Category Archives: 07/10

62. …And One Shall Save Him

“Then you too are a criminal? I am in luck!” This unfortunate line is emblematic of what is the chronic weakness of the early Marvel Age. Weak and wet dialogue like this is literally the only thing wrong with this issue, … Continue reading

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55. When Strikes the Silver Surfer

No doubt about it, this is a full-out action smackdown fist fest. The Thing, under the mistaken apprehension that the Silver Surfer is pursuing Alicia romantically, all but declares war on him. They leave a trail of destruction right across … Continue reading

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53. The Way it Began

The second part of the Black Panther’s introduction doesn’t disappoint. It also doesn’t offend, and that’s worth saying up front. Although there is much stereotyping of the Wakandans, there is even more that is celebrated about them, particularly their intellect … Continue reading

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47. Beware the Hidden Land

The first Inhuman saga builds even further in this issue as even more plot is unraveled before us. Black Bolt’s brother, Maximus the Mad is introduced in this issue as a usurper king, who it is believed, but not proven, … Continue reading

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45. Among Us Hide The Inhumans

“What does she mean — the humans?? What does she think she is? They can’t be merely a race of mutants — or the X-Men would have found them! They’re something more than that! But– what???!“ SUMMARY Evading the collapsing … Continue reading

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40. The Battle of the Baxter Building

The Fantastic Four continue their powerless fight against Doctor Doom and their own headquarters in this issue. It’s a well-told story, except that it has one rather obvious and unforgivable plot hole in it. Continue reading

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39. A Blind Man Shall Lead Them

Operation: Artificial Powers! For an unexplained reason, the Fantastic Four have lost their powers at the end of the last issue, where they were stranded in the ocean in one of Sue’s invisible shields (which she hadn’t lost). We don’t … Continue reading

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36. The Frightful Four

This issue has a couple notable firsts. The first first is that this is the first time that the Fantastic Four have fought a proper super-villain team, which is the Frightful Four. The second first is that this is the … Continue reading

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35. Calamity on the Campus

Now this really is a change of pace issue. The Fantastic Four decide to return to “State University” (to be renamed Empire State University at some point in the future) in order for Reed to give a speech, and Johnny … Continue reading

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30. The Dreaded Diablo

For its weaknesses, it has great and original moments. Continue reading

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