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Fantastic Four (1998) - #1
"Vive la Fantastique!"

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Cover Date: January 1998
Cover Price: US $ 2.99

Issue Tagline: The Legend Begins Anew!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 44 pages

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Fantastic Four (1998) #1 Sunburst Variant

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Heroes Return

The Fantastic Four’s oldest foe; the Mole Man is plotting his next plan to take over the surface world, but he soon finds out that Marvel’s first family has returned from exile and decides to shelve his plans.

As Reed Richards has his old friend Ben “The Thing” Grimm testing out an experimental rocket in the arctic a new deadly force known as the Ruined has emerged in France and soon the intrepid foursome is off to investigate. A battle ensues and all of Paris is placed in jeopardy. As always the combined force of the Fantastic Four saves the day and the whole world learns that Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch and The Thing are back in the Marvel Universe - and at last … the heroes have returned.

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Die Fantastischen Vier (2000) #1
Fantastic Four/Silver Surfer: The Complete Collection (2007) DVD-ROM
Marvel Heroes Reborn (1997) #19
Marvel Heroes Reborn (1997) #20

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