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1879: Fantastic Four #140 (v1)

" Annihilus Revealed! "
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Fantastic Four #140 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Rich Buckler
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: Joe Sinnott
Colourists: George Roussos
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: November 1973
Release Date: August 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 283                 Times Rated: 171
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Sub-Mariner #66a (v1)
Sub-Mariner #67 (v1)
Fantastic Four #140 (v1)
Fantastic Four #141 (v1)
Sub-Mariner #64b (v1)
1877: Sub-Mariner
#66a (v1)
1878: Sub-Mariner
#67 (v1)
 
1880: Fantastic F...
#141 (v1)
1881: Sub-Mariner
#64b (v1)
 
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Annihilus has waited and plotted and now the time is ripe for his fiendish plans to begin taking form. Meanwhile, a frantic call from Sue and her sudden disappearance is the last straw for Reed.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic last appeared in Sub-Mariner #67 (v1). Mr. Fantastic next appears in Fantastic Four #141 (v1).
     
  Medusa
Medusa last appeared in Sub-Mariner #67 (v1). Medusa next appears in Fantastic Four #141 (v1).
     
  The Thing
The Thing last appeared in Sub-Mariner #67 (v1). The Thing next appears in Fantastic Four #141 (v1).
     
  The Human Torch
The Human Torch last appeared in Sub-Mariner #67 (v1). The Human Torch next appears in Fantastic Four #141 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Wyatt Wingfoot
Wyatt Wingfoot last appeared in Sub-Mariner #67 (v1). Wyatt Wingfoot next appears in Fantastic Four #141 (v1).
     
  The Invisible Girl
The Invisible Girl last appeared in Fantastic Four #139 (v1). The Invisible Girl next appears in Fantastic Four #141 (v1).
     
  Franklin Richards
Franklin Richards last appeared in Fantastic Four #139 (v1). Franklin Richards next appears in Fantastic Four #141 (v1).
     
  Agatha Harkness
Agatha Harkness last appeared in Fantastic Four #129 (v1). Agatha Harkness next appears in Fantastic Four #141 (v1).
     
  Ebony
Ebony last appeared in Fantastic Four #127 (v1). Ebony next appears in Fantastic Four #141 (v1).
     
  Bob Landers
Bob Landers last appeared in Fantastic Four #134 (v1). Bob Landers next appears in Fantastic Four #142 (v1).
     
  Carol Landers
Carol Landers last appeared in Fantastic Four #139 (v1). Carol Landers next appears in Fantastic Four #142 (v1).
     
Villains
  Annihilus
Annihilus last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #2 (v1). Annihilus next appears in Fantastic Four #141 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
The Fantastic Four (Roster V)
The Fantastic Four last appeared in Sub-Mariner #67 (v1). The Fantastic Four next appears in Fantastic Four #141 (v1).
   
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Cosmic Control Rod
Cosmic Control Rod last appeared in Fantastic Four #108 (v1).
 
     
Pogo Plane MK I
Pogo Plane MK I last appeared in Fantastic Four #138 (v1). Pogo Plane MK I next appears in Fantastic Four #145 (v1).
 
     
Fantasticar MK II
Fantasticar MK II last appeared in Fantastic Four #137 (v1). Fantasticar MK II next appears in Marvel Team-Up #17 (v1).
 
     
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Issue Notes
 
  • The events in Sub-Mariner #67 happen simultaneously with this issue.
 
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Issue Review
 
RikerDonegal
   August 2, 2013
The bad guy origin in #140 is pretty cool, very inventive. Kinda makes me like the bad guy in question, evil bastard or not. The soap opera stuff, this time out, is less enjoyable. Reed and Sue are well matched: both tend to have crazy over-dramatic reactions to stuff. Calm down, people! 6/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  JWC Says:    
  2012-12-15 16:59:11  
  "Ya look about as happy as a preacher at an orgy."  
 
 

  Drax Says:    
  2013-07-23 13:43:50  
  Annihilus is finally presented as a really formidable foe here, I really hope he won't be beaten easily in the next issue.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-24 20:37:08  
  So many mistakes in the writing, and I'm not talking about Thing's dialogue either. I counted at least 5 errors of some sort.  
 
 

  duncanm @ JWC (original post):    
  2015-07-18 09:07:52  
  "Mommy, what's an orgy? Can we have one?"  
 
 

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-06-06 03:26:24  
  The pencils seemed to go a little sideways, and it was hrs to follow what was actually happening in some of the action panels.
High evolutionary-style story ver. #. I liked it, but I'm ready to be disappointed with how it's handled in the future.
 
 
 

  ViktorG Says:    
  2017-05-12 08:18:22  
  Nice to see Annihilus' origin. But the rest of the issue felt bland  
 
 

  HeffElf Says:    
  2017-08-03 12:28:46  
  Reed, we've all made mistakes soldering, it's not the end of the world. Just get a copper wick, heat up the solder, let the wick suck it up and then try again. Jeez, stop being such a baby, Reed.
Also, why are you making your own solder? That stuff is cheap and readily available, talk about overkill!
 
 
 

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-09-04 04:47:18  
  Big improvement compared to the issues before. Let's hope it stays that way  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-04 14:32:18  
  I have a hard time taking Annihilus seriously, to be honest, even though this issue and the threat he present is much better than the past few issues. Still, throughout much of the story it seemed like Sue and the rest of the FF were passing ships in the night almost like some cheap comedy routine. But the FF getting curb-stomped was nearly refreshing, for some weird reason.

Annihilus's origin was your typical fare: oppressed lowlife finds major source of power and becomes the neighborhood bully. Still, I never expected to run across an origin story for him so that was actually quite a welcome diversion.

3 stars. Thing's "preacher at an orgy" quip? Man, Dr. Wertham must be grinning in his grave right about then.
 
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-05 21:52:54  
  Somehow, I don't think many women who left a marriage and became sole carer for a young child would call it much of a vacation. Screw you, Conway.  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2018-01-29 19:15:06  
  To me, Annihilus was always a threat in FF issues, but he seemed weaker when he appeared in the Avengers.

Since we have Bob and Carol, I guess that makes Reed and Sue--Ted and Alice...

'Nuff Said - "I have to reach a maximum friction speed for this wind bomb to function properly!"-Rootin' Tootin' Reed
 
 
 

 
 
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Updates
Date User Name Update
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Fantasticar MK II listing.
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Pogo Plane MK I listing.
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Cosmic Control Rod listing.
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
   November 1, 2015 fragsel Added Carol Landers to the issue.
   November 1, 2015 fragsel Added Bob Landers to the issue.
   July 11, 2015 rocketraccoon Changed comic details.
   March 16, 2014 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for The Fantastic Four.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Human Torch.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Thing.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Medusa.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Mr. Fantastic.
     
 
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