Thanos and the Surfer become unlikely allies in the face of the threat the Goddess poses. She sends her followers to drop a bomb in Avenger's HQ but the acolytes find the complex empty when they arrive. That's because the Avengers and their allies are on the way to Paradise Omega in modified Quinjets. Thanos explains his plans to the heroes and, with the help of a powered up Silver Surfer, they are able to make planet fall on the Goddess' world. The heroes prepare to battle their mind controlled former friends and allies. Within the Soul Gem, Adam Warlock petitions the Magus for his help.
HEROES: Infinity Watch [Adam Warlock; Moondragon; Gamora; Drax the Destroyer; Maxam; Pip]; Avengers [Captain America; Iron Man; Thor; Vision; Wonder Man; She-Hulk; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Scarlet Witch]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman; Human Torch; The Thing]; X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Jean Grey; Storm; Wolverine; Rogue; Iceman; Beast; Forge]; New Warriors [Nova; Speedball; Silhouette]; X-Factor [Quicksilver; Guido; Multiple Man]; Alpha Flight [Guardian [Heather Hudson]; Talisman; Aurora; Northstar; Sasquatch; Puck]; Hulk; Darkhawk; Spider-Man; Moon Knight; Daredevil; Dr. Strange; Silver Surfer; Firelord; Starfox; Thanos; VILLAINS: The Goddess; The Magus; Mephisto; CAMEOS: Deathlok; Luke Cage; Silver Sable; Terror; Shi'ar; Skrulls; Hepzibah; Raza; Nick Fury
The Goddess brings rapture to the universe by destroying all life within it. This has been an illusion by Warlock, however, and he battles alongside Thanos and Professor X to stop the Goddess. Realizing that the Goddess planned on bringing death to the cosmos, the heroes who followed her desert her cause. Warlock traps the Goddess in the Soul Gem. Thanos destroys the Cosmic Egg. Earth's heroes return to their regular lives of turmoil and violence. The Infinity Watch are mistrusted and ostracized from their fellow heroes and return to Monster Isle. Thanos gives the last Cosmic Cube to Mephisto.