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Fantastic Friday: The egg and I

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #386 is part 11 of the 12-part Starblast crossover, a forgotten Namor/Quasar event series. As we’ll soon learn, you don’t need to read the rest of Starblast to get caught up. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Life is the bubbles

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. I guess someone at Marvel decided the X-Men and the Avengers shouldn’t have all the fun when it came to the big crossover events, so here’s Starblast, a Namor/Quasar crossover that ran … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Baskin-Robbins always finds out

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. A few issues back, Reed “died” while fighting Dr. Doom, so in issue #384 we meet his replacement. Baskin-Robbins always finds out. Our heroes return to headquarters from Latveria to discover Sharon … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Skrull and dagger

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In issue #383 we’re in outer space, battling those darned Skrulls. The FF — currently Sue, Ben, Johnny, and Lyja — have been abducted by Skrulls and taken to the Skrull Throneworld, … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: All the rage

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. This era of the comic was an ongoing whirlwind of crises and subplots for our heroes, and issue #382 keeps the ball rolling. At the end of the previous issue, a dying … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Dead again once more

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. The previous issue promised “Someone will die!” And yes, a main character bites it in issue #381, so why isn’t this mentioned among historically important storylines? Let’s find out. Ben, mistakenly thinking … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Face the nation

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. It’s the Thing versus Dr. Doom in issue #380, except it’s a battle of wits rather than fists. Recap: After Sharon Ventura betrayed Dr. Doom and returned to the Fantastic Four, Doom … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Riding the rail

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Most of issue #379 is picking up the pieces after the previous month’s battle and shocking plot twist. Last issue, Dr. Doom’s henchmen attacked Sharon Ventura and transformed her back into a … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: The brawl to not end it all

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Sometimes you just want to see superheroes battling villains, and that’s just what you’re going to get in issue #378. While Johnny is on trial for accidentally burning down part of Empire … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Hot and pungent

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Like any good ’90s comic, issue #377 features multiple plotlines happening at once with tons of guest stars. To recap, Johnny is in jail after accidentally burning down part of Empire State … Continue reading

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