Fantastic Four #17
Issue(s): Fantastic Four #17
...but they can't find Doctor Doom (even using Human Torch's apparent sonar heat waves).
They go about their normal lives but find themselves pursued by floating marshmallow men, which is pretty funny.
The FF figure out that Doom is responsible but Doom captures Alicia. With the FF in check, Doom is free to go on a rampage and he messes with all electronic devices in the United States and demands a cabinet position in Kennedy's government. Reed figures out that he can get past Doom's genetic scanners, recorded by the marshmallow men...
...by having the Thing take one of the failed cures that only temporarily turn him back into Ben Grimm.
The nicest thing about this issue is that the Invisible Girl actually uses her powers in an effective way, sneaking around on Doom's ship while the others distract him, and then going up against Doom in a one-on-one and holding her own until the others arrive (even if they have to make clear that she can only do it because Reed taught her how to fight).
Doom flees by jumping off his spaceship, which you just have to respect.
More awesome Dr. Doom:
And some awesome Thing, for balance.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: Takes place soon after the previous issue, since Ant-Man is just leaving the Baxter Building during the opening here.
Continuity Implant? N
Reprinted In: Marvel Collector's Item Classics #12
Inbound References (2): show
Alicia Masters, Dr. Doom, Henry Pym, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing
Reed is one of the world's experts in Judo..???
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