At the start of this issue, the Fantastic Four (minus Johnny) are returning home after having been in Africa the past few issues. The Thing tries calling Alicia Masters, but gets no reply, and so decides to take the Fantastic Four's jet-cycle out to her place. At the same time, over in some mountains, the Silver Surfer decides that he's discovered all there is about Earth, and so also heads to Alicia's house. As he is talking to Alicia, the Thing also arrives, and assumes that the Silver Surfer is hitting on Alicia. In his anger, he punches the confused Surfer through one side of the house.
Meanwhile, Johnny and Wyatt Wingfoot are still heading for the Inhumans' city, hoping to find some way of breaking them out of their Negative Zone barrier. They find some native fleeing, claiming some sort of monster lives in the valley they're currently in. As night falls, a strangely shaped beast appears...
Back in New York, the Thing and Silver Surfer are still fighting, with the Silver Surfer still not quite understanding what they're fighting over. The Surfer tries several tactics such as increasing his physical strength and turning himself into pure energy, but the Thing still keeps fighting.
Johnny and Wyatt, meanwhile, confront the strange "monster" and find it to be none other than Lockjaw, the Inhumans' teleporting dog. Johnny realises that Lockjaw must have teleported out of the Negative Zone barrier, and so works out that they can get him to teleport them back in.
The Thing and the Silver Surfer are still brawling, before Reed and Sue come and tell Ben to stop. They explain that Alicia has been worrying over him, not the Silver Surfer, and that the fight is pointless. The Thing apologises, and the Surfer repairs everything broken in the fight. He then decides that he can learn more about humans, and leaves, but not before giving Ben some flowers to give to Alicia.
This issue opens on Reed, Sue, and Ben entering a State Prison's visiting room, where they are surprised to find the guards unconscious. The Sandman attempts to attack them from behind, and is successful at holding the group at bay shortly before escaping through an air duct. It's then revealed that it's a plan of the Wizard's to get Sandman outside, as he can then break him out of prison in the future.
At the same time, over in Latveria the Silver Surfer gets a message inviting him to come to Doctor Doom's castle. Not knowing of the menace of Doom, the Surfer accepts the invitation, and is given a tour of the castle, oblivious to Doom's intentions. Whilst this is happening, the Sandman attacks the Fantastic Four (minus Johnny) at the Baxter Building, thinking that they'll have the equipment he needs to break the Wizard out of jail. After a fight, the Sandman manages to escape with some of Reed's inventions, since even though he doesn't know what they do, he assumes that the Wizard will know how they work.
Meanwhile in Latveria, the Surfer begins to grow suspicious of Doctor Doom after seeing how he treats some of his servants, but sticks to the tour. When in his laboratory, Doom unleashes his plan: he distracts the Silver Surfer with a video of the universe, which the Surfer is sorely missing. He then has several devices attached to himself, and connects them to the Silver Surfer, draining the Surfer of his Power Cosmic.
Meanwhile, Johnny and Wyatt Wingfoot are still trying to convince Lockjaw to teleport them inside of Attilan, which is sealed by a barrier, but instead he teleports them to a strange dimension in which a large number of dinosaur-like beasts reside. They get into a stampede, but Lockjaw manages to teleport Johnny and Wyatt away before they are crushed.
In Attilan, Black Bolt is still severely weak after deactivating a bomb using his voice. The other Inhumans ponder how he was able to make a sound, which he hasn't been able to, before Maximus appears, still mad. He tells everyone that Black Bolt has always been able to speak, and that if they want to know more, they should question Medusa.
Back in Latveria, Doctor Doom tests out his new powers, flying around on the Silver Surfer's surfboard, whilst the innocent civilians wonder who could stop him. And in New York, Sue tells Reed that she has a terrible feeling that someone more dangerous than the Sandman is coming.