Captured by the forces of the Magus, Warlock finds himself among a ship of captured aliens who seek Adam Warlock as their leader. Refusing to lead them, Warlock still chooses to fight alonside them. Unfortunately for Warlock, the power-hungry Matriarch of the Church of Universal Truth puts a price on Warlock's head, seeking complete control of the Church! When Warlock then comes face to face with the captain of the ship, he realizes the soul gem may not be as benign as it had appeared to be. Left shaken after his victory, Warlock sets out for the homeworld of the Universal Church of Truth, accompanied by Pip the Troll!