Franklin Richards started to look creepy and have some sort of vague power set.
Crystal went back to her own people. Johnny was sad.
So Johnny vowed to rejoin her.
Johnny arrived at Attillan, the hidden city of the Inhumans, to learn that Crystal was banging Quicksilver.
At first he was hot-headed, but it really just made Johnny even more sad.
So they broke up.
But a new costume did help him feel a little better.
Medusa got one, too.
And while Johnny was in Attilan, Thing and had to fight a new Frightful Four. Super-strong woman Thundra is the replacement for Medusa, making her debut.
We don’t learn much about her, other than that she’s strong enough to nearly knock out Thing, and she can see through his trenchcoat disguise.
And really, it was Reed who had it the worst. In the first real concrete signs of their fragmenting relationship, Sue quit the team. But us fans got to see Medusa round out the F4–a truly strong woman who would never, ever be treated like a damsel in distress.
So lots of people changing alliances and teams.
And not one but two future legends write in to the letters page: Chuck Dixon and Mike Barr.