Chapter 3: THUNDER
Flying through the ruins of the planets destroyed by Knull's warpath, the Silver Surfer senses that the Light of the universe is dimming; but above it all he senses Dylan Brock's anguish and despair at the death of his father, Eddie Brock. In the city, Sue Storm radios her husband and tells him to act quickly, as Blade and the Vampire Nation can't hold back Knull's symbiote-augmented horde forever. At the Fantastic Four's base, Mister Fantastic finishes decrypting the drive that Wraith gave Eddie, observing the sigil of the God of Light and noting that Dylan's powers come from it. As Reed remarks that the energy signature it emits is strangely familiar, Susan shouts for her husband to hurry up. Spider-Man tells Dylan he doesn't have to go out and fight, Reed contacting his allies and telling them to protect Dylan at all costs. As Spider-Man asks Dylan if he needs a minute, Dylan looks up - his eyes black with red spirals - and snaps that he needs to hurt something.
In the field, Spider-Man reminds his allies that most of Knull's minions are innocent civilians who've been taken over by symbiotes, Wolverine exasperatedly saying he won't use lethal force. The symbiote-controlled Captain America mockingly asks if Dylan thinks he can defeat them, throwing his shield at the boy. Catching it effortlessly, Dylan states that he's borrowing it before addressing Knull as Captain America roars and lunges at him. Holding up his hand, Dylan blasts Captain America's symbiote off him, the hero collapsing to the ground. Recoiling in pain, Knull spots Dylan on the battlefield and extends a hand of living abyss to grab him. As Captain America groggily stands and asks what's going on, Dylan struggles to hold back Knull's giant hand. Before it can grab him, a bolt of lightning strikes it - punching a hole through Knull's physical hand in the process. Snarling as he regenerates, Knull vaguely recognizes the power. Snapping that it's called lightning, Thor Odinson introduces himself to Dylan; the two of them working together to free many of the symbiote-infected civilians and heroes from Knull's control.
Furious, Knull leaps off the top of the Empire State Building and lands before them, Thor quipping that he remembers drunkenly smiting one of Knull's pet dragons. Remarking that he remembers, Knull bares his fangs and snarls that Thor has never faced anything like him before. Unimpressed, Thor interrupts Knull listing his titles; snapping that he's going to teach Knull what it means to be a god-king as he launches himself Mjolnir-first at the dark god, who sprouts draconic wings and lunges. Evading Thor's attack, Knull grabs him by the throat and slashes him across the face with his claws before slamming him to the ground. Dylan attempts to help Thor, but Knull shoves him back and begins cocooning him in living abyss; snarling that he's going to make Dylan watch as his friends and allies succumb one-by-one to his horde, before making sure Dylan succumbs as well. Thor kicks Knull off himself, but the dark god sneers that Earth belongs to him. Thor snaps that Midgard and the other Realms are under his protection, and that he has killed hundreds of would-be avatars of death and gods of primordial darkness. Shouting that he's had enough, Thor strikes Knull with his full might, ripping the dark god's lower jaw off. Shocked, Knull hisses that Earth will burn for Thor daring to injure him, reaching out a hand and activating the two remaining symbiote-possessed Celestials. Professor X telepathically warns everyone of what is occurring, Thor preparing to combat them. Before he can do so, Knull forms a new lower jaw from living abyss and manifests his Necrosword, impaling Thor from behind as he snarls that he will make the God of Thunder watch as he razes the world. As the Celestials begin laying waste to the city, Knull sneers that he can sense Thor has felt the bite of All-Black in the past, and now has the honor of being killed by its creator.
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