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Fantastic Friday: Grunt work

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. It’s another visit to Marvel’s “Startling Stories” line, which non-Marvel creators told Marvel stories in their own styles. Thing: Last Line of Defense gets to the heart of our favorite rock monster. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Welcome to the real world

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. What if the Fantastic Four were real people, without all the superpowers and whatnot? That’s the scenario in the four-part Unstable Molecules miniseries. What’s all this, then? Unstable Molecules was part of … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Stripped of their powers

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. We’ve reached the final issue for Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo, a run often considered one of the best in FF history. They take a bow in issue #524, getting to the … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Oh the humanity

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #523 has it all. What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to wield cosmic power? Can there be perfection without imperfection? And so on. Recap: Aliens obsessed … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: From here Taa eternity

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. How do you do a Galactus story different from the original, classic Galactus story? There’s no right answer to that question, but Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo give it a try in … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Planets on the menu

Reading the Fantastic Four comcis from the start. Issue #521 gets deep into just what it’s like to be a herald of Galactus – something we’ve all thought about from time to time, I’m sure. Recap: Aliens obsessed with using … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Herald the duck

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In issue #520, Johnny becomes the new herald of Galactus. We’ve got space battles, a special guest star, and even a kissing scene. Recap: Aliens attacked the Earth in hopes of killing … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Light switch

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. A cosmic crisis just keeps getting more cosmic in issue #519, along with some big changes for our heroes.   Recap: The FF are facing a financial and PR crisis following the … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Let’s everybody get invisible

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #518 is all about invisibility. Where’s King Mob and Ragged Robin when you need them? Recap: The FF are still dealing with financial and PR problems following the Latveria incident (it’s … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Pillars of the community

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. A new story arc begins in issue 517, one that kinda/sorta ties into a bigger Marvel event. Oh Marvel, you and your events.   It’s Halloween! Ben is hilariously dressed as Johnny … Continue reading

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