Episode 18: More Aliens (Fantastic Four #7, Part 2) -- October 1962

  
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In this episode:

Mike and Ed discuss Reed’s claim that the mass mind control event that shook America was the work of aliens, and that his team travelled to an alien star system and back in a matter of days. Also: who owns the space ship that the Fantastic Four returned in?

In this issue:

The Fantastic Four travel to Planet X, and they get to work trying to save the people of Planet X. Reed develops a reducing gas which will shrink all of the inhabitants so that they will fit on the two spaceships and avoid extinction. Once they are safely on another planet, they will be returned to form with an enlarging gas that Reed has developed. The people are all shrunk and escape on one ship. All except for Kurggo, who took possession of the enlarging gas and was intent on using it only for himself so that he will be able to maintain control over the people. He somehow missed getting onto the ship. It turns out that there was actually no enlarging gas - Reed had lied about it.

The Fantastic Four then return home, the new owners of a spaceship capable of travelling well beyond the speed of light.

Assumed before the next episode:

Reed explains that the mass hatred was due to aliens, that the Fantastic Four traveled to the alien home world and “solved the problem,” and returned with a space ship. He also explained that the journey to the planet only took a few hours.

This episode takes place:

After the Fantastic Four returned to Earth and explained what happened.