Fantastic Four #151-153
Issue(s): Fantastic Four #151, Fantastic Four #152, Fantastic Four #153
Thundra's people are called Femizons, by the way. And the story ends when their two worlds learn to love each other.
One nice thing in these issues is Johnny acknowledging that he and Ben haven't been really close and making an effort to become friends.
The opening panel of issue #152, with Reed getting thrown out of the Baxter Building by Mahkizmo, shows him with a third hand at the end of one of his legs instead of a foot.
There's a nice panel of Reed working on a diagram of alternate-time dimensions, wearing a funky tech helmet, while the Thing holds up a giant piece of equipment that Reed no longer needs.
Thundra is going soft on the Thing.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP has the Thing appearing in Marvel Two-In-One #6-7 and Defenders #20-21 in between FF #150 and this arc.
Continuity Implant? N
Reprinted In: N/A
Inbound References (3): show
Franklin Richards, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mahkizmo, Medusa, Mr. Fantastic, Thing, Thundra
It was somewhere in these issues that Steve Gerber--who was anonymously answering letters in some columns--made some rather critical comments about how DC was handling Superman. Letter column duty is probably the only aspect of Gerber's Marvel career that has never really been identified.
The DC-slamming letter response by Gerber was in #150. An apology for it (fingering Gerber as the culprit) appears soon afterwards. (#154? I don't have the issues handy.)
Apparently Gerber didn't that having Steve Lombard pull pranks on Clark really qualified as "conflict" in Supes's life. Hard to disagree, IMO.
The most shocking item in issue #152 was not in the story itself, but in the Fantastic Four Fan Page. A letter from Kristi Cutler actually urged Marvel to kill Sue off! It appears that most of the fans blamed Sue Storm for the marital separation and not Reed Rochards.
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