Appearing in "Riot on Regent Street!"
- Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock (First appearance)
- Courtney Ross
- Metropolitan Police
- Jacko Tanner
- Jacko's friends
- Vixen's mob
- Dr. Synne (Christopher Thorn) (First appearance)
- Dai's wife (Mentioned)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. (Mentioned)
- Hydra (Mentioned)
- Fantastic Four (Mentioned)
- Hulk (Bruce Banner) (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- United Kingdom
- New York (Mentioned)
Synopsis for "Riot on Regent Street!"
Captain Britain saves D.I Fraser from the Vixen's mob and learns the tragic history of Dai Thomas, and we meet both a new supervillain-the diabolical Dr. Synne-and Brian Braddock's twin sister, Betsy!
Appearing in "The Power of -- the Over-Mind!"
- Fantastic Four
- Overmind (First appearance)
Races and Species:
- Jet Car
- Pogo Plane MK I
Synopsis for "The Power of -- the Over-Mind!"
Reed, Johnny, and Alicia stand over the Thing, who has seemingly died in his city wide brawl with the Hulk. However, by some small miracle, Reed manages to still detect a pulse beating beneath the thick skin of his long-time friend. As the authorities and a crowd of gawkers begin to surround the heroes, Bruce Banner silently slips away, recounting how he almost killed Ben Grimm while he was the Hulk. With the mob growing unruly, the police attempt to arrest the Fantastic Four. Reed resists, because, if they were to surrender, Ben would surely die. They are rescued at the last minute by the timely arrival of Sue, who keeps the mob at bay with her invisible force field, allowing Johnny, Reed, and Alicia to carry Ben to her ship and make their escape.
As the group flies towards the Baxter Building, they notice an ominous light up in the sky as well as a mob of angry people at the doors to their headquarters. Landing on the roof, the Fantastic Four rush Ben back into Reed's lab. As Mister Fantastic is busy trying to save Ben's life, Johnny notices the light in the sky getting bigger and the crowd below becoming more frenzied with each passing moment. Getting fed up with the people protesting their group, Johnny sends down a smoke bomb to disperse them. Reed pulls Johnny back into the lab, needing the boy to use his powers to energize the device needed to save Ben's life. The operation turns out to be a success. Ben's personality is restored to normal, but he has lost the ability to change back into human form. When Reed explains that he has perfected the machine and offers to try again, Ben decides that he is comfortable being the Thing and smashes it instead.
Now back to normal, Ben decides to take Alicia out on a date, so they can patch things up. This sight upsets Johnny, who once more turns his thoughts to Crystal. When he tries to leave abruptly, he is distracted and jumps out the window without realizing he forgot to flame on. Reed just misses grabbing him, but Johnny manages to turn on his powers, allowing him to melt through the concrete sidewalk instead of splattering against it. The bright light in the sky draws closer and enters the Baxter Building. Suddenly in a flash of light, the Watcher has appeared before Reed and Sue. The Watcher has come to issue them a warning, but, unwilling to break his vow of non-interference again, the Watcher only provides a stern warning: "Beware the Over-Mind." He then teleports away.
Reed and Sue then board the Pogo-Plane to try and find Johnny and Ben. While in flight, they are telepathically contacted by Agatha Harkness, who warns them that there is a great danger coming and hints that Franklin also sensed the danger. With urgency, Reed prepares to signal the rest of the team when Sue turns on the radio. They are both shocked to hear a radio report about the mayor of New York City ordering the Fantastic Four to disband. Believing this to be an error in judgement, Reed and Sue land near city hall where they are joined by Johnny and Ben who also heard the news about the mayor's orders. There they try to warn the mayor of the danger coming to Earth, but it is dismissed and the mayor calls the police. When the Thing tries to fight back, Reed orders him to stand down and allows the Fantastic Four to be taken into policy custody. As they are being led into a police wagon, the mayor is joined by the Over-Mind, who has used his vast powers to take control of the mayor's mind.
Appearing in "So Evil, The Night!"
Races and Species:
- Invisible Ferrari
Synopsis for "So Evil, The Night!"
The Gaff presents Fury with his new car-- a Ferrari 330/P4 Berlinetta, which is made entirely out of clear fiberglass, making it "completely invisible" from 100 feet away! It's also equipped with a color-changing rheostat, and vortex beams to replace the old mach-pressure fanjets. Fury & Val go to SHIELD's rebuilt ESP Division. There, Jimmy Woo detects that The Yellow Claw is in Chinatown. Nick tells Jimmy it's his job now, and goes there alone. After a harrowing encounter with a pair of Claw goons, Fury impersonates one of them, and in a darkened shop, meets Fang-Chu (The Claw) face-to-face. But Voltzmann gets the drop on him, and an instant later, he falls thru a trapdoor into the tentacles of a "monster cephalopod."
- Published by Marvel UK
- The 2nd story is a reprint of the second half of Fantastic Four #113 in black and white.
- The 3rd story is a reprint of the second half of Strange Tales #162 also in black and white.
- This issue marks the first appearance of Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock, the sister of Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), who at first is shown with no known powers and blonde-haired; however she would later go on to be the X-Men as Psylocke.
- This issue is also the first appearance of Dr. Synne.
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Links and References
- ↑ First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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