The Fantastic Four #23, Feb. 1964
Written by: Stan Lee
Illustrated by: Jack Kirby
Inked by: George Bell
Lettered by: S. Rosen
Hooray, it’s Dr. Doom! I feel like it’s a little present from the past to myself every time he shows up. He’s just such a talented, creative supervillain, you know? Just the kind of man I want in my organization. You’re hired!
The issue starts with a dinosaur running loose around the Baxter Building. I guess when you’re the Fantastic Four, you have a different set of problems. After they send the dino back with the time machine they took from Dr. Doom (way back in FF#5! Rip-off Reid!), they get in (yet another) argument about who should really lead the team. As you and I both obviously know, Mr. Fantastic is the only one who’s enough of an asshole to make these people function together as a team, but that’s the secret reveal at the end of the comic (tell no one these things which I say to you).
Meanwhile, Dr. Doom is up to his normal “kill the Fantastic Four” sorta thing. He recruits three criminals to work for him, and gives them each super powers: Yogi Dakor, who is completely fireproof! Handsome Harry has pinpoint hearing (allowing him to hear the Invisible Girl)! And Bull Brogin, who is very strong, but not as strong as the Thing but that’s okay! Each of them capture each member of the FF, with Doom himself going after Mr. Fantastic. He locks them all in a room treated by some science shit to transport it out into the middle of deep space, but only Dr. Doom ends up falling into the abyss. So Dr. Doom’s lost in space. Again.
Mr. Fantastic is really a huge, unrepentant dick in this issue. First he tells everyone that they’re idiots for letting a dinosaur through the time machine (nobody’s perfect, man! If I was in charge of a time machine, way worse shit than one scared dinosaur would be destroying your apartment), then he just laughs at their feeble attempts to replace him as leader. There’s literally a panel of him just leaning against a door frame, sarcastically making fun of them. I guess that’s why everybody loves Mr. Fantastic.