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Fantastic Four #368: Review

Sep 1992
Tom DeFalco, Paul Ryan

Story Name:

Day of the Dark Side!

Review & Comments

Rating:
3 stars

Fantastic Four #368 Review by (May 25, 2010)
Characters: Invisible Woman, Thing, Human Torch, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Cyclops, Jean Gray, Rogue, Colossus, Beast, Wolverine, Daredevil, Cannonball, Firestar, Vision, Namorita, Nova, She-Hulk, Hercules, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, Speedball, Psylocke, Storm, Professor X, Wonder Man, Strong Guy, Wasp, Sasquatch, Archangel, Polaris, Black Knight, Quicksilver, Dr. Druid, others. Agatha Harkness also appears. Enemies: Magus, doppelgangers of Thanos, Wolverine, Colossus, Jean Grey, Storm, Cyclops and the Human Torch. Comments: “An Infinity War Crossover:” events of INFINITY WAR #3 are seen from the Fantastic Four’s perspective.



 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Fantastic Four #368 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Sue Richards, the Invisible Woman, has managed to contain the gamma bomb blast, and asks Thor to send the radiation into space. The phony Reed and Iron Man are seized but before they can be questioned, an interdimensional gateway opens and the Magus rescues the two impostors. Sue takes command, as the Hulk baits Thing, trying to goad his old sparring partner into a fight. Their quarrel is broken up by Speedball, of all people, acting as the voice of reason and suggesting an alternate means of settling their dispute....

Meanwhile, Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, has flown off to a rooftop blocks away to get some solitude to sort out his thoughts. It is not to be however, as he is attacked by doppelgangers of the X-Men—and himself. He tricks them briefly with flame decoys until the evil Colossus dumps a water tank on them. The resultant steam blinds the villains long enough for Johnny to get away to plan his next move....

Back at the Plaza, Scarlet Witch arrives with Agatha Harkness and Dr Druid. Some of the team are suspicious of the latter but he assures them of his reformation. Miss Harkness agrees to rejoin the Fantastic Four to protect young Franklin. In the next room, a violent confrontation between the Hulk and the Thing is being resolved—over a game of table hockey....

Back on the rooftops, the Human Torch is busy trying to evade his enemies, especially, the fake Storm’s rainmaking powers. In a fight with the false Wolverine, the villain lets slip the fact that they are not truly alive. When he learns that his foes are not living beings, he unleashes a nova blast that incinerates the doppelgangers. The sole survivor is the phony Torch, who sneers that with this action the real Torch has gone over to the dark side, and he escapes though an interdimensional gateway. Returning to the Four Freedoms Plaza, a now uncertain Johnny is ready to join the expeditionary force under Captain America, as they are magically transported to another dimension....


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Paul Ryan
Danny Bulanadi
Gina Going
Paul Ryan (Cover Penciler)
Paul Ryan (Cover Inker)
Plot: .

Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Hulk
Hulk

(Bruce Banner)
Human Torch
Human Torch

(Johnny Storm)
Invisible Woman
Invisible Woman

(Sue Storm)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)
Thing
Thing

(Ben Grimm)
Thor
Thor

(Odinson)

Plus: Colossus (Piotr Rasputin).