The Black Stars! What is this pentad of ominous stellar bodies, they who devour whole galaxies in their indomitable march across the heavens? The might of Thor surely pales before them but still he fights to save a universe.
Face to face with the "gods" of Rhun, largest of the black stars, Thor but quakes with awe at their inconcievable scope. But are these gods truly the malevolent beings first imagined or tragically misguided in their own way?
Thor and Hercules make their way into Hades to face Pluto and rescue Krista, the sister of Hildegarde. Though they face the denizens of this dark domain, Pluto is not to be found and their quest must lead them elsewhere.
Pluto has been defeated but Krista's life still hangs in the balance and only Dr. Blake can save her. Meanwhile, Hercules seeks to amuse himself with the New York nightlife but his revelry is soon interrupted by the Destroyer.