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POWER PACK v3 #1 (June 2005)
2nd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mister Fantastic, Thing, Franklin Richards, HERBIE

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin tries to get out of doing his science homework by faking being sick, but his mom knows better. Franklin decides to take a shortcut and uses one of his dad’s machines to shrink himself and HERBIE down; they fly inside his sick dad’s nose. Franklin catches the cold and regrets “doing his homework.”

POWER PACK v3 #2 (June 2005)
2nd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, Invisible Woman, Thing, HERBIE

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin is jealous that Thing gets to snack before dinner, so he uses a matter expander to make himself bigger like the Thing. HERBIE reverses the effect.

POWER PACK v3 #3 (July 2005)
2nd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, Mister Fantastic, HERBIE, Mrs. Dingleheimer (Franklin’s teacher), Franklin’s classmates

SYNOPSIS:
Mister Fantastic has invented a device that turns organic matter into fruits and vegetables. Franklin takes it for show and tell at school, but accidentally turns his class into fruits and vegetables. HERBIE sprays them with an anti-mutagenic compound and turns them back into people.

POWER PACK v3 #4 (August 2005)
2nd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, HERBIE

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin and Johnny are going to use Mister Fantastic’s weather device to go sledding, but Franklin’s mom stops them and tells Franklin to clean his room. Franklin uses the device in his room and a tornado wrecks the place.

MARVEL HALLOWEEN ASHCAN (2005)
Reprints Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #2

2nd Story:
Reprints Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #2

3rd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, HERBIE, Invisible Woman

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin wants to go trick or treating, but his mom says New York is too dangerous for someone his age. He uses one of his dad’s machines to make clones of himself from Jell-O and sends them out trick or treating for him. When they get back they start eating all the candy, so HERBIE pours hot water on them, dissolving them.

FANTASTIC FOUR PRESENTS FRANKLIN RICHARDS #1 (November 2005)
Reprints PP3 1/2.

2nd Story:
Reprints PP3 2/2.

3rd Story:
Reprints PP3 3/2.

4th Story:
Reprints PP3 4/2.

5th Story:
Reprints M/HWEEN ASH /3.

X-MEN v2 #181 (March 2006)
2nd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, HERBIE, King Arthur, Merlin, George Washington, Billy the Kid, Edgar Degas, HERBIE 3000 (from the future), Franklin Richards (from the future), Pharaoh Tutankhamun, Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Thing

SYNOPSIS:
It’s Christmas Eve and Franklin just realized he hasn’t got anyone presents yet. He uses his dad’s time platform and gets souvenirs from a bunch of different time periods, but when he stumbles across a dinosaur all the presents and the time platform are destroyed. The next day, his parents say there’s no need for presents, just being together is enough.

FANTASTIC FOUR #534 (March 2006)
2nd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
HERBIE, Franklin Richards, Doombots, Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin’s parents are out, so he snoops around his dad’s lab. He accidentally frees three Doombots, and he and HERBIE defeat them. When his parents return home, they find the Doombots cleaning up the house.

(FANTASTIC FOUR PRESENTS) FRANKLIN RICHARDS (EVERYBODY LOVES FRANKLIN) #1 (April 2006)
Reprints X2 181/2.

NOTE:
The indicia only says "Franklin Richards One-Shot" whereas the cover also says "Fantastic Four Presents" & "Everybody Loves Franklin."

2nd Story:
Reprints FF 534/2.

3rd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, Invisible Woman, Katie Power, Mister Fantastic (bts), HERBIE

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin has been partnered up at school with Katie Power, who has a crush on Franklin. When his mom leaves they start poking around in his dad’s lab, and Franklin starts to like Katie.

4th Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, HERBIE, Invisible Woman

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin wants to sneak a peek at his birthday presents, but the invisibility gun he nabbed turns him invisible. HERBIE grabs some sugar so he can see Franklin. When Franklin’s mom comes home he reverses everything he turned invisible and tells her he wasn’t looking at his presents. She turns them invisible and Franklin is confused. His mom wonders why Franklin doesn’t remember that she the Invisible Woman.

MARVEL PREVIEWS #32 (April 2006)
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
HERBIE, Franklin Richards, the Mayor of New York City

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin’s at camp, so it’s HERBIE’s day off. He spends the day getting buffed, playing video games, getting a tan, saving the city from aliens and receiving the key to the city from the mayor. When Franklin returns home early, HERBIE sadly glances at his key to the city.

X-MEN/RUNAWAYS (FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2006) (July 2006)
2nd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Invisible Woman, Franklin Richards, HERBIE

SYNOPSIS:
To get Franklin to stop playing so many video games, Mrs. Richards gives Franklin the comic book ‘Protectors of Peace’ to read. Franklin uses a machine to bring the characters to life, and when it’s over he lets his mom know that it was more exciting than video games.

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SUPER SUMMER SPECTACULAR #1 (September 2006)
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Thing, Human Torch, Franklin Richards, HERBIE

SYNOPSIS:
At his baseball game, Franklin tries to get an edge by using Impacto Kinetic Amplification Gel on his bat. He eventually hits a home run, but in the bottom of the ninth he drops a pop fly when his glove explodes(the gel is all over his hands).

2nd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, HERBIE, Squid Kid

SYNOPSIS:
To research his science homework, Franklin takes the Fantasti-Sub into the ocean where he & HERBIE are attacked by a giant squid. They’re saved by Squid Kid, who follows them home. The next day, Franklin got an ‘F’ on his science assignment,(because he wrote about Squid Kid and not squids) but he plans to bring Squid Kid to show-and-tell tomorrow.

3rd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Franklin Richards, HERBIE

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin’s parents call him for dinner, but he & HERBIE have switched bodies! After flying around town they switch back to normal, but Franklin remembers HERBIE’s security codes…

4th Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Mr. Fantastic, Franklin Richards, HERBIE

SYNOPSIS:
After being denied a trampoline for the roof of the Baxter Building, Franklin uses a molecular density recalibrator to simulate bouncing. He accidentally bounces of the roof and past the White House, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the St. Louis Arch, Mt. Rushmore, and ends up at the Grand Canyon. With the device broken, Franklin has to ride HERBIE to get home.

5th Story:
Reprints FCBD2006 /2.

6th Story:
Reprints M/PRVS 32.

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: HAPPY FRANKSGIVING #1 (January 2007)
Skleefeld wrote:Hamster Havoc!
Reed and Sue decide to give Franklin a present because he's been so well-behaved lately. Although Franklin was hoping for a dog, it turns out to be a hamster and Franklin's somewhat less than thrilled. Reed excuses himself to head to his lab.

"Later" Reed is in his lab talking with the Mayor about his "instant reconstructor." HERBIE finds Franklin about to use Reed's transmutanator on the hamster to turn him into the "dog [he's] always wanted!" Not surprisingly, the settings weren't quite right, though, and the hamster grows to an enormous size. HERBIE, thinking quickly, activates some containment protocols and capture the monster hamster in a force field. He then sends it to the roof where it won't damage Reed's lab.

By the time, HERBIE and Franklin make it to the roof, though, the hamster has got up to Godzilla-size, bursting out of the force field and now wrecking havoc through the city. HERBIE whips down and steals the "instant reconstructor" out from under Reed's nose while he's still talking with the Mayor. He zaps the old hamster wheel and provides it -- now the size of a skyscraper -- to the monster hamster, who happily starts running in it.

"Soon" Reed comes up to the roof looking for his instant reconstructor only to find HERBIE and Franklin playing with the returned-to-normal-size hamster "who totally didn't turn into a giant mutant and destroy the city, by the way..."

--end--

All in all, the story looks like it takes place over maybe an hour or so, although a break can be placed just before we see Reed in his lab if need be. Appearances by: Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Franklin Richards, HERBIE, "Mr. Mayor" (bald guy with glasses and a 'tache), unnamed hamster

Telepathy Terror!
Franklin is frustrated because he's not sure whether or not a girl -- "Katie" -- likes him or not. He tells HERBIE that he thought she did, but apparently when he asked, she started acting like she didn't like him. Franklin soon realizes that he'd be able to figure out what she thinks about him if he borrows his dad's telepathy helmet.

He finds the helmet in a cardboard box in "The Lab" admist various non-descript gizmos (although I will say that one item looks impressively like a light saber). As soon as Franklin turns the helmet on, he starts receiving an image of himself tied to a chair. Worried about "who's got it in for" him, he checks out other people in the building. Sue is enjoying a cup of coffee in the kitchen and is thinking about the beach. Reed's in the lab thinking of equations. Ben's watching TV and thinking about steak and root beer. Johnnys playing video games, listening to tunes, and his thoughts are represented by a closed door with an "out to lunch" sign on the doorknob.

Franklin is even more frustrated and starts picking up images of him duct taped to a bed. HERBIE tries to calm him down, but then Franklin gets an image of himself strapped to the outside of a rocket and being blasted towards the moon. Franklin continues concentrating until he can focus on himself (now being chained to a chair) and his captor: HERBIE! Franklin's upset but HERBIE reminds him that, as trying a child as Franklin is, HERBIE's prime directive is to protect him and he can't override his programming. Franklin then remembers that he wanted to read Katie's thoughts in the first place and dashes off to find her.

--end--

Despite the appearance of Katie Power in an earlier book, we don't actually see her here. And this Katie is never given a last name, so it could theoretically be any girl named Katherine. There's not even a mention of how Franklin knows her, so it could well not be someone from his school.

In any event, this whole story takes place without any appreciable breaks, probably over the course of a half hour, maybe an hour depending on how long it took Franklin to find the helmet in the first place. The only real placement clue we have is that the FF are all home, and relaxing comfortably -- presumably placing this outside the context of the Civil War storyline. Appearances by: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Thing, Human Torch II, HERBIE, Franklin Richards

Speed Demon
Franklin is in Reed's lab, digging out his father's "speed enhancer." He explains to HERBIE that he "lost a race in gym class today -- to a girl" and he doesn't want the incident to be repeated. He tries the harness on and starts racing around his room a few times before darting out the door.

We see Franklin racing across a highway, noting that he ran from New York to Wyoming in 3.6 seconds. He then runs past some cacti, over a lake/ocean, through a city (it looks vaguely oriental, but I don't see any direct clues as to WHAT city), across some grassy plains, and through an ice-covered valley. He notes that it's a "world tour" but whether or not that's an exaggeration is unclear. In any event, the speed enhancer goes on the fritz and he can't slow down.

Franklin races back to the Baxter Building, running circles around HERBIE as he tries to explain his dilema. HERBIE notes that he's been gone "less than two minutes." HERBIE makes some calculations as Franklin continues to run in circles and is able to time the placement of a force field to capture him. Once captured, HERBIE removes the harness and Franklin decides he's so tired, he's going to bed early.

"The Next Day..." A one-panel finale in which Katie runs across the finish line as Franklin sleeps on the track. The coach and another child look on, confused.

--end--

Most of the story occurs fairly quickly. As HERBIE notes the time that Franklin's been running, the whole story, with the exception of the last panel, occurs over a five minute period or so, evidently sometime in the later afternoon/early evening of a school day. The last panel occurs on what's obviously the middle of a school day. The Katie that appears may or may not be the same one referenced in the previous story. It's to tell if this is indeed supposed to be Katie Powers -- I'm inclined to say it isn't since this girl has her hair braided and her ear appears to be pierced. "Day One" Appearances by: Franklin Richards, HERBIE. "Day Two" Appearances by: Franklin Richards, "Katie", an unnamed coach, an unnamed African-American child

Ocean-Ape Escape!
Franklin's in his bedroom reading Fantastic Four #1 and sees an ad for "Super Ocean-Apes" (a sea monkeys knock-off). He clips the coupon for them as HERBIE warns him about the problem he had with his hamster (seen on the dresser behind them).

"One week later" Franklin has recieved his Super Ocean-Apes and already has them in a fishbowl. HERBIE inadvertantly reminds Franklin of Reed's "accelerated growth powder" and Franklin's off to the lab!

In the lab, Reed is running some tests on Squid Kid (from the Summer Super Spectacular). Franklin and HERBIE then race by with an ultra-enlarged brine shrimp chasing them. Reed's oblivious, but Squid Kid sees the danger and leaps out after them.

The monster corners Franklin and HERBIE in the Hangar when Squid Kid grabs the giant shrimp from behind. There's a slight tussel, but when Squid Kid's and the shrimp's eyes meet, they fall in love and begin kissing each other. (I'm with HERBIE on this one -- totally did not see that coming!)

"Later" Franklin and HERBIE wave good-bye to the happy couple as the Fantasticar flies them on autopilot out to the ocean. Franklin then turns to admire the ad in another comic book for x-ray specs.

--end--

The individual times shown are relatively short -- only a few minutes each -- but we have some obvious gaps in between scenes. Only the "one week later" notice gives any sense of how long any of those gaps really are but I think it's safe to assume that we're only talking about two days total. This story clearly occurs after the first story in the book, as there's a direct reference to that adventure, and after the Summer Super Spectacular as that story is also directly referenced. Appearances by: HERBIE, Franklin Richards, Mr. Fantastic, Squid Kid, an unnamed hamster, an unnamed oversized Ocean Super-Ape.

Turkey Trouble!
Franklin is wandering around looking to tell Reed that Sue wants him in the kitchen. (He notes that Thanksgiving is tomorrow.) He wanders through a strange door and sees Reed sitting at a computer. When Reed turns around, though, we discover that it's really a giant turkey in an FF uniform. Franklin runs away in terror and bumps into HERBIE, who explains that it wasn't Franklin's father turned into a turkey but an alternate reality Reed who lives in a world populated by intelligent turkeys. The strange door was evidently just a dimensional gateway.

As the two try to cross back into their reality, the doors slam shut and a siren starts gobbling. The Turkey Universe FF show up to deal with the intruder, and soon capture the two. Turkey Universe Reed finally kicks on his universal translator and offers to have Franklin be a part of their annual Thanksgiving feast tomorrow.

"Soon" Franklin and HERBIE are isolated in force field chambers and they realize that they're to be part of the Thanksgiving meal itself. HERBIE is calm though as his calculations suggest that they'll be freed shortly. Cue Turkey Universe Franklin Richards and Turkey Universe HERBIE (called TURKIE) who enter, as Turkey Universe Franklin wants to play with a real live human. 616 Franklin and HERBIE make a quick escape with a "Later, birdbrains!"

The next day, the FF are sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner and Franklin notes that he's thankful that he's not the main course. Ben brings out the cooked bird and Franklin starts to become nauseous.

--end--

Placement is clearly noted as occuring the day before and the day of Thanksgiving. Appearances by: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Thing, Human Torch II, Franklin Richards, HERBIE, Turkey Universe Mr. Fantastic, Turkey Universe Invisible Turkey, Turkey Universe Thing, Turkey Universe Turkey Torch, Turkey Universe Franklin Richards, Turkey Universe T.U.R.K.I.E.

A New Light
This is the Guiding Light crossover that's already appeared in other books.
FRANKLIN RICHARDS: MARCH MADNESS! #1 (May 2007)
Skleefeld wrote:Evolution Revolution
Franklin gets a hold of Reed's Re-De-Evolver and accidentally turns his dad into a chimp. Simian Reed grabs the device and blasts the various members of the FF with Franklin in pursuit. Franklin pulls the ol' "I'll trade you that shiny thing for this nice banana" routine and promptly changes all his family back. Except for HERBIE, who's still stuck as a toaster.

No breaks. Takes place over the course of a few minutes. Reed and Sue are home and happy, so my initial guess is pre-Civil War. Appearances by: Reed, Sue, Torch, Thing, Franklin, HERBIE
This is a reprint from IRRANT 5/2 (April 2007).
Skleefeld wrote:Molecular Mayhem
Franklin wants to go ride some new roller coaster, but Reed asks him to fetch the anti-graviton transport from the hangar bay. Franklin gets in the subatomic sled by mistake and goes on a crazy ride (with HERBIE) through sub-space before popping back into the hangar bay. As Franklin tries to keep his lunch in place, Reed pops in to say he's changed his mind and wouldn't mind taking a break to go on that coaster with Franklin after all. Franklin wobbles off, still dizzy from the sled.

Again, no breaks. Takes place over the course of a few minutes. No temporal references I could find. Appearances by: Reed, Franklin, HERBIE
This is a reprint from Marvel Adventures: Avengers #10/2 (April 2007).
Skleefeld wrote:Hair Today...
It's picture day at school and Susan reminds Franklin to look extra nice. So he cuts his hair... badly. He tries to remedy the sitch with Dad's "sonic tonic" but his hair grows insanely fast and requires HERBIE to cut it repeatedly every few seconds. HERBIE finally finds a hair remover which Franklin uses generously. He departs for school in a touk, but when pictures come back, he's completely bald.

Most of the story occurs between breakfast and Franklin leaving for school. Maybe a 1/2 hour or an hour. The last panel is the picture that was taken -- the actual taking of the picture would've been later that day but I'm sure it wasn't developed for some time afterwards. Susan's wearing a sweater and Franklin has on a wool hat and heavy winter coat, so it must be winter. Appearances by: Susan, HERBIE, Franklin

Rodent's Revenge!
Franklin's bored with his hamster (noted as being last seen in Happy Franksgiving) so he hooks him up to one of Reed's gizmos to make him smart. Although it doesn't seem to work at first, the hamster -- now calling himself Norbert Q. Sniffles: Hamster of Destruction -- traps Franklin and HERBIE in a stasis beam. The two break free and chase Norbert until he hooks himself up to the building's central power grid. "My power is unlimited!" He gets zapped and becomes a normal hamster, so Franklin takes the smoldering rodent back to his cage. (Although Norbert thinks evil thoughts of revenge!)

No breaks. Takes course over a few minutes' time. No real temporal references other than being after the Thanksgiving issue. Appearances by: HERBIE, Franklin, Norbert

Basket-Brawl
Franklin's late for his first basketball game, and he grabs Reed's "psychic projector" as a possible help. He does poorly at the game, until he inadventantly uses the projector to everyone into evil basketball monsters. (As seen on the cover.) There's a bit of a chase before Franklin calms down enough to change them back. He ditches the headband and realizes that he should've just made himself taller.

There's one break between Franklin getting ready at home, and the start of the game. Once the game starts, though, it's non-stop. The dialogue clearly states, though, that Franklin is heading from home directly to the game so the break must be fairly minimal. Given the title of the book as "March Madness" and they're playing baketball, one would presume this occurs in March, but there's no concrete/direct evidence of that. Appearances by: Franklin, HERBIE, Reed (BTS), several unnamed kids playing with Franklin, the unnamed coach, the unnamed ref
FRANKLIN RICHARDS: WORLD BE WARNED #1 (August 2007)
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Thing, Human Torch, Franklin Richards, HERBIE, Spider-Man

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin watches as the Fantastic Four thank Spider-Man for his help in saving the day. Impressed by Spider-Man, Franklin grabs a device out of Reed’s lab that reverses gravity. As Franklin walks on the ceiling the device overloads and creates a black hole in his bed room. It shorts out and destroys itself just before his mom walks in.

2nd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, HERBIE, Principal VanDerHoofe

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin returns home from school and grabs a Universal Force Field Generator so he won’t get beaten up by a bully tomorrow. The next day, Franklin is attacked by a bully at school, but his force field bounces him around everywhere, until the bully is caught by the principal.

3rd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, HERBIE, Mr. Fantastic

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin takes a Universal Translator to the zoo to talk to the animals and some monkeys talk him into letting them out of their cage. The monkeys set all the other animals free and cause a stampede. When Franklin returns home, Mr. Fantastic lets HERBIE know that the Fantastic Four are leaving for a bit to round up some escaped zoo animals.

4th Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Mr. Fantastic, Franklin Richards, HERBIE, HUMPHRIES

SYNOPSIS:
Mr. Fantastic is finishing HERBIE’s upgrades when Franklin asks if he can make HERBIE more fun. Mr. Fantastic thinks on it, and builds a completely new robot: HUMPHRIES, which relegates HERBIE to housekeeping mode full time. After discovering that HUMPHRIES will actually make him do his work, Franklin destroys it.

NOTE:
HUMPHRIES stands for Human User Multi-Purpose Handling Robot & Interactive Entertainment System.

5th Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Franklin Richards, HERBIE, Hulk

SYNOPSIS:
Mr. Fantastic is running some tests on the Hulk. Franklin walks by and grabs a candy bar, but it was going to be the Hulk’s reward for sitting still. When the Hulk doesn’t get his prize he starts tearing up the place. Franklin calms him down with a pile of candy bars.

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: MONSTER MASH #1 (November 2007)
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin, H.E.R.B.I.E.

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin wants to go to the Himalayas to prove that the Abominable Snowman exists, so he and H.E.R.B.I.E. teleport there. Franklin drops the teleporter’s remote control unnoticed by H.E.R.B.I.E.. They come across a Yeti and run off, but it follows them and returns the remote control. Franklin realizes that the Yeti is lonely, so they play and get into a snowball fight.

2nd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin, H.E.R.B.I.E., Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Thing, Human Torch II, Roberta(robot receptionist)

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin belches at dinner and is excused without dessert. Franklin tries to find out what’s wrong with him by using an X-Ray machine, but accidentally bombards himself with Beta-Rays, which turns him into a purple monster. He rampages though the house until the Baxter Building’s sensors detect high levels of radiation and de-radiate him. Franklin them apologizes to his mom for his behavior at dinner.

3rd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin, H.E.R.B.I.E., Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman,

SYNOPSIS:
Mr. Fantastic & the Invisible Woman leave for a date, and Franklin starts to use his dad’s interdimensional phase shifter to look for ghosts. He contacts some and they try to hold him hostage, but H.E.R.B.I.E. saves him. However, the incident has altered Franklin’s perception and now he can see spirits.

4th Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin, H.E.R.B.I.E., Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Thing, Human Torch II,

SYNOPSIS:
The Fantastic Four return from an extra-dimensional alien-fighting adventure. Franklin asks if the aliens followed them back and Mr. Fantastic explains that they can’t, he sealed the dimensional rift with a device he made. Franklin asks if they can use it on the monster under his bed but no one believes him. That night the monster attacks and Franklin uses his dad’s device on it.

5th Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin, H.E.R.B.I.E., Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Thing, Human Torch II, Mole Man-BTS

SYNOPSIS:
The Fantastic Four leave to fight the Mole Man and Franklin is upset that he can’t come along. He uses his dad’s lab to give himself some powers, but he can’t control them so he has them removed.

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: FALL FOOTBALL FIASCO! #1 (January 2008)
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, Invisible Woman, H.E.R.B.I.E.

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin’s mom wants him to play football with the neighborhood kids outside while the weather’s still good, but Franklin’s no good at football. He goes back inside the Baxter Building and uses one of his dad’s machines to bring some toys to life, so he can play a good game of football.

2nd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, Mr. Fantastic, Black Bolt, Medusa, Lockjaw, H.E.R.B.I.E., Invisible Woman-BTS

SYNOPSIS:
Black Bolt and Medusa stop by the Baxter Building to have dinner with Mr. & Mrs. Fantastic. Franklin is to watch Lockjaw, and he tries to get him to teleport them to neat places. When Lockjaw finally does teleport, it’s to a fire hydrant so he can relieve himself.

3rd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, Invisible Woman, Katie Power, H.E.R.B.I.E.

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin accidentally activates a Super-Adaptoid to copy him, which is accidentally sent to school in Franklin’s place. He and H.E.R.B.I.E. follow, to see the Adaptoid stop a bully and be nice to Katie Power. Disgusted, Franklin beats up the Adaptoid and is mean to Katie, which makes her cry. He apologizes and they walk to class.

4th Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards (also near-ish future version), Invisible Woman, H.E.R.B.I.E. (also near-ish future version)

SYNOPSIS:
A vase is broken and Franklin is blamed, but he didn’t do it! Shortly afterwards, a future Franklin & H.E.R.B.I.E. appear through time-travel, and the young and older Franklins quickly begin to fight over the future Mr. Fantastic’s time-travel device. As they pop around the past few minutes, Franklin knocks over a vase, then the future Franklin & H.E.R.B.I.E. return to their own time.

5th Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Thing, H.E.R.B.I.E., Human Torch-OP

SYNOPSIS:
Mr. Fantastic shows Franklin his astronomy lab, in an attempt to get him interested in less destructive hobbies. The Invisible Woman calls to let Reed know the Torch & Thing are fighting, so he leaves to take care of it. While he’s gone, the computers detect an alien life form nearby, so Franklin teleports it inside. He let it out and it runs around, making a mess and breaking things. H.E.R.B.I.E. tricks it back into it’s pod and they teleport it back into space. Mr. Fantastic returns to find his lab a wreck.

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SPRING BREAK #1 (May 2008)

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: NOT-SO-SECRET INVASION #1 (July 2008)

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SUMMER SMACKDOWN! #1 (October 2008)

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SONS OF GENIUSES! #1 (January 2009)

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: DARK REIGNING CATS AND DOGS #1 (April 2008)

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: APRIL FOOLS! #1 (June 2009)

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SCHOOL’S OUT! #1 (September 2009)
By Chris Eliopoulos

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, HERBIE

SYNOPSIS:
HERBIE asks Franklin if he’s been fooling around in is dad’s lab. Franklin, who is as tall as a building, lies and says no.

2nd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, HERBIE, Puppy, Invisible Woman, Mister Fantastic, Energizer (Katie Power), Squid Kid, Kristoff Vernard (the alt Fantastic Frank one)

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin and his friends have fun at the beach until Kristoff attacks with giant ants. Kristoff is upset when the ants are defeated, but he still joins Franklin and his friends for lunch.

3rd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, Invisible Woman, HERBIE

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin has been having nightmares, so his mom tells him to think happy thoughts to make them go away.

4th Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, HERBIE, Invisible Woman (vo)

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin wants to play outside and plans to use his dad’s weather controller to make it stop raining, but it’s not working. HERBIE suggests plugging it in. Franklin finally gets it to stop raining, but now it’s dinnertime.

5th Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, HERBIE, Puppy, Invisible Woman (vo)

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin has Puppy teleport him outside so he can play. HERBIE suggests they pick shapes out of clouds. Franklin gets bored and uses one of his dad’s devices to turn a cloud into a dragon. When the dragon grabs him, he turns it into a storm cloud. Now that he’s all wet, Franklin decides to go back home.

TAILS OF THE PET AVENGERS: THE DOGS OF SUMMER #1 (September 2010)
By Chris Eliopoulos

APPEARANCES:
Franklin Richards, Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Thing (prev 4 only in reminder images), HERBIE, Puppy, Lockjaw, Throg, Lockheed, Redwing, Ms. Lion, Furball, Zabu

SYNOPSIS:
Franklin accidentally breaks one of his dad’s devices, and is interrupted by HERBIE who reminds Franklin to take out the garbage. Franklin doesn’t want to, so he doesn’t, and throws away the broken device. When he wakes up a garbage monsters has formed and is attacking the city. Franklin, HERBIE and Puppy go to see what they can do about it, and are joined by the Pet Avengers. Together they defeat the garbage monster.

Placement suggestions:

BILLY THE KID | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
X2 181/2

BLACK BOLT | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:FFF /2

DEGAS, EDGAR | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
X2 181/2

DOCTOR DOOM/KRISTOFF VERNARD | FANTASTIC FRANK-VERSE
FRANK:DRC&D /4 (1:3)-FB
FRANK:SOG /2
FRANK:DRC&D /4 (1:4)-FB
FRANK:SOG /5
FRANK:DRC&D /4 (1:5)-FB
FRANK:DRC&D /4
FRANK:AF /3
FRANK:SO /2

ENERGIZER/KATIE POWER | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK /3
FRANK:HF /3
FRANK:FFF /3
FRANK:SB /3
FRANK:SO /2

FANTASTIC FRANK/FRANKLIN RICHARDS | FANTASTIC FRANK-VERSE
FRANK:SOG
FRANK:SOG /2

FURBALL/NIELS | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
TPETA:DOGS

FURY, NICK | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:AF /4

H.E.R.B.I.E. | FANTASTIC FRANK-VERSE
FRANK:SOG /2

H.E.R.B.I.E. | CHIMP CHANGE-VERSE
FRANK:SOG /3

H.E.R.B.I.E. | SON OF A SUPER COMPUTER-VERSE
FRANK:SOG /4

H.E.R.B.I.E. | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
PP3 1/2
PP3 2/2
PP3 3/2
PP3 4/2
M/HWEEN ASH /3
X2 181/2
FF 534/2
FRANK /3
FRANK /4
M/PRVS 32
X/RUN /2
FRANK:SSS
FRANK:SSS /2
FRANK:SSS /3
FRANK:SSS /4
FRANK:HF
FRANK:HF /2
FRANK:HF /3
FRANK:HF /4
FRANK:HF /5
IRRANT 5/2
M/ADVSA 10/2
FRANK:MAMA /3
FRANK:MAMA /4
FRANK:MAMA /5
FRANK:WBW
FRANK:WBW /2
FRANK:WBW /3
FRANK:WBW /4
FRANK:WBW /5
FRANK:MM
FRANK:MM /2
FRANK:MM /3
FRANK:MM /4
FRANK:MM /5
FRANK:FFF
FRANK:FFF /2
FRANK:FFF /3
FRANK:FFF /4
FRANK:FFF /5
FRANK:SB
FRANK:SB /3
FRANK:SB /4
FRANK:SB /5
FRANK:NSSI
FRANK:NSSI /2
FRANK:NSSI /3
FRANK:NSSI /4
FRANK:NSSI /5
FRANK:SS
FRANK:SS /3
FRANK:SS /4
FRANK:SS /5
FRANK:SOG
FRANK:SOG /5
FRANK:DRC&D
FRANK:DRC&D /2
FRANK:DRC&D /3
FRANK:DRC&D /5
FRANK:DRC&D /6
FRANK:AF
FRANK:AF /4
FRANK:AF /5
FRANK:AF /6
FRANK:SO
FRANK:SO /2
FRANK:SO /3
FRANK:SO /4
FRANK:SO /5
TPETA:DOGS

H.E.R.B.I.E. 3000 | SON OF A GENIUS FUTURE
FRANK:FFF /4
{X2 181/2}

H.U.M.P.H.R.I.E.S./HUMAN USER MULTI-PURPOSE HANDLING ROBOT & INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:WBW /4

HULK/BRUCE BANNER | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:WBW /5

HUMAN TORCH/JOHNNY STORM | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:DRC&D
{PP3 1/2}
PP3 4/2
X2 181/2
FRANK:SSS
FRANK:HF /2
FRANK:HF /5
IRRANT 5/2
FRANK:WBW
FRANK:MM /2
FRANK:MM /4
FRANK:MM /5
FRANK:FFF /5-OP
FRANK:SB /4
FRANK:NSSI
FRANK:NSSI /5
FRANK:AF /6

INVISIBLE MONKEY | CHIMP CHANGE-VERSE
FRANK:SOG /3

INVISIBLE ROBOT | SON OF A SUPER COMPUTER-VERSE
FRANK:SOG /4

INVISIBLE TURKIE | TURKIE-VERSE
FRANK:HF /5

INVISIBLE WOMAN/SUE RICHARDS | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:DRC&D
{PP3 1/2}
PP3 2/2
PP3 4/2
M/HWEEN ASH /3
X2 181/2
FF 534/2
FRANK /3
FRANK /4
X/RUN /2
FRANK:SSS
FRANK:SSS /3
FRANK:HF
FRANK:HF /2
FRANK:HF /5
IRRANT 5/2
FRANK:MAMA /3
FRANK:WBW
FRANK:WBW /5
FRANK:MM /2
FRANK:MM /3
FRANK:MM /4
FRANK:MM /5
FRANK:FFF
FRANK:FFF /2-BTS
FRANK:FFF /3
FRANK:FFF /4
FRANK:FFF /5
FRANK:SB /4
FRANK:NSSI
FRANK:NSSI /5
FRANK:SS /2
FRANK:SS /4
FRANK:DRC&D
FRANK:AF
FRANK:SO /2
FRANK:SO /3
FRANK:SO /4-VO
FRANK:SO /5-VO

LOCKJAW | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:FFF /2
TPETA:DOGS

LOCKHEED | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
TPETA:DOGS

MEDUSA | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:FFF /2

MERLIN | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
X2 181/2

MISTER FANTASTIC | CHIMP CHANGE-VERSE
FRANK:SOG /3

MISTER FANTASTIC | SON OF A SUPER COMPUTER-VERSE
FRANK:SOG /4

MISTER FANTASTIC/REED RICHARDS | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:DRC&D
{PP3 1/2}
PP3 3/2
X2 181/2
FF 534/2
FRANK /3-BTS
FRANK:SSS
FRANK:SSS /3
FRANK:SSS /4
FRANK:HF
FRANK:HF /2
FRANK:HF /4
FRANK:HF /5
IRRANT 5/2
M/ADVSA 10/2
FRANK:MAMA /5-BTS
FRANK:WBW
FRANK:WBW /3
FRANK:WBW /4
FRANK:WBW /5
FRANK:MM /2
FRANK:MM /3
FRANK:MM /4
FRANK:MM /5
FRANK:FFF /2
FRANK:FFF /5
FRANK:SB /3-BTS
FRANK:SB /4
FRANK:NSSI
FRANK:NSSI /5
FRANK:SS /2
FRANK:SS /4
FRANK:SS /5
FRANK:SOG
FRANK:DRC&D
FRANK:DRC&D /2
FRANK:AF /2
FRANK:AF /4
FRANK:AF /5
FRANK:AF /6
FRANK:SO /2

MISTER FANTASTIC | TURKIE-VERSE
FRANK:HF /5
FRANK:SOG

MOLE MAN | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:MM /5-BTS

MOLE MONKEY | CHIMP CHANGE-VERSE
FRANK:SOG /3

MS. LION | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
TPETA:DOGS

PENDRAGON, ARTHUR | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
X2 181/2

POWER, KATIE | CHIMP CHANGE-VERSE
FRANK:SOG /3

PHARAOH TUTANKHAMUN | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
X2 181/2

PUPPY | SON OF A GENIUS FUTURE
FRANK:DRC&D
FRANK:DRC&D /6
FRANK:AF /4
FRANK:SO /2
FRANK:SO /5
TPETA:DOGS

REDWING | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
TPETA:DOGS

RICHARDS, FRANKLIN | CHIMP CHANGE-VERSE
FRANK:SOG /3
FRANK:SOG /5

RICHARDS, FRANKLIN | SON OF A SUPER COMPUTER-VERSE
FRANK:SOG /4
FRANK:SOG /5

RICHARDS, FRANKLIN | SON OF A GENIUS FUTURE
FRANK:FFF /4
FRANK:DRC&D
{X2 181/2}

RICHARDS, FRANKLIN BENJAMIN | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
PP3 1/2
PP3 2/2
PP3 3/2
PP3 4/2
M/HWEEN ASH /3
X2 181/2
FF 534/2
FRANK /3
FRANK /4
M/PRVS 32
FCBD2006 /2
FRANK:SSS
FRANK:SSS /2
FRANK:SSS /3
FRANK:SSS /4
FRANK:HF
FRANK:HF /2
FRANK:HF /3
FRANK:HF /4
FRANK:HF /5
IRRANT 5/2
M/ADVSA 10/2
FRANK:MAMA /3
FRANK:MAMA /4
FRANK:MAMA /5
FRANK:WBW
FRANK:WBW /2
FRANK:WBW /3
FRANK:WBW /4
FRANK:WBW /5
FRANK:MM
FRANK:MM /2
FRANK:MM /3
FRANK:MM /4
FRANK:MM /5
FRANK:FFF
FRANK:FFF /2
FRANK:FFF /3
FRANK:FFF /4
FRANK:FFF /5
FRANK:SB
FRANK:SB /2
FRANK:SB /3
FRANK:SB /4
FRANK:SB /5
FRANK:NSSI
FRANK:NSSI /2
FRANK:NSSI /3
FRANK:NSSI /4
FRANK:NSSI /5
FRANK:SS
FRANK:SS /2
FRANK:SS /3
FRANK:SS /4
FRANK:SS /5
FRANK:SOG
FRANK:SOG /5
FRANK:DRC&D
FRANK:DRC&D /2
FRANK:DRC&D /3
FRANK:DRC&D /4
FRANK:DRC&D /5
FRANK:DRC&D /6
FRANK:AF
FRANK:AF /2
FRANK:AF /3
FRANK:AF /4
FRANK:AF /5
FRANK:AF /6
FRANK:SO
FRANK:SO /2
FRANK:SO /3
FRANK:SO /4
FRANK:SO /5
TPETA:DOGS

RICHARDS, FRANKLIN | TURKIE-VERSE
FRANK:HF /5
FRANK:SOG /5

RICHARDS, FRANKLIN IMPOSTER | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:NSSI

RICHARDS, REED | FANTASTIC FRANK-VERSE
FRANK:SOG /2

RICHARDS, SUE | FANTASTIC FRANK-VERSE
FRANK:SOG /2

ROBERTA | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:MM /2
FRANK:NSSI /5
FRANK:SS /5

ROBOT TORCH | ROBOT-VRESE
FRANK:SOG /4

SNIFFLES, NORBERT Q. | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:HF
FRANK:HF /4
FRANK:MAMA /4
FRANK:SS /3

SPIDER-MAN/PETER PARKER | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:WBW
[SVERSE 2/5-OP]

SQUID KID | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:SSS /2
FRANK:HF /4
FRANK:NSSI /4
FRANK:SO /2

THING | SON OF A SUPER COMPUTER-VERSE
FRANK:SOG /4

THING/BEN GRIMM | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:DRC&D
{PP3 1/2}
PP3 2/2
X2 181/2
FRANK:SSS
FRANK:HF /2
FRANK:HF /5
IRRANT 5/2
FRANK:WBW
FRANK:MM /2
FRANK:MM /4
FRANK:MM /5
FRANK:FFF /5
FRANK:SB /4-BTS
FRANK:NSSI
FRANK:NSSI /5
FRANK:SS
FRANK:SOG /5

THING | TURKIE-VERSE
FRANK:HF /5

THROG/SIMON WALTERSON/PUDDLEGULP/”FROG THOR” | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
TPETA:DOGS

THUNDER | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:SS

T.U.R.K.I.E. | TURKIE-VERSE
FRANK:HF /5
FRANK:SOG /5

TURKIE TORCH | TURKIE-VERSE
FRANK:HF /5

WASHINGTON, GEORGE | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
X2 181/2

WIZARD/BENTLEY WITTMAN | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
FRANK:NSSI /5

ZABU | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
TPETA:DOGS
-Daron Jensen

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Re: SON OF A GENIUS!

Post by Somebody » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:52 pm

Col_Fury wrote:(FANTASTIC FOUR PRESENTS) FRANKLIN RICHARDS (EVERYBODY LOVES FRANKLIN) #1 (April 2006)
Reprints X2 181/2.

NOTE:
The indicia only says "Franklin Richards One-Shot" whereas the cover also says "Fantastic Four Presents" & "Everybody Loves Franklin."
Note that the indicia from the Lab Brat digest DOES call it "Everybody Loves Franklin".
Col_Fury wrote:X-MEN/RUNAWAYS (FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2006) (July 2006)
2nd Story:
By Chris Eliopoulos & Marc Sumerak

APPEARANCES:
Invisible Woman, Franklin Richards, HERBIE

SYNOPSIS:
To get Franklin to stop playing so many video games, Mrs. Richards gives Franklin the comic book ‘Protectors of Peace’ to read. Franklin uses a machine to bring the characters to life, and when it’s over he lets his mom know that it was more exciting than video games.
Master Menace doesn't count, huh?
Col_Fury wrote:RICHARDS, FRANKLIN | SON OF A GENIUS-VERSE
Actually RICHARDS, FRANKLIN BENJAMIN. Sue pulls the parental three-name thing on him at least twice (in "Weather or Not" and "Time and Time Again"
Col_Fury wrote:DOCTOR DOOM/KRISTOFF VERNARD | FANTASTIC-VERSE
INVISIBLE WOMAN/SUE RICHARDS | FANTASTIC-VERSE
MISTER FANTASTIC/REED RICHARDS | FANTASTIC-VERSE
FANTASTIC FRANK/FRANKLIN RICHARDS | FANTASTIC-VERSE
H.E.R.B.I.E. | FANTASTIC-VERSE
1) "Fantastic-verse" is a pretty vague title that could be anything. I'd go with "FANTASTIC FRANK-VERSE". (See also: Monkey-verse, robot-verse. I think CHIMP CHANGE-VERSE and SON OF A SUPER COMPUTER-VERSE would make more sense)
2) Pretty sure the non-powered Reed & Sue from this universe don't have codenames.
Col_Fury wrote:H.E.R.B.I.E. 3000 | SON OF A GENIUS FUTURE
X2 181/2

RICHARDS, FRANKLIN | SON OF A GENIUS FUTURE
X2 181/2
FRANK:DRC&D
You missed Teenage Franklin & HERBIE 2.0's appearances in "Time and Time Again!" (FRANK:FFF /4). Also, I suspect that "3000" Franklin & Herbbes should be after the ~2030 40-year-old Franklin.

Oh, and finally for now, DonCampbell's Handbook quote in the Dark Reigning Cats and Dogs thread seems to attribute Earth-6513 to 40-year old Franklin's future, NOT the present-day time. Are you sure this & Pet Avengers can't be the same Earth?

May pick up on other stuff later.

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Re: SON OF A GENIUS!

Post by Col_Fury » Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:42 pm

Somebody wrote:Master Menace doesn't count, huh?
He was fictional, right? I'd say no.
Somebody wrote:Actually RICHARDS, FRANKLIN BENJAMIN. Sue pulls the parental three-name thing on him at least twice (in "Weather or Not" and "Time and Time Again"
Somebody wrote:1) "Fantastic-verse" is a pretty vague title that could be anything. I'd go with "FANTASTIC FRANK-VERSE". (See also: Monkey-verse, robot-verse. I think CHIMP CHANGE-VERSE and SON OF A SUPER COMPUTER-VERSE would make more sense)
2) Pretty sure the non-powered Reed & Sue from this universe don't have codenames.
Somebody wrote:You missed Teenage Franklin & HERBIE 2.0's appearances in "Time and Time Again!" (FRANK:FFF /4). Also, I suspect that "3000" Franklin & Herbbes should be after the ~2030 40-year-old Franklin.
Thanks! All fixed. :)
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