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Quote1 Death to Sub-Mariner!! Only Attuma will wear the crown of Atlantis!! Quote2
--Attuma

Appearing in "Side-By-Side with Sub-Mariner!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Fantastic Four #33.

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Synopsis for "Side-By-Side with Sub-Mariner!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Fantastic Four #33.

Reed Richards examines a massive sea creature which has washed ashore. Suspecting that it may have come from Namor's domain, he dispatches the Human Torch to check along the shoreline for any signs of danger. Torch spots an Atlantean woman rising out of the water and takes her back to the Baxter Building. Sue recognizes her as Lady Dorma, Namor's beloved. She explains that she has come to seek the Fantastic Four's aid, as Atlantis has been attacked by the barbarian hordes of Attuma, a fierce warrior who believes he is destined to rule Atlantis. She admits that she blames herself for Attuma's advantage in battle.

When Dorma expressed her fears of Namor being harmed in battle, he dismissed her. Heartbroken, Dorma then showed Attuma and his minions a way to get past Namor's defenses. Regretting her decision, Dorma rushed to the surface to seek out allies to help stop the invasion, as the surface world would be at risk next.

The Fantastic Four agree to help and with his Oxy-Spray, Reed makes it possible for his teammates to breath underwater for hours at a time. The spray is so potent that Johnny can even use his flame powers underwater.

As soon as they approach Atlantis in their submarine, the Fantastic Four are attacked by Attuma's hordes and are forced to abandon ship. They battle their way through the soldiers and weapons. Meanwhile, in the kingdom, Namor and his forces fight back against the invaders. When the Fantastic Four arrive, Reed cautions his team to remain hidden, as Namor may also view them as his enemies. Sue uses her invisibility powers to destroy a subsonic weapon. As Namor and Attuma battle, the Fantastic Four secretly keep Attuma's minions from interrupting but eventually, the Oxy-Spray begins to wear off. After Namor destroys Attuma's sword, Attuma surprises him by revealing hidden disintigrator rays. But the Sub-Mariner is given an upper hand in the battle when Sue secretly turns him invisible. Namor subdues Attuma as the Oxy-Spray fully wears off, forcing the Fantastic Four to flee to the surface before Namor can learn how they helped him.

In the aftermath of the battle, Attuma is banished from Atlantis. Later Namor reveals that he knows that Dorma betrayed him, but that he forgives her out of love. Meanwhile, the Fantastic Four are stuck using Reed as a buoy at sea, as they left their submarine below the water. On the way home, Sue calls Reed darling, making him wonder if she has finally forgotten about her feelings for the Sub-Mariner.

Appearing in "Where Walks the Villains!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #67.

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  • Charlie (First appearance)
  • Happy Hogan's grandfather (Unnamed)

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Synopsis for "Where Walks the Villains!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #67.
Quote1 They don't need a big lug like me hangin' around! With Iron Man always there, I'm just excess baggage to Tony Stark! So what? Who needs 'im?! Quote2
--Happy Hogan

As Pepper Potts chews Iron Man out for Happy Hogan's departure, Happy himself is taking a one way trip to Shannon, Ireland to get away from his life at Stark Industries.

As Iron Man recharges himself, he has unknowingly become the target of Count Nefaria, who has taken up the guise of "The Master of Dreams" and is seeking revenge against the various members of the Avengers following his last defeat (In Avengers #13.) Using a "dream machine" in order to create fatal nightmares, the Dream Master traps Iron Man in a nightmare world where he is first attacked by the Unicorn and the Crimson Dynamo. Defeating these enemies, Iron Man wakes up finding that he was dozing off.

Finishing his recharging, he tries to appeal to Pepper to think differently, however she still doesn't think very much of the iron hero. Fed up, Iron Man flies to Ireland to talk Happy into coming back home. There he finds Happy at his grandfather's farm and attempts to talk him into coming back to the States, which Happy refuses. As Happy and his grandfather leave Iron Man alone in the cabin to see the farm, Iron Man is trapped in another dream state.

In this dream he is pitted against his foes the Crimson Dynamo, Jack Frost, Gargantus, the Melter and the Black Knight. Overpowering all these foes, it causes so much feed back that it causes the Dream Masters machine to over load and explode, causing the dream to end. Waking up Iron Man walks in and finds that Pepper has called Happy to talk him into coming home, a proposition he accepts.

Appearing in "Captain America"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #59.

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  • Bull (First appearance)
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Synopsis for "Captain America"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #59.

Alone on monitor duty at Avengers Mansion, Captain America dismisses Jarvis the butler for the night so he can spend a quiet evening reminiscing over a scrapbook of World War 2 photos. However, Jarvis is abducted by thugs who are employed by a criminal named Bull. Bull has learned that Captain America is the only Avenger at the mansion, and he plans to break in and steal the mansion's many devices and secrets.

Leading an army of thugs with advanced weaponry, Bull and his cohorts attack Captain America, believing that he will make an easy target, since he has no super powers. Interrupted from his reminiscence (and mourning the loss of his World War 2 partner, Bucky) Cap easily makes short work of Bull and his men and turns them over to police.

Appearing in "What Lurks Beneath the Mask?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #136.

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Synopsis for "What Lurks Beneath the Mask?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #136.

Dormammu captures Clea and takes her prisoner for her involvement in the release of the Mindless Ones during one of Dormammu's attempts at destroying Doctor Strange. While in the Earth dimension, Doctor Strange continues to seek out information about Eternity, while trying to hide from Mordo and his minions. However, with each mystic he visits Strange finds dead ends. Visiting the Aged Genghis, Doctor Strange is given a scroll that is supposed to bring him to Eternity.

However, it is the wrong one, and Strange finds himself in a world filled with masks and a being bound to a plaque. Unmasking him, it turns out to be a demon that tricks others into unmasking it so that it can in turn steal their bodies and imprison their spirits. Although Doctor Strange falls for this trap, he uses his mental control over his cloak of levitation to make his enemy to unmask and free him. Battling the demon, Doctor Strange easily overpowers him and then sets all his victims free before returning to his own dimension.

With all other avenues exhausted, Doctor Strange decides that the only way to learn of Eternity is to probe further into the Ancient One's mind, even at risk of his life.

Solicit Synopsis

(February) The F.F.—fighting side by side with the Sub-Mariner! Not to mention Iron Man and Doc Strange!

  • (March) and, STILL ON SALE — The F.F.—fighting side by side with the Sub-Mariner! Not to mention Iron Man and Doc Strange!

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Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. One of the people that Strange consults with to see if they know about Eternity. She mentions, "You--who saved my life many years ago!" A caption directly underneath reads, "Remind us to tell you about it sometime --Stan and Steve." However, to the best of our knowledge, we have never been told this story.



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