I FANTASTICI 4
prima serie Editoriale Corno
ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1978
Continuano le avventure interdimensionali e pure intradimensionali degli interdetti F4 con l’ormai costante presenza a supporto delle due veline TIGRA e THUNDRA, ovvero la calda e la fredda, ma ugualmente entrambe abbastanza svestite e discinte. Al posto del Gabibbo che aveva un attacco di dissenteria c’è invece L’Uomo Impossibile, generato per una bizzarra reazione chimica dalla fermentazione in assenza di gravità ed atmosfera dello sporco dell’Uomo in Ammollo.
contiene inoltre CAPITAN MARVEL (episodio dal titolo suggestivo – THE BIG BANG THEORY – con la partecipazione dello sbalorditivo WONDER MAN) e KILLRAVEN
CONDIZIONI QUASI OTTIME, PICCOLE FIORITURE DEL TEMPO IN COPERTINA, L’ ALBO NON E’ DI RESA
Returning from their investigation of the scene where the Thing and Tigra battle the Metalloid, Tigra, Thundra and the Impossible Man witness as Sue is thrown out of the upper stories of the Baxter Building. With the Impossible Man the only one with the ability to save him, Thundra is forced to throw him at Sue when he proves too slow to realize that a fall from that hight will kill her and he rescues her in the nick of time.
Watching this from the window, the Brute is furious but decides to set up the Baxter Building’s defences in order to prevent them from stopping him.
While in the Negative Zone, Annihilus tells Reed, Ben and Johnny the origins of the creature they just battled. He explains that it is in reality the Mad Thinker’s old android the Monster Android that the FF were forced to eject into the Negative Zone to defeat. Annihilus would take it and recreate it into the loyal Scavanger. However, at his last defeat at the hands of the Fantastic Four, the Scavanger would pull Annihilus’ cosmic control rod form his body, gaining full sentience and mutating into his current form. With the Scavanger’s origins told, Annihilus tries to flies off to stop it, but Reed and the others stop him and agree to go back to the positive matter universe and stop the creature and send back Annihilus’ cosmic control rod for him.
As the Mad Thinker heads to the Baxter Building hoping to retrieve the Scavenger without issue, the Invisible Girl, Tigra, and Thundra head toward the Baxter Building to confront the Brute.
The Impossible Man, finding the days ordeal boring decides to wander off and find fun elsewhere. As they fight through the bases defences, the Scavanger arrives through the Negative Zone portal and thinking that the Brute is the person who summoned him and not wanting to be a slave again attacks him.
As Sue and the others break through the various defences until the shut them down, Reed, Ben and Johnny travel to the Negative Zone portal when their ship is attacked by Borers.
“The Big Bang Theory” / NITRO , L’UOMO ESPLOSIVO
- Wonder Man
- Rick Jones
- Mordecai P. Boggs
- Tom Murray
Captain Marvel returns from space and resolves to find some kind of life for himself now that he is separated from Rick Jones only to end up battling a revenge seeking Nitro.
After , Mar-Vell briefly attempts to adopt the Walter Lawson identity once again.
“The Death Breeders” / I GENERATORI DI MORTE (1a parte)
- Eve 3,031 (First appearance)
- Adam 3,031 (First appearance)
- Serpent Steed
March 2019. Killraven and his band of freemen are crossing Lake Michigan on an ice catamaran.
Two huge sea lampreys break through the ice and attack. One plants its sucker on Grok’s back. Carmilla Frost tries to rescue him. The other lamprey knocks M’Shulla’s crossbow out of his hands before he can fire. Hawk pulls Frost away from her useless attack, but she slugs him.
Killraven kills the other lamprey with a harpoon gun, then swings above the first one and hits it with a silver star so that Grok won’t also be killed. As it stands, Grok barely survived.
In Chicago, the Martians have replaced the Loop with Central Command, which is only the hub of Death-Birth, a research center and slave pen.
In Indianapolis, the High Overlord interrogates Skar about his encounter with Killraven (in issue #25, in Italy in F4C # 195).
Skar gladly accepts a mission to track down Killraven.
The freemen reach Milwaukee. Killraven brings ashore two reptilian stallions that he insisted on keeping. While Frost tends to Grok and M’Shulla tends to them both, Hawk and Killraven speculate on whether M’Shulla’s concern will decrease his value to the group. Someone hiding behind an ice sheet fires two incendiary spears at Killraven, and Hawk fires back. Killraven calls to his assailant. Out steps Volcana Ash.
Continued to next issue..
- This story takes place in the reality Earth-691.
- Russell began penciling WotW with this issue. With the exception of two fill-ins, he and McGregor would remain the core creative team for two years and ten more issues.
- The dyna-gliders that the freemen used for transportation in the previous issues have disappeared. Presumably their power cells ran out, as was mentioned in the previous issue.