Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: March 1965
Well, Reed and Sue are now happily engaged, and well on their way to becoming the primary reason that the Fantastic Four are really considered a superhero family.
Unfortunately for them, old friends like Paste-Pot Pete, Sandman, and the Wizard don't really give a damn, and decide to team up to challenge the Fantastic Four. They induce a woman called Medusa to join their clique, and together they form the Frightful Four.
Of course, there's a lot more to Medusa's story than meets the eye, but her back story will mostly remain a mystery for now. The Fan 4 defeat their evil counterparts, but the baddies escape, which means they'll all be around to cause chaos sometime in the future.
Favorite Panel: Sue and Reed's hilarious engagement party. You've got Invisible Girl serving Prof X cake, Jean Grey doing the watusi, Thor admitting some jealousy because Reed can do what he can't (get married); it's all good stuff. It's also the kind of thing that made the early Marvel Universe such a charming place, as you never knew who'd drop in.
Favorite Quote: "First time I ever had a nightmare without eatin' pickles!" - Thing, a man with a strange subconscious
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