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2906: Fantastic Four #175 (v1)

" When Giants Walk the Sky! "
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Fantastic Four #175 (v1)
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Cover Artists: Jack Kirby
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: John Buscema
Colourists: Janice Cohen
Letterers: Joe Rosen
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: October 1976
Release Date: July 1976
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.30
Times Read: 181                 Times Rated: 112
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic last appeared in Fantastic Four #174 (v1). Mr. Fantastic next appears in Marvel Treasury Edition #13.
  The Invisible Girl
The Invisible Girl last appeared in Fantastic Four #174 (v1). The Invisible Girl next appears in Marvel Treasury Edition #13.
  The Thing
The Thing last appeared in Fantastic Four #174 (v1). The Thing next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #24.
  The Human Torch
The Human Torch last appeared in Fantastic Four #174 (v1). The Human Torch next appears in Marvel Treasury Edition #13.
Supporting Characters
  The High Evolutionary
The High Evolutionary last appeared in Fantastic Four #174 (v1). The High Evolutionary next appears in Spider-Woman #1 (v1).
  Impossible Man
Impossible Man last appeared in Fantastic Four #11b (v1). Impossible Man next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #27.
  Gorr (Counter-Earth)
Gorr (Counter-Earth) last appeared in Fantastic Four #174 (v1). Gorr (Counter-Earth) next appears in Quasar #16.
Galactus last appeared in Fantastic Four #174 (v1). Galactus next appears in Fantastic Four #210 (v1). He appears to die in this issue.
Group Appearances
The Fantastic Four (Roster I)
The Fantastic Four last appeared in Fantastic Four #174 (v1). The Fantastic Four next appears in Marvel Treasury Edition #13.
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Ben gets his powers back and becomes the Thing again, destroying the Exo-Skeleton in the process.
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   December 29, 2014
Good conclusion to long-running story. First third is devoted to two fascinating guest characters. Both equally enigmatic. Their battle is short but riveting. The final third contains several reveals. Some come from way out of left field but they pretty much work, managing to bring a satisfying conclusion to an engaging science fiction dilemma. The coda (thankfully) returns the Thing to his normal state and destroys the stupid exo-skeleton. 10/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2013-03-02 14:34:01  
  -I might've given this one 4 stars--that is until The Impossible Man showed his stupid green head.  

  Calthor Says:    
  2013-04-27 04:10:54  
  I thought the Impossible Man was actually reasonably fun/tolerable in this context.  

  Paste Pot-Pete Says:    
  2013-10-28 12:31:56  
  The little green alien has never turned me on whatsoever. I consider him to be little more than a joke. Having said that, this is one of the better Fantastic Four covers from the Bronze Age.  

  Kez Says:    
  2014-05-24 10:18:02  
  This was all ridiculous.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-09-13 10:31:45  
  I'm torn between thinking the portrayal of Ben here is good, showing just how conflicted he is about being the Thing, or if it is just very inconsistent from issue to issue. As it is Roy Thomas I'll tend towards inconsistent.  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2014-12-17 00:47:10  
  This was so inconsistent.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2016-01-01 22:07:18  
  I was afraid this would be some contrived ending, but I thought it was rather fun, and a cool way to bring back the Impossible Man.  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2016-01-07 18:06:13  
  Hurray Thing is back! However, of course because of either writing inconsistecy or Thing is crazy, he wants to be normal again. Bipolar?  

  butters911 Says:    
  2016-05-17 21:13:05  
  I love me some impossible man  

  jwerth Says:    
  2016-09-29 21:47:00  
  Resolving a seemingly-impossible plot problem by picking up a thread from one of the very first FF issues is such a Roy Thomas thing to do. I enjoyed that part of this story a lot.

But why did this issue need to completely sideline Sue, when she's the one who saved Counter-Earth? The Impossible Man didn't need to impersonate her, she could just as easily have been the one to send Galactus to Poppupian. It makes her less of a hero for no reason at all.

  Titens Says:    
  2017-04-15 16:17:36  
  Ahh what the heck was all that... You just can't end a serious world destruction/genocide arc with a stupid joke like this. You can't expect me to think the impossible green guy was happy that his whole world was destroyed, even if noone died. And the Thing is back to normal... again. Really, at this point, I just wish Galactus was dead for good. He was such a great thing at first, but all his arcs are starting to look like reprints by now. We know he's hungry, we know he ain't bad, we know he's unbeatable, and we know he ain't going to suceed in the end.  

  Johnny71181 Says:    
  2017-05-13 18:29:09  
  I really liked this issue, not because I like the Fantastic Four, but because I like Galactus and the High Evolutionary. However, I agree with others that inclusion of the Impossible Man is stupid and doesn't fit the tone for the rest of the arc, especially the "terminal indigestion". I can't really explain it, but I hate slapstick in my comics, with the exception of Deadpool. Still earned 4 stars from me though.  

  Durango55 Says:    
  2017-07-26 10:10:50  
  I hated, hated, hated this issue when it came out. The art was sub-par (would've loved to see Perez on this, but clearly he was behind schedule). Sinnott is sorely missed, as Buscema inking his own work looks awful.

Plus, this is a Galactus story. He was used sparingly at the time, so his stories tended to be EPIC. Ending this storline on a joke ("terminal indigestion - har har har!" really made this whole storyline a throwaway. I pretty much enjoyed the FF run from 155 - 188, except for this misfire.

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   December 29, 2014 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   March 28, 2014 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for The Fantastic Four.
   January 26, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Human Torch.
   January 26, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Thing.
   January 26, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Invisible Girl.
   January 26, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Mr. Fantastic.
   October 31, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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