Fantastic Four #21

    Fantastic Four » Fantastic Four #21 - The Hate Monger released by Marvel on December 1963.

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    The Hate Monger last edited by pikahyper on 07/19/19 09:31AM View full history

    The Fantastic Four are in the Baxter Building doing their own things. Mr. Fantastic is doing a scientific experiment using his Tide scope to measure the tides in the planetarium room, The Invisible Girl is trying on different wigs, The Thing is pounding on a steel punching bag and the Human Torch is throwing flame-darts at a picture of Spider-Man.

    The FF go out and run into the Hate-Monger with ,The Hate-Monger was a fascist orator dressed in a purple outfit shouting intolerance against all foreigners and those who don't agree with him . The Thing is so appalled by his speech that he smashes the Hate-Monger's grandstand but the Hate-Monger pulls out his powerfull H-Ray gun and shoots it at the FF which cuases them to turn on eachother.

    Reed goes back to the Baxter Building and finds Nick Fury (inbetween his role as a Howling Commando and an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and he wants the FF to travel and investigate an uprising in the "Republic of San Gusto", located in South America. Even though the FF still hated each other, They still manage to travel there on a pogo plane. The Hate Monger suspects where there going and follows them in his sub-surface missile. When they get there, amidst the stereotypical South American jungles they battle a fascist army. While Reed searches for an antidote to the Hate-Ray he encounters the Hate-Monger in his lair. There he finds out that the Hate-Monger had a plan to bounce his Hate-Ray off of the moon and angle it to hit any place on Earth (which is why Reed was noticing changes in the tide).

    Later, Nick Fury bursts in using his machine gun at gunpoint, he forces the Hate-Monger to give Reed the antidote to the Hate-Ray. While battling Nick Fury the Hate-Monger accidentally shoots his H-Ray at his foot solders. They turn on him and kill the Hate-Monger. Ounce they unmask him, they discover that the Hate-Monger is actually

    Adolf Hitler!


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    Marvel Comics Get Relevant 0

    This issue of Fantastic Four is fondly remembered by creators and fans alike. It introduced the Hate Monger, and in so doing brought real world social issues to the forefront in the Marvel Universe.  Now it's still a Silver Age comic, and prone to some of the weaknesses thereof. There's some small irony in an issue dealing with hatred and prejudice that still embraces jingoism (specifically pro-American and anti-"Russian" sentiments), chauvinism (things said about Invisible Girl in the narration...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    The Hate Monger 0

    One of the few issues of Fantastic Four not to be inked by Dick Ayers in over a year, this latest issue tries to break from the mould a bit thus far established by previous issues and the result is a little less than stellar. While obviously stemming from good intentions, the majority of the Four's adventure this month which deals with hatred, bigotry and injustice, is a little too plain-faced and simplistic to significantly deal with the themes at hand. Of course, this was a good fifty years ag...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Feel The Hatred 0

    The Hate Monger is stirring up trouble across the world, and the Fantastic Four feel powerless to help because of “Freedom of Speech”. As they’re out and about in New York they run into one of his rallies and soon find themselves stepping in regardless. But a dose of the villains Hate Rays has them fighting amongst each other. It’s up to the efforts of an old friend to stop the Fantastic Four from tearing themselves apart. Interesting choice of villain given the issues f...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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