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1580: Fantastic Four #129 (v1)

" The Frightful Four -- Plus One! "
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Fantastic Four #129 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: John Buscema
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: Joe Sinnott
Colourists:
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: December 1972
Release Date: September 1972
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 280                 Times Rated: 171
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Astonishing Tales #15 (v1)
Marvel Team-Up #7 (v1)
Fantastic Four #129 (v1)
Fantastic Four #130 (v1)
Fantastic Four #131 (v1)
1578: Astonishing...
#15 (v1)
1579: Marvel Team...
#7 (v1)
 
1581: Fantastic F...
#130 (v1)
1582: Fantastic F...
#131 (v1)
 
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After much thought, Johnny decides to leave the FF and sets off for the Great Refuge and Crystal. Infighting further divides the team and as they hit their lowest ebb the Frightful Four strike.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic last appeared in Fantastic Four #128 (v1). Mr. Fantastic next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
     
  The Invisible Girl
The Invisible Girl last appeared in Fantastic Four #128 (v1). The Invisible Girl next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
     
  The Human Torch
The Human Torch last appeared in Fantastic Four #128 (v1). The Human Torch next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
     
  The Thing
The Thing last appeared in Fantastic Four #128 (v1). The Thing next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Medusa
Medusa last appeared in Amazing Adventures #10 (v2). Medusa next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
     
  Agatha Harkness
Agatha Harkness last appeared in Fantastic Four #127 (v1). Agatha Harkness next appears in Fantastic Four #140 (v1).
     
  Black Bolt
Cameo Appearance
Black Bolt last appeared in Avengers #95 (v1). Black Bolt next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1). This is a cameo appearance.
     
  Avius
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Avius in the mainstream continuity. Avius next appears in Inhumans #1 (v1).
     
  Flaidermaus
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Flaidermaus in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Pinyon
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Pinyon in the mainstream continuity.
     
Villains
  The Wizard
The Wizard last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #2 (v1). The Wizard next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
     
  The Sandman
The Sandman last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #2 (v1). The Sandman next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
     
  The Trapster
The Trapster last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #2 (v1). The Trapster next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
     
  Thundra
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Thundra in the mainstream continuity. Thundra next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
The Fantastic Four (Roster I)
The Fantastic Four last appeared in Fantastic Four #128 (v1). The Fantastic Four next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
   
     
The Frightful Four
The Frightful Four last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #2 (v1). The Frightful Four next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
   
     
The Inhumans
The Inhumans last appeared in Avengers #95 (v1). The Inhumans next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
   
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Paste-Gun
Paste-Gun last appeared in Fantastic Four #94 (v1). Paste-Gun next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
 
     
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Comments
   
 
  Anonymous Says:    
  2013-05-09 20:31:02  
  My beloved Frightful Four are back at it!  
 
 

  Neskit Says:    
  2014-01-21 19:10:48  
  Extra * for making fun of the trapster  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-13 10:12:08  
  This issue has so much of why I love reading comics. For every failed DD arc, there's a dynamite Fantastic Four arc coming up in the Order. Johnny flying off in a huff (poor sap, wait 'til he sees how Crystal's been missing him.) Sue coming to her senses. Reed being Reed. And finally a lot of Ben, can't wait for Two-in-One and his solos.  
 
 

  gmonkey Says:    
  2014-07-11 02:11:45  
  Best FF issue in quite a while. Thundra is great, so far!  
 
 

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-07-25 08:59:50  
  Flaidermaus, Roy? Really?

An extra star for the combo of Sue really letting Reed have it for being a patronizing jerk, and the Thing's expression when Johnny says he is leaving.
 
 
 

  illcom94 Says:    
  2014-08-03 10:00:34  
  Extra star for Sue telling off Reed, and Sandman getting rid of his stupid costume.  
 
 

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2015-01-28 16:47:47  
  This is another fine and dandy display. Ben Grimm has been the focus since Roy Thomas started writing this title and that continues here. These are some of the best ever drawings of the human torch as well. This book still feels like the top Marvel title. The script was easily digested. He we go on a multiple plot ride, the one thing Roy is good at is continuity. All good here. (4)  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-03-02 11:55:59  
  Thank God Sandman got rid of that horrendous costume. It made Calvin Klein cry.  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-05-02 01:07:16  
  I had no clue that Thundra came up this early in the order she always felt like an 80s creation to me. Oh well, just means I was pleasantly surprised.
And yes, Sandy is out of that stupid costume!
 
 
 

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-06-16 09:00:44  
  From now on I'm going to be siding with Sue over Reed in their domestic disagreements.  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-12-10 11:03:14  
  4 stars for the 1st app of Thundra the Barbarian!!! I was hoping to see Ariel and Ookla as well...

Bat Mane - @skalchemist: at least Flaidermaus looks cool. Also, that one Inhuman to the left of Black Bolt in the foreground looks creepy!!!

Big Bad Mama - I love the image of Sue Storm storming off!!!

Natural - Like others have said about Sandman ditching his costume; he usually wears purple when with the Frightful Four!!

Pasted Himself - Funny scene of the Thing spanking Trapster!!!

The More You Know - I had to look up conies!

'Nuff Said - "Only the Invisible Girl can make parts of other people's anatomy simply--vanish."-Proud Pappa Reed
 
 
 

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-04-27 21:34:35  
  I know we are pretty numb to Roy Thomas and his special brand of he-man woman hating but was it actually used to make a point? We have Ben's ridiculous comments about lady drivers and rescuers, Sue is just freaking done, I assume Crystal is not pining for Johnny, and even Agatha and Alicia are stepping back.

At the same we time we get Thundra and Medusa (previous issue we had the venemous female). RT has a long way to go before I think Ben's comments are anything but standard Marvel misogyny, still everything kind of hangs together.
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-05-09 12:41:38  
  Wow, great issue, but I also have to take issue with Roy's rampant misogyny here. It seemed like he was trying to make it an "in" thing to slam women here, and not just to make Sue the bad guy for leaving. In fact, I think it's great she's growing some backbone and putting Reed in his place.

I'm probably in the minority here, but I almost feel bad for the Torch, knowing what's coming. Sure, he's a hotheaded jerk and a tool, and he should've seen this coming. Sigh, kids....

But easily the highlight of the issue was the fight between the Thing, Medusa, and the newly reconstituted Frightful Four. Thundra is a great addition to the evil FF! I like her attitude toward the Thing; it should be fun to see where she got the notion that beating him is her life's mission.

4 stars, but I'm a little generous here. The misogyny prevented this from being a 5-star affair. Other than that, this is the type of story you read Fantastic Four for.
 
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-05-25 22:19:12  
  Huh, so apparently the Sandman is more liberal towards women's rights than any of the Fantastic Four men. Go figure.  
 
 

  ClownShoes Says:    
  2017-06-07 06:35:06  
  Sue comments (on page 10) that she'll be doing things on her own. I guess that means Reed will have to plan on doing things on HIS own for a while as well... ;P  
 
 

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2018-02-13 09:26:17  
  I didn't really care for this issue. Putting aside all the sexist overtones, I just though the flow of the plot was off. Everything just happened with no preamble.

They get home and Johnny says, overly dramatically, 'I quit', and there's a brief fight and he steals a rocket and then fights inhumans. Agatha Harkness appears and says all of the sudden you have to come get Franklin, and then Sue and Reed are fighting. Ben goes for a walk, and suddenly the *ugh* wingless wizard and his less-than-frightful four are there.

It's all well and good to have something happen suddenly. I just felt that *everything* happened suddenly in this issue.

There was some good stuff, though. The art was good-to-great (I love Sandman's redesign). The actual fight was good, especially Ben no-selling Trapster's dump truck. Thundra was cool and different. The disparate pieces just seemed to be slapped together poorly.

(As an aside, what was Medusa even doing there? Wizard was surprised to see her, did she just coincidentally appear? I know that contrived coincidences are part of comics, but it bothered me.)
 
 
 

 
 
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Date User Name Update
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes Added Paste-Gun listing.
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes
   June 16, 2016 MattzLadd Added Pinyon to the issue.
   June 16, 2016 MattzLadd Added Flaidermaus to the issue.
   June 16, 2016 MattzLadd Added Avius to the issue.
   June 16, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Black Bolt.
   June 16, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Black Bolt.
   March 16, 2014 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for The Fantastic Four.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Trapster.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Wizard.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Sandman.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Thundra.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Black Bolt.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Medusa.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Thing.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Human Torch.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Invisible Girl.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Mr. Fantastic.
   July 22, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for The Inhumans.
     
 
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