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Fantastic Friday: All this and Namor too

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. We’re continuing the Heroes Reborn event with celebrity artist Jim Lee. In Vol. 2 Issue #2, we’re not just establishing a brand-new Fantastic Four, but the entire Marvel Universe apparently. In this … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Getting the reboot

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Here’s Heroes Reborn, where comics superstar Jim Lee took over the series. This is vol. 2 #1, a whole new beginning… or is it? After experiencing unprecedented success and popularity in the … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Challengers of the Fantastic

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Before we get to the big Heroes Reborn reboot, first we’ve got to talk about Challengers of the Fantastic #1! Onslaught and Heroes Reborn weren’t the only big events of 1996/1997, because … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Off and Onslaught

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #416 is the final issue of the original series (or Volume 1, if you prefer) of Fantastic Four. It’s also smack in the middle of the epic Onslaught crossover, so this … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Onslaught or not

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. With much hype, the Onslaught crossover took over a bunch of Marvel comics in 1997, and it was used to conclude the original run of Fantastic Four, starting with issue #415. I’m … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Gone Frankie gone

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #414 is more or less the end of Tom DeFalco’s run on the series, with the remaining issues before the reboot, so we’re pressing reset buttons all over the place. Recap: … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Party like it’s 2099

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. We’re only a few issues away from the big reboot, but that won’t stop a crossover from happening, so in issue #413, the FF are running head-first into the Marvel 2099 timeline. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: It’s about freaking time

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In issue #412, Reed decides he’s finally had enough of Namor the Sub-Mariner. I’ve never been a Namor fan, so it’s pretty easy for me side with Reed on this one. Picking … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Seeing green

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. We’re on issue #411 and now that Reed is back from the dead, he’s learning that being alive again is harder than he thought. We begin with what appears to be young … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: H.E.R.B.I.E. day

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Except I have the flu this week, so here’s H.E.R.B.I.E. the Robot instead. Freakin’ H.E.R.B.I.E. the Robot.   **** Want more? Check out my book, CINE HIGH, now available for the Kindle … Continue reading

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