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9458: Fantastic Four #358 (v1) [A Story]

" Whatever Happened to Alicia? "
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Fantastic Four #358a (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco
Cover Artists: Paul Ryan
Writers: Tom DeFalco
Pencilers: Paul Ryan
Inkers: Danny Bulanadi
Colourists: Christie Scheele
Letterers: Bill Oakly
Editors: Ralph Macchio
Cover Date: November 1991
Release Date: September 1991
Story Arc: -
Pages: 40
Cover Price: $2.50
Times Read: 56                 Times Rated: 26
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Go to Issue #357 Go to Issue #359
 
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Marvel Super-Heroes  Annual #1991
Fantastic Four #357 (v1)
Fantastic Four #358a (v1)
Fantastic Four #359 (v1)
Fantastic Four #360 (v1)
9456: Marvel Supe...
#1991 Annual
9457: Fantastic F...
#357 (v1)
 
9459: Fantastic F...
#359 (v1)
9460: Fantastic F...
#360 (v1)
 
 
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Main Characters
  Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic last appeared in Fantastic Four #357 (v1). Mr. Fantastic next appears in Fantastic Four #359 (v1).
     
  Invisible Woman
Invisible Woman last appeared in Fantastic Four #357 (v1). Invisible Woman next appears in Fantastic Four #359 (v1).
     
  Thing
Thing last appeared in Fantastic Four #357 (v1). Thing next appears in Fantastic Four #359 (v1).
     
  Human Torch
Human Torch last appeared in Fantastic Four #357 (v1). Human Torch next appears in Fantastic Four #359 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Lyja
Lyja last appeared in Fantastic Four #357 (v1). Lyja next appears in Marvel Holiday Special #1b.
     
  Alicia Masters
Alicia Masters last appeared in Fantastic Four #357 (v1). Alicia Masters next appears in Fantastic Four #359 (v1).
     
  Puppet Master
Puppet Master last appeared in Fantastic Four #357 (v1). Puppet Master next appears in Sensational She-Hulk #47.
     
  Mad Thinker
Mad Thinker last appeared in Fantastic Four #357 (v1). Mad Thinker next appears in New Warriors #36 (v1).
     
  Cobra
Cobra last appeared in Captain America Annual #10c. Cobra next appears in Thor #440a (v1).
     
Villains
  Paibok
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Paibok in the mainstream continuity. Paibok next appears in Fantastic Four #366 (v1).
     
  General Kalamari
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by General Kalamari in the mainstream continuity. General Kalamari next appears in Fantastic Four #382 (v1).
     
 
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Fantastic Four (Roster I)
Fantastic Four last appeared in Fantastic Four #357 (v1). Fantastic Four next appears in Fantastic Four #359 (v1).
   
     
Skrulls
Skrulls last appeared in Fantastic Four #357 (v1). Skrulls next appears in Fantastic Four #359 (v1).
   
     
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  rocketraccoon Says:    
  2013-09-29 23:44:32  
  I don't really mind that she was a skrull but killing her right away was a cop-out.  
 
 

  skalchemist Says:    
  2017-05-29 09:24:02  
  I hate what DeFalco is doing, but Ryan is doing such a good job, and there was a lot of good action in there.  
 
 

  metasynthie Says:    
  2018-01-01 09:15:04  
  This is a pretty good case study for a hamfisted retcon. It’s one kind of retcon to say “surprise, Alicia was a Skrull for some time now!” but it enters another kind of territory when the retcon extends back far enough to alter the whole span of a relationship, and effectively undo it. The overt plot agenda (as opposed to serving a story) is further put on display by having Alicia in suspended animation (no time has passed, a pure reset button for the character) and by rapidly disposing of Lyja with a cheesy “but actually I always loved you, Johnny” dying breath, reciprocated by the Torch so that the unreality of any connection between him and Real Alicia Frozen Since 1986 is cemented. It’s all too tidy, and that’s what makes it feel forced. Of course, looking at “next appearances” suggests it doesn’t turn out that simply, perhaps because the idea of a long term impostor with the “it started out as a mission...but then I fell in love” cliche is more compelling than the pure “hey let’s reset this relationship” De Falco was hammering here.  
 
 

 
 
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