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Fantastic Friday: Yancy boys

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #361 promises new characters, important social issues, and holiday magic. Does it deliver? It’s Christmas Eve, and Reed is putting a high-tech cast on Ben’s arm, after it was injured during … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: The Lyja problem

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. It feels like everything’s been building to issue #358. This was a triple-sized (!) issue intended to celebrate the FF’s 30th anniversary. But… this is also the story that presses the reset … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: I married a what now?

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Writer-editor Tom DeFalco came to the series with a mission of undoing all the changes of the ‘70s and ‘80s, resetting the series back to how it was during the Lee/Kirby years. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Out with the new, in with the old

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In issues #355-356, longtime Marvel editor Tom DeFalco takes over writing duties, and he’s here to push the reset button in a big way. In issue #355, Ben goes back to his … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: It’s about time

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. It’s writer-artist Walt Simonson’s last issue on the series. His run on the comic is defined by time travel stories, and his finale in issue #354 is no different. The FF have … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Desk jobs

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Writer-artist Walt Simonson really had a thing for time travel stories, because our heroes are time travelling it up yet again in issue #353. Recap: Dr. Doom retook the Latverian throne and … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Let’s all get non-linear

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issues #351-352 offer cosmic weirdness, time travel fights, bewilderment drama, and experimental page layouts. Issue #351 is a filler issue, in which we’re reunited with Kosmos, the godlike being who was created … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: The great Doombot controversy

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #350 begins a four-part tale that is controversial but also wildly ambitious.  This story arc is controversial for rewriting (or not?) Dr. Doom’s history. Also, Kristoff is prominently featured. Comic book … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: She’s a modern-day De’Lila

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Just after introducing the New Fantastic Four, their story already wraps up in issue #349. Recap: De’Lila is a telepathic Skrull fugitive. She’s come to Earth in search a device called an … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Totally not a cash grab

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. We met them in the last issue, now in issue #348 we see them in action. Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk, and Ghost Rider — the New Fantastic Four! To recap: De’Lila is a … Continue reading

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