The being known only as "Him" (later Adam Warlock) emerges reborn from his cocoon within the City Atomic Research Building. We learn that, after his creation, he left Earth to wander the stars (Fantastic Four ((1961)) #66-67), but got trapped in an experiment set up by the Watcher. The Watcher rescued Him, returning his cocoon form to the Earth. Now reborn, Him's first sight upon emerging is the fair Sif, whom he claims as mate. The fight is on! In the midst of trying to free Sif, Haag the Seeress attempts to kidnap Balder on orders of Karnilla, enabling Him to escape with Sif.