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Fantastic Friday: It started on Yancy Street

Re-reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue 29 gives us one of the series’ weirder efforts, “It started on Yancy Street.” The opening caption on the first page states, “Once again we begin one of the most exciting … Continue reading

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Ten cent movies: Mission Stardust

A while back, I bought this 50-movie set, Sci-Fi Invasion, for five bucks. That adds up to ten cents per movie. 1967’s Mission Stardust depicts the first moon landing, and it went a lot differently than I thought. Here’s what … Continue reading

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ACT FOUR SCENE ONE chapter three

Chance walked up to Rebecca, no longer wearing his coat. He had on a baggy red sweater that was to die for. “You’re still in your jacket?” “It’s chilly in here.” “Come on,” he said, motioning for her to follow … Continue reading

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ACT FOUR SCENE ONE chapter two

Chance wasn’t kidding about Saturday rehearsals. The cast members asked to be there that morning lounged around on stage. Some sat on the floor. Others on a large red couch, which were meant to depict M. and Lady M.’s house, … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: More like the fantastic 99 percent

  Re-reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #9 is one of the most famous in the series’ history, because of how silly it is. The splash page features Namor, all alone in his undersea lair, watching the … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: All the world’s a stage, and we’re merely puppets

Re-reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue eight introduces one of the most important supporting characters in the comic’s history. The story begins at FF headquarters, where Mr. Fantastic is not letting Ben inside the lab. Ben thinks … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Planet X is lovely in the springtime

Re-reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Last issue took our heroes into space, and now, in issue seven, it’s back into space again. The issue starts with our introduction to the villain of the week/month, Kurrgo, the master … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Super villain team-up

Re-reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Before there were crossovers, there were team-ups. Issue number six brings us the first villain team-up in the FF’s history, with the baddies we just met in the previous two issues Once … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: DOOOOOM!!!

Re-reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. We’re up to issue #5, the debut of the book’s biggest, baddest bad guy. The first page illustrates (heh) everything we need to know about Dr. Doom, and what makes him such … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Walkin’ into a monster’s mouth with a nuke strapped to your back

Re-reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue number four is one of the most famous comics of all time, bringing back the Sub-Mariner, a classic villain from the 1940s, and making him a major player in the Marvel … Continue reading

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