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Ultimate Fantastic Four #47-53

Post by Col_Fury » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:13 pm

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #47 (December, 2007)
By Mike Carey & Mark Brooks

APPEARANCES:
Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing, Dr. Franklin Storm, Gen. Ross, Dr. Ivan Kragoff, Julia Kragoff, Sorba Rutskaya, Misha, Crimson Dynamo (Valentin Shatalov), Thanos

SYNOPSIS:
Mr. Fantastic is obsessed with finishing the cosmic cube; the rest of the Fantastic Four and Dr. Storm are worried, but Gen. Ross thinks it’s great. Ivan Kragoff invites Reed and Sue to a symposium in Russia; Reed refuses and Sue goes. Meanwhile in Siberia, Crimson Dynamo is activated. Reed competes the cosmic cube; Thanos thanks him and leaves Reed’s mind. Sue’s plane is shot down in Siberia.

NOTE:
The Crimson Dynamo appearing here predates the Crimson Dynamo seen in ULTS2 11-13.

This issue reveals that Thanos was present in Reed’s mind since ULTFF 42. I thought the Thanos image on the last page of ULTFF 42 was symbolic, but this issue reveals otherwise. That means Thanos is BTS in all of Reed’s appearances since, when he’s working on the cosmic cube (finally called that this issue).

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #48 (January, 2008)
By Mike Carey & Mark Brooks

APPEARANCES:
Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing, Dr. Franklin Storm, Dr. Ivan Kragoff, Julia Kragoff, Sorba Rutskaya, Misha, Crimson Dynamo, Hammer & Anvil, Titanium Man, 2 unnamed others

SYNOPSIS:
The Fantastic Four search for Sue in Siberia and are attacked by Crimson Dynamo. Meanwhile, Kragoff plans to fuse Sue with his wife to resurrect his wife, essentially killing Sue. Kragoff’s assistant Sorba kills Kragoff and prepares to fuse herself with Sue to gain her powers. Meanwhile, Crimson Dynamo surrenders and says he can lad the Fantastic Four to Sue. When they arrive, they’re attacked by other armored Russian super soldiers. Sue wakes up and gets out of the way and Sorba is fused with animal samples; she’s turned into a monster that can phase through objects and attacks Sue.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #49 (February, 2008)
By Mike Carey & Mark Brooks

APPEARANCES:
Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing, Sorba Rutskaya, Misha, Crimson Dynamo, Hammer & Anvil, Titanium Man, 2 unnamed others; Dreamcatcher, Grail Fountain, Magnificent Brute, Threshold, Vykni (prev 5 bts, revealed next issue)

SYNOPSIS:
The Fantastic Four defeat the armored Russian super soldiers and join Sue in fighting Sorba. The Russian’s armors self-destruct (except Crimson Dynamo’s) and the Fantastic Four escape. Reed apologizes to Sue for treating her like garbage, but she says it’s time for them to take a break in their relationship. When they return home they find New York City encased in a giant energy cube.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #50 (March, 2008)
By Mike Carey & Tyler Kirkham

APPEARANCES:
Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing, Thanos, Accuser Ronan, Dreamcatcher, Grail Fountain, Magnificent Brute, Threshold, Vykni, Keris, Tesseract, Echo, Glow, Amp, Granite Phantom

SYNOPSIS:
The Mr. Fantastic uses his connection with the cosmic cube to enter New York City. When the Fantastic Four enter the Baxter Building they discover Seed Nineteen tried to take the cube, so the cube encased New York City and froze time inside the barrier. Seed Ninteen tries to explain that everyone will try to retrieve the cube but it’s too late. Keris (commander of another seed unit) sends his own seed unit to get the cube, but Reed uses the cube to send them away. Keris uses his space fleet to attack the cube; when that doesn’t work, he uses his fleet to pick up the barrier (and New York City inside it).

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #51 (April, 2008)
By Mike Carey & Tyler Kirkham

APPEARANCES:
Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing, Keris, Tesseract, Mauler (bts), Nightmare (bts), Gehenna (bts), Thanos, Accuser Ronan, Atrea

SYNOPSIS:
Keris hauls New York City into space, but Thanos’ fleet steal it and transports the city to his home planet in his home reality. Thanos attacks with his army and Thing is transported somewhere else. Thinking Thing is dead, Reed kills some of Thanos’ army with the cosmic cube. Thanos challenges Reed one-on-one and wins, obtaining the cosmic cube.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #52 (May, 2008)
By Mike Carey & Tyler Kirkham

APPEARANCES:
Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Quicksilver, Wasp, Thanos (also in fb), Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Thing, Atrea, Gallowglass (in fb), Accuser Ronan, Captain Marvel, Namor, Moon Knight, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Shang-Chi, Hulk, shadowed others, Mr. Fantastic

FLASHBACK:
Thousands of years ago, Thanos used the cosmic cube to enslave worlds. Leter, Thanos is resurrected after he died (again).
SYNOPSIS:
Thanos returns to Earth with the enslaved Human Torch and Invisible Woman, and they attack the Ultimates. Meanwhile, Atrea, Thanos’ daughter, tells Thing about Thanos. Thanos uses the cosmic cube to rearrange Earth’s continents and turn the oceans into stone and enslaves Earth’s super humans.

NOTE:
An editor’s note says this issue happens before Ultimates 3 #1. I can see why; Scarlet Witch appears here, and she’s killed in ULTS3 1.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #53 (June, 2008)
By Mike Carey & Tyler Kirkham

APPEARANCES:
Thanos (also as past version), Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Falcon, Wasp, Hulk, Spider-Man, Namor, Moon Knight, Shang-Chi, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Captain America, Scarlet Witch, Daredevil, shadowed others, Accuser Ronan, Atrea, Thing, Mr. Fantastic

SYNOPSIS:
Thanos sends Earth’s enslaved heroes to attack other worlds in his home reality. Atrea revives Mr. Fantastic and they attack Thanos. Reed alters the cosmic cube (he turns the safety off, basically) and Thanos, daydreaming about death, accidentally kills himself. Reed uses the cosmic cube to restore Earth and the worlds the enslaved heroes attacked, then sends the cosmic cube back in time thirty thousand years and across realities so Thanos can find it for the first time.

NOTE:
As noted above, these issues take place before ULTS3 1-5. Most of these issues were published after Ultimate Power, so the break looks to be between ULTFF 46-47 for that mini to take place.

Placement suggestions:

ACCUSER RONAN | ACHERON-VERSE

ULTFF 38
*ULTFF 50
*ULTFF 51
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53

AMP | ACHERON-VERSE
ULTFF 50

ANVIL
ULTFF 48
ULTFF 49

ATREA | ACHERON-VERSE
ULTFF 51
ULTFF 52
ULTFF 53

CAPTAIN AMERICA/STEVE ROGERS

ULTP 9
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53
ULTS3 1


CAPTAIN MARVEL/PLUSKOMMANDER GEHENERIS HALASON MAHR VEHL/”DR. PHILIP LAWSON” [KREE]

ULTEXT 5
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53

CRIMSON DYNAMO/VALENTIN SHATALOV
ULTFF 47
ULTFF 48
ULTFF 49

*CRIMSON DYNAMO II/ALEX SU (renumber to be the second)
ULTS2 10-FB


DAREDEVIL/MATT MURDOCK
ULTS2 3
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53
ULTIMATUM 5-BTS
ULTIMATUM:SMR 2-BTS

DREAMCATHCER | ACHERON-VERSE

ULTFF 38
*ULTFF 49-BTS
*ULTFF 50

ECHO | ACHERON-VERSE
ULTFF 50

FALCON/SAM WILSON

ULTEXT 5
ULTS@ 2
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53

GALLOWGLASS | ACHERON-VERSE
*ULTFF 52-FB
{ULTFF 34}
ULTFF 35

GEHENNA | ACHERON-VERSE
ULTFF 51-BTS

GLOW | ACHERON-VERSE
ULTFF 50

GRAIL FOUNTAIN | ACHERON-VERSE

ULTFF 38
*ULTFF 49-BTS
*ULTFF 50

GRANITE PHANTOM | ACHERON-VERSE
ULTFF 50

HAMMER
ULTFF 48
ULTFF 49

HULK/ROBERT BRUCE BANNER

ULTP 9
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53
ULTH@ 1


HUMAN TORCH/JOHNNY STORM

ULTP 9
*ULTFF 47
*ULTFF 48
*ULTFF 49
*ULTFF 50
*ULTFF 51
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53
ULTIMATUM 1


INVISIBLE WOMAN/SUSAN STORM

ULTP 9
*ULTFF 47
*ULTFF 48
*ULTFF 49
*ULTFF 50
*ULTFF 51
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53
ULTIMATUM 1


IRON MAN/ANTHONY STARK

ULTP 9
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53
ULTS3 1


KERIS | ACHERON-VERSE
ULTFF 50
ULTFF 51

KRAGOFF, DR. IVAN
ULTFF 47
ULTFF 48
ULTFF 49

KRAGOFF, JULIA
ULTFF 47
ULTFF 48

MAGNIFICENT BRUTE | ACHERON-VERSE

ULTFF 38
*ULTFF 49-BTS
*ULTFF 50

MAULER | ACHERON-VERSE
ULTFF 51-BTS

MISHA
ULTFF 47
ULTFF 48
ULTFF 49

MOON KNIGHT
ULTFF 52
ULTFF 53

MR. FANTASTIC/REED RICHARDS

ULTP 9
*ULTFF 47
*ULTFF 48
*ULTFF 49
*ULTFF 50
*ULTFF 51
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53
ULTIMATUM 1


NAMOR

ULTFF 26
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53
ULTIMATUM 1


NIGHTMARE | ACHERON-VERSE
ULTFF 51-BTS

QUICKSILVER/PIETRO LENSHERR

ULTP 9
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53
ULTS3 1


ROSS, GEN.

ULTFF 41
*ULTFF 47

RUTSKAYA, SORBA
ULTFF 47
ULTFF 48
ULTFF 49

SCARLET WITCH/WANDA LENSHERR

ULTP 9
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53
ULTS3 1


SHANG-CHI
ULTFF 52
ULTFF 53

SPIDER-MAN/PETER PARKER

ULTP 9
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53
ULTIMATUM:SMR 1 (9 - 29)-FB


STORM, DR. FRANKLIN

ULTFF 41
ULTFF 46
ULTP 9-BTS
*ULTFF 47
*ULTFF 48
ULTIMATUM 1

TESSERACT | ACHERON-VERSE

ULTFF 38
*ULTFF 50
*ULTFF 51

THANOS | ACHERON-VERSE
*ULTFF 53
*ULTFF 52-FB
{ULTFF 35}
ULTFF 36
ULTFF 37
*ULTFF 38
*ULTFF 39-BTS
*ULTFF 42-BTS
*ULTFF 47
*ULTFF 50
*ULTFF 51
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53

THING/BEN GRIMM

ULTP 9
*ULTFF 47
*ULTFF 48
*ULTFF 49
*ULTFF 50
*ULTFF 51
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53
ULTIMATUM 1


THOR [ASGARDIAN]

ULTP 9
*ULTFF 52
ULTS3 1


THRESHOLD | ACHERON-VERSE

ULTFF 38
*ULTFF 49-BTS
*ULTFF 50

TITANIUM MAN
ULTFF 48
ULTFF 49

VYKNI | ACHERON-VERSE

ULTFF 38
*ULTFF 49-BTS
*ULTFF 50

WASP/DR. JANET VAN DYNE PYM

ULTP 9
*ULTFF 52
*ULTFF 53
ULTS3 1
-Daron Jensen

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