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Fantastic Friday: Rumble in the jungle

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #404 has the Thing fighting a bunch of other Things, and… that’s it, really. We open with Namor the Sub-Mariner, seeking revenge for losing control of Atlantis to the Inhumans during … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Thing ring do your thing

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In issue #403, we’re getting back to basics with some old-fashioned jungle adventure. We begin in the lab inside Four Freedoms Plaza, where Kristoff has designed a new Ant-Man suit for Scott … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Still more Atlantis

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #402 is part ten of the eleven-part Atlantis Rising crossover. I don’t know about you but I’m getting Atlantis’d out. Sexy sorceress Morgan Le Fay has taken over Atlantis and raised … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Honey I shrunk the Inhumans

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Now that all the excitement of issue #400 is over, we’re at issue #401, smack-dab in the middle of yet another convoluted ‘90s Marvel crossover. This is part eight of the eleven-part … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: FOUR hundred

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. It’s issue number FOUR hundred! Gimmie a gimmick: This the third of three covers using an iris-in effect, with a rainbow foil surface framed around the characters, getting larger with each issue. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Mister Negative

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #399 finds us in the final act of Tom DeFalco’s long and controversial run as writer. Gimmie a gimmick: This is the second of three covers to feature a “rainbow foil” … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Toy time

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Except I’m still recovering from the holidays, so here’s some random pics of Fantastic Four toys: **** Want more? Check out my book, CINE HIGH, now available for the Kindle and the … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: I am not Groot

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #398 starts tying together plot threads from previous issues so things start making more sense now… or do they? Gimmie a gimmick: This is the first of three covers to feature … Continue reading

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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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