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Domination Factor: Fantastic Four #4: Review

Feb 2000
Dan Jurgens, Dan Jurgens

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Yesterday's Tomorrows

Review & Comments

4 stars

Domination Factor: Fantastic Four #4 Review by (December 18, 2018)


Comments: Issue 4:7 of overall series. Jerry Ordway, writer of the companion series is credited as “Co-conspirator.” Peter Parker has a cameo as a low-level Praxis employee and J. Jonah Jameson can be spotted as a customer at Ben's pizza shop.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Domination Factor: Fantastic Four #4 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro


Loki has dropped his disguise as Lester to reveal to Queen Knorda (no longer Nora Queen) that all of his scheming with the Golden Apple has been to create a world for her to rule. She asks how he would benefit from this; he answers that in this world Thor is dead and there are no other superheroes, a condition he likes very much....

At the junction of realities, the disembodied Fantastic Four and Avengers meet up and try to figure out how they can reverse this major change. They theorize that they can enter the bodies of their counterparts in this reality and split up to locate “themselves” and meet up later at the site where the Avengers Mansion was located. Noting that Praxis Corporation has a very strong presence in this New York, Mr Fantastic heads to their labs where he finds normal Reed Richards an employee, working under a normal-looking Victor von Doom. At Doom's urging, Reed unveils the world's first time machine. Doom thumps Reed on the head and prepares to use the time machine in a scheme of world conquest....

Human Torch finds this world's Johnny Storm as a racing car driver in the Indianapolis 500—and sees his car go into a fiery crash—he merges with the body and escapes the flames....

Thing locates his Ben Grimm counterpart running a pizzeria on Yancy Street, married to Alicia whose blindness has been remedied by Praxis-made glasses and they have a daughter Petal. And Ben likes this world better than his own....

Invisible Woman runs into the astral Iron Man and they discover that Sue Storm is married to Praxis VP Tony Stark and they are bitterly unhappy and planning to divorce. Tony enters the body of this world's Stark and dons a mask to hide his secret identity from the others....

Captain America finds his counterpart in a nursing home, aged former Congressman Steve Rogers who, of course, never drank the Super-Soldier Serum and was never frozen in ice for many years. As his pal Bucky Barnes—also having survived the war as he was never a hero's sidekick—watches, astral Steve occupies the body of current Steve and he can walk again....

Scarlet Witch discovers her powerless alter ego to be a phony fortuneteller, which is a real disappointment. Vision, of course, has no equivalent self....

By concentrating, possessed Reed discovers he can stretch his limbs and he seizes Doom and knocks him cold....

Now embodied, the two hero teams meet again to decide on a course of action. Dr Strange appears among them and Reed accuses him of being their adversary since this world's Strange is a Praxis staff doctor. The Strange that enlisted them in the hunt for the Golden Apple slices reveals himself to be Loki and he intends to make it so that the Avengers and Fantastic Four never existed....


Dan Jurgens
Bob McLeod
Mark Bernardo
Dan Jurgens (Cover Penciler)
Bob McLeod (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Bucky Barnes
Bucky Barnes

(James Barnes)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom

(Victor Von Doom)
Human Torch
Human Torch

(Jim Hammond)
Invisible Woman
Invisible Woman

(Sue Storm)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

(Loki Laufeyson)
Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic

(Reed Richards)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)

(Ben Grimm)

Plus: Queen Knorda.

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