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Appearing in "The Coming of... Sub-Mariner!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Fantastic Four #4.

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Synopsis for "The Coming of... Sub-Mariner!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Fantastic Four #4.
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Chapter 1:

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The Human Torch has quit the team. Reed, Sue, and Ben use the Fantasti-Car to search the city for him. Johnny, though, has gone to Swanson's Garage to work on cars. Ben, on a hunch, goes to the garage.

Chapter 2:

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Unable to use his flame because of the gasoline around him, Johnny faces an angry Ben without his power. Ben backs him into a corner, but, before the Thing can hit Johnny, he changes back to his old, human form. Johnny uses the distraction to leave the garage, flame on, and fly away. Ben immediately changes back to the Thing.

Johnny goes to the Bowery to find accommodations. Once in his bunk, he reads a 1940s comic about the Sub-Mariner. Another guest of the establishment notices what he's reading and says, "We got a stumble-bum right here who's as strong as that joker was supposed to be!" He hands the bearded "stumble-bum" a phone book and tells him to tear it in half. The man refuses. The others attack him but get swatted away. The man complains that he can't remember anything: "Why have I spent the long years here, in a fog, with my mind a blank??" Johnny says, "Flame on!" ignites one finger, and burns off the man's beard. He looks just like the Sub-Mariner, pointy ears and all.

Chapter 3:

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Johnny carries the man out to sea and drops him into the water. Back in his native element, the Sub-Mariner remembers who he is.[Continuity 1] He goes to his home, Atlantis.
Fantastic Four Vol 1 4 page 13 Atlantis
It lies in radioactive ruins, a casualty of atomic testing. The Sub-Mariner returns to New York and tells Johnny that he will retaliate by destroying the human race.[Continuity 2]

Chapter 4:

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The rest of the FF, back at the Baxter Building, see Johnny's flare rise from the waterfront. They take the Fantasti-Car to meet him and learn about the Sub-Mariner's revival.
Giganto (Atlantean Beast) (Earth-616) from Fantastic Four Vol 1 4 0001

the original Giganto

Out at sea, the Sub-Mariner finds Giganto, "the largest living thing in all the world," and the Horn of Proteus that can rouse him. He leads the creature towards New York, which begins an evacuation. The army bombards Giganto without effect. The Thing comes up with a daring plan: strap a nuclear bomb to his back, get inside the monster, and leave it there to destroy it. While Giganto takes a nap, Ben carries the bomb down its gullet.

Chapter 5:

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With seconds to spare, Ben makes it out of the monster's maw.[Continuity 3] The Sub-Mariner threatens to use the horn to summon more creatures. An invisible Sue grabs the horn and runs away with it.[Continuity 4] The Sub-Mariner tackles her. She becomes visible. "If you will be my bride," says the Sub-Mariner, "I might show mercy to the rest of your pitiful race!" She responds, "How can I make such a choice?" He threatens again to use the horn. Sue says, "I—I'll do anything—I'll become your bride!" Johnny, though, forms a tornado that pulls the Sub-Mariner into the air and drops him in the ocean. The horn falls to the bottom. The Sub-Mariner swears, "I'll be back!"[Continuity 5]

Appearing in "Purpose!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Namor the Sub-Mariner #1.

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Synopsis for "Purpose!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Namor the Sub-Mariner #1.

Biologists Carrie and Caleb Alexander come across a seriously disoriented Namor. Fortunately, Namor has been a pet project of Caleb Alexander ever since Namor saved his life as a kid. Namor learns that his past personality fluctuations have been caused by an oxygen imbalance in his blood due to his hybrid human/Atlantean makeup and Caleb has devised a recycling device to correct the problem. Namor decides to change the direction of his life. Using the vast wealth of sunken treasure, he launches a new company called Oracle Incorporated, which draws the attention of the power-hungry Marrs Twins.

Appearing in "Psi War!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
X-Men #117.

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  • Savage Land boat
  • 'Jinguchi Maru' freighter

Synopsis for "Psi War!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
X-Men #117.

Continued from last issue...

The X-Men find themselves caught in the middle of a terrible storm at sea. Storm attempts to control the raging weather but it’s beyond even her abilities. They are rescued by a Japanese ship out on a government mission. The captain of the ship welcomes the X-Men aboard but tells the group that they are unable to make radio contact until the ship returns to Japan.

While at the school, Jean - who believes the X-Men are dead - is leaving for a vacation. As she departs, Lilandra considers how someone so young can go through so much grief. She then checks in on Charles, who is still reeling over the (supposed) deaths of his students. He tells her how he keeps on thinking of the beginning, when he decided to dedicate his life to peace between humans and mutants.

Many years earlier, when he and Moira MacTaggert (then Moira Kinross) were in love, he was drafted into the military. She promised to wait for him, but after being injured in combat and while recovering in the hospital, Moira would send him a “dear John” letter explaining that she had married someone else. Upon his release from the hospital, Charles spent time wandering the globe in bohemian fashion until he found his way to Cairo.

One day, he was robbed by a young female pickpocket -- a girl that Charles would later recognize as his future student Ororo (Storm) -- and chase after her. He would easily stop her with his mental powers, but sensing latent mutant abilities within her, he opened his mind to probe further, and was then struck down by an unexpected psychic attack. Frightened, young Ororo fled.

Upon recovering from the attack, Xavier tracked it to a nearby cafe where he would encounter a rival telepath named Amahl Farouk. Farouk used his own abilities to take control of the local thieves cartel and proposed an alliance with Xavier. Recognizing the man as evil, Charles refused and so Farouk engaged him in a psychic duel. Farouk transported their psyches to the astral plane where they would combat each other. His own power was great enough that when he landed a blow on Xavier’s psychic avatar, a wound manifested on his physical body.

Realizing he could not win against Farouk in a direct assault, Xavier held back. Farouk assumed Xavier was ceding defeat and gloated that while his physical form would experience an instantaneous death, his psyche would suffer eternal torment. As Farouk closed in, Xavier concentrated all his might into one explosive assault.

In the material world, Farouk (at least his physical form) keels over and drops dead. As attendants surround him to see what happened, Xavier casually sauntered away. Xavier finishes his recollection by telling Lilandra that afterwards he devoted his life to combating evil mutants but was shortly thereafter crippled by the alien Lucifer[1].

With the X-Men seemingly dead, Xavier does not know what to do next. Lilandra invites him to join her when she returns to the Shi'ar empire, and he accepts.

Later at JFK Airport, Jean Grey runs into her “erstwhile” roommate Misty Knight. Jean tells her she’s heading for the Greek Islands for a vacation while Misty relates that she and her colleague Colleen Wing are heading off to Japan on a mission. Misty's flight is about to depart, so she quickly bids Jean farewell, telling her to give Scott a kiss for her the next time they see each other. With Misty hurrying away, Jean doesn’t have time to explain that (as far as she knows) Scott and the X-Men are dead.

Appearing in "...When the Tigers Come at Night!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Uncanny X-Men #309.

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Synopsis for "...When the Tigers Come at Night!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Uncanny X-Men #309.



Appearing in "The Living Legend"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Captain America #255.

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Synopsis for "The Living Legend"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Captain America #255.

This is a 40th Anniversary special edition. It details the origin of Captain America and focuses on his early adventures in 1941-42.

Appearing in "Seeing Red"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Captain America #350.

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Synopsis for "Seeing Red"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Captain America #350.

After months of manipulation from the resurrected Red Skull, Steve Rogers finally confronts and defeats his replacement as Captain America: John Walker. After defeating Walker, Steve also battles his arch-nemesis the Red Skull. In the process the Skull, who is now in a cloned body of Steve Rogers complete with the Super Soldier Serum, has his face permanently turned into a red shrunken mask courtesy of his exposure to his notorious "Dust of Death". The Skull once again escapes capture. In the end of this story, Steve Rogers assumes the mantle of Captain America once again.

Appearing in "What Ever Happened to Scorpio?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #5.

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  • Pickman (Death)
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Synopsis for "What Ever Happened to Scorpio?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #5.
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Scorpio returns and successfully traps Nick Fury, who was scheduled to attend the unveiling of a new and improved LMD. With Fury his captive, Scorpio uses a machine to make a perfect casting of his face which he then wears as a mask to impersonate him and attend the unveiling in his place. Further, he drugs Fury and swaps the real Nick Fury with the experimental LMD. When the agent of SHIELD awakes, he finds himself in the observation room surrounded by his friends but unable to communicate, and forced to run through the gauntlet of tests and traps designed to show off the LMD's capabilities. Fury gets through the test, but Scorpio escapes not before Nick gets one good look at his face.

Appearing in "Assignment: The Infinity Formula!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Marvel Spotlight #31.

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Synopsis for "Assignment: The Infinity Formula!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Marvel Spotlight #31.

This story reveals that Nick Fury was seriously wounded in France during World War II. He was saved in part due to Professor Sternberg's Infinity Formula. Fury must be innoculated by the serum every year or he will age dramatically. Since Fury's first innoculation, the Colonel had to pay a blackmail price to Sternberg every year to acquire the serum.

However, Steel Harris kills the Professor and now has the serum. He decides to blackmail Fury even further by making demands to become immersed in SHIELD and other National Security briefings. Nick finds Harris in Las Vegas and battles him and his minions. Even though the Colonel defeats Harris and his thugs, the future indeed looks bleak for Fury as he begins to incredibly age (from not recieving an innoculaton of the Infinity Formula). However, the timely intervention of Val de Fontaine saves the day. Fontaine had previously liberated the serum from its captors and innoculates Fury just in time to save his life.

Appearing in "A New Dawn... a New World!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ka-Zar the Savage #1.

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Synopsis for "A New Dawn... a New World!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ka-Zar the Savage #1.

Ka-Zar is having a midlife crisis. He's wondering if he should give up the jungle life and head to the comforts of modern civilization. He parts ways from Shanna for a bit to try and find Zabu, who has uncharacteristically wandered off.

The trail leads him to a vast new section of the Savage Land. We'll eventually learn that it's called Pangea,. He meets a woman called Leanne who owns a femal pet saber-tooth . He rescues her from some savages, but it turns out that she is the queen of a a large medieval city called Lemuria. They have a brief affair, but she leaves him because he's too uncivilized.

Appearing in "The Thrilling Return of Ka-Zar, Lord of the Savage Land!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ka-Zar Vol 3 #1.

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Synopsis for "The Thrilling Return of Ka-Zar, Lord of the Savage Land!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ka-Zar Vol 3 #1.



Notes

Collects the Following Issues:

Continuity

  1. Sub-Mariner #1 specifies that Namor was stricken with amnesia by Paul Destine using the Helmet of Power. Saga of the Sub-Mariner #6 specifies that this happened circa 1959.
  2. Also in Sub-Mariner #1, it states that the ruins that Namor came upon in this issue were really part of an Atlantean outpost decimated by atomic testing. The true Atlantis resided near Antarctica until it was decimated by Destiny. As per Saga of the Sub-Mariner #7 the people of Atlantis had fled to the Atlantic to set up a new kingdom under the rule of Byrrah.
  3. Giganto was not the only of its kind, as multiple other similar creatures have since been seen. Fantastic Four Vol 5 #3 shows an entire thriving race. It has been explained that the Gigantos were created by the Deviants as seen in Marvel Universe #7.
  4. The Horn of Proteus was recovered by Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Comics Magazine #3
  5. Following their encounter with Namor, Reed and Sue were pulled forward in time to the future of Earth-60166 where they met numerous versions of their future selves who were gathered by their Earth-60166 counterparts to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary as seen in Fantastic Four: The Wedding Special #1. The Sue Storm of this era identifies herself by expressing her doubts on marrying Reed after meeting Namor. When Reed and Sue are returned to the exact moment that they were taken from, they retained no memory of the festivities.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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