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Appearing in "Only the Strong Survive!"

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Synopsis for "Only the Strong Survive!"

Things take a turn for the bizarre as Jacko Tanner seizes control of Lord Hawk's robot bird and almost kills Captain Britain before accidentally blowing the thing up. The dazed Captain is almost captured by Dai Thomas, but rescue is at hand.

Appearing in "The Monster's Secret!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Fantastic Four #125

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  • Humans (Main story and flashback)
  • Quons (Main story and flashback)

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Synopsis for "The Monster's Secret!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Fantastic Four #125

Trapped in a flooding cave, Sue Richards is at the risk of drowning. As the cavern fills with water she attempts a desperate gamble: enveloping herself in an invisible force field she hopes that she has enough air for the water currents to push her to the surface. Meanwhile, at a hospital, Reed tries to struggle free from the doctors that are trying to get him to rest after suffering from extreme exhaustion. Seeking to break free and search for his missing wife, Reed struggles with hospital staff until they are able to sedate him.

At the Baxter Building, Johnny and Ben have gone through the Fantastic Four's files and discovered the identity of Sue's kidnapper, the so-called Creature of the Lost Lagoon. The pair recall how they originally encountered the alien not so long ago and, after a misunderstanding, the creature ventured off into space with its mate and unborn children. [1] Ben and Johnny wonder what the creature is doing back on Earth, and why it kidnapped Sue.

Back in the underwater cave, Sue is still trapped and is quickly running out of air, when the creature suddenly finds her. Realizing that she is in grave danger, Sue's kidnapper plugs the floor and the cavern begins to drain of the flood water. This allows Sue to drop her force field, but she is left to wonder why the alien has captured her and what it could possibly want from her. While at the hospital, Reed shakes off the effects of the sedative and more determined than ever to rescue his wife manages to put on his costume and force his way out. Reed only gets as far as the roof before he is struck with another wave of fatigue. But when the hospital staff surrounds him, Reed allows himself to fall off the roof and turns his body into a glider to float away.

Meanwhile, at the Baxter Building, Johnny recalls that the lost the creature near a lake in Central Park and goes for some diving gear. As the Torch rockets off on his own, Ben tries to follow after him in the Pogo Plane only to realize that it does not have any fuel. Rushing down to the parking garage, the Thing then lifts Johnny's sports car out of its parking space and speeds off to the park as well. At that very moment, Reed spots Johnny in the distance and also begins floating to their intended destination. When they all arrive minutes apart from each other, Reed tires to go off after his wife alone, but is held back by both Ben and Johnny. When Reed refuses to stand down, Ben is forced to knock their leader out. While Johnny and Ben dive into the lake, the creature brings Sue aboard his ship, then abruptly leaves her alone with more questions.

Swimming to the outer lake, the creature crosses paths with Ben and Johnny. When the Creature fights back, the Torch uses his powers to heat up the water and force the creature to the surface. There Ben and Johnny pile onto their attacker, but soon Reed gets into the middle of their battle, pointing out that the creature has come for help, not to fight. Convincing the creature that they mean no harm, it brings them to its ship where it reveals that Sue is unharmed. She explains that the creature returned to Earth to get medicine when his mate contracted an illness from their last time on Earth, and desperate for aid, it kidnapped Sue for help. With the explanations out of the way and the creature's mate cured, both aliens blast off in their ship, leaving the Fantastic Four behind.

Appearing in "And Now It Begins"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #4

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Synopsis for "And Now It Begins"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #4

The origin of S.H.I.E.L.D. is recounted as well as it finding its leader: Colonel Nick Fury.

Appearing in "The Doomsday Gambit!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Marvel Team-Up #11

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  • Sky-Sleds
  • Zarrko's Flying Ship (Main story and recap)

Synopsis for "The Doomsday Gambit!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Marvel Team-Up #11

With the last of the Time Bombs sent to the present by Zarrko the Tomorrow Man, Spider-Man travels to the hidden land of Attilan to get assistance from the Inhumans to save the Avengers from the 23rd century. Hitching a ride on a helicopter, the wall-crawler arrives just out of the secret city. His arrival doesn't go unnoticed as no sooner has he arrived is he confronted by guards on hovering platforms. Spider-Man is quickly knocked out and brought before the Inhuman Royal Family. When Spider-Man regains consciousness he is ordered by Karnak to explain why he has come to Attilan. Spider-Man quickly explains the capture of the Avengers and that the time travelers known as Kang and Zarrko are at war with each other to conquer the past, present, and future. Learning that Zarrko's Time Bombs used an energy source similar to the Negative Zone barrier that once protected Attilan, Spider-Man came to them for help at the recommendation of the Human Torch. Hearing this story, the Inhumans agree to help Spider-Man return to the 23rd Century and rescue the Avengers.

Black Bolt takes the Time Bomb to his insane brother, Maximus the Mad. He gets to work on rigging the device to take them to the future. Meanwhile, Triton takes Spider-Man on a tour of Attilan, showing him the sights including the massive inert body of Omega. Soon enough, Maximus is finished rigging the device and they use it to travel to the 23rd Century. They arrive a few moments before Spider-Man escaped into the past and witness Zarrko entering Kang's citadel. They wait for Zarrko to go into the building and follow after him. However, before they can enter the fortress, Spider-Man and the Inhumans are attacked by the guards. After they defeat the guards, they rush inside just as Kang immobilizes Zarrko.

When Kang sees who has arrived, he cannot believe that Spider-Man is back. Outnumbered and overpowered, Kang is quickly incapacitated by a scream by Black Bolt. This scream also breaks the Avengers free from the stasis cells they are being held in. In the confusion, Zarrko tries to get away, but he is quickly webbed up by Spider-Man and dragged back. When they check on Kang they discover that his armor is empty. That's when the voice of Kang booms over them, telling them that they were merely pawns in his dirty little war with Zarrko and that he will see them again. Suddenly, the gathered heroes are teleported back to the present day. The Avengers thank Spider-Man and the Inhumans for the rescue, and Spider-Man jokingly quips that he will send them the bill before he web-slings for home.

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