FANTASTIC FOUR #187-190 (1977)

IMG_0648We finally get a Molecule Man appearance that hints at the greatness of the character–although he really is powerful enough to not need a partner.  But he and Klaw kind of have an ongoing relationship from here on out, that culminates in the 1980s Secret Wars.

To stop them: Reed Richards uses a gun!

But he can’t defeat them.  Their savior is Impossible Man.

No, it’s not a great story–but it’s good enough.  And with the art of George Perez, it’s worth reading.

And in the end, The Watcher shows up and Reed Richards disbands the team.  Again.


And so begins a year’s worth of stories in which the F4 are no longer a team.  And perhaps most dramatically, the two issues that immediately followed this one were reprints of old Lee/Kirby stories.

Creators: Len Wein and George Perez (#187-188)
Grade: C+
For the complete history of the MU, year by year, go here.

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