Galactus has marooned the Spaceknights with no way of finding their home planet of Galador. Rom returns to Earth with Starshine in tow. Everyone in Clairton is jubilant at Rom's return but townsfolk quickly start disappearing through holes in the earth. Rom and Starshine enter an underground mine complex looking for their friends when they encounter the Mole Man and his subjects. They quickly discover that the residents of the town were replaced by Wraiths and the Mole Man was actually helping out by snagging them underground. The Wraith Brandy and Steve shoot at Rom but kill Starshine.