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Appearing in "Burn, Witch, Burn!"

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Synopsis for "Burn, Witch, Burn!"

As a result of Dr. Synne's machinations, a young girl is about to be burned at the stake by a crazed mob. Can Captain Britain save her in time?

Appearing in "The Secret of the Eternals"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Fantastic Four #115

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Synopsis for "The Secret of the Eternals"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Fantastic Four #115

After being contacted by the witch Agatha Harkness, the Watcher has agreed to explain to the Fantastic Four the origins of the being known as the Over-Mind.

He shows them a distant galaxy where centuries ago existed the planet Eternus, home of the Eternals, a warrior race who had mastered science and conquered death. They went out into the stars, enslaving every world they came in contact with. Having subjugated the known universe, the Eternals then began amusing themselves by pitting their alien slaves against their greatest warriors in arena combat. One of their greatest warriors was a man named Grom who won the title of Champion of Champions among the Eternals. However, the Eternals soon became aware of the massive planet of Gigantus, a world that dwarfed galaxies. The Gigantians soon became aware that the Eternals sought to conquer their world and prepared to oppose their attackers.

The Eternals found that the task of conquering Gigantus was difficult due to the massive size of that world. Ultimately, they decided to destroy the entire world instead of enslaving it. As Gigantus was destroyed by massive bombs, some survivors managed to escape the death of their home world. The Watcher explained that the ruins of Gigantus spread across the known universe and eventually formed into new worlds and stars. The last survivors of Gigantus then flew their ships to Eternus and attacked. As their world crumbled around them, the greatly diminished Eternals all transferred their minds into one being -- Grom. Reborn into the Over-Mind, the rulers of Eternus placed him in a state of suspended animation and launched him into space. There the Over-Mind slumbered for centuries until the faithful day that he would awaken and strike at the universe in revenge for his people. Finishing his tale, the Watcher tells the Fantastic Four that is all he can tell and that he can offer no aid before teleporting away.

As the Fantastic Four begin wondering what to do next, Reed turns uncharacteristically cold toward his teammates, telling them that he can stop the Over-Mind without them, as they always hamper his work. The Thing quickly clues in that Reed must be under the control of the Over-Mind. With the truth revealed, Mister Fantastic begins attacking his teammates. The Fantastic Four try to subdue Reed, but he is too smart for them, managing to escape thanks to his malleable body. Reed's departure leaves the Fantastic Four to wonder how they can stop the Over-Mind, and not harm Reed in the process, let alone face an entire world that has appeared to turn against them.

Appearing in "Nightmare"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Strange Tales #164

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Synopsis for "Nightmare"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Strange Tales #164

Doctor Strange finds himself transported to a strange world where he has to fight gigantic and monstrous creatures in his search for Victoria Bentley. Fighting past all the creatures in his way, he finds a cave, where he is greeted by a hologram of the planets lone humanoid and master of science: Yandroth. Yandroth informs Strange that he intends to keep Victoria Bentley as his queen when he uses his scientific genius to conquer the universe. He warns Strange to turn back or suffer the consequences, undaunted Doctor Strange travels deeper into the cave in spite of Yandroth's warning.

Notes

  • Published by Marvel UK
  • The 2nd story is a reprint of the first half of Fantastic Four #115 in black and white.
  • The 3rd story is a reprint of the first half of Strange Tales #164 also in black and white.
  • This is the first issue with Gary Friedrich as the writer for the series.

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