Tag Archives: Johnny Storm/The Human Torch

163. Finale

“There is… no point to further battle.” SUMMARY Ben tries to get Reed’s disc passed Gaard and through the hole in the nexus, but he is blocked at every attempt.  Meanwhile, Johnny and the Reed from the Second Earth track … 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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159. Havoc in the Hidden Land

The less said about the plot of this issue, the better. Continue reading

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158. Invasion From the 5th Dimension

“He died, never knowing the name of his killer: the name of Xemu — Master of the Fifth Dimension!“ SUMMARY The members of the Fantastic Four are milling around the city, enjoying a quiet evening. Eventually coming back to the Baxter Building, … 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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156. Middle Game

The themes of the story are perfectly realized visually by an artist who we have just seen ascend to a higher level of visual narrative. 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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154. The Man in the Mystery Mask

“It’s unreal! Who’d have thought we’d be wasted by an enemy which doesn’t exist?” SUMMARY Returning from their last adventure, Reed, Johnny, and Ben are attacked by an enemy which they claim doesn’t exist. In a flashback, we see their … Continue reading

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