Appearing in "When Hero turns Villain!"
Synopsis for "When Hero turns Villain!"
Captain Britain battles the Highwayman but is captured and mind controlled by his employer, the Manipulator, into attacking the Queen!
Appearing in "Where the Sun Dares Not Shine!"
- Fantastic Four
- Walter Collins
- Franklin Richards
- Kala's Kraawl
- Crystal (Only in recap)
- Alicia Masters (Vision)
- Aretha Franklin (Mentioned)
- Baxu (Mentioned) (Deceased)
- Adolf Hitler (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- United States of America
- Netherworld (Only in flashback)
- Unidentified Reality (Earth destroyed by the Mole-Man)
Synopsis for "Where the Sun Dares Not Shine!"
The Thing arrives at the ruins of the Reed and Sue's ill-fated child-rearing home, now nothing more than a crater, in the hopes of travelling the tunnels below to Subterranea to confront the Mole Man. Ben believes that the Fantastic Four's oldest foe may have the key to curing Alicia of her blindness. After recounting the team's last encounter with the Mole Man, Ben begins to climb down into the tunnel. Meanwhile, Johnny is still lamenting over the departure of his girlfriend Crystal, this time in Central Park. When some young people attempt to approach him, the Torch flames on and flies away in the hopes of getting some privacy. Returning to the Baxter Building, Johnny is waiting for the elevator when he is suddenly confronted by the Fantastic Four's landlord, Walter Collins. This time, Collins has a court order demanding the Fantastic Four vacate the property. Having no patience for dealing with Collins, the Torch burns the documents Collins is frantically waving around. Going upstairs to the team headquarters, Johnny soon becomes worried about Ben's trip to Subterranea, and fears the Mole Man might be involved.
Johnny calls Reed and Sue who are at Whisper Hill paying a visit to their son Franklin who is under the care of their hired nanny Agatha Harkness. Reed answers the call and correctly deduces that Ben likely went to the ruins of their former house and tells Johnny to meet them there in the next half hour.
Meanwhile, deep below the Earth, the Thing searches around for the Mole Man when he comes across a woman and some soldiers being attacked by a strange beast. Ben steps in and fights the creature to a stand-still. The woman he seemingly rescued introduces herself as Kala, queen of the Neitherworld. When she explains that they are Atlanteans, the Thing gets confused because Kala and her people look nothing like the Sub-Mariner. Kala explains to Ben that her people's ancestors were once part of Atlantis before it was smothered in a tidal wave. Their island was saved thanks to a dome that was erected, saving them all while the island sank below the Earth's surface. She then explains that she is on a journey to meet with her beloved: the Mole Man! Hoping that by saving Kala's life the Mole Man will be willing to help him cure Alicia's blindness, Ben asks her to take him to his old foe, a request that Kala gladly agrees to provide.
While on the surface, Johnny is waiting for his teammates when the Fantasti-Car lands. Johnny is disturbed when he learns that Reed and Sue have been arguing. When Reed insists that Sue should have stayed behind to look after Franklin, Sue dismisses this, telling her husband that her place is beside the Fantastic Four. Reed concedes and the trio fly down in the tunnel to look for Ben, as they go, Sue apologizes for the fight they have just had. Back below, Ben and Kala's party cross paths with some Moloids. When they attack, Ben is knocked into a sticky webbing and quickly realizes that he had walked into a trap, that Kala had lured him into the clutches of the Mole Man. The Mole Man and Kala explain that following the death of Kala's previous husband, Baxi, they formed a union to unite Subterranea. They also show Ben that another would be ruler -- Tyrannus -- has been rendered as a nearly mindless lackey of the couple. The Mole Man then begins explain his next plot: flooding the surface world with lava to wipe out all that live up there.
Ben struggles to get free from the web, but it is set to try and electrocute him if he tries. Regardless of the pain, Ben manages to break free and after fighting off an army of Moloids begins heading back to the surface to gather his teammates in the hopes of stopping the Mole Man and Kala's plans. When Kala asks if they should stop the Thing, the Mole Man gloats that the web also has created an aura around the Thing to make him look like a horrific monster. Just as the Mole Man had planned, when Ben runs into his teammates, they mistake him for an attacking monster. The Torch then rashly flames on and blasts Ben with his flame, while the Mole Man and Kala watch on.
Appearing in "Doom Must Fall!"
- Collective Intelligence (First and only known appearance; dies)
- Agent Warden (First and only known appearance; dies)
- An unidentified alternate universe
- Outer space
- South America
- Underground city in the Andes Mountains
- South America
- The Impact Inducer, a doomsday weapon
- The Others Rocket Ship
Synopsis for "Doom Must Fall!"
Nick Fury and ace S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot Cliff Randall are called to duty. An asteroid has suddenly veered out of the asteroid belt, and in a matter of hours, will impact and destroy the Earth. Fury and Randall take a high altitude jet on an intercept course, and end up encountering the Others, aliens who crashed on Earth some time ago. They plan to destroy the Earth on their way home, finding nothing of value here, by using a device to pull the asteroid down toward the planet. Fury tries to encourage Randall to help fight back, but Randall's repressed memories have returned, and he remembers that he is one of them. Fury realizes he is on his own and must stop them before the Others leave in their rocketship. Fury attempts to use the ESP division of S.H.I.E.L.D. to locate the source of the tractor beam, but they are unable to penetrate a psychic barrier that exists around the complex. Fury pleads with Randall one last time but is blasted back by the leader of the Others and watches in horror as the ship takes off, leaving him awaiting the Earth's destruction. Fury returns to the observation point where he and several scientists watch as the rocketship changes direction and slams into the asteroid, destroying itself and the asteroid. The scientists wonder what could have happened, but Fury believes that Cliff Randall tapped into the part of him that was human and saved his friends.
Appearing in "The Granite Sky!"
- Gwen Stacy (Referenced)
- Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) (Referenced)
- Radioactive Spider (Mentioned)
- Ace (First appearance)
- Falcon (Sam Wilson) (Only in recap)
- Redwing (Only in recap)
- Sharon Carter (Only in recap)
- Viper (Jordan Dixon) (Referenced)
Races and Species:
- Heaven (Referenced)
Synopsis for "The Granite Sky!"
Peter Parker has come to the New York waterfront to think. He had hoped that his recent travels to San Francisco would help get his mind off of the recent death of Gwen Stacy. His thoughts are interrupted by a drunk sailor named Nathaniel who can see the sorrow in Peter's eyes. As the man rambles on about how one needs to move on in life, Peter has had enough of this man's drunken advice. While his back is turned, Parker uses his web-shooters to quickly swing away. Nathaniel is taken aback by the sudden departure of the young man he was giving advice. Suddenly, a strange meteor falls out of the sky and splashes down in the water. When Nathan goes to investigate he finds a strange man emerging out of the water. Helping the man out, Nathan is suddenly turned into stone. The man he attempted to rescue turns out to be the super-villain known as the Grey Gargoyle.
A few blocks uptown, Peter Parker is changing into Spider-Man and thinking over what Nathaniel had said. At first, he curses the spider who gave him his powers but ultimately decides that it was for the best and goes looking for a crime to stop. As he patrols the city Spider-Man comes across some A.I.M. scientists who begin shooting at him on sight. Spider-Man easily rounds up the shooters and decides to investigate where they came from. Swinging down the street, the wall-crawler's spider-sense begins to tingle. Suddenly, he spots an A.I.M. goon getting tossed out a window by Captain America's shield. Spider-Man leaps into the building to give Cap a helping hand. The two men easily defeat the AIM soldiers, and with the fight over Captain America radios S.H.I.E.L.D. to pick them up. Suddenly, the pair is teleported aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, much to Spider-Man's surprise. They are greeted by Dum Dum Dugan, who has them lowered from the flight deck into the facility. There, an eager S.H.I.E.L.D. agent remembers that Spider-Man is wanted for murder and tries to apprehend him. Spider-Man fights back to evade capture, but the situation is quickly defused when Nick Fury enters the room and orders his men to stand down. He then invites the wall-crawler to sit in on his debriefing with Captain America.
Fury tells them that while Cap's mission was to stop AIM from getting ahold of a new telemetry system, there were three of the devices made and that A.I.M. managed to snatch the other two while Cap went after the first. However, Fury anticipated this and planted homing devices on them and they were able to track A.I.M. to a secret facility in Queens. They then begin organizing an attack, which Spider-Man is hesitant to take part in, but Fury convinces him to do so for the sake of national security. Meanwhile, at the A.I.M. facility hidden below the site of the old World's Fair, the Grey Gargoyle is plotting to get revenge against Captain America for stranding him in space. He recounts that he was trapped in space until he was able to contact A.I.M. and had them shoot down his vessel so that he could crash-land in New York. Before they can launch their own missiles, Captain America, and Spider-Man attack. However, during the course of the battle, the pair are turned into stone by the Grey Gargoyle.
He then chains their stone bodies to the rockets that contain a weapon that will allow the Grey Gargoyle to turn entire cities into stone, as part of a scheme to blackmail the entire world. However, when the rockets are shot off, he is suddenly attacked by Captain America and Spider-Man again. Something unique to their body chemistries allowed the two heroes to break free from the Gargoyle's spell. During the ensuing battle, one of the loose chains wraps itself around the Grey Gargoyle's leg as the rocket takes off, pulling the villain into space once more. With the battle now over, Spider-Man decides to head home, leaving Cap to clean up the mess.
- Published by Marvel UK
- The 2nd story is a reprint of the second part of Fantastic Four Vol 1 127 in black and white.
- The 3rd story is a reprint of the first part of Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD Vol 1 6 also in black and white.
- The 4th story is a reprint of the third part of Marvel Team-Up Vol 1 13 also in black and white.