Category Archives: 07/10

170. A Sky-Full of Fear

“Alicia guessed my little secret too late to do you any good! Once I have my little puppet in my hands again! Now, Power Man, now!“ SUMMARY Reed’s surprise is revealed to be a “The Thing” suit which is calibrated specifically … Continue reading

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169. Five Characters in Search of a Madman

Fantastic Four 169 Perhaps an unusual number of FF comics start in bars, but the difference with this one story is that it is six pages before a super-powered person shows up. Continue reading

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166. If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be The Hulk

“Why do you four have all this sentiment about a monster that tried to kill you?” SUMMARY The Fantastic Four travel to Nebraska on a mission from the U.S. Government to capture the Hulk. To this effect, Reed has brought … Continue reading

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164. The Crusader Syndrome

“So! It is done! You have paid, Calvin McClary — yet there are others like you, others who still walk free!  And they too shall feel the full, unfettered wrath of — the Crusader!“ SUMMARY Reed is testing Sue’s powers which … Continue reading

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162. The Shape of Things to Come

“Get out of my way, all of you — or I won’t be responsible for what happens to — ARRRGH!“ SUMMARY The Reed Richards from Second Earth has broken his bonds, but he is soon recaptured by Arkon’s men. He explains … Continue reading

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161. All the World Wars At Once

“Tell me again about how I did the right thing. And me — I’ll keep on tryin’ to believe it.” SUMMARY Reed is running dramatic tests on his body in his lab and comes to the conclusion that he is literally … Continue reading

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160. In One World and Out Another

“If it is power alone that will induce you to surrender — why, then, power shall be served!” SUMMARY A barbarian on a dragon, who calls himself Arkon, is hurling thunderbolts at The Thing, chasing him through central New York … Continue reading

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157. Endgame

This is a deceptively straightforward issue, and it contains a respectable twist at the end. Admirable for the series, it manages to maintain its thematic cohesion over three issues — historically three issue arcs have been far more miss than hit so far. Continue reading

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155. Battle Royale

“No! Although my spirit my writhe in immeasurable torment — The Silver Surfer cannot kill!” SUMMARY The Fantastic Four are walking through Central Park when a gang of muggers attempt to assault them. Ben easily intimidates them but just at that … Continue reading

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153. Worlds in Collision

Where is the female character who can solve problems through more feminine means? We have a female champion, but where is the champion of femininity? Continue reading

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