Fantastic Four #20

    Fantastic Four » Fantastic Four #20 - The Mysterious Molecule Man! released by Marvel on November 1963.

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    The Mysterious Molecule Man! last edited by mshirley27 on 03/25/21 09:38AM View full history

    The Fantastic Four's scientific study of a meteorite containing an alien life form is interrupted when a crackling blue globe appears on the streets outside their building. They attempt to dispel the thing, but when Sue is drawn into it, the remaining teammates all dive into the globe as well.

    The globe is actually a portal that teleports the FF to the domain of the Watcher. He informs the FF that he appeared to warn them of a menace so dangerous it could destroy the universe - The Molecule Man! Apparently, the Molecule Man was a lowly worker at Acme Atomics Corp. who was accidentally bombarded with atomic energy, giving him the power to affect the very molecules of the universe!

    The Fantastic Four then go to fight the Molecule Man but are easily defeated. They hide out at Alicia's house, and Reed works out that Molecule Man can't control organic molecules. They get Alicia to cover them in a thin layer of plaster, then get her to call the Molecule man to her house. He tries to change the statues, but the feedback is too powerful for him to stand. The Watcher then places him in a pocket dimension.

    *Note - The letters column features a letter written by fantasy author George R.R. Martin.


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    The Greatest Threat the F.F. Has Ever Faced! 0

    In this issue the Watcher alerts the Fantastic Four to a danger so great that it imperils the entire universe! That threat is The Molecule Man. Turns out the Molecule Man was an ordinary atomic researcher who was engulfed in a radiation accident and now (using a wand for some reason) can control molecules!  Luckily for the FF, the Molecule Man seems to be distinctly un-creative in the use of his own powers, and he seems to be limited to only inorganic molecules - organic ones send a force feedba...

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    Mole-cool? 0

    An old ally has returned seeking to direct the Fantastic Four’s attention to their most dangerous foe yet: The Molecule Man. He has complete control over all inorganic matter, on a whim he could destroy worlds or even the entire universe. He also has a really cool look for a villain, his face is riddle with lightning scars giving him a fearful look even if he does dress like one of robin hood’s merry men. He’s a solid villain in a story that sadly is undermined by some fairly s...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    The Mysterious Molecule Man! 0

    Hey, remember that weird Watcher guy from issue 13 that lived on the moon? Well, he's back and he's brought some bad news; there's a menace on the loose who has accidentally stumbled on the ability to control molecules in any manner he desires—that is, unless they are "living" organic molecules, or something like that. Starting off strong by developing Lee's new favourite villainy motive of being under-appreciated in a giant corporation and then being let go, the Four's adventure slowly but sure...

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