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Mr. Fantastic

Appearing in "Doom Triumphant!"

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Synopsis for "Doom Triumphant!"

From a mystical view screen in Asgard, the Fantastic Four have just witnessed as Doctor Doom has stolen the powers of Galactus and is now heading home to Earth. As they lament over their situation, the Fantastic Four, Odin and Thor witness as Doom tests his powers by flying into the heart of a star and snuffs it out. When Thor boasts that he defeated Galactus in battle and that Doom should be of no concern, Reed Richards points out that Doom doesn't just have the power of the world devourer alone. He explains that Doom also stole the Ultimate Machine, the Helix of Randac, the Cosmic Cube and the Cosmic Control Rod. The culmination of all these devices has allowed Doom to become the most powerful being in all existence. Seeking more powerful allies, Reed checks on those who may help, and finds that the Surfer has been chained up in Doom's castle, the Watcher is busy viewing another galaxy, and Galactus -- having reverted to his former form of Galan -- is at risk of death in the void of space. When Reed asks for assistance from Odin, the All-Father offers him his Cosmo-Craft, but before Reed can leave Johnny points out that his brother-in-law is needed on Earth and volunteers to go recover Galan. Johnny is joined by Balder the Brave and the pair venture off into space.

Odin then calls an assembly of his people and tells them of the coming danger and pledges the Asgardians to the Earth's defense. While at the same time Reed sends out the alarm, alerting the attention of the Avengers, the X-Men, the United States Air Force, S.H.I.E.L.D., the Inhumans, and the Sub-Mariner and his people. They all gather in New York City where suddenly, Doom materializes over the teeming metropolis and announces his supremacy over all humanity and the universe. When the soldiers attack, Doom easily blasts them aside, and then destroys the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, and slays both the Avengers and the X-Men. As Johnny and Blader continue their mission, Thor leads the Asgardians on a full frontal attack on Doctor Doom. Doom easily bats the gods aside, but Odin manages to survive the attack and uses his powers to grow to the same height as Doom and fight him one-on-one.

Meanwhile in Latveria; Reed, Sue and Ben free the Silver Surfer and battle through an army of Servo-Mechs in order to get free. While in deep space, Johnny and Balder recover Galan who is hanging onto life by a thread. Back on Earth, the Watcher appears as Doom defeats Odin on combat then turns to face the Sub-Mariner and his armies and sea creatures. Doom makes short work of Namor and his armies. Doom then commands the world to surrender to him. While back at the Baxter Building, Reed has pulled up data on various monsters, information that Reed assures Ben will allow them to take back their world from Doctor Doom.


Continuity Notes

  • Thor references his battle with Galactus back in Thor #161.
  • The Following Asgardians are among those gathered to battle Doctor Doom:
    • Balder the Brave, Thor, Odin, and the Warriors Three all appeared last issue, and will appear next issue as well, although some of them appear behind the scenes.
    • Sif's last chronological appearance was in Thor #167 wherein she assisted Thor in battling the Abomination.
  • General "Thunderbolt" Ross makes his cameo here between Incredible Hulk #128 when the Avengers were hired to stop the Hulk, and Incredible Hulk #130 when the Hulk and his alter-ego Bruce Banner were separated into two different beings.
  • Dum Dum Dugan's appearance here is a complicated one. As revealed in Original Sins #5 Dugan was seemingly killed in action back in 1966 and it was suggested that he was replaced by a complex LMD that thought it was Dugan. However as revealed in New Avengers (Vol. 4) #17, Dugan's body was kept alive and his mind was transmitted into LMDs.

  • This Giganto whale was last seen in Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Comics Magazine #8 during it's rampage through New York City. A Giganto was later used in Fantastic Four #149 by the Sub-Mariner and Triton in a mock attack on New York in an attempt to rekindle the romance between Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Girl during a period in which they were separated.

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