I FANTASTICI 4 GIGANTE
EDITORIALE CORNO, 1978
Quando creò tutti questi personaggi strampalati con caratteristiche improbabili e frequenti protagonisti di situazioni assurde o addirittura inverosimili , Stan Lee era abbastanza consapevole dei danni impressionanti ed irreversibili che avrebbe causato in svariate generazioni di lettori, ma non poteva immaginare che la nefasta influenza della sua insana dottrina si sarebbe col tempo spinta talmente oltre da essere foriera di siffatte e palesi sciagure fino al tracollo e al collasso completo del sistema di culturale occidentale.
Anche qui da noi in Italia il bilancio dei danni è ancora appena provvisorio e incalcolabile : secondo i dati dell’ Istat, ancora oggi i Fantastic Four sono il gruppo di quadrumani più noto, famoso ed imitato, molto più del Quartetto Cetra, dei 4+4 di nora orlandi, dei quattro cani per strada, dei quattro dell’ oca selvaggia, dei quattro spose per sette fratelli, dei quattro + quaranta gatti, dei tre moschettieri che in realtà sono poi quattro, dei quattro allegri ragazzi morti e di aldo giovanni e giacomo.
CONDIZIONI : QUASI OTTIME, LIEVE USURA IN COSTOLA, L’ ALBO NON E’ DI RESA
a disposizione moltissimi numeri delle altre serie Corno , Star e Marvel, sono gradite le mancoliste.
TEMPI IN CUI VIVIAMO SONO SEMPRE PIU’ DURI, E ANCHE SOPRAVVIVERE SU
EBAY STA DIVENTANDO OGNI GIORNO PIU’ DIFFICILE. SE VOLETE CONTINUARE A
DELIZIARVI O INFURIARVI LEGGENDO E USUFRUENDO DELLE NOSTRE ATIPICHE ED
INCONVENZIONALI INSERZIONI, VISTO CHE NON COMPRATE MAI NULLA, AIUTATECI
ALMENO CON IL VOSTRO APPOGGIO E IL VOSTRO SOSTEGNO, PER UNA VOLTA
TANGIBILE E COMMENSURABILE. ACCETTIAMO OGNI FORMA DI CONTRIBUTO E
SOVVENZIONE, AL LIMITE ANCHE DANARO, MA VANNO BENE PURE PROSCIUTTI,
FORMAGGI, SIGARETTE, BUONI PASTO, BIGLIETTI DEL TRAM, LIQUORI ,
POLLAME E ORTAGGI.
Continued from last issue…
Overpowered by his foes, Doom opens an escape hatch and leaps out of his ship, falling to his seeming demise. With Doom defeated, the Fantastic Four recover Alicia who is happily reunited with the Thing.
- Although Dr. Doom appears to fall to his death at the end of this story, it is revealed in Amazing Spider-Man #5 (in Italy in URC #5) that he survived thanks to a hidden jet pack.
- Doctor Doom’s Flying Fortress is taken into government custody and is seen again in Avengers #1.5 (in Italy in WIZ #54), when Doom tries to reclaim it then it is destroyed by the Avengers.
nell’ episodio a seguire La Torcia Umana affronta per conto proprio la molesta e modesta coalizione dell’invadente Wizard con l’appiccicoso Pete “Secchio di colla”
“The Human Torch Vs. the Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete!” / LA TORCIA UMANA CONTRO WIZARD E PETE DAL SECCHIO DI COLLA !
- Mr Fantastic
- Invisible Girl
- Skelly (Prison Guard)
- Wayne (Johnny’s classmate)
- Cyrus Cartwright (Impersonated by the Human Torch)
After a training session the Human Torch goes over his scrap book of past adventures, and recalls his previous battles against the Wizard and Paste Pot Pete, wondering what his old foes are up to today.
Coincidentally enough, at that very moment Paste Pot Pete is busy breaking the Wizard out of prison so that the two may conspire on how to defeat their mutual foe.
“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 Johnny.
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 Johnny.
“A Skrull Walks Among Us!” / UNO SKRULL E’ TRA DI NOI !
- United States of America
- Andromeda Galaxy (First appearance)
- Remote Control Orbital Public Address System
After watching the news coverage of their battle against Doctor Doom, Reed and Sue prepare to go on a test run to the Hawaiian islands in the new experimental passenger I.C.B.M. device.
While they are gone the Torch and the Thing go on separate dates.
Meanwhile, in the fifth quadrant of the Andromeda galaxy, the emperor of the Skrulls has finalized his plans to destroy the Fantastic Four after his people’s last failed attempt to invade the Earth. This time the Skrulls have created a new warrior called the Super-Skrull who can mimic all of the abilities of the Fantastic Four but is far more powerful than his foes.
After demonstrating his powers, the Super-Skrull is given orders to conquer the Earth.
A week later, the Fantastic Four are out shopping when they hear radio reports that an alien being had landed in Times Square.
They arrive just as the Super-Skrull had declared the Earth as belonging to the Skrulls and planting the Skrull flag.
When a mob of people confronts the alien, the Super-Skrull easily bats them aside. When the group tries to battle the Super-Skrull, they find that they are no match for his superior abilities, especially when he combines them and uses his naturally born Skrull shape-shifting powers.
When the Fantastic Four are forced to flee the scene, the Super-Skrull allows them to leave, planning on going after them later.
Back in his lab, Reed begins investigating the source of the Super-Skrull’s power as they are not natural.
He soon deduces that the energies needed to power him are beamed from the Skrull homeworld. With this knowledge, Reed constructs a device that will jam the Super-Skrull’s powers.
The FF then goad the Skrull into meeting them on a deserted island for their final battle. There, the Fantastic Four keep the Super-Skrull occupied while the Invisible Girl plants the jamming device on their foe.
The device works as planned, blocking the energies needed to power the Super-Skrull. Without his powers, the Skrull is knocked into a crater on the island and is trapped below by the Torch who uses his powers to fuse sand over the opening.
- Emperor Dorrek VII was not named until Fantastic Four #205 (in Italy in F4C #245) , he is identified as the 4th Dorrek in Marvel: The Lost Generation #11 (unpublished in Italy).
- The Fantastic Four first fought the Skrulls in Fantastic Four #2 (in Italy in F4C #1-2)
“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.