"Trapped in the Sargasso of Space!"
Empress K'lll kills her husband and assumes the throne after his humiliating defeat. She calls the Skrull fleet back to their home world in order to regroup for the final attack. The FF use the down time to make preparations to find Galactus as Nova and his team will stay on Xandar to protect them from the Skrulls. The FF take off in Nova's ship to find Galactus but they are stopped in a space ship graveyard as they head out to investigate. They find a ship where the pilot is dying, he was transporting criminals that escaped and gunned him down. After he dies, Ben takes up the mantel of tracking down the criminals, rounding them up and securing them before the FF continue on their mission.
1st appearance of HERBIE the robot. (1st TV appearance; The Fantastic Four (1978 series):
Episode #1: "A Monster Among Us" (September 9, 1978)