Appearing in "Tomorrow -- World War Three!"Edit
- Fantastic Four
- Monocle (Michel Berman) (First appearance)
- Black Bolt (Mentioned)
- United States of America
- Nutrak Ray
- Fantasti-Car MK II (Destroyed)
Synopsis for "Tomorrow -- World War Three!"Edit
A spy named the Monocle has been hired by benefactors who seek to benefit from the outbreak of World War III. They plot an assassination at the UN Summit in New York. The Monocle first targets the summit's defenders: The Fantastic Four.
The Monocle successfully distracts Sue and Reed by knocking the Fantasticar our of the sky with his Neutrak Ray blaster. He then uses it to knock over a building to distract the Thing. Meanwhile, Medusa has asked Crystal to return with her to the Hidden Land, because the Inhuman royal family needs her. When Johnny tries to prevent Crystal from leaving, Medusa forcibly takes Crystal with her, leaving Johnny upset.
Reed convinces Johnny that saving the world is more important than pouting and sends him to help with protecting the delegation. Johnny is also targeted from afar by the Monocle. As soon as he prevents a water tower from falling on the people below, a billboard begins to fall. Johnny realizes that these crises are only a distraction from the UN summit.
Setting up at the summit posing as a member of the Foreign Press Agency, the Monocle is surprised when his Neutrak gun, cleverly disguised as a camera, explodes. The shocked Monocle is told by Reed that he'd discovered Neutrak rays sometime ago and, after the attacks, built a Neutrak feedback device. Fleeing with his air-jet rods, the Monocle is captured when the Human Torch melts the devices, and the Thing catches him when he falls to the ground.
- As revealed in Fantastic Four #99 Crystal was asked to return to Attilan to help treat Black Bolt after he was injured in an experiment.
- Medusa next appears in Silver Surfer #18 wherein she defends Attilan from an attack by the Silver Surfer.
- The Monocle's real name was revealed in the Human Torch entry of Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #5. He next appears in Fantastic Four #204, 205 and 207 where he is in the employ of the Enclave. In that story he takes over Security University to try and steal secrets from the students who attend, who are comprised mostly of the children of the wealthy, political and military elite.
- This issue contains a letters page, Fantastic Four Fan Page. Letters are published from Jeffrey Morgan, Charlie Williams, Mike Burton, Anne Greco, Ron Haeske, John Sorenson, and David Hachman.
- A villain called Monocle! A plot to start World War Three! And that's only the beginning!
- No trivia.
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