“Name that Doom!”
Steve Gerber, writer/ Sal Buscema, artist/ Mike Esposito, inker/ Joe Rosen, letterer/ Bill Mantlo, colorist/ Roy Thomas, editor
The Enchantress, magically disguised as Valkyrie, steals a magic cosmic harmonica named “Celestia” from Doctor Strange. Strange, who happens to be in the company of the ever-loving, blue-eyed Thing, asks the Thing to help him retrieve it.
Thing tracks down the woman he believes to be Valkyrie. Eventually, through a combination of the noble machinations of Dr. Strange and the evil machinations of the Enchantress, The Enchantress and the Executioner converge with not only the Thing, but the actual Valkyrie. Completing the encounter is Alvin Denton, the drunkard father of Barbara, the insane human host of Valkyrie.
Tricked into believing that the Harmonica could make Barbara a sane human once more, Alvin blows the cosmic harmonica, which unleashes a force that destroys the entire world, save for the four souls who hear Alvin’s cosmic toot. They find themselves suspended in Un-Space, however Alvin’s heart stops from the shock of the event.
Valkyrie discovers that she cannot strike women, due to a mental block provided by the Enchantress, so she beats the crap out of the Executioner instead, leaving the Enchantress for the Thing to lay out. The Thing then gets his big orange mitts on the harmonic and manages to blow a note that reverses the end of the world.