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Fantastic Friday: Who watches the watchmen who watch the other watchmen?

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #397 has Dr. Doom (but not really) the Watcher (but not really) and the return of Reed (but not really). We begin with some comedy antics of Johnny flying through an … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Saturday Morning Car-Doom

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #396 really gets the ball rolling, building up to issue #400 and, more importantly, writer Tom DeFalco’s eventual end game in issue #416. Also, cartoons! The issue begins with “Dr. Doom” … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Adam-Ant-ium

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Wolverine slashed up the Thing’s face way back in issue #374. Now we’re at issue #395 and it’s time for a rematch — not to mention another sales-boosting Wolverine guest appearance. We … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Terrible dactyl

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. The FF have split up and gone their separate ways, so in issue #394 we’re catching up with old friends and fighting a supernatural dinosaur man, like you do. Gimmie a gimmick: … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Puppet Power

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. The splash page for issue #393 calls this “quite possibly the most haunting tale ever produced.” Yeah, let’s see. The issue begins with a whopping seven pages of recap, in which Ant-Man … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Fantastic Force Part 2

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. After the Fantastic Four broke up in the mid-90s, Marvel published 18 issues of the spinoff Fantastic Force. How well did these new young heroes fill the FF’s void, and how did … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Fantastic Force Part 1

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. The FF broke up at the end of the last issue, so it’s time for the next generation to step up and fill the void. Marvel published 18 issues of the spinoff … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Doing the splits

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. After teasing a team breakup for several issues now, our heroes finally go their separate ways in issue #292. Where were we? The Watcher transported Sue, Ben and Johnny into an alternate … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Out of timeline

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #391 has a time travel within an alternate timeline and a fight against a tentacle monster. You know, the usual. The Watcher has teleported Sue, Ben and Johnny to alternate timeline … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Gobbledygook

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. I’ve been trying to find the positive in writer Tom DeFalco’s time on the series, but he really lost me in the completely unnecessary issue #290. While the previous issue ended with … Continue reading

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