From Series: Fantastic Four (Vol 3)
Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman) and Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic) are hanging out in Times Square because the noise helps Reed think. While Reed and his chalk board are made invisible by Sue’s powers, she is able to make herself invisible with only a baseball hat. This doesn’t really seem like enough for a celebrity to do, but maybe there’s more to it. Maybe she is also asking passersby for change. Nothing keeps people from looking you in the eye better than that.
They are cute and flirty with each other until they realize the strange attack on the Baxter Building from last issue might have come from their daughter Valeria. Valeria hasn’t been tested for powers since she was born so maybe new ones have manifested? Hey, who knows!
They take Valeria away from Ben, who is being a fun uncle and dangerous babysitter, and run her through tests. At the end of the testing the results are clear: nothing, no powers!
Reed is stumped yet again by what could have caused the visual threats which traumatized his son Franklin.
After showing off his fancy iPad which has unlimited storage and stores all his best ideas, Reed puts it down. Someone off panel then tampers with it. It’s probably Johnny (The Human Torch) because he is getting extremely nervous about his new corporate job and probably thinks a powerful computer will help him be a businessman…? Not sure how he could noodle his way to that sort of logic but Johnny has not proven himself a sharp tack.
Plus, a good carpenter doesn’t blame his tools!
Sue and Ben (The Thing) go to a movie and are having a fun time being friends. Then they are attacked by a weird glowing goop which takes the form of a man.
The goop is able to break down components and does this to Sue’s arm and Ben’s back. Only Sue’s force fields are keeping the rest of their bodies safe from the goop. The goop then says it will kill everyone but Reed because it loves Reed.
Aww, it’s the goop’s first crush and he doesn’t know how to process these new feelings. Adorable!
What I Learned From This Comic:
The Thing’s butt is as big as two canoodling teenagers.
Writer: Mark Waid
Penciler: Mike Wieringo
Inker: Karl Kesel
Colorist: Paul Mounts
Letterer: Richard Starkings & Albert Deschesne
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Assistant Editor: Marc Sumerak & Andy Schmidt