Sue has complications with her pregnancy. Reed realizes there’s an issue based on their original trip to the Negative Zone. Johnny and Ben join in Reed in traveling to the Negative Zone where they track down the source of the issue: Annihilus’ cosmic control rod. They steal it but are chased by Annihilus. Reed siphons off enough energy to help Sue and then trades the rod to Annihilus in exchange for safe passage out of the Negative Zone. They return and Sue gives birth to Franklin.