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Fantastic Friday: Oh snap

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. I’m sure most comics fans are familiar with Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ modern classic Marvels, but did you know Marvels had a bunch of follow-up comics? Marvels Snapshots: Fantastic Four is … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Pharoahs, golems, and popups

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Continuing our journey through Marvel Knights: 4, which was intended as a (somewhat) more grown-up interpretation of the FF. This is issues 15-24. The remainder of the series can wait until next … Continue reading

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Fantastic Four: Knighthood

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Time for a different and more grown-up version of our heroes (or is it?) in Marvel Knights: 4. What’s all this, then? Marvel never quite figured out how to compete with DC’s … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: The Superman of Marvel?

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Occasionally, somebody at Marvel remembers the popularity of the 1930s Human Torch, which rivaled Superman at the time. This leads to attempts to turn Johnny into a bigger deal. That’s the idea … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: When the night falls

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. It’s our third and final go-around with Marvel’s “Startling Stories” line, and the second one featuring good old Ben Grimm. The Thing: Night Falls on Yancy Street puts our favorite rock monster … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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