Tag Archives: Maximus the Mad

150. Ultron-7: He’ll Rule The World/The Wedding of Crystal and Quicksilver

Even if you get the feeling that the writers were not engaged fully in the telling of the story, at least it obvious that Rich Buckler is still enjoying himself. Continue reading

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132. Omega! The Ultimate Enemy

“Death to the traitorous Alphas! And to the filth they’ve dragged up with them!” SUMMARY the Human Torch and Quicksilver agree to aid the gigantic Omega, if he will release Crystal, but when he fails to do so they aim … Continue reading

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131. Revolt in Paradise

“Is it him you love — or me?“ SUMMARY Johnny Storm finds that Crystal is tending to Pietro Maximoff, the mutant Avenger known as Quicksilver, in a fortified tower in the Inhumans’ homeland. She tells the story of how she … Continue reading

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83. Shall Mankind Survive?

The second half of this two parter is how the first half should have been approached. The space was available to use, and the new elements introduced could have been even further developed in this second half of the tale. … Continue reading

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82. The Mark of the Madman

There’s nothing really outstanding about this issue. The Inhumans are introduced again, and although it makes a narrative sense to introduce them again, it doesn’t make character sense for Crystal to feel the need to get the permission of her … Continue reading

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59. Doomsday

Storylines progress in this issue. The Fantastic Four has spun back into its soap-opera format, with various plot threads being picked up and advanced, but there is a notable lack of direct conflict in this issue. What should be a … Continue reading

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57. Enter Doctor Doom

It’s a very tightly-packed issue this month, with many plots in play. The one that we start with, a break-in of the Baxter Building by The Sandman and The Wizard, is probably the least inspired. We don’t know what the … Continue reading

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56. Klaw, The Murderous Master of Sound

Klaw makes his first appearance as his fully-sonic form. He once again tries to destroy the Fantastic Four as a way to lure the Black Panther out into the open. Sure. Why not? That part of the formula is the … Continue reading

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54. Whosoever Finds the Evil Eye

An editor’s note tells us that the other title considered for this issue was “Black Bolt Screams”, and that would have been a very strong one. The Inhumans story thread is picked up again and we see that those trapped … Continue reading

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52. The Black Panther

This issue brings a return to form to the somewhat lower-steaks adventures of the Fantastic Four’s early stories. There is no world-threatening menace to be revealed here, instead it is another eccentric character with mixed motivations in tangling with the … Continue reading

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