Fantastic Four #32
Issue(s): Fantastic Four #32
Meanwhile, the Skrulls send a beam to Earth that revives the Super-Skrull and he attacks the FF by pretending to be Sue and Johnny's father...
...with the story that Dr. Storm has somehow gained super-powers and broken out of prison, billing himself the Invincible Man.
He's also generating force fields, a power the Invisible Girl didn't even know she had when the Super-Skrull was created. That shows foresight on the Skrulls' part but then again they gave him hypnotism too, so why not throw in forcefields as well?
The Super-Skrull sends Sue and Johnny's father to the Skrull homeworld, but Reed threatens to attack their planet with an atomic weapon if they don't return him. They do return him, but strapped to a bomb (leading me to believe Reed's threat was a bluff and they called him on it). Dr. Storm sacrifices himself so that the FF aren't hurt by the bomb.
Prior to Franklin Storm's death, we learn the reason he was in prison. After a car crash that killed Sue and Johnny's mother, he lost money gambling and got into an altercation with a loan shark.
"Reed's a dick" images of the day:
I thought this was a cool image of Reed using his powers:
And here's another photo-hybrid panel:
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Collectors' Item Classics #21
Inbound References (5): show 1964 / Box 2 / Silver Age
1964 / Box 2 / Silver Age
Another nice Reed quote from this issue: "I'm through explaining! You three are going to learn to follow orders blindly, if need be!"
This despite the fact that explaining would have helped clear Sue and Johnny's consciences for the fight. Nice job, "Mr. Fantastic."
Posted by: TCP | March 9, 2015 11:01 AM
I didn't realize until I started reading FF how accurate Mr. Impossible from Venture Brothers is, regarding the complete and utter dickishness of the guy.
Posted by: T4 | June 10, 2015 8:21 PM
The letters page in this issue contains a letter from George R.R. Martin, in which he very entertainingly points out some continuity problems in recent issues.
Posted by: Lyde1848 | April 25, 2018 2:56 PM
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