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Appearing in "The Long Journey Home!"Edit
- Fantastic Four
Android doubles of:
- Kang the Conqueror
- Doctor Doom
- Sentry 459
- Dragon Man
- Antlantean soldiers
- Red Ghost
- Frightful Four
- Undisclosed Arab Country
- New Jersey
- Pine Barrens
- Inhumans Flying Saucer (Destroyed)
Synopsis for "The Long Journey Home!"Edit
With their flying saucer destroyed, the Fantastic Four become the targets of the Mad Thinker and Puppet Master's latest scheme to get revenge on the Fantastic Four, this time using android duplicates of the FF's various foes. The FF (and Crystal) battle android versions of Kang, Dr. Doom, the Kree Sentry, Dragon Man, Namor, Hate Monger, Diablo, the Super-Skrull, Red Ghost and his Super-Apes, Wizard, and the Sandman.
With all the duplicates defeated, the two villains attempt to send their next one modeled after the Hulk to attack the heroes. However, it proves to be too good a facsimile, and it ends up destroying their base with them still inside. The Fantastic Four then hitch a ride back to the States with the Air Force.
- Following Chronologically after this story are the events of Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Comics Magazine #1-12, the events of which occur between this issue and Fantastic Four #101.
- This anniversary issue features duplicates of virtually ever foe the Fantastic Four battled up to date. The following is a list of who these foes were, when they first battle the Fantastic Four and what they were up to at the time of this story:
- Kang the Conqueror first battled the Fantastic Four in his original guise of Rama-Tut back in Fantastic Four #19. He previously battled the Fantastic Four (as Kang) in Fantastic Four Annual #3 when he was manipulated into doing so by Doctor Doom. Prior to this story, the real Kang was involved in the so called "Game of Galaxies" against the Grandmaster which pitted the Avengers against the Squadron Sinister and the wartime heroes known as the Invaders as seen in Avengers #69-71. He was later seen in Incredible Hulk #135 where he tried to trick the Hulk to kill one of his alter ego's ancestors in the year 1917.
- Doctor Doom last fought the Fantastic Four in Fantastic Four #84-87 where he tried to make the Fantastic Four his prisoners in Latveria. Prior to this story the real Doctor Doom failed to make the Sub-Mariner an ally as seen in Sub-Mariner #20. He's next seen in Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Comics Magazine #1-12 where Doom gathers various artifacts of power to try and destroy his foes the Fantastic Four and take over the world.
- Sentry #459 was seemingly destroyed by the Fantastic Four back in Fantastic Four #64 however it was recovered and placed in the care of NASA as seen in Marvel Super-Heroes #13. At the time of this story it was still in NASA custody as of Captain Marvel #1-3.
- The Dragon Man last clashed with the Fantastic Four back in Fantastic Four #44-47 when it was involved in their first clash with the Inhumans. At the time of this story the Dragon Man was placed in suspended animation by the Sub-Mariner in Sub-Mariner #15
- The Sub-Mariner last clashed with the Fantastic Four back in Untold Tales of Spider-Man Annual #1996. During the time this story came out, Namor was busy in his own title Sub-Mariner Vol 1.
- The Hate-Monger clashed with the Fantastic Four in Fantastic Four #21 during a failed coup of San Gusto. Around the time of this story the Hate-Monger was last seen in space during the events of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #11 where the Hate-Monger seemingly perished at the hands of Nick Fury.
- The Super-Skrull first clashed with the Fantastic Four back in Fantastic Four #18. He last faced off against them when he attacked the Baxter Building on Christmas Eve in Marvel Comics Presents #18. Prior to this story he was defeated by Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel #2-Captain Marvel #3.
- Red Ghost and his Super-Apes first clashed with the Fantastic Four in Fantastic Four #13. They last clashed with the group during Reed and Sue's wedding in Fantastic Four Annual #3. Prior to this story the Red Ghost had abandoned his Super-Apes and formed a failed partnership with the Unicorn against Iron Man in Iron Man #14-15. The Super-Apes were recovered by the Red Ghost who used them in battle against Captain Marvel as seen in Marvel: Shadows and Light #1.
- Three members of the Frightful Four are represented in this story with android duplicates. They are the Wizard, Trapster, and Sandman. The Frightful Four first battled the Fantastic Four in Fantastic Four #36. Their last clash with the FF was in Fantastic Four #94. Their last appearance prior to this story was in Marvel Super-Heroes #15 when they attempted to re-recruit their former teammate Medusa back into their ranks.
- Lastly there is an android based off the Hulk, who first clashed with the Fantastic Four in Fantastic Four #12. He most recently clashed with the group in Incredible Hulk #122 when his alter-ego sought a cure from Reed Richards, but accidentally transformed into the Hulk once again.
- Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Comics Magazine #2 reveals that the Mad Thinker and Puppet Master's hideout was located in the state of New Jersey.
- This issue features a letters page, Fantastic Four Fan Page. Letters are published from Jay Sheldon, Billy James Jones, Eugene Cerruti, Bill Henley, Jr., and Richard Weiss.
- As seen on page one, this issue is Story#198-Z.
- The sensational 100th-anniversary ish you've been waiting for—with more super-villains than any mag, at any time, anywhere!
- No trivia.
Links and ReferencesEdit
- The Grand Comics Database: Fantastic Four Vol 1 
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