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This issue, oddly enough, begins with Rich and Ginger in the front seat of Mike’s jeep at a drive in movie. After a quick discussing – Rich turns and gives Ginger all of his attention. Later, at Rich’s home his brother uses a invention to “squeeze” out the last bit of tooth paste – which fails miserably. The following day, Rich meets with Bernie who confirms that Caps is still gone and that he truly feels that something has gone very wrong.
The scene shifts far below the Earth’s surface where Tyrannus where he stands along side the docile Moloids. Tyrannus summons forth the “Earth Shaker” – a mechanical terror. Tyrannus commands the Moloids to enter the Earth Shaker so that they can begin his war on the surface world!
Elsewhere, Rich is studying for math when the news makes a broadcast stating that Marvel Comics is looking for Nova. Excited at the chance to see what Marvel Comics would want with him – Nova takes off to the sky and enters the Marvel Office. Nova meets with Sal and Marv and is asked to display his powers; which he does – everything from flight, speed, strength and invulnerability. However, just then – Earth Shaker erupts from the ground with Moloids pouring out of it. Nova tries to take it down but is hit so hard he falls into a tunnel beneath the surface. It’s there he’s briefly captured by Tyrannus, before freeing himself. Realizing that Tyrannus is controlling Earth Shaker, Nova decides to take him down and manages to do so. When he returns, he learns that Marvel has passed on doing a comic on Nova in favor for doing one on “Midas The Million Dollar Mouse!”