Silver Surfer Vol.3 #11 (Key: 1st Appearance of Reptyl)
On the trail of the Contemplator, the Silver Surfer and Nova go to the planet Kree-Lar, his last known location. There they find that Nenora is in control of the empire following the Supreme Intelligence's insanity. She tells them that following the Surfers battle against Supremor, the Contemplator fled back to his home galaxy, a location known as the Coal Sack. The Coal Sack is a nebulous region of space which has become home to a band of space pirates. Before leaving Nenora and the Surfer call a truce.
Upon their arrival in the area, they are attacked by space pirates whom they easily dispatch. Entering the Coal Sack, Nova tries to go off on her own, but finds the nebulous membrane within the Coal Sack makes travel almost impossible. Using their powers to "see" the radiation trails created by the pirates' vessels, they learn the path they need to take in order to get to the pirates' lair.
Finding the pirates' lair, the Surfer and Nova steal some clothing and decide try to learn about the Contemplators' whereabouts. As they do this, at a far out Kree outpost, someone posing as the Silver Surfer arrives and is greeted by the Kree soldiers there. This false Surfer then destroys the entire base, killing all the Kree soldiers there.
Back in the Coal Sack, the Silver Surfer and Nova manage to sneak their way into a party being thrown by the leader of the space pirates. There the Surfer and Nova find that they are developing feelings for one another. However, things get hairy when a pirate who has taken a liking to Nova tries to pick a fight with the Surfer. Ultimately the brawl leads to Nova blowing their cover, just as the pirates' leader, Cap'n Reptyl, arrives to see what all the commotion is about.