Ultimate Fantastic Four #13-20

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Ultimate Fantastic Four #13-20

Post by Col_Fury » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:36 pm

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #13 (January, 2005)
By Warren Ellis & Adam Kubert

APPEARANCES:
Reed Richards, Dr. Franklin Storm, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm, Gen. Ross

SYNOPSIS:
Reed tests the teleporter again and this time it works. He tests a few theories and puts a plan together to explore the N-Zone. After a presentation, Gen. Ross agrees.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #14 (February, 2005)
By Warren Ellis & Adam Kubert

APPEARANCES:
Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm, Dr. Franklin Storm

SYNOPSIS:
Reed and his pals build a space ship and travel into the N-Zone.

NOTE:
Ben, Johnny and Sue still haven’t decided on their super hero names yet, even though Dr. Storm says it’s been six months since the accident.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #15 (March, 2005)
By Warren Ellis & Adam Kubert

APPEARANCES:
Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm, Nihil

SYNOPSIS:
Reed and his pals explore the N-Zone, Johnny starts to feel tired, they find a giant dinosaur skeleton floating around in space and make contact with an alien life form. Ben warns Reed that the aliens might not be nice but Reed is too excited at making first contact to worry about it.

NOTE:
Nihil is named next issue; he’s the Ultimate version of Annihilus.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #16 (April, 2005)
By Warren Ellis & Adam Kubert

APPEARANCES:
Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm, Nihil

SYNOPSIS:
Reed and his pals meet Nihil, who explains to them how the Multiverse works, and that the N-Zone is old and dying. Johnny gets sick and passes out, so they take him back to their ship. Sue examines him and determines that his powers are killing him (they’re basically burning out his metabolism). Reed and Ben return to Nihil to say they have to leave, but Nihil, wanting access to their dimension, attacks them in the hopes of stealing their ship.

NOTE:
As Nihil explains, the N-Zone (or the Ultimate Negative Zone) is not a dimension within this universe, but an older, dying universe.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #17 (May, 2005)
By Warren Ellis & Adam Kubert

APPEARANCES:
Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm, Nihil

SYNOPSIS:
Reed and Ben fight Nihil and retreat to their ship. Nihil follows. Reed and his pals make it back to their teleportation gate and return to Earth, but Nihil is right behind them.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #18 (June, 2005)
By Warren Ellis & Adam Kubert

APPEARANCES:
Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm, Nihil, Gen. Ross

SYNOPSIS:
Reed and his pals reappear in the desert, but their engines are locked open and they quickly crash land in Las Vegas. Nihil crashes also and everyone fights. Johnny wakes up and joins the fight. Nihil tries to eat Reed, so Reed jams a gun in Nihil’s mouth. Nihil tries to remove it, but accidentally triggers the weapon and blows his own head off. Gen. Ross arrives, angry that Reed and his pals exposed themselves to the public. Reed gives him one of Nihil’s guns and says they can reverse engineer it. Gen. Ross is happy. Reed explains to Johnny that he shed his skin and went into hibernation; that’s why he passed out.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #19 (July, 2005)
By Mike Carey & Jae Lee

APPEARANCES:
Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm, Lt. Lumpkin, Dr. Franklin Storm, Rhona Burchill & her Android (Bobby Burchill)

SYNOPSIS:
The military returns from Las Vegas to the Baxter Building with Reed and his pals, but Rhona Burchill hits their helicopter with a focused EMP and causes them to crash into the Baxter Building. Upset that she got passed over into the Think Tank and Reed got in, she challenges Reed to a contest, then incapacitates Reed’s friends and attacks Reed.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #20 (August, 2005)
By Mike Carey & Jae Lee

APPEARANCES:
Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm, Rhona Burchill (also in fb) & her Android (Bobby Burchill, also in fb), Lt. Lumpkin (bts, also in fb), Dr. Franklin Storm (also in fb), Victor Van Damme (bts), Zombie Reed Richards (vo in fb)

FLASHBACKS:
Rhona Burchill is brilliant but psychotic. She’s interviewed for the Baxter Buiding Think Tank but is rejected because of her psyche profile. She blames Reed Richards, so she cuts up her brother’s brain to add to her own to make her think faster.
SYNOPSIS:
With Reed and his pals captive, Rhona auctions them off to the highest bidder (Latveria). As she loads them into a transport vehicle the crashed helicopter falls down and distracts her. Reed escapes and frees his friends and they fight Rhona off. Rhona escapes, swearing to return. After Dr. Franklin Richards is reunited with his kids, Reed checks his messages; he’s surprised to find one from an alternate reality Reed Richards.

NOTE:
Yep, that’s the zombie Reed Richards.

Rhona seems to be the Ultimate Mad Thinker, but she’s not called that in these two comics. However, teh Ultimate Secrets handbook confirms she's called the "Thinker."

We learn in later issues that Victor Van Damme has taken over Latveria by now; he’s bts here because he won the auction for Reed and his pals.

We’re a year and a half into a book called “Fantastic Four” and we’re three and a half stories done (over 20 issues!), and we still don’t have a group calling itself the “Fantastic Four.” They also haven’t given themselves code-names yet, and they still don’t have the “4”s on their uniforms, despite having them on the covers.

Placement suggestions:

BURCHILL, BOBBY
ULTFF 20-FB
{ULTFF 19}
ULTFF 20

DOCTOR DOOM/VICTOR VAN DAMME

ULTFF 12
*ULTFF 20-BTS
ULTFF 30


HUMAN TORCH/JOHNNY STORM

ULTFF 12
*ULTFF 13
*ULTFF 14
*ULTFF 15
*ULTFF 16
*ULTFF 17
*ULTFF 18
*ULTFF 19
*ULTFF 20
ULTFF 21


INVISIBLE WOMAN/SUSAN STORM

ULTFF 12
*ULTFF 13
*ULTFF 14
*ULTFF 15
*ULTFF 16
*ULTFF 17
*ULTFF 18
*ULTFF 19
*ULTFF 20
ULTFF 21


LUMPKIN, LT.
*ULTFF 20-FB
{ULTFF 1}
ULTFF 19
ULTFF 20-BTS

MR. FANTASTIC/REED RICHARDS

ULTFF 12
*ULTFF 13
*ULTFF 14
*ULTFF 15
*ULTFF 16
*ULTFF 17
*ULTFF 18
*ULTFF 19
*ULTFF 20
ULTFF 21


NIHIL | N-ZONE-VERSE
ULTFF 15
ULTFF 16
ULTFF 17
ULTFF 18

ROSS, GEN.

{ULTMTU 3}
ULTFF 3
*ULTFF 13
*ULTFF 18

STORM, DR. FRANKLIN
*ULTFF 20-FB
{ULTFF 1}

ULTFF 10
*ULTFF 13
*ULTFF 14
*ULTFF 19
*ULTFF 20
ULTFF 21


THING/BEN GRIMM

ULTFF 12
*ULTFF 13
*ULTFF 14
*ULTFF 15
*ULTFF 16
*ULTFF 17
*ULTFF 18
*ULTFF 19
*ULTFF 20
ULTFF 21


THINKER/RHONA BURCHILL
ULTFF 20-FB
{ULTFF 19}
ULTFF 20

On the Zombies page:

MR. FANTASTIC/REED RICHARDS

M/Z:EE
*ULTFF 20-FB-VO
{ULTFF 21}
-Daron Jensen

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