Appearing in "While the World Gently Weeps!"
- Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock
- James "Jamie" Braddock
- Captain America
- Colonel Nick Fury
- Commander Lance Hunter
- S.T.R.I.K.E. agents
- Amulet of Right
- Captain Britain's Uniform
- Captain Britain's Quarterstaff
- Captain America's Shield
- Captain America's Uniform
Synopsis for "While the World Gently Weeps!"
Nick Fury of SHIELD and Lance Hunter of STRIKE are ordered by Prime Minister James Callaghan to find the Red Skull, while Captains Britain and America finally resurface, alive after all...
Appearing in "Three Stood Together!"
- Fantastic Four
- Jeth Robards
- Nathan Kumalo
- A.U.N.T.I.E. (Automatic-Neuro-Robot in charge of Tidying-Up with Increased Efficiency) (Only appearance)
- T'Chaka (Mentioned)
- Aunt Petunia (Mentioned)
- Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder) (Mentioned)
- Daredevil (Matt Murdock) (Mentioned)
- Mole Man (Mentioned)
- Tyrannus (Mentioned)
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Synopsis for "Three Stood Together!"
After breaking up a squabble between Ben and Johnny, the FF are contacted by Taku, the Black Panther's aide, who has called to request the Fantastic Four's aid in recovering the Vibrotron, a device that can augment the power of Vibranium. He explains that two men named Jeth Robards and Nathan Kamalu had crash landed in Wakanda and were taken in. They repaid this kindness by stealing the Vibrotron and absconding to the neighboring nation of Rudyarda, known for its apartheid regime that sees segregation between Caucasians and the native African population. Taku goes on to explain that T'Challa went into Rudyarda incognito to try and find the thieves and prevent them from selling off the device but has not been heard from since.
Agreeing to assist the Wakandans by finding their leader and recovering the Vibrotron, Reed sends Ben and Johnny to investigate. Unknown to them, the purpose Reed and Sue aren't going is because Reed is secretly trying to develop a means for Crystal to be able to live outside of the Inhumans' great refuge.
Soon Ben and Johnny are on a flight to Rudyarda. It is a peaceful flight until one of the passengers tries to hijack the plane and divert it to Cuba. But the hijackers did not anticipate that two members of the Fantastic Four would be on board. Johnny melts the gun in the hijacker's hands. When the goon tries to use a grenade, Ben snatches it and contains the blast within his own hands. They then restrain the attacker for the rest of the flight.
When Johnny and Ben finally land, everything seems normal until they see the segregation of races at the customs screening area, angering both of them. After struggling to get a cab, the pair drive to the address for Nathan Kamalu. It leads them to a local slum where the black population has been interned. There they force their way into Kamalu's apartment and learn that he was betrayed by Jeth Robards. He tells them that he doesn't know who hired them, but Robards is going to make the sale at the local metal works. When they ask about T'Challa, they learn that he was arrested and is in the local prison. Before Ben and Johnny can leave, Kamalu attempts to shoot them with a gun, but Ben manages to blow him over with a sneeze.
That evening, as T'Challa waits in his cell, Ben and Johnny attack the prison. They quickly blast through the guards and free their friend. When T'Challa leaps into action, he calls himself the Black Leopard. While they are recovering T'Challa's costume, the Thing asks him why he has changed his name from the Black Panther to the Black Leopard. T'Challa expains that he decided to change his name, so he would not be associated with organizations in the United States tied to the name. As they leave the prison, they learn that T'Challa was arrested while incognito for not having the appropriate ID that all the blacks in Rudyarda are required to carry at all times.
When they arrive at the metal works, they are disgusted to see that, even here, there are separate doors for different races. After sneaking in, they catch Robards. They quickly snatch him up and recover the Vibrotron. Just then, Robards' employer arrives, and it turns out to be their old foe Klaw. As a fight breaks out between the three heroes and Klaw, Robards tries to escape with the Vibrotron. Seeing this, Klaw blasts the ship, destroying it and slaying Robards. Ultimately, the battle is ended when the Thing grabs hold of Klaw's sonic blaster and crushes it.
The authorities quickly arrive and arrest Klaw. With Robards dead and the Vibrotron destroyed, their mission is completed. The authorities are reluctant to thank the Black Leopard for assisting them and remind them that blacks have a curfew. Taking this in stride, the three heroes depart, but, before they go, the Thing smashes through the segregated doors before leaving.
Appearing in "Today Earth Died!"
- Vaengr (Dream)
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Synopsis for "Today Earth Died!"
In this surreal story, Nick Fury appears to dream that a gold skinned alien lands in New York and no one is able to stop him from annihilating the earth, or was this a strange premonition of things to come?
- Published by Marvel UK
- The 2nd story is a reprint of the first half of Fantastic Four #119 in black and white.
- The 3rd story is a reprint of the second half of Strange Tales #168 also in black and white.
Links and References
- First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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