Soon afterwards, Kitty enters the Helicarrier with Cap and the rest of the X-Men, receiving a hug from an enthusiastic Tony Stark and a request for a blood and urine sample, as well as a pap smear, from Reed Richards. As Tony brings the mutants up to speed with the situation, he notices Jean Grey and has an idea, calling for Chang to get a Cerebro. He then outlines the plan to the X-Men. Since Kitty Pryde can disrupt machines by phasing through them, she can theoretically do the same to Galactus' device.
Thor and several S.H.I.E.L.D fighters head out to distract the God of Oblivion (yes, that is an actual alias for Galactus), although he soon grabs hold of the thunder god and hurls him away like a pebble, straight through the Chrysler Building. Galactus advances on the Helicarrier, bellowing the words "I HUNGER!" (Wow, I never would have guessed that). With Director Chang ordering everyone to their battle stations, Cap asks Tony how much time they need. Neither he or Richards are sure, but Cap heads out in a jet to face Galactus regardless. Storm follows in order to assist the captain, conjuring up a tornado over Galactus, but the Helicarrier is caught up in the gale and is struck by the giants hand, causing it to go into a crash landing. As Galactus reaches forward to crush the ship, Cap flies in and seemingly sacrifices himself by crashing the jet into Galactus' mouth, trying to escape before it's destruction. With no way of stopping, the Helicarrier crashes into the ground with the rest of the heroes still inside. Galactus turns his attention back to his machine, once again uttering "I HUNGER"...
There are some positives to this issue however. It was good to finally get inside Galactus' head and see how confused he is with his current predicament. I also found the supposed death of Captain America effective, as while it was a typical sacrifice, it was done in a very sudden manner, with no time for him to say goodbye to his allies. It's possible that he made it out of the plane, but it's unlikely given that his appearance on the cover was initially kept hidden. Looks like the Ultimate Universe needs a new President.
Art wise, Mark Bagley's work is unfortunately weaker as well with plenty of rushed panels, though Galactus himself still looks awesome and well detailed, and there are some more refined looking points dotted throughout. The moment where Jean Grey holds Cerebro in shadow was a particularly arresting image. The colours by Jason Keith however are still great, the palette of this issue is the darkest and most bleak of the series by far, as the situation goes from desperate to bleak. Overall this is the weakest issue so far. It's a shame that the X-Men didn't join the battle in the previous issue, especially as they were on the cover for no reason. It makes that repeated scene in #3 even more pointless....