Fantastic Four Annual #23 [Direct]
(1990)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
2.00 USD; 2.50 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
annually
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Annual
Editing
Ralph Macchio (credited) (editor); Michael Heisler (credited) (assistant editor); Tom DeFalco (credited) (editor in chief)

Days of Future Present Part One of Four (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed as Byrne)
Inks
John Byrne (signed as Byrne)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Woman [Susan Storm Richards]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; She-Thing [Sharon Ventura]]; Ahab [Roderick Campbell]
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Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Butch Guice (credited as Jackson Guice)
Inks
Geof Isherwood (credited)
Colors
Richard Rasche (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Franklin Richards
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Indexer Notes

Illustration from page 13 panel 5 of first story, cropped, and with dialogue removed. Also titles, credits, and indicia.

When Franklin Comes Marchin' Home (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Simonson (credited) (pages 1-18); Bob Harras (pages 19-25, uncredited)
Pencils
Butch Guice (credited as Jackson Guice)
Inks
Geof Isherwood (credited)
Colors
Richard Rasche (credited)
Letters
Pat Brosseau (credited) (pages 1-11); Rick Parker (pages 12-25)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From 5,000 feet up, NewYork City looks like the proverbial jungle of concrete and steel...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Excalibur [Meggan; Phoenix [Rachel Grey Summers]]; Fantastic Four [Ben Grimm; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Woman [Susan Storm Richards]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Ms. Marvel [Sharon Ventura]]; Power Pack [Counterweight [Jack Power]; Destroyer [Alex Power]; Energizer [Katie Power]; Molecula [Julie Power]]; X-Men [Banshee [Sean Cassidy]; Forge]; Ahab [Roderick Campbell] (antagonist) (first appearance); Sergius O'Hoolihan; Jim Power; Margaret Power; Franklin Richards; Franklin Richards (of 2013)
Synopsis
A very powerful Franklin Richards arrives from the future, finds that things with his family are not as he remembers them and, much to the current Fantastic Four's chagrin, he "fixes" them.
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Indexer Notes

Continued in New Mutants Annual (Marvel, 1984 series) #6.

Cast in Fire Carved in Stone (Table of Contents: 3)

Volcana / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
James Brock (credited as James Brock Jr.)
Pencils
Mark McKenna (credited)
Inks
Mark McKenna (credited)
Colors
Brad Vancata (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited as John Morelli)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Display contingency file two, zero, four, dash "A".
Genre
superhero
Characters
Beyonder (flashback); Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom] (antagonist) (villain, also flashback); Dr. Octopus [Otto Octavius] (flashback); Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (flashback); Kubik (flashback); Moonstone [Karla Sofen] (antagonist); Ms. Marvel [Sharon Ventura] (flashback); Shaper of Worlds (flashback); Storm [Ororo Munroe] (flashback); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (flashback); Volcana [Marsha Rosenberg] (also flashback); Wizard [Bentley Wittman] (flashback); Wolverine [Logan] (flashback); Roxanne Arnold; Joe
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Beyond and Back (Table of Contents: 4)

Kosmos; Kubik / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Len Kaminski (credited)
Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited)
Inks
Larry Mahlstedt (credited)
Colors
Suzanne Dell'Orto (credited)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shrouded in the diaphanous folds of space-time...
Genre
superhero
Characters
D'Spayre (cameo); Dark Phoenix (cameo); Death (cameo); Eon (cameo); Eternity (cameo); Galactus [Galan] (cameo); High Evolutionary [Herbert Edgar Wyndham] (cameo); The In-Betweener (cameo); Kosmos (introduction); Kubik; The Living Tribunal (cameo); Lord Chaos (cameo); Mangog (cameo); Master Order (cameo); Mephisto (cameo); Overmind (cameo); Shuma-Gorath (cameo); The Stranger (cameo); Thanos (cameo); Uni-Mind (cameo); Watchers; Celestials; The Vishanti; Beyonders
Synopsis
Kosmos, a new power entity, erupts from the Cosmic Cube that was a melding of Beyonder and Molecular Man. Kubik, also evolved from a cosmic cube, arrives to give Kosmos a tour of the universe and tells her he is there to be her teacher.
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3 Issues Free (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Days of Future Present Part One of Four
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. When Franklin Comes Marchin' Home
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Cast in Fire Carved in Stone
    Volcana
  5. 4. Beyond and Back
    Kosmos; Kubik
  6. 5. 3 Issues Free
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