Seeking to destroy his step-brother, Loki seeks out a powerful individual to carry out the task. When he finds the Silver Surfer, Loki tests the Surfer's strength, then fills his head with lies about Thor attempting to overthrow Odin. When the Surfer arrives in Asgard, he challenges Thor to a contest, which Thor accepts. Questioning how one supposedly so evil commands the love of his Asgardians, the Surfer still goes through with the battle. When Thor is fallen, the Surfer learns the error of his ways, and before he can give proof of Loki's involvment, he is once again banished Earth!