Calculex was a world that was the antithesis of all that was familiar to the Silver Surfer. It was a planet, full of life, in all its myriad diversity. Populated by both humanoids and non-humanoids. A world that the Silver Surfer found to be entertaining. To the Firelord, it was the scumhole of the galaxy. Life was displayed in all its wonder, all to be bought, sold, or traded. The world had a lively sex trade, with prostitutes on the streets and exotic dancers working in clubs. Establishments offered customers not only food and drinks, but also stimulants, dancing, and sex. Nights on Calculex were 18 hours long.
The Silver Surfer and Firelord went to Calculex, looking for Nova who had been dismissed from Galactus' service. Only to find her working as an exotic dancer at an adult entertainment club. She had a blank face and didn't recognize them. Her memory came back when she saw the Silver Surfer get blasted and it appeared he had been killed. The Silver Surfer returned to that world, searching for Captain Marvel, who was hanging out at bar called the Dark Side. The Skrull bounty hunter Raze likewise was on that world, looking for his brother Vranz who murdered their parents. Raze found his brother and avenged his parents, killing him. The Silver Surfer then tried to bring Raze to justice but he escaped. Before he left, the Silver Surfer counseled Captain Marvel, who had been living a decadent, depraved life on Calculex.