The saga of "Him", the spawn of the Enclave's Cocoon continues in the pages of Thor almost two years after the end of the debut adventure in the pages of the Fantastic Four.
Thor and his allies Balder and Sif have just battled Pluto and his allies from a savage future, the Mutates. They stole an entire building, an atomic research center and Pluto reveals that a powerful and mysterious figure is inside the building. When the threat of the Mutates is ended, Thor and his friends investigate and find the creature called "Him", a golden man created in a laboratory on Earth and who when last seen was flying into space.
It seems Him accidentally fell into a snare set by The Watcher, and the Watcher wanting to interfere as little as possible returned him to Earth where he'd lain dormant until found by Thor. Him decides he wants a mate and smitten with Sif imagines she will fit the bill nicely. Thor is enraged when the two escape his attempts at rescue.
Overcome by a battle madness Thor seeks out Him across the cosmos and the two wage a furious battle with Thor's relentless fury carrying the day.
Him finally relents and forms a new cocoon and is soon floating in space once again. Thor returns to Asgard to face punishment for allowing rage to overcome him.
Him here is very similar in many ways to the Silver Surfer, an alien creature apart from mankind who is at once fascinated by connections with others but has no real affinity or experience. The Surfer's humanity was stifled by uncounted years as the herald of Galactus, and Him is a virtual child who wants what he wants. Both have to understand that people outside them have needs and rights and are worthy. It will take a revelation.
More to come next week as Him and the High Evolutionary meet.