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Fantastic Friday: Suspicion

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. The notorious Reed-pretending-to-be-Dr.-Doom storyline nears its climax in Vol. 3 #30.   Recap: Thanks to cosmic weirdness, Reed has been trapped inside Dr. Doom’s armor while Doom was exiled to another universe. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Ex-girlfriend

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In vol. 3 issue #29, we’re deep into the Reed-pretending-to-be-Dr.-Doom storyline, but how does that affect the usual superhero crimefighting? Recap: Thanks to some cosmic weirdness, Reed is now trapped inside Dr. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: War, what is it good for?

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Vol. 3 issue #28 finds us still in the “Reed pretending to be Dr. Doom” plot, just in time for Dr. Doom’s followers to start World War III. Great timing. Following some … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Do you take this Latverian…

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Vol. 3 issue #27 is a wedding issue! But it’s a phony wedding, because Sue isn’t marrying Dr. Doom, she’s marrying Reed pretending to be Dr. Doom. It’s what was happening at … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: The man in the iron doom mask

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Vol. 3 issue #26 pays off a lot of the Reed/Sue/Dr. Doom/Valeria foreshadowing that the series has spent a lot of time doing. But is this payoff worth it? In the previous … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Y2K compliant

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Volume 3 issue #25 is a double-sized issue written by Chris Claremont, so let’s all settle in for a long haul. Why a double issue? Two reasons. One, it’s the 60th anniversary … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Family plot

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. It’s a calm before the storm, except it’s not all that calm, in vol. 3 issue #24. Throughout the FF’s previous adventure, they were warned of an “oncoming storm” that is a … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: That old mecha magic

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Instead of calling this annual #28, Marvel calls it annual 1999. We’re doing a lot of magic, introducing a new character, and saying goodbye to another new character. We begin right in … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Con job

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Here’s vol. 3 issue #23, and the big story continues to be teenage Valeria now being a main character. Is the time-displaced girl hijacking the comic or is her presence an intriguing … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Daughter world

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. The big deal with this bunch of issues is that Valeria – or at least one version of Valeria – is now part of the cast. In volume 3 #22, we get … Continue reading

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