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Fantastic Friday: Grunt work

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. It’s another visit to Marvel’s “Startling Stories” line, which non-Marvel creators told Marvel stories in their own styles. Thing: Last Line of Defense gets to the heart of our favorite rock monster. … Continue reading

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DuckTales rewatch – The Unbreakable Bin

Rewatching DuckTales! Episode 91, “The Unbreakable Bin,” is all about unbreakable glass. Yet despite those two words, it predates the movie Unbreakable by several years. So I’m not allowed to make any Shyamalan references. Here’s what happens: After having a … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Welcome to the real world

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. What if the Fantastic Four were real people, without all the superpowers and whatnot? That’s the scenario in the four-part Unstable Molecules miniseries. What’s all this, then? Unstable Molecules was part of … Continue reading

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DuckTales rewatch – The Bride Wore Stripes

Rewatching DuckTales! It’s the original enemies-to-lovers tale in episode 90, “The Bride Wore Stripes.” Here’s what happens: Fed up with living in the run-down hideout, Ma Beagle dreams of a better, high-class life. Elsewhere, Scrooge and the kids are out … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Stripped of their powers

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. We’ve reached the final issue for Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo, a run often considered one of the best in FF history. They take a bow in issue #524, getting to the … Continue reading

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DuckTales rewatch – Yuppy Ducks

Rewatching DuckTales! You’d think jokes about yuppies (short for “young upwardly mobile” wealthy Wall Street 20-somethings) would have been outdates by 1990, but outdated references never stopped DuckTales before, so here’s episode 89 “Yuppy [sic] Ducks.” Here’s what happens: Dissatisfied … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Oh the humanity

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #523 has it all. What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to wield cosmic power? Can there be perfection without imperfection? And so on. Recap: Aliens obsessed … Continue reading

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DuckTales rewatch – Beaglemania

Rewatching DuckTales! Time to live out all our rock star fantasies in episode 87 “Beaglemania.” Here’s what happens: The kids are excited about a new contest from an MTV-style rock show. They get excited about all the rock music, much … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: From here Taa eternity

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. How do you do a Galactus story different from the original, classic Galactus story? There’s no right answer to that question, but Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo give it a try in … Continue reading

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DuckTales rewatch – Blue Collar Scrooge

Rewatching DuckTales! How has it taken this long for the show do an amnesia plotline? That’s what we’ve got in episode 86, “Blue Collar Scrooge,” which also deals the big question about whether Scrooge is a rich jerk or not. … Continue reading

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