Tag Archives: Rich Buckler

171. Death is a Golden Gorilla

“Anyway, I’m sure the police can handle that overgrown ape, soon as they can get some heavier guns. At least — I hope they can!” SUMMARY The Fantastic Four are training in the Baxter Building. Ben and Reed are testing … 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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168. Where Have All The Powers Gone?

“It’s that Luke Cage guy — Power Man!” SUMMARY Johnny flies into the Baxter Building and demands a leave of absence, he is thinking about quitting the Fantastic Four. Reed convinces him to stay by reminding him that they are … Continue reading

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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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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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