Writer Mark Millar
Pencils Greg Land
Inks Matt Ryan
Colors Justin Ponsor
Letters VC’s Randy Gentile
President Thor Part One of Three
Issue starts with Reed meeting future versions of this Fantastic Four. By future, I mean 24 hours into the future. Their plan is to go back to the moment when the initial experiment happen that gave them all their powers.
Reed comes back to the present and gathers himself. He calls Sue.
Susan is at a archeological cite. With her, from the X-Men, Jean Grey and Kitty Pryde. Back when they were civil to each other. Millar “created” or “reimagined” or better yet, Ultimatized Kitty. He is why we were so lucky.
Johnny is hanging out with the Zombie Fantastic Four from the previous arc, that gave the world, the Marvel Zombies.
Turns out, ever since they all changed, Ben has been having a hard time. He has been extremely depressed and suicidal. This day, the police are mad at him because he was not helpful. He tries to say that the UFF have saved the world. The officer, which I adore, states the past few storylines, and how the team save the world, but only after causing it releasing the original threat. They are not very good superheroes, or scientists. Reminds me of how many times the proper Fantastic Four has had to clean up their own messes.
On this same day, Johnny has his birthday party. He tells Ben to come dressed as a lady. Of course, no one else is dressed. Ben leaves ashamed, embarrassed and wanting to kill himself even more.
Thor was not impressed. Johnny is worried that this incident will hurt his chances of joining the Ultimates. I suspect, he never had a chance. He never does join that team.
With this new information, they are all decided to change the past. We come full circle from the beginning of this issue, but this time, we are following the future team.
The panel with the Pre-Tranformed folks, Doome looks so weird and clearly, something is wrong with him.
The team changes the past, right as a Skrull shows up to prevent the change.
In this new timeline, Thor is the President, hence the title of the arc. Reed is the Vice President. If a non-American can be president, then a twenty year old can be the vice president.
Also, everyone has super powers. That last page, in the very next second, there must have been a giant collision as you have people flying to the right and people flying straight at the reader.
Not sure what happens next, as this is the only issue of this storyline I own. I do know this new timeline never took off.