Appearing in "The Lady Is for Burning!"Edit
- Frankie Raye (Origin revealed)
- Jake Grimm (First appearance)
- Aunt Petunia Grimm (First appearance)
- Phineas Horton (Only in flashback)
Synopsis for "The Lady Is for Burning!"Edit
Appearing in "A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up"Edit
Synopsis for "A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up"EditA one page pin-up of Sue Storm (with her much debated new hair-do!)
Appearing in "The More Things Change..."Edit
Synopsis for "The More Things Change..."Edit
Reed attempts to cure Ben Grimm once and for all from being the Thing. However, Reed tragically reverts Ben back into a less-mutated (and uglier) version of himself (much as he appeared in the earliest issues of Fantastic Four)
- Starting with this issue, the cover price increases from 50 cents to 60 cents.
- Cover art: cover design by Salicrup (credit from letters page in Fantastic Four #243 (June 1982)).
- Super powers as well as an origin for Frankie Raye are presented this issue.
- In The More Things Change... the Thing is mutated into an earlier evolved state. He will remain so for several months (Fantastic Four #245).
- H.U.B.E.R.T. is first introduced as a babysitter for Franklin. Ben initially mistakes him for H.E.R.B.I.E, who was previously used as a weapon by Doctor Sun against the Fantastic Four, and tries to smash H.U.B.E.R.T. before Sue intervenes shouting, "It's not HERBIE!"
- This issue contains a letters page, Fantastic Four Fan Page. Letters are published from Brett Kelley, A. Anthony White, Richmond L. Garner, John A. Wilcox, Kevin C. McConnell, Mike R. Weseinak, Joe Caberra, Kirk Moore, Paul Munz, Stu Krull, Ben Bundens, John Zuber, Jr., Peter Ivanick, Brenda Robnett, and Rick S. Jones.
- The blurb from this cover Doctor Doom does not appear... has been a running gag at Marvel Comics as early as this issue in the early 1960's.
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