It’s June, the traditional month for weddings and since summertime is also the season for superhero movies I figured why not take a look at a superhero wedding. And since the movie reboot of the Fantastic Four will be coming out soon I’m going with the wedding of Mr Fantastic (Reed Richards) and Sue Storm (Invisible Girl then, Invisible Woman now).
The actual comic book in question was the October of 1965 issue of Fantastic Four Annual # 3 and it featured virtually all the superheroes and supervillains in the then-young Marvel Comics Universe. The heroes were guests invited to the wedding, Nick Fury and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were providing security for the event and the Fantastic Four’s arch-enemy Doctor Doom was mentally controlling the various supervillains into crashing the ceremony and trying to kill the heroes. Bedlam at the Baxter Building was the title.
Nick Fury and his agents prevent a guest being controlled by the Puppet Master from poisoning the Thing with a chemical that would kill even him.
Before the Thing has a chance to let his teammates know that the Puppet Master might be mounting an attack the Mole Man and his subterranean race of Moloids invade the Baxter Building. The original X-Men (Cyclops, Ice Man, Angel, Marvel Girl and the Beast) arrive at the ceremony and help Ben fight off the invaders.
Elsewhere Mr Fantastic, Invisible Girl and the Human Torch are attacked by the Red Ghost and his original Super-Apes (Mikhlo, Piotr and Igor). The arriving Doctor Strange helps the trio defeat their foes.
While enroute to the Baxter Building, Thor is assaulted by the Super-Skrull and in the running battle that follows the Human Torch joins the thunder god in defeating the villain.
Daredevil stumbles across a group of Hydra agents planning a missile attack on the wedding ceremony and wades in swinging. The then-current line-up of Avengers (Captain America, Hawkeye, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver) reach the Baxter Building with Spider-Man just in time to take on the Enchantress, the Executioner, Cobra, the Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android.
Meanwhile Daredevil and the X-Men join forces to battle the Mandarin, Electro, Unicorn, the Melter and the original villainous Black Knight. Quicksilver clashes with Whirlwind (then known as the Human Top).
Next a virtual Armageddon gets going with the arrival of new heroes and villains. The heroes: Iron Man, the Wasp, Ant-Man and the Hulk. The villains: Kang the Conqueror, Dragon Man, Mr Hyde, the Red Skull, Sub-Mariner, the Wizard, Medusa, the Beetle, the Grey Gargoyle, the Eel, Attuma, the Leader, Sandman, Trapster and Diablo.
At the height of the furious battle Uatu the Watcher transports Mr Fantastic to his City of Ruins headquarters on the Blue Area of Earth’s moon. As usual violating his vow of non-interference, the Watcher gives Reed Richards a device that will undo the effects of Dr Doom’s mind-control weapon.
Mr Fantastic is transported back to the Baxter Building where he uses the device on the army of villains. The gizmo not only frees the supervillains from Dr Doom’s control but causes them to vacate the area.
With all the danger now over, Reed and Sue’s wedding ceremony is held and all the guests party at a peaceful reception.
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