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Fantastic Four Vol 1 72


Fantastic Four Vol 1 72

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FF 72 p20 Surfer
Silver Surfer
Truly, there is a spark of divinity in all who live, and think... and strive!
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FF 72 p20 Reed
Mister Fantastic
A spark that will one day ignite... and illuminate the universe!
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FF 71 p11 Ben
The Thing
Sheeesh! Billy Graham's got nothin' on you!
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Appearing in "Where Soars the Silver Surfer!"Edit

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Synopsis for "Where Soars the Silver Surfer!"Edit

Ben, Johnny and Crystal are lamenting about the fate of the Fantastic Four now that Reed and Sue have left the group when they are warned by the Watcher that the Silver Surfer intends to attack humanity. While on a train bound to a new home for Reed and Sue, Reed reiterates that this is the best choice so Sue is not put at risk while she is pregnant.

Meanwhile, the Surfer having seen nothing but bigotry, hatred, greed and oppression while traveling the Earth decides to attack humanity, starting with New York. This brings him into combat with both Thing and the Human Torch. The army prepares to launch a special missile to deal with the Surfer while the Watcher stops the train that the Richards are riding on and asks Reed to aid his friends in stopping the Surfer. Leaving Sue behind, Reed is transported by the Watcher to the Baxter building where he meets Johnny and the two travel to where the Thing is battling the Surfer alone.

At that moment the military launches their special Sonic Shark missile, Reed and Johnny chase after the Surfer in the Pogoplane, when the Surfer is hit with the missile, draining his cosmic energies. Knocking the missile into orbit before it can explode and kill the Surfer, the weakened and humbled Surfer realizes the errors of his ways before bidding farewell to the Fantastic Four to find his place on the Earth.

Continuity Notes

  • The Silver Surfer was last seen in Fantastic Four Annual #5 where he made the mistake of giving the Quasimodo a humanoid body, before turning him into inert stone when the artificial intelligence attempted to slay him. The Surfer returns again in Fantastic Four #74-77 trying to avoid becoming indentured to Galactus once more.
  • General Fredericks, appearing here in this issue should not be confused with General Ross as the two men bare a striking resemblance to one another. At the time of this story, Ross was in Miami witnessing the battle between the Hulk and the Sub-Mariner as seen in Tales to Astonish #100. Frederick was last seen in X-Men #23 trying to liberate Washington D.C. when it was captured by Count Nefaria.

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