The Transparent Fox:
Fantastic Four #65
Issue(s): Fantastic Four #65
The Supreme Intelligence sends Ronan the Accuser after the FF.
Weird observations: Johnny and Ben share a bed. Johnny heats up his bath water using his own flame (is Reed late on the gas payments?).
Johnny and Ben are heavy on hijinx this issue.
Reed gives up on trying to take Sue on a vacation, and placates her by letting her blow their savings on a shopping spree instead.
The subtext here, if you agree with my placement of Fantastic Four annual #5, is Sue's pregnancy.
Then Ronan attacks while everyone is still in their street clothes, which i thought was a nice touch (although apparently Ronan didn't because he transforms them into their uniforms a few panels later).
The FF manage to defeat Ronan (once again without Crystal, who is still around). Meanwhile, Alicia Masters is taken away by a mysterious stranger who can walk through walls.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Alicia Masters is kidnapped during this issue so she can't appear in other books between this issue and #66 (and at the end of the #66-67 arc she'll be hospitalized, as shown at the beginning of FF #68). See Michael's comment; per Wolverine & the X-Men #27AU, this story is taking place on the same day as Avengers #42.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel's Greatest Comics #48
Inbound References (4): show
We just had a discussion at the MCP recently after Wolverine and the X-Men 27 AU was released:
Posted by: Michael | April 21, 2013 1:41 PM
Thanks for letting me know, Michael. Seems to not cause any problems. I've adjusted accordingly.
Posted by: fnord12 | April 21, 2013 6:19 PM
Favorite Johnny and Ben exchange, "Hey, wadaya do fer an itchy tongue?"
Posted by: Silverbird | June 25, 2014 5:39 PM
Reed's gonna blow a bunch of money on Sue's wardrobe, whereas his is all apparently custom made because it seems that every item of clothing he owns must be made out of unstable molecules.
Posted by: Erik Beck | January 19, 2015 7:54 AM
This was a good one with more information on the Kree Empire. Ronan the Accuser is a crackerjack villain who for a long time was underutilized.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | November 11, 2016 9:39 PM
Interesting suggestion from the Great American Novel FF site and elsewhere was that Kirby was going for a Mister Mind effect with the Kree super-mind, ie it WASN'T meant to be this huge disembodied head thing but instead would end up being a tiny little dubby in a fish tank type deal.
Much like Overlord or whatever he was called in Mister Miracle.
Posted by: Flying Tiger Comics | March 10, 2017 5:11 PM
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