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Fantastic Friday: Damage Control

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In volume 3 issue 37, we’ve got shape-changing aliens, Hollywood producers, and Damage Control is on the scene! We begin at the wreckage of Pier 4, which was recently destroyed in the … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Alchemical process

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Volume 3, issue 36 gives the old “science versus magic” debate, and we say goodbye to the pier. In the last issue, evil alchemist Diablo escaped from an evil mirror and unleashed … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Diablo a go-go

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. A new writer/artist takes over in vol. 3 #35, where our heroes fight both an evil alchemist and a bunch of lawyers.   Before we begin, note that writer Chris Claremont is … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Obliterator? I hardly know her

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Vol. 3 # 34 features an alien invasion, time travel, and more all in the usual 22 pages. Let’s try to recap this. After their headquarters were attacked, the FF’s investigation leads … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Out yonder

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In vol. 3 issue 33, we’ve got small town quirkiness, an alien invasion, and the return of one of Marvel’s earliest heroes. The issue begins with a mysterious stranger teleporting into Pier … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Stay wet, y’all

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Want a change of scenery? Vol. 3 issue #32 takes us out on the high seas. We begin with Sue sinking to the bottom of the ocean. She tries to hold her … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: General malfunction

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Here’s annual 2000 (no number, just the year). Remember how the Reed-pretending-to-be-Dr.-Doom plot was about keeping Dr. Doom’s generals out of trouble. That story is over, so here come the generals. Shortly … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Doom fist

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. The Reed-pretending-to-be-Dr.-Doom storyline is notorious among comic fans, but it’s only a few short issues. It officially concludes in this one, vol. 3, issue #31. Recap: Thanks to cosmic weirdness, Reed was … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Suspicion

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. The notorious Reed-pretending-to-be-Dr.-Doom storyline nears its climax in Vol. 3 #30.   Recap: Thanks to cosmic weirdness, Reed has been trapped inside Dr. Doom’s armor while Doom was exiled to another universe. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Ex-girlfriend

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In vol. 3 issue #29, we’re deep into the Reed-pretending-to-be-Dr.-Doom storyline, but how does that affect the usual superhero crimefighting? Recap: Thanks to some cosmic weirdness, Reed is now trapped inside Dr. … Continue reading

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