This triple-sized issue celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the Fantastic Four with several stories and features. The main story answers the question, "Whatever happened to Alicia" but this issue also includes the original memo from Stan Lee that proposed the Fantastic Four, a ton of titanic pin-ups, an explanation of the FF's powers, a diagram of the Four Freedom's Plaza (and the Baxter Building), a retrospective, and a Dr. Doom back-up story.
Synopsis: The Alicia that the Fantastic Four thought they knew stands revealed as the Skrull spy Lyja, and Johnny Storm is not happy. If his wife is a Skrull then where is the real Alicia Masters? The Fantastic Four set out on a rescue mission after being duped for years. Meanwhile, Lyja must suffer through a broken heart.
Notes: Kalamari, Wyatt Wingfoot and She-Hulk only appear in flashback.
Synopsis: This collection of pin-ups, by some notable artists, showcases some of the Fantastic Fours most famous villains and includes a short textual description. Featured characters include: Blastaar, the living Bomb-Burst, Annihilus, the living death that walks, Owen Reese, The Molecule Man, Rama-Tut, and Doctor Doom
Synopsis: Just how fantastic are the Fantastic Four? Find out as each member of the team gives a guided tour of every aspect of their powers in this quadrology of two pages spreads. Did you know that Mr. Fantastic can fit through the eye of a needle? That Invisible Woman can make others invisible? That the Thing is immune to extreme temperatures? Or that the Human Torch can control any heat or flame in his vicinity?
Synopsis: Discover what it is like to live like a super-hero with this detailed schematic of the Fantastic Four's living quarters in the new Four Freedom's Plaza. Part family home, part laboratory, part gateway to adventure the Four Freedom's Plaza is the perfect home for our favorite foursome of fearless family fighters.
Synopsis: Peter Sanderson, Marvel's resident historian, takes a trip back to the beginning of the Fantastic Four to show the readers their importance today. Sanderson places much importance on the semi-advanced ages of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby when they began the Fantastic Four and also takes time to discuss the villain Dr. Doom in this text piece.
Synopsis: A second collection of pin-ups brings us some of the most important events in the history of the world's greatest comic magazine. Included here are the rocket crash origin, the first encounter with the Watcher, the coming of Galactus, the discovery of the Inhumans, and not to be outshone, the wedding of Reed Richards and Susan Storm.
Synopsis: While cataloging the rooms and contents of Doctor Doom's castle, Hoskous from the Bureau of Latverian Antiquities stumbles upon a man editing some video of Kristoff surrendering to Doctor Doom. That's not how it happened. Apparently the good Doctor has his own theories about history being written by the victorious.
Synopsis: The original memo that started the Fantastic Four is reproduced (corrections and all) in this issue. This fantastic document gives insight into the origins of the team including what might have been (the Invisible Girl, always invisible; the Thing, a saboteur) and the politics of the times (Stan suggests that the FF should shoot for the stars instead of the Moon. In case the Communists get there before the first issue sees print).