Category Archives: Fantastic Friday

Fantastic Friday: Base jumper

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In issue #529, our heroes take on the government and then come to a surprise revelation that may change everything we know about them. Recap: Reed takes a job at a secret … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Calling Dr. Love

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. J. Michael Straczynski continues his run on the series with an issue full of family drama and science intrigue. Recap: Still struggling with financial and political woes, Reed takes a job with … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Our last best hope for peace

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. I had just settled down, ready to explore an era (era) of Fantastic Four I’d never read, from Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett. But after only two issues with them, we’ve left-turned … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Gold fingered

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Time for more alchemy, dream-sharing weirdness, and possible Northern Exposure references in issue #526. Recap: After an adventure in the Microverse, the Fantastic Four had an encounter with Diablo, the master alchemist. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Back on Main

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. After spending the last few months looking some of the many FF-related spinoffs that Marvel produced in abundance from 2002 to 2005, we’re back to the main series and the return of … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Mutant mania

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. It’s more manga-inspired action with 2004’s X4: X-Men/Fantastic Four. I was going to skip this series due to unavailability, but I found a copy at the last minute, so let’s get our … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Fantastics-giving

It’s a holiday weekend, so here’s some Thanksgiving/holiday stuff: * * * * Want more? Check out my new ongoing serial, THE SUBTERKNIGHTS, on Kindle Vella. A man searches for his missing sister in a city full of far-out technology … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Big in Japan

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big in Japan was a four-issue miniseries attempting to bring some classic kaiju action to the Marvel Universe. Zeb Wells is writing, but clearly artist Seth Fisher is the … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: More foes, more problems

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. It’s the second half of the Fantastic Four: Foes miniseries from Robert Kirkman and Cliff Rathburn. We’ve got mind games, aliens, and Negative Zone action, but does it all tie together? The … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Oops all villains

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Fantastic Four: Foes was a six-issue miniseries from comics whiz kid Robert Kirkman, who’d later go on to create The Walking Dead and Invincible, and artist Cliff Rathburn. It promises a big … Continue reading

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