I FANTASTICI 4
prima serie Editoriale Corno
ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1972
Contiene inoltre : CAPITAN MARVEL e una storia della TORCIA UMANA con LA COSA alle prese con i futuri paladini ma all’ epoca ancora emeriti mascalzoni QUICKSILVER & SCARLET
CONDIZIONI BUONISSIME, USURA IN COSTOLA, FIRMA A BIRO NEL MARGINE BIANCO INFERIORE DELLA SECONDA DI COPERTINA, ALBO NON DI RESA E NON RIFILATO
- Gregory Gideon (First appearance)
- Gideon’s business rivals:
- Commander Vanvroot
- Smedley, Gideon’s assistant
- Gideon’s agents:
- Agent R
- Claire Gideon
- Thomas Gideon (First appearance)
- Judson, Gideon’s chauffeur
While the FF comment on the Thing’s latest gift from the Yancy Street Gang — A Beatles Wig — greedy millionaire Gregory Gideon makes a bet with his competitors: If he cannot defeat the Fantastic Four within a week, he will forfeit his entire fortune to them, but if he succeeds he gains their wealth.
Gideon’s plan starts off by convincing the Thing that Reed is really a Skrull imposter, and convincing Sue that Johnny is a robot imposter created by Doctor Doom.
Although they clash with each other, they soon realize that they were tricked.
Rushing to the Baxter Building, they are unaware that Gideon’s men have setup Dr. Doom’s time machine into the floor so that whoever crosses it gets sent to another time.
Gideon’s plan ultimatly fails because his son Tommy is a big Fantastic Four fan, and when he learns that his father is going to kill his favorite heroes the boy goes to the Baxter Building to warn them.
What happens instead is Tommy walks throgh the trap, and although the Thing tries to save the boy, the two are transported to another era.
While the FF round up the crooks and turn off the time machine, Gideon arrives and begs Reed Richards to bring back his son and is willing to pay anything to get his boy back. When the boy appears safe and sound, having been returned to the present when Reed turned off the device, Gideon realizes that in his mad quest for ultimate wealth he neglected the most valuable thing he had: His family.
After listening to an appeal from Gideon’s wife, and Gideon swearing off his fortune to charity, the Fantastic Four decide to let the Gideon family go to rebuild their troubled family.
The Thing wears his Beatles wig again in Strange Tales #130 (in Italy in F4C #31)
“Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch“/ QUICKSILVER E SCARLET
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (In an illusion or vision)
- Avengers (In an illusion or vision)
- Daredevil (Matthew Murdock) (In an illusion or vision)
- Fantastic Four (In an illusion or vision)
- X-Men (In an illusion or vision)
- Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (In a photograph only)
Wanting to be free of Magneto’s rule, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch decide they should seek the aid of heroes in the United States.
Traveling to New York, the two go to seek the help of the Fantastic Four. Unfortunately, the Thing and Human Torch are the only one’s home and they have just seen a news bulletin identifying the two mutants as members of Magneto’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
A fight soon breaks out that ends with both sides growing weary of a fight.
Afterwords the two mutants decide that they’re safest by Megneto’s side and the two Fantastic Four members allow them to leave.
“The Mark of the Metazoid” / L’ IMPRONTA DEL METAZOIDE (2a parte)
- Metazoid (Only appearance; dies)
- Communist Agents
- The Cape
- Kree Space Ship
Continued from last issue…
Communist agents are plotting to capture Walter Lawson by sending their latest super-powered agent the Metazoid — a being mutated to have the metabolism of 50 men — to capture Lawson.
Meanwhile, Mar-Vell returns to Earth and assumes his identity as Lawson. Returning to the cape he deflects the suspicions of Carol Danvers about “Lawson’s” activities.
Traveling to the hospital where Logan is recovering, Mar-Vell is attacked by the Metazoid before he can erase Logan’s memories. Changing into his Kree armor, Mar-Vell battles, but tries to avoid killing the creature.
However, when physical might, and his Uni-Beam prove useless against the Metazoid, Mar-Vell is forced to expose the Metazoid to an x-ray machine which proves to be lethal to the Metazoid.
After the death of his attacker, Mar-Vell succeeds in using the memory eraser on Logan, and quickly flees when doctors stumble in upon Mar-Vell when he’s completed his job.