"Behold...The Living Planet!" Thor and the Rigellian Recorder travel to the Black Galaxy to face the threat of Ego, The Living Planet. Meanwhile, Jane's unexplained trip to the European mountains unfolds. She dines with her friend from the trip, Porgia, who tries to draft her into becoming a teacher in the service of the High Evolutionary, but teaching who? Tana Nile learns that her colonization of Earth has been called off.
"Tales of Asgard: Valhalla!" Harokin has been visited by the Dark Horse of Death, and prepares himself for the coming of Hela. Hela escorts him to Valhalla, where the eternal glory of joyous battle awaits him.