I FANTASTICI 4
prima serie Editoriale Corno
ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1971
Non avessero già abbastanza guai e grattacapi, ecco che ai tanti pensieri che assillano i F4 nell’episodio di questo numero si aggiunge pure il Pensatore Pazzo, che una ne fa e cento ne pensa (di scemenze)
Contiene inoltre 2 episodi de LA TORCIA UMANA (nel secondo opposto all’incauto Uomo d’Amianto che poi qualche decennio dopo è inevitabilmente morto di tumore ai polmoni, da cui del resto non aveva avuto scampo nemmeno il suo equivalente femminile Victoria Murdock alias Asbestos Lady che aveva rivaleggiato anni prima con la vecchia torcia a petrolio Jim Hammond ed il suo compare Toro)
CONDIZIONI BUONISSIME, TRATTI DI CANCELLATURA A BIRO SUL PREZZO DI COPERTINA E PICCOLA SCRITTA ACCANTO, QUALCHE LIEVE FIORITURA DEL TEMPO NEL RETROCOPERTINA, ALBO NON DI RESA E NON RIFILATO
“The Fantastic Four Battle the Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android” / KNOCK OUT ! I FANTASTICI QUATTRO CONTRO IL PENSATORE PAZZO E IL SUO TERRIBILE ANDROIDE !
- Yancy Street Gang (First full appearance)
- Cousin Bones (Only Appearance)
- Pierre (Sue’s hairdresser)
- Peggy (Johnny’s date)
- General Electronics Co.
- Van Dorn
- Higgins (a driver)
- Hollywood’s producer
- Fatal Finnegan (Only Appearance)
- New York policemen
- Baxter Building
- Yancy Street
- General Electronics, LTD. in New England
- Bones ‘n Bailey Circus in northern Florida
- A movie set in California
While the Fantastic Four are summoned to Reed’s lab to see his latest
creation, a miniature android, the FF are blissfully unaware that a new
menace named the Mad Thinker has gathered an army of criminals and is
using his probability calculating computers to come up with the perfect
crime to best the FF.
While the Fantastic Four are busy helping Johnny’s Cousin Bones
and his faltering circus, the Mad Thinker and his goons take over the
When the FF return home they are shocked to find that
the Thinker took Reed’s Android technology to create the Awesome Android
to fight them.
The Thinker has the FF on the defensive when suddenly all of
Reed’s devices stop working, and the FF capture him. Shocked over what
happened, the Thinker is told by Reed that whenever Willie Lumpkin comes
to deliver the mail his devices are all deactivated when the simple
mailman buzzes himself in.
- Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, the Human Torch and the Thing last appeared in Strange Tales#110 (in last italian issue); They all appear next in Strange Tales #111 (also in this italian issue).
- The Mad Thinker and the Awesome Android appear next in Fantastic Four #28 (in Italy in F4C # 22).
- The Thing formally took up a wrestling career in Thing #28 (unpublished in Italy), when he joined the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation.
“The Threat of the Living Bomb!” / LA TORCIA UMANA AFFRONTA LA MINACCIA DELLA BOMBA VIVENTE
- Eel (First appearance)
- The Wizard
- Moxie Gahagan
- Ted Braddock
- Dan Braddock (patient at Veteran’s hospital)
- Charles Lawson
- Baldy (a crime boss)
The Torch’s popularity has waned due to negative editorials made
by newscaster Ted Braddock who have been turning public opinion against
When a new villain known as the Eel steals Project X, a miniature
atomic pile, the Torch with the help of Charles Lawson, the inventor
of the device goes after the Eel.
When the device is at risk of
explosion, the Torch tries to convince the Eel to give over the device.
The Eel does not believe him and continues his attack.
The Torch is forced to use his powers to take down the Eel’s
copter and battle him on the ground. The Torch manages to capture
Project X leaving the Eel with the arriving authorities. Johnny takes
the bomb out to a safe place where it detonates and he attempts to
absorb the heat and flames from the explosion.
He succeeds but is
seriously injured and Reed Richards uses a device to try and heal
After Johnny recovers, Braddock retracts all his negative statements about the Human Torch and declaring him a hero.
“Fighting to the Death with Asbestos Man!” / DUELLO ALL’ ULTIMO SANGUE CONTRO L’ UOMO D’ AMIANTO !
- Asbestos Man (First appearance)
- Blackie Barker and his Henchman
While witnessing the Human Torch stopping a crime, Orson Kasloff
dwells on the fact that he is an under appreciated scientist and that he
could make a better living as a master criminal using his scientific
mind to pull off perfect crimes.
After his first attempt at burgling
fails, he decides he’ll end the threat of the Human Torch to criminals
everywhere. Creating a chemically treated suit of armor and weapons made
of asbestos, Kasloff becomes the Asbestos Man.
Challenging the Human Torch to a public battle, he manages to
outsmart the Human Torch delivering a humiliating defeat to the hero and
giving Asbestos Man the credentials to get hired on by a local crime
boss. However, when he pulls off an actual crime, the Torch challenges
Asbestos Man again, using his flame powers to eat all the oxygen around
Asbestos Man instead of trying to burn him, forcing Asbestos Man and his
crooks to surrender.