Facing checkmate in his latest grand game of cosmic chess, Thas took himself off the board - violently. Yet for the paramour of Death, oblivion is so often temporary. Now the Titan is back - but the galaxy has been ravaged in his absence. Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, is stronger than ever and harnessing the godlike power of Adam Warlock to wage gecide across the posiverse. Only a handful of heroes, and one or two villains, still stand. Will those few that remain choose between two evils and ally themselves with Thas?