Synopsis for “Where Stalks the Sandman?”
When Ben, Reed and Sue return to the Baxter Building they are in for a rude surprise when they find that the Sandman has infiltrated their base and turned its weapons against them. Meanwhile, at their new home, the Inhuman royal family allows Crystal to take Lockjaw out to seek Johnny Storm. In Latveria, the Surfer is reunited with his board and his powers are restored. He frees himself and destroys Doom’s castle. When Crystal appears in the Metro University football field, Wyatt tells her that Johnny rushed back to the Baxter Building as he heard news of the attack against his friends. Johnny joins the battle, and the Sandman reveals that the technology he stole from Reed’s lab in their last encounter was used to construct a special suit that injects different mixtures into his sand (like oil or poison gas). During the fight, the portal to the Negative Zone is opened, and at risk of being sucked into the portal, the Sandman jumps out a window, however Reed is not so lucky and soon finds himself floating free through the Negative Zone, much to everyone’s horror.