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2059: Giant-Size Fantastic Four #2

" Cataclysm! "
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Giant-Size Fantastic Four #2
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: Chic Stone
Colourists: Stan Goldberg
Letterers: Joe Rosen
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: August 1974
Release Date: May 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 30
Cover Price: $0.50
Times Read: 177                 Times Rated: 115
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
A sudden and profound event wrinkles the fabric of time leaving the Fantastic Four as the only unaffected people in a world gone mad; but can they undo the damage done without changing history, and the future, forever?
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic last appeared in Fantastic Four #149 (v1). Mr. Fantastic next appears in Avengers #127 (v1).
Medusa last appeared in Fantastic Four #149 (v1). Medusa next appears in Avengers #127 (v1).
  The Thing
The Thing last appeared in Fantastic Four #149 (v1). The Thing next appears in Avengers #127 (v1).
  The Human Torch
The Human Torch last appeared in Fantastic Four #149 (v1). The Human Torch next appears in Marvel Team-Up #26 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  The Watcher
The Watcher last appeared in Avengers #118 (v1). The Watcher next appears in Captain Marvel #36 (v1).
  Willie Lumpkin
Willie Lumpkin last appeared in Fantastic Four #135 (v1). Willie Lumpkin next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #26.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Tempus in the mainstream continuity. Tempus next appears in Thor #282 (v1).
Group Appearances
The Fantastic Four (Roster V)
The Fantastic Four last appeared in Fantastic Four #149 (v1). The Fantastic Four next appears in Marvel Team-Up #26 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Time Platform
Time Platform last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #4. Time Platform next appears in West Coast Avengers #17 (v2).
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Issue Review
   March 28, 2016
A time-travel romp. End is a bit surreal for my tastes, but these kind of stories are a lot of fun, and the inclusion of Willie Lumpkin only adds to the fun. 6/10
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  Kez Says:    
  2013-05-03 06:31:09  
  "This super-powerful being absorbs the energy from all of our attacks! How can we defeat him!? I have it! Let's push him over! Woohoo!"  

  juanito Says:    
  2013-08-07 10:34:23  
  Ah, good old Watcher. The master of non-interference.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-04-08 07:58:29  
  Very, very silly, but I still enjoyed it.  

  podgejeff Says:    
  2014-09-05 10:25:45  
  Watcher: "I am about to break that oath again and show you what you must do."
Watcher later: "I cannot help any further...for I am...THE WATCHER!"
Watcher at the end: "I will interfere further to make sure this doesn't affect time again."

At this point it just sounds like he's lazy.

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-03-22 23:00:37  
  Damn it Willie. What the hell were you doing messing around with The Fantastic Four's stuff anyway? Because of you I read one of the worst comics I've read un a while. Damn it Willie.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-18 20:03:54  
  All this because a mail delivery guy went postal delivering too many fan letters?  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-18 20:17:54  
  And I thought Reed and Sue made amends already... How come there's no mention of the resolution?  

  j52y Says:    
  2015-08-19 09:53:17  
  Reed, this is why you don't leave a time machine just lying around. Especially one that is so easy to trigger.

Despite how silly this one was, I enjoyed it. Except for the last chapter.

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-10-09 22:48:25  
  One would think that those time travel devices would have on/off switches so that it doesn't activate as soon as someone goes near it. Or if the Watcher really wanted to limit his interference he could have shut the thing down so that he wouldn't have had to do all the other stuff.
Still, was a fun old school sci-fi issue, and I enjoyed it. I really wish they'd bring back Sue though, because Medusa doesn't really have much character in these F4 issues, and I still honestly don't know why she's still around. She just kind of showed up to tell Crystal to go home, and then stayed ever since.

  MattDog37 Says:    
  2016-07-19 20:35:02  
  I appreciated that the Watcher at least admitted that he's interfered before.  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-09-20 17:10:59  
  I liked it up unril part 4. Overall not a fan of the giant size books so far.  

  ViolentPhlegm Says:    
  2017-03-06 01:36:08  
  I liked a lot of this (the time travel, finding out that their target was Willie Lumpkin, visiting Dali-wood and finally the horror element when Tempus attacks), but the lame take-down of Tempus and having to endure more of The Watcher's elastic definition of "non-interference" kept it from getting more than an average rating.  

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-09-22 05:22:24  
  Time travel stuff usually sucks. This was no exception.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-11-02 21:50:04  
  Nothing here made any sense whatsoever. Leaving a time machine on so the mailman can stumble into it? What if it had been a baddie? I know Reed's been depressed lately but even he's not that brainlessly careless. The Watcher? I could almost buy what he did here. The Thing changing back because of the Watcher when the others kept their powers? Uhmm, no. Tempus? Lame. And Willie? Portrayed as some evil guy in flashback before the reveal; very misleading.

1 star. Maybe I'm just too tired and cranky but I just couldn't see any point in this.

  Katryn Says:    
  2018-01-03 04:51:03  
  And so the Fantastic Four murdered their foe without hesitation and the mailman was mind-whammied. And these guys are the heroes here.  

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Date User Name Update
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes Added Time Platform listing.
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
   January 30, 2016 Raistlin903 Changed comic details.
   March 16, 2014 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for The Fantastic Four.
   November 26, 2013 rocketraccoon Updated the listing for The Human Torch.
   November 26, 2013 rocketraccoon Updated the listing for The Thing.
   November 26, 2013 rocketraccoon Updated the listing for Medusa.
   November 26, 2013 rocketraccoon Updated the listing for Mr. Fantastic.
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