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Fantastic Friday: Son of Simon

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. The great Walt Simonson takes over both writing and art in issue #337, and he swings for the fences with an extra-length 30-page issue featuring big guest stars and time travel craziness. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: And I’m hoping that they’ll ratify me

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Our heroes continue to battle politicians and wacky villains as the Acts of Vengeance crossover comes to an end in issue #336. Our heroes are in Washington D.C., where Reed is testifying … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: You gone got me talking politics

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #355 finds us still in the middle of the Acts of Vengeance crossover, in which our heroes face both politicians and villains. There’s a joke somewhere in that, isn’t there? The … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Not so vengeful

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Last week, we wrapped up the Atlantis Attacks crossover, and this week, in issue #334, we’re right in the middle of the Acts of Vengeance crossover. That’s Marvel for you — a … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Atlantis Attacks, and I feel fine

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. This is Marvel, so of course it’s time for another big crossover. This is annual #22, in which Atlantis Attacks. Fantastic Four gets the distinction of being the grandiose final chapter of … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: It was all a dream… until it wasn’t

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issues #330-333 are writer Steve Englehart’s last word on the series. It’s a bunch of dream sequences that have nothing to do with anything, followed by a mean-spirited satirical jab at his … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Attack of the clones

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In the last issue, a villain created clones of our heroes. In issue #329, we see the plans are for those clones. We begin in the middle of the story, with the … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: One man’s war

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #328 more or less kicks off writer Steve Englehart’s final arc on the series, for better or worse. As we begin, the FF have been defeated by the combined might of … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Human again… again

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In issue #327, the original four are back together (sort of) for some old-fashioned villain-punching. Recap: Reed and Sue have paid a visit to the new FF, and they may or may … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Hitting the reset button

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Getting used to the “new” Fantastic Four? Too bad, because issue #236 hits the reset button. After 20 or so issues of the “new” Fantastic Four, Reed and Sue are back, and … Continue reading

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