Appearing in "Days of Future Present part 1: When Franklin Comes Marchin' Home"
- Fantastic Four
- Fantastic Four (Earth-811)
- Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
- Invisible Girl
- Mr. Fantastic
- Franklin Richards
- Franklin Richards (Earth-811)
- Jim Power
- Margaret Power
- Power Pack
- Ahab (Rory Campbell) (First appearance)
- Ahab's robot drones (Destroyed in this issue)
- Sergius O'Hoolihan (Earth-811) (Single appearance)
- Marvel Universe
Synopsis for "Days of Future Present part 1: When Franklin Comes Marchin' Home"
The Fantastic Four return from a picnic to find Four Freedoms Plaza replaced with the old Baxter Building. Inside, they meet doorman Sergius O’Hoolihan, long since retired, and take the elevator upstairs. There, they fight past their old security system and enter the lab. Past versions of the FF appear, call them impostors, and attack. After a brief battle, the past FF wins, and past Reed confirms the current team are real with tests. The past FF speculates on their origin until present-day Sue spots an adult version of Franklin standing nearby. She tries to talk to him, but he freaks out, blasts out of the building, and flies off. The past FF vanishes, and the building returns to normal except for a force field surrounding it. At Excalibur’s lighthouse in England, Phoenix has an intense, but familiar feeling and leaves, telling her teammate Meggan she must go alone. Back in New York, the adult Franklin is shocked to find X-Men Banshee and Forge alive and flies off again. Elsewhere, the cyborg Ahab awakens from stasis and, upon learning the adult Franklin has reappeared, deploys robot drones to kill him. On the west side of Manhattan, Jim Power returns home and finds adult Franklin playing with his kids, Power Pack. At Four Freedoms Plaza, Reed decides to reactivate young Franklin’s mutant powers in order to determine what is happening. Banshee and Forge try to get inside but cannot penetrate the force field. The drones arrive and attack the FF, but the team repels them. Rather than be caught, the drones self-destruct, destroying the force field. Comparing notes with Banshee and Forge, the FF deduce adult Franklin has gone to see the Powers. When they arrive, Sue talks him into coming with the team. On the way back, however, the sight of X-Factor’s Ship agitates him, and he vanishes. Along with Banshee and Forge, the team splits up to find him.
Appearing in "Cast in Fire, Carved in Stone"
- Volcana (Only in flashback)
- NYPD (Only in flashback)
- Roxanne "Annie" Arnold (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
- Dr. Doom (Flashback and main story)
- Moonstone (Karla Sofen) (Only in flashback)
- Dr. Octopus (Cameo) (Only in flashback)
- Titania (Mary MacPherran) (Cameo) (Only in flashback)
- Wizard (Cameo) (Only in flashback)
- Beyonder (Cameo) (Only in flashback)
- Fantastic Four (Cameo) (Only in flashback)
- Kubik (Cameo) (Only in flashback)
- Molecule Man (Only in flashback)
- Shaper of Worlds (Cameo) (Only in flashback)
- X-Men (Cameo) (Only in flashback)
- Marvel Universe
- Police cars
Synopsis for "Cast in Fire, Carved in Stone"
Dr. Doom reviews his file on Volcana, including his empowerment of her on Battleworld, her relationship with Molecule Man, and her recent battle with the Wizard. Doom is convinced that Molecule Man granted her some of his vast power when he merged with the Beyonder. Immediately after fight with the Wizard, the police arrived, and Volcana realized her friend Annie had been taken to a hospital. Wanting to take her statement, a cop offered her a ride, but she only accepted once he allowed her to conceal her face. Once they arrived, though, she was too embarrassed to go inside and asked the cop to check on Annie instead. Out of guilt, Volcana subconsciously used the power Molecule Man gave her to heal Annie and all the patients in the hospital, including the recently paralyzed Moonstone. Moonstone burst out of the building and attacked the police. Volcana reflexively transformed herself into stone, grabbed Moonstone, and flung her away. She then led Moonstone away from the hospital to an empty construction site. The two women battled until Volcana ripped the blade off a bulldozer and used it knock Moonstone unconscious. Leaving Moonstone chained to some girders, Volcana reverted to human form, donned some coveralls she found, and fled the scene. Realizing her ability to use Molecule Man’s power is connected to her emotional state, Doom resolves to acquire the power for himself.
Appearing in "Beyond and Back"
- Kosmos (First appearance)
- Chthon (in a vision)
- Dark Phoenix (in a vision)
- Death (in a vision)
- D'Spayre (in a vision)
- Dweller-in-Darkness (in a vision)
- Galactus (in a vision)
- Mangog (in a vision)
- Mephisto (in a vision)
- Satannish (in a vision)
- Shuma-Gorath (in a vision)
- Thanos (in a vision)
- Celestials (in a vision)
- Eon (in a vision)
- High Evolutionary (in a vision)
- In-Betweener (in a vision)
- Living Tribunal (in a vision)
- Lord Chaos (in a vision)
- Master Order (in a vision)
- Molecule Man
- Overmind (Grom) (in a vision)
- Stranger (in a vision)
- Uni-Mind (in a vision)
- Vishanti (in a vision)
Synopsis for "Beyond and Back"
In deep space, the Cosmic Cube formed by the merger of the Beyonder and Molecule Man expels the latter’s essence and transforms into a female humanoid, dubbing herself Kosmos. Kubik welcomes her and takes her on a guided tour of the universe. As Watchers observe them, he explains the various cosmic entities—good and evil—who populate and shape the universe. Lastly, he takes her outside the universe, introduces its embodiment in the form of Eternity, and explains how matter forms starting with subatomic particles. Understanding all Kubik has shown her, Kosmos asks what her place in the universe is, and he says that is a good question.
- "When Franklin Comes Marchin' Home" is part one of the four-part "Days of Future Present" crossover with New Mutants, Uncanny X-Men, and X-Factor. The story continues in New Mutants Annual #6.
- This issue is reprinted in the Fantastic Four Epic Collection vol. 20: Into the Timestream trade paperback published in 2014.
- "When Franklin Comes Marchin' Home" is also reprinted in:
- X-Men: Days of Future Present trade paperback (1991);
- Essential X-Factor vol. 4 trade paperback (2012);
- Essential X-Men vol. 10 trade paperback (2012);
- X-Men: Days of Future Past hardcover (2014).
- Dr. Doom used Battleworld technology to give Volcana superhuman powers in Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #3.
- Molecule Man merged with the Beyonder in Fantastic Four #319.
- Volcana's battle with the Wizard is depicted in Marvel Comics Presents #88.
- Molecule Man returns in Fantastic Four Annual #24.
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