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Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 (Fantastic Four, 1)

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Volume 3 Issue #65. Using Doctor Doom's shrink ray device, Reed Richards shrinks The Thing down to half size so he can travel through the Baxter Building's ventilation ducts in search of intruders. Noodle Incident: In the 2018 relaunch, it's idly revealed that Iceman became a member of the Fantastic Four. Though the editor's note says that it's a story for another time, all that's known about it is that it was a spur of the moment thing and that Johnny considers it "non-canon". In one story Doctor Doom gloats to an imprisoned Reed Richards about a torture room he designed full of thousands of mirrors arranged in such a way that the myriad reflections are so incomprehensible to the human mind that looking at it without protective goggles can induce a Heroic BSoD. At the end of the story, about five issues later, Doom and Reed's climactic battle leads to Reed chasing Doom into the aforementioned room, where Doom beats the living crap out of Reed and strangles him while screaming about how much he hates him. However, Reed manages to tear off Doom's mask just before he passes out, and the sight of his grotesquely disfigured face reflected at him thousands of times drives Doom completely insane ( he gets better). Mind Rape: A notable example when the Psycho Man twisted Susan's emotions to turn her into the villain Malice. Sue explicitly compared the experience to being raped, and it was a key factor in her decision to change her name to the Invisible Woman, and take one of the biggest levels in badass in comics. Nominated for Best Limited Series for Decorum (shared with Mike Huddleston) and the Best Writer Eisner Award for X-Men, Giant-Size X-Men, and Decorum [35]

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Artistic License – Physics: The Human Torch has been stated to be Immune to Bullets with the justification his heat melts the bullets before they hit him. Yeah, that's not how it works. A chunk of liquid metal hitting you at the speed of sound is not inherently more survivable than a chunk of solid metal hitting you at the speed of sound. Then there is the issue that for the bullet to melt during the fraction of a second it is near him, The Human Torch would have to be constantly at a temperature in excess of one million degrees celsius, which would cause all sorts of detrimental effects to his immediate surroundings. Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She-Hulk was a member of the team for a while when the Thing went solo. Having the same powers let her fill the role effectively. Legend Fades to Myth: In one arc, they come across a town suffering from Decade Inside Second Outside; inside the town the Fantastic Four are considered legendary heroes (even more so than in Earth-616 Real Life) and the inhabitants are quite upset when they find out about what they're really like. FEEL EVEN BETTER LATER". Image Comics. October 12, 2011. Archived from the original on October 14, 2011. Action Girl: Invisible Woman, and there have been two female stand-ins for Ben Grimm: She-Hulk, and Sharon Ventura, who was transformed into a Distaff Counterpart of The Thing. Crystal of the Inhumans also once filled in for Sue. So did Medusa, Crystal's sister.

Depending on the Writer: Reed's disposition varies from series to series. Sometimes he's nice but a bit unnecessarily gruff, sometimes he's a complete Jerkass, sometimes he's just absent minded. Four-Temperament Ensemble: Johnny (sanguine), Ben (choleric), Reed (melancholic), and Sue (phlegmatic). Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees 2013". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2013. Archived from the original on December 4, 2013 . Retrieved February 6, 2014.

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Anti-Villain: Becomes this in the 'Perfect world' storyline. While he still has good intentions and didn't push the button himself; it doesn't change the fact (as he himself points out) that he helped murder an entire team of superheroes and destroy an inhabited planet. The Thing (Benjamin "Ben" Jacob Grimm), who is superhumanly big and strong, and comes with a measure of invulnerability — but also remarkably monstrous, and unlike the others, can't switch it off. Twisting the Prophecy: When the Overmind was introduced in Fantastic Four issue #113, he was fond of quoting a prophecy about himself: "From out of the heavens shall come the Overmind, and he shall crush the universe." Indeed, none of the heroes can make a dent in him, even with the Teeth-Clenched Teamwork of Doctor Doom. It took the Deus ex Machina of The Stranger showing up, and summarily shrinking the Overmind to particulate size, taunting: "Now the Overmind has his universe to crush, on a nameless mote of dust." She-Hulk is one of the most recurring supporting allies the FF has had, first joining to replace a depowered Thing, and later coming on as additional muscle. Invoked in Mark Waid's run, where it's revealed that companies pay Reed gobs and gobs of money to not commercialize his patents, because he'd put them out of business if he did.Fire/Water Juxtaposition: The Sub-Mariner's rivalry with the first Human Torch carries over into his characterization in this series, where he's a proud, stoic monarch who serves as a frequent dramatic foil to the compassionate, fun-loving daredevil Johnny Storm. See also Doom, whose cries of "RICHARRDSSSSSSSSSSSS!" are almost as well-known as his talking about himself in the third person. Enemy Mine: Happens a lot with major antagonists for Reed such as with Doctor Doom and Galactus. Notable when Reed's daughter Valeria brokered a deal with Doom. Doom will work with the Future Foundation to bring down a group of amoral alternate Reed Richards. In exchange they would heal his super-intelligence crippling brain damage. Doom upon being restored gathers a summit of the FF's most intelligent enemies to work on strategies to kill the Reeds. At the Foundation's headquarters. Fantastic Voyage" Plot: Fantastic Four #606 had the FF doing this to cure Willie Lumpkin of an inoperable brain tumor. It's adventure, it's family, it's tough questions in dark times...See what happens when Reed Richards tries to SOLVE EVERYTHING.

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