The Silver Surfer tackles Galactus in a cosmic battle, pleading with Galactus to spare Earth , but, as the Watcher points out, how can Galactus be convinced, when what he is doing is not truly evil? Galactus simply “Does What Galactus Must”.
Meanwhile, Johnny has returned from the quest the Watcher has sent him. He has come back with the deadliest of all weapons ever devised: THE ULTIMATE NULLIFYER, a device so deadly that it can destroy an entire galaxy! The clever Watcher, knwoing he cannot participate directly, has led the FF to this weapon as leverage to force Galactus to leave.
Galactus immediately realizes that it is the doing of the Watcher that the Humans are in possession of such a device, and accuses, “”You have given a match to a child in who lives in a tinderbox!” The Watcher agrees tht Humans are much like children, but then asks Galactus to give notice to the bravery of Mankind, whom are still in their infancy.
Thus it is that Galactus eventually stays his hand, and leaves the earth, although not without first stripping the Surfer of his Space-Time travelling powers. Then he is gone!
After Galactus' departure, Ben notices Alicia showing special attention to the Surfer, and shambles off , surly and feeling more like a thing than ever. Reed and Sue go back to their domestic bickering. Johnny finds himself enrolling in college and meeting Wyatt Wingfoot. Meanwhile a strange man has been observing Ben and is concocting an evil plan!
The Fantstic Four legacy continues...
My favorite line comes when Silver Surfer encases Galactus in an energy-cocoon. Ben quips, "It's a lot more than that over-rated Watcher bothered ta do!"