"Obliteration!" Guest-starring Mantis. Story by Steve Englehart. Art by Marshall Rogers and Joe Rubinstein. The Elders of the Universe view the Silver Surfer and Mantis as a threat to their cosmic schemes and intend to eliminate them. Now, the Obliterator, an Elder over 5 billion years old and one who exterminated his entire race, has come seeking the death of the Surfer and his beautiful accomplice.