- I'm shallow ... all surface glitter and flash -- just like my stupid powers!
- -- Johnny Storm
Appearing in "...And Then There Was -- One!"Edit
- Skrull X (a Robot)
Synopsis for "...And Then There Was -- One!"Edit
Inside one of the Baxter Building's labs, Johnny looks over the stricken bodies of his teammates and blames himself for their imminent death. Realising that there is just a slim chance that the effects of the Skrull aging ray can be reversed, he seeks help from Tony Stark, the Avengers, and finally S.H.I.E.L.D., but his efforts meet with no success. In desperation he contacts Queen Adora, who knows of no cure for the metabolic booster and has her hands full with Xandar's final push against the Skrull Empire. As Johnny's hopes fade, he is attacked by Skrull X who had been hiding in the lab disguised as part of the machinery. Possessing the ability to duplicate the powers of the Fantastic Four simultaneously, the Skrull is worthy adversary for the Human Torch, and the two join battle before Johnny, his anger pushed to the limit, consumes the alien in a huge wall of flame, only to find that he has defeated not a Skrull but a robot!
Now in possession of the Skrull's metabolic booster, Johnny removes Reed from stasis in order to get his help to find a way of reversing its effects. The effort nearly kills Reed, and Johnny puts him back into his chamber before testing the weapon. As he laments his apparent failure, Johnny all but gives up hope, but he is soon surprised as Reed, Sue and Ben emerge from their stasis chambers restored to full health and the team ready to help mankind again.
- Shooter is credited as consulting editor.
- Skrull technology makes the Fantastic Four younger than before and enhances their powers.
- Page 26, Panel 2 features a Rogue's Gallery images of 26 foes of the Fantastic Four.
- This issue includes a one page strip advertising Hostess Twinkies, featuring Spider-Man.
- This issue features a letters page, Fantastic Four Fan Page. Letters are published from Matt Kaufman, Kurt Friedman, Renzo Buccella, Aron Kirschbaum, Jack Frost, and verde.
- As seen on page one, this issue is Story # LF612.
- This issue is reprinted in the comics and books, see references for more info.
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|It was a fun read, and seeing Johnny so grown up and determined was refreshing in comparison to how he is portrayed today. A classic, it also shows the older three members being 'de-aged' so they are younger than they were originally. To me, that means their history could remain intact concerning Reed and Ben fighting in World War II. All in all a fun story with great art (Did I mention Byrne?)and a happy ending.|