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Fantastic Friday: Is this a piece of your brain?

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Writer Chris Claremont wraps up his first big story arc (sort of) in the double-sized vol. 3 issue #12. Gimmie a gimmick: This issue has a wraparound cover. On the backside, there’s … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Genosha is lovely in the springtime

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Vol. 3 issue #11 includes a new villain, an exotic locale, brain-swapping, and even some crime scene investigation. We begin with a flashback to the FF’s origin, which will run sporadically through … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: It’s a trap

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In vol. 3 issue 10, writer Chris Claremont brings back more obscure villains, including good ol’ Paste Pot. Even though the Saturnyne and Roma storyline wrapped up two issues back, this one … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: That’s so Kraven

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In vol. 3 issue #9, Spider-Man stops by, along with one of his classic villains. Kraven the Hunter is the original tiger king. It’s morning at Pier 4, when Sue, still in … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Operation Saturn

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Vol. 3 issue 8 has it all – cosmic beings, superpowers going haywire, and references to obscure characters. Recap: The FF just wanted a nice night out in NYC, only to be … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Warwolves? There wolves

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Writer Chris Claremont continues to bring his characters from Excalibur into the FF with vol. 3 issue #7. Last issue, Reed was acting uncharacteristic and took Sue out for date night. At … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Tech upgrade

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Writer Chris Claremont used his time on Fantastic Four to revisit a lot of characters he’d previously written in the X-books, and that’s true of the oddities who show up in Vol. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: The crux of the matter

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In Vol. 3 issue #5, we get a new villain, a new supporting character, and (Price is Right voice) A NEW CAR!!! Over the last few issues, we’ve followed a subplot about … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Mt. Clare

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Famed writer Chris Claremont takes over the series with vol. 3 issue #4, along with artist Salvador Larocca. It’s a reunion between supporting characters, and villains both famous and obscure. Claremont spent … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Which ape is which?

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Vol. 3 issue #3 is the third and final issue with legendary artist Alan Davis, who co-wrote this one with writer Scott Lobdell. Davis originally intended to stay on Fantastic Four longer, … Continue reading

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