]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Vision
Chaos and Order monitor Adam Warlock's movements. Warlock remembers ignoring Eternity's arguments about his use of the Infinity Gauntlet. Warlock brings himself back to reality and meets with the Reality Gem's guardian, Thanos.
The Watcher informs Cap, Iron Man and Vision that the Goddess has sent out a universal peace wave. They begin to debate whether the Goddess is doing harm or good. Warlock, Thanos and Mephisto meet to discuss the situation. Mephisto agrees to help if he can have a Cosmic Cube in return. Professor X contacts Moondragon on Paradise Omega but gets mind blasted. With a harmonic disruptor in their possession, the heroes head for Paradise Omega. The Surfer breaks the Goddess' hold over him and is forced to battle Firelord. Pip teleports himself to the Cosmic Egg and turns the Goddess into salt.