Head Writer / Coordinator Jeff Christiansen
Writers Sean McQuaid, Anthony Flamini, Michael Hoskin, Bill Lentz, Ronald Byrd, Mark O’English & Stuart Vandal
Cover Dated 2005 (hence the title!)
Cover Artists Tom Grummett & Morry Hollowell
I own this for the references to Kitty Pryde in the Franklin Richards profile.
Doctor Doom’s profile doesn’t even mention the time he help save Kitty Pryde from becoming a complete ghost.
Art by Mike McKone
I do like how every individual member gets a profile, even though it just repeats most of the information from the team profile but from their respected perspectives.
Franklin Richards, Kitty is referenced in the Thanksgiving Power Pack story.
I can’t believe these two images were not anywhere on the Internet, I have to make the Internet have what I want from it.
I really like how these Handbooks from this era have a bonus section with important issues.
First Appearance : Fantastic Four Annual 6
Significant Issues : Named (Fantastic Four 94); rendered comatose (Fantastic Four 140 & 141); opposed Scratch, Salem’s Seven (Fantastic Four Annual 14); met Brain Parasites & created Ego-Spawn (Fantastic Four 227 & 228); briefly became Avatar (Fantastic Four 245); joined Power Pack, become Tattletale (Power Pack 15, 16 & 17); future self appeared (Fantastic Four Annual 23, X-Factor Annual 2, New Mutants Annual 6, Uncanny X-Men 14); became Psi-Lord (Fantastic Four 375, 376 & 377); organized Fantastic Force (Fantastic Force 1); restored to childhood (Fantastic Four 413 & 414); opposed Onslaught, parents lost (Onslaught : X-Men 1, Onslaught : Marvel Universe); accepted death of family (Daydreamers 1, 2 & 3); restoration of family (Heroes Reborn 1 – 4); met Puppy (Fantastic Four (Fantastic Four V3 9); restored sister Valeria, lost powers (Fantastic Four V3 49); dealt with Hell trauma (Fantastic Four 501 & 502)
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So the film has come out, to mostly negative or luke warm reviews. The director is telling everyone, that will listen, that FOX stepped in and changed the film drastically. Will there be a Director’s Cut of teh film? I sure hope so! Though, why the studio would agree to release a much superior film, a cut from the director who has been insulting to the studio, is beyond me. I would like it, just to see all of the filmed scenes.