Franklin Richards is born and Annihilus is introduced!
Printed: Nov 1968 Writers: Stan Lee Art: Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Cover: Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott
- 1st appearance of Annihilus, ruler of the Negative Zone
- 1st appearance of Franklin Richards, as an unnamed infant, considered by Marvel to be the most powerful mutant in the Marvel Universe
- Introduction of the Cosmic Control Rod, a weapon used by Annihilus that manipulates matter