Earth-Five for the Future

Type: Alternate Earth
Core Continuum Designation: Earth-11113

Environment: Earth-like

Usual means of access: Vibrational attunement

Dominant Life Form: Humanity

Significant Inhabitants: Doc Fantastic, Five for the Future (Mr. Feral, Mr. Fixit, Mr. Grimm, Mr. "Mist" Nelson, Mr. Strange), Monocle and his men, Johnny Storm (deceased), Sue Storm

First Appearance: Fantastic Four III#47 (November, 2001)

(Fantastic Four III#48 (fb) - BTS) - In the 1930's, Reed Richards designed some sort of cannon, with which he launched his friend, Ben Grimm into space, in orbit around the moon. Ben was mutated by cosmic rays, transforming him into a monstrous thing. Ben took to wearing a full hooded mask.

(Fantastic Four III#48 (fb) - BTS) - In the 1930's the adventurer Doc Fantastic formed and came to lead the Five for the Future, a group of heroes.

(Fantastic Four III#47 (fb) - BTS) - Johnny Storm was badly injured fighting the Monocle, one of the Five's greatest enemies. He never recovered, and died shortly thereafter. As he died, his eyes lit up strangely as they stared at his sister, Sue.

(Fantastic Four III#46 - BTS) - Reed Richards of Earth-616 was sent to Earth-FftF in order to divine the location of his reality's Ultimate Nullifier, a portion of which had been implanted in the mind of Johnny Storm of Earth-FftF.



(Fantastic Four III#47 (fb) - BTS) - As Doc Fantastic and the Five for the Future fought the Monocle during his plot to drain the power from New York city, the Monocle blasted Doc Fantastic, paralyzing his legs and knocking him out of his zeppelin.

(Fantastic Four III#47) - Reed of Earth-616's mind was placed into the body of his counterpart, Doc Fantastic, in the middle of the above fight. Mr. Grimm lassoed Reed, saving him, and brought him safely to Earth. Reed dropped the device with which he was to scan the information from Johnny's mind, only to learn that that world's Johnny had died two days before.

(Fantastic Four III#48) - Reed completed a series of miniature anti-gravity saucers started by Doc Fantastic, and he led the Five for the Future to ride them to board the Monocle's zeppelin, but once there the Monocle's men captured them with energy rings. However, Reed's body accessed his own form's stretching powers to escape, and as Mr. Grimm freed himself, Sue activated the saucers, which bonded to the Monocle's ship, neutralizing its power and directing it towards the nearest army base, where the Monocle and his men were arrested. Reed and the Five for the Future rode the saucers back down to Earth, and he explained his mission to them. Reed correctly figured that Johnny had transferred the knowledge into Sue, and he scanned her mind, sending the last fragment of the location of the Ultimate Nullifier to Earth-616's Johnny Storm.

    Reed Richards of Earth-616's mind returned to his own dimension and body.

(Fantastic Four III#49) - Abraxas assaulted Doc Fantastic, along with many of Reed's counterparts across the dimensions.

(Fantastic Four III#58) - Doc Fantastic was one of the cross-dimensional "Congress of Reeds" consulted by Earth-616's Reed Richards in an effort to control the Thing's skinspawn.

Comments: created by Carlos Pacheco, Jeph Loeb, and Rafael Marin.

    To be accurate, the cover of FF#47 features that world's Ben (in the hood), and Reed, but it's the Earth-616  Johnny Storm, and the Sue of Earth-Challengers of Doom. However, it shows Reed and Ben better than any of the others.

This reality is obviously a(n) homage to Doc Savage and the Fabulous Five, active in the 1930s on Earth-616, though we can barely mention them due to copyright reasons.

Incase anyone wants to compare Doc Savage with Doc Fantastic's Five For The Future. Plus I added The Doc Savage Chronology.

Profile by Snood

not to be confused with:


Doc Fantastic

Reed Richards.

    Counterpart to Mr. Fantastic, he designed the cannon that shot Ben to orbit around the moon, mutating him in the process. He was an inventive genius, and appeared to be in excellent physical condition and an excellent fighter.

He was patterned after Clark "Doc" Savage.

--Fantastic Four III#47 ([48(fbs)], 47, 48, 49, 58

Five for the Future

Mr. Feral, Mr. Fixit, Mr. Grimm, Mr. "Mist" Nelson, and Mr. Strange.

    Five heroes gathered by Doc Fantastic to fight those that would threaten the future of their world. They operated via various high-tech devices designed by Doc Fantastic.


--Fantastic Four III#47 ([48(fbs)], 47, 48




Mr. Feral


    Counterpart in Earth-616, possibly Hank McCoy (the Beast)

    He often served as a pilot.

--Fantastic Four III#47 ([48(fbs)], 47, 48





Mr. Fixit

P. Norbert Ebersol.

    Counterpart of the Fixer/Techno.

    He kept all of Doc Fantastic's various crafts in working condition.

 --Fantastic Four III#47 ([48(fbs)], 47, 48




Mr. Grimm

Ben Grimm.

    Counterpart of the Thing.

    Similar powers, attitude, etc., though he hid his face behind a hooded mask.

--Fantastic Four III#47 ([48(fbs)], 47, 48



Mr. "Mist" Nelson

    Counterpart of Franklin "Foggy" Nelson.

    He apparently was distinguished in the military.

--Fantastic Four III#47 ([48(fbs)], 47, 48




Mr. Strange

Stephen Vincent Strange

    Counterpart to Dr. Strange.

--Fantastic Four III#47 ([48(fbs)], 47, 48





Possibly a German (and possibly representing Wolfgang von Strucker), the Monocle was one of the prime enemies of the Five for the Future. Johnny Storm died from wounds inflicted in combat with him, and he shortly thereafter nearly succeeding in using a magnetic device to drain the energy from the entire borough of Manhattan

He led a group of men armed with energy weapons, and used a large zeppelin for transportation.

--Fantastic Four III#47 ([48(fbs)], 47, 48



Sue Storm


    An ace reporter, she had more than a passing interest in Doc Fantastic. When her brother Johnny died, the information on the location of the Ultimate Nullifier had been transferred into her mind.


--Fantastic Four III#47 ([48(fbs)], 47, 48




Fantastic Four III#47 - cover
    p19 (not including ads): Five for the Future individuals
    p20, panel 2: Sue
Fantastic Four III#48, p14, panel 2: Five for the Future
    p14, panel 1: Monocle + Men


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Last Updated: 07/16/14

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