In the High Council Chambers on New Korbin, Rogotta is calling for the denouncement of Beta Ray Bill, and the re-activation of Alpha Ray. He feels that Beta Ray Bill will not protect them from Ashta, but Alpha Ray can. But before a decision can be made, the word has come, Ashta is upon them. In Asgard, Beta Ray Bill is fighting alongside Sif and Volstagg, when he sees them both fall. Thor then transports Bill away, so that someone will remember the Asgardians that their bravery. The Korbinites send their ships to try to stop Ashta, to no avail, so they no longer have a choice but to release Alpha Ray. Beta Ray Bill arrives and engages Ashta, but is attacked by Alpha Ray. Ashta then blasts them both, sending them crashing to the planet's surface. Enraged, Bill renews his attack and recognizes Ashta as being really Galactus. Annoyed, Galactus calls forth his newest herald, Stardust, to deal with the nuisance. While they battle, Galactus swats Bill and leaves him floating helpless and unconscious while he devours New Korbin.