Quote1 Reed Richards, you are undoubtedly the most stubborn jack ass I've ever known! Quote2
-- Sue Richards

Appearing in "Home Deadly Home!"Edit

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Synopsis for "Home Deadly Home!"Edit

Leaving Latveria's fate in the hands of its interim ruler Zorba, Ben asks what the FF will do now that they're a team again. Reed demurs, suggesting that with Doom defeated, there's no need for a Fantastic Four.

This earns a sharp rebuke from Sue ("We're a family... and families stay together through thick and thin.") but as the Pogo Plane lands on the Baxter Building, Reed defers further discussion. The team re-enters its old headquarters only to be confronted by Mr. Collins, who claims he can't find tenants since the FF moved out because of fears of imminent attack by the foursome's enemies.

After striking a deal with their landlord the team begin putting their house in order: Reed supervises the re-installation of his old equipment, Sue and Johnny engage in some sibling horseplay, and Ben... well, Ben pumps some iron. As Reed ponders the wisdom of reuniting the FF, a mutated microbe from one of his experiments attacks him. Simultaneously Ben's exercises are cut short when one of his magnetic dumbbells malfunctions, sending him careering through the walls of the building.

At the same time Sue is attacked by the building's automated security lasers, which rupture a water pipe and threaten to drown her, and Johnny by some fire suppressant foam. The team is being threatened by its own building! Johnny manages to escape in time to help Ben, and the pair help revive Sue. Reed contacts the three, telling them to head for the central power core where shutting it down will end the attacks.

However, numerous security systems lie in their path and stall their arrival, and it is left to Sue to disarm the main core, which she manages to isolate with a force field as it self-destructs. The mystery remains, however, as to why their own security systems should attack the team and Reed promises to look into it. The team celebrates its reunion with champagne.

Continuity Notes

  • Walter Collins was the Fantastic Four's landlord from Fantastic Four #3 to Fantastic Four #191 when the team disbanded. Collins had wanted to evict the Fantastic Four as early as Fantastic Four #111. After grudgingly taking back the Fantastic Four in this issue, Collins is seen again in Fantastic Four #244 when Reed finally gets fed up of dealing with Collins and buys the building off of him.
  • Reed's computer systems were compromised by Quasimodo. This and his motivations for doing so are revealed next issue.
  • This is the second time since Fantastic Four #3 that a schematic of the Fantastic Four's headquarters within the Baxter Building are provided to the reader. The last schematic having been provided in Fantastic Four Annual #1. Changes include rearrangements of various rooms, the addition of the Negative Zone portal room, while Reed and Sue now share a bedroom, leaving Sue's former private quarters to be inhabited by Franklin Richards.

Publication Notes

  • Shooter is credited as consulting editor.
  • Page 7 of this issue contains an updated and detailed diagram of the Baxter Building.
  • This issue contains a letters page, Fantastic Four Fan Page. Letters are published from Bruce Weintraub, Brain Nelson, Tim d'Auteuil, and Bart Watts.
  • As seen on page one, this issue is Story#LG172.

  • No trivia.

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