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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked - Johnny Married Alicia?

Every week, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically "overturned" by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An' Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, we examine Johnny Storm's ersatz marriage to Alicia Masters...

Enjoy!

Okay, so the Thing and Alicia Masters were an item for some time, although they ran hot and cold over the years. During Secret Wars, though, the Thing is given an opportunity to stay behind on the alien world that the heroes were drawn to - a world where he could turn back and forth from Ben Grimm to the Thing at will.

So Reed and Johnny return to Earth (Sue was pregnant, so she was left behind) with the She-Hulk agreeing to take the Thing's place on the team.

In #269, Johnny bumps into Alicia...

The next issue, they spend some more time together...

In #274, Reed sees the couple together...

and the next issue, we learn that the two spent the night together...

From this point on, they are officially a couple and finally, in #300 they get married...

57 issues later, the Puppet Master contacts the Thing...

And things get crazy, as the Thing tears through the FF's headquarters trying to find Alicia...

The next issue reveals the truth...

The baby was an abandoned plot, as well (but not forsaken! That's the trick to a lot of these stories. A whole bunch of plots have been abandoned - not so many have specifically been forsaken).

They rescue the real Alicia and she has gone on to be a supporting cast member in a couple of different books (including being Silver Surfer's girlfriend for awhile).

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