Firelord and Silver Surfer visit the planet Calculex to find Nova. It is a sleazy planet. They locate Nova in a strip club called Flamers. To their surprise they find Nova working as a dancer. They can clearly tell that she is not herself and she does not recognize them.
Meanwhile, Doctor Mandibus has completed his work on Nebula. She is partially robotic but seems to be herself.
The Surfer tries to take Nova from the club. The patrons resist them and chaos breaks out. Surfer is attacked by a large alien that has wanted to challenge him since they arrived on the world. He is able to blast the Surfer, seemingly killing him. This action causes Nova to snap out of whatever was wrong with her.
Morg has found something on the planet he found for Galactus. They safeguard something and he wants to know what it is. He gets a priest to tell him about it. It is a real life fountain of youth that can heal with a drink. But the well can also give him great power. Against the priest's advice, Morg submerges himself in the water.