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The Fantastic Four
# 81-90


Fantastic Four # 81: "" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker:
Jay's Rating: JJJJJ
Synopsis:

Jay's Notes


Fantastic Four # 82: "The Mark of -- the Madman!
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis:
Crystal must return to Inhumans to seek permission to permanently join the FF and she summons Lockjaw to transport her. Unfortunately, the Alpha Primitives, an Inhuman drone race, tag along and attack. The FF are unable to stop them and they leave with Crystal. Crystal is taken to Maximus who has seized the throne, captured her family, and plans to use a hypno-gun to enslave the human race. The FF travel to the great refuge, but are defeated by the robot Zorr.

Fantastic Four # 83: "Shall Man Survive?" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis:
Black Bolt and his royal family finally escape Maximus' prison, and battle through the Alpha Primitives to get to Maximus. The FF also escape their prison and face Zorr again, but this time they defeat him. Crystal destroys Maximus' hypno-gun and Black Bolt restores order.

Fantastic Four # 84: "" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker:  Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis:

Fantastic Four # 85: "Within This Tortured Land" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Fantastic Four find themselves trapped in Latveria and their powers have somehow been neutralized by Dr. Doom. Doom and his head scientist Hauptmann put their latest robotic construction to the test and it performs beyond expectations. The FF are drugged and are given hypnotic suggestions that bar them from using their powers. Doom's new robots are unleashed upon an unsuspecting village and the FF!

Fantastic Four # 86: "" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker:
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis:

Fantastic Four # 87: "The Power and the Pride!" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Fantastic Four, with Sue at their side, storm Doom's castle. The castle's defenses keep Reed, Ben, and Johnny busy, while Sue and Crystal are whisked away to have dinner with Dr. Doom. Hauptmann tries to destroy Reed, Ben, and Johnny in Doom's art gallery, which prompts Doom to destroy his minion. Doom tires of this "game" and allows the FF to safely leave his country.

Fantastic Four # 88: "A House There Was!" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis:
The Fantastic Four return home and begin a search for a home in which to raise their new son in privacy and away from their super villains. They check out a mysterious and eerie dwelling. It fits their needs well and they decide to move in. Unfortunately, this structure is part of the Mole Man's latest plot to take over the world by bombarding humankind with blinding rays leaving humanity helpless.

Fantastic Four # 89: "The Madness of the Mole Man!" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis:
The Mole Man attacks as the Fantastic Four try to deal with their blindness caused by the Mole Man's blinding rays. They struggle trying to fight him and the Mole Man gloats over his latest world domination plot. They're able to remove the Mole Man's glasses which allow him to see on the surface and evens up the playing field. They defeat the Mole Man and restore their site.

Fantastic Four # 90: "The Skrull Takes a Slave! " 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis:
The Fantastic Four take pity on their captured enemy, the Mole Man, and allow him to escape back to his subterranean world. Unfortunately, the Mole Man destroys the house and the Fantastic Four barely escape. They return to the Baxter Building and Ben goes off to see Alicia. However, a skrull agent has other ideas and kidnaps Ben.

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