Silver Surfer (Origin in flashback); GUESTS: Shalla Bal; Zenn-Lavians; Alicia Masters; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing]; VILLAINS: Mephisto; Galactus; Doombots; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Dr. Doom
The FF help Surfer break the barrier of Galactus, ending his exile on Earth & granting him the freedom to roam the spaceways once again. The Surfer returns to Zenn-La to reunite with his love Shalla-Bal but finds that after he betrayed Galactus on Earth, the world eater devastated his home world in retaliation. Informed by the survivors that Shalla-Bal was captured by the demon Mephisto, the Surfer flies back to Earth & battles the monster in his own realm for her freedom. Beaten but still victorious, Mephisto returns Shalla-Bal to her home world while the Surfer is again trapped on Earth.