The Surfer and the In-Betweener battle against each other in order to gain possession of the Soul Gems. However, the In-Betweener proves to be too strong, and also reveals that he's been working in league with the Possessor, Trader, and Astronomer. With the Gem's in their possession, they leave the Silver Surfer, Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman behind to continue their quest to kill Galactus.
Returning to their home reality, the In-Between and the Elders race towards Galactus' ship. Seeing this, Franklin Richards and Nova dispatch Galactus' Punisher robot to try and stop them. However, it proves to be a minor nuisance and is destroyed. They then easily defeat Nova, but when the In-Betweener tries to kill Galactus, he realizes that in this reality he cannot do so and so decides that he will bring Galactus back to his home reality and kill him there. The Elders protest this idea because their fellows are still trapped inside Galactus. The In-Betweener then summons Death, who then kills the three Elders before returning to her own realm. The In-Betweener then sets Galactus' ship on a course into the black hole so that he may finish his task.
While in that other dimension, Reed, Sue and the Silver Surfer get into contact with Master Order and Lord Chaos, and the two entities agree to help them in stopping the In-Betweener. They use their powers to free the Elders of the Universe who have been trapped inside Galactus and restore him to full strength. They also find that the In-Betweener has left the ship, but Franklin and Nova are safe. Suddenly, Galactus revives, demanding to be brought to the In-Betweener so that he may be destroyed.