- It must be why human families everywhere gather together for meals-- so they can laugh and love and learn as each other's lives unfold and intersect... It is elemental to them. It is the foundation of their future. It is... fantastic.
Appearing in "The Fantastic four are DOOMED! - Part Four: Four to the fourth power"
- Fantastic Four-TRN379
- Marvel Girl
- Old Johnny Storm (Death)
- Franklin Richards
- Val Richards
- Doom the Annihilating Conqueror (Death)
- Alternate to Old Johnny Storm's Home Reality
- Fantastic Four's ship
Synopsis for "The Fantastic four are DOOMED! - Part Four: Four to the fourth power"
In the so-called Doomed Unvierse, two Fantastic Four teams from alternate dimension are now locked in battle against Doom the Annihilating Conqueror, an amalgam of the powers of Doctor Doom, Kang and Annihilus. The heroes pile on while Doom adjusts to his new powers, but soon Doom gets foothold and easily casts his foes aside. Seeing Marvel Girl as a nuisance than anything else he returns her to his own time. Then he seizes both Mister Fantastics. Johnny is surprised to find that he remembers these events happening before even though he never experienced them. Doom then opens a portal in time and space showing Reed Richards his own world where Doom's counterpart is just now fighting Ant-Man. Doom the Annihilating Conqueror states that if he counterpart cannot stop Ant-Man he will take over that and all other universes.
Suddenly the Fantastic Four rescue the two Mister Fantastics with the alternate Fantastic Four's time-space ship. Just then, the Baxter Building suddenly explodes as well. The two Fantastic Four teams then agree to use the power transfer device to completely transfer the alternate team's powers to the Fantastic Four. With their powers increased two fold, the Fantastic Four only have a limited time to stop Doctor Doom or they will die. While the Fantastic Four use their doubled powers to keep Doom at bay, the alternate team crash the time-space ship into Doom, annihilating Doom for good and ending his threat.
However, the battle has taken it's toll and the Fantastic Four collapse dead. However the alternate team are able to revive them a few minutes later and reverse the double flow of powers. In thanks, the alternate team raise a monument to their counterparts in thanks for their sacrifice to stop Doom.
The Fantastic Four finally return to their proper home in the Baxter Building. They are greeted by Lockjaw, Franklin, Valeria and Old John Storm. John Storm explains that Johnny's "recall" during the battle where Old John's own memories. With the memories no longer needed, Old John takes them back and then teleports away to complete his mission. Old John appears within the alternate Baxter Building during the heat of the battle, and uses his powers to destroy the Baxter Building, sacrificing his life so the two Fantastic Four teams could defeat Doom the Annihilating Conqueror. Learning how Old John sacrificed his life to stop Doom, they begin to wonder how to commemorate his memory, Johnny, however, has the right idea...
Appearing in "4"
- Replacement Fantastic Four
- Future Foundation
- Wyatt Wingfoot
- Silver Surfer
- Uatu the Watcher
- Ulana the Watcher
- Inhuman Royal Family
- Ravonna (Last appearance)
- Kid Immortus (Nathaniel Richards)
- Teen Annihilus
- Sentry 444
- Willie Lumpkin
- Mike Allred
- Laura Allred
- Matt Fraction
- Tom Brevoort
- Stan Lee
- Jack Kirby
- Nathaniel Richards
- Charles Cotta (Inhabiting Caesar's body)
- James Power
- Margaret Power
- Impossible Man
- Impossible Woman
- Awesome Android
Synopsis for "4"
... Following their victories over Doom the Annihilating Conqueror, the Fantastic Four and the Future Foundation and their friends and family are having a barbeque at the Watcher's citadel on the Blue Area of the Moon. As the Fantastic Four inform their friends what happened, Johnny discovers that his girlfriend Darla Deering has left him for Ant-Man. This doesn't bother Johnny overly much as he has decided that he is going to take up music himself.
Elsewhere, Mister Fantastic talks with Uatu the Watcher and discusses the various alternate versions of his family he has seen. His encounter with Old Man John was disturbing and Reed hopes that Uatu does not have to deal with his family making mistakes. Reed then offers to try and guide Uatu's family in the future. Surprisingly, Uatu makes the same vow as well. While Sue talks to Ulana about her pregnancy, Valeria stews about the situation before Onome convinces her to have fun. Ant-Man is also pulled away from Darla by Reed who chastizes him for using the children to go after Doctor Doom. Ant-Man explains that he had discovered something about Pym Particles that helped him assure victory. Hearing this, Reed is impressed, especially considering the applications they could use in the future.
With everyone up to speed, the Fantastic Four and the Future Foundation continue to enjoy their party with their friends and family.
The Fantastic Four are… DOOMED! Dr. Doom has taken on the power of Kang and Annihilus and is supreme ruler of the entire world. Good News: this is in the Doomed Universe. Bad News: our universe is next. The only ones in his way are the Fantastic Four and… the Fantastic Four! The Elemental Eight face off against Doom the Annihilating Conqueror with the fate of infinite realities in the balance! Plus the fate of Old John Storm! All in the fiery finish to the most mind-bending F4 adventure ever!
- This story is told from the perspective of the Future Foundation in FF Vol 2 #16.
- Stan Lee and Jack Kirby are, like all other Marvel Comics creators, exempt from the Sliding Timescale rules of Earth-616 with respect to Topical Appearances. All Marvel Creators exist in the Modern Age in the relative prime of their lives.
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