- Though you come from the distant future, I know all about you! And I also know that your super-powers are no match for mine!
- -- Rama-Tut
Appearing in "Prisoners of the Pharoah!"Edit
- Rama-Tut (First appearance as Rama-Tut)
- Ancient Egyptians
- Mole Man (In a photograph only)
- Skrulls (In a photograph only)
- Dr Doom (In a photograph only)
- Puppet Master (In a photograph only)
- United States of America (20th Century)
- Egypt (approximately 2960 BC)
- Earth-6311 (First appearance) (40th Century)
Synopsis for "Prisoners of the Pharoah!"Edit
While studying an Egyptian exhibit, Reed Richards reads off a hieroglyph about a substance which apparently restored the blindness of a pharaoh during a mostly unrecorded era of the Egyptian empire. Telling Alicia of this discovery, the Fantastic Four decide to use Dr. Doom's time machine to travel into the past and retrieve this element in order to restore Alicia's vision.
There the FF are attacked by an Egyptian army that take them prisoner when their powers fail them. Brought before their master, the Pharaoh known as Rama-Tut, the FF learn that he is a time traveler from the year 3000 who came to this time because his future was one without conflict and adventure and he had grown bored. He explains that upon arriving in Egyptian times, he lost his vision but soon restored it with a radioactive isotope from his ship and was able to conquer the area and rule. Hoping to entice the Fantastic Four to travel back in time, he planted the hieroglyph so that he could battle the historic figures.
Making Sue his "queen" and putting the other members of the Four into slavery, all seems lost until the Thing spontaneously returns to normal. Escaping he is able to get a hold of Rama-Tut's Diod-Ray and free Sue, however the radiation from the weapon returns him to his Thing-form. Freeing the others, the FF bust up Rama-Tut's operation forcing him to flee in his time ship, leaving the FF to find the isotope that could restore Alicia's vision. However, upon traveling through Dr. Doom's time machine, Reed realizes that it won't transport radioactive substances, and so they return from their mission empty handed.
- "Pharaoh" is missplled "Pharoah" in the story title.
- Mister Fantastic and the Thing last appeared in Avengers #1; Both appear next in Avengers #1.5.
- The Invisible Girl last appeared in Avengers #1; She appears next in Strange Tales #114.
- The Human Torch last appeared in Strange Tales #113; He appears next in Strange Tales #114.
- Rama-Tut appears next in Cable (Vol 1) #57.
- The events in Doctor Strange Vol 2 #53, West Coast Avengers Vol 2 #22, Rise of Apocalypse #3 and Rise of Apocalypse #4 all take place between the events depicted in this story.
- This story is reprinted in Giant-Size Avengers #2 and Essential Fantastic Four #1.
- This issue features a letters page: Fantastic Four Fan Page. Letters are published from Sidney D. Evans, Robert Purinton, Mrs. Beryl Wright, Curtis M. Wells, Martin Jackson, John Stone, Eddie L. Malone, Jr., Ross O'Connor, Mrs. Jo Shelby, Steve Griffin, Steve Gerber, Herbert L. Patterson, Fred Romanek, and Linda & Percy Smoke.
- This issue contains a full page, full color cover reproduction advertisement for X-Men #1. The Special Announcement Section also advertises the publication of Avengers #1.
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