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Fantastic Four Vol. 1 (1961)


Fantastic Four #1

Fantastic Four #1

The Fantastic Four Vol. 1   Published from Nov. 1961 to  Sep. 1996 :

Featuring the superhero team of the same name; offering adventures both on earth and in space and time issue after issue.  Click here for more on the team: Fantastic Four.

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Fantastic Four #22
The Return Of The Mole Man!

March 7, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

I think the cover starts us off quite well for this comic book review,  giving us a wonderful drawn and colored look of the Fantastic Four approaching Mole Man, and him edging them on while Mr. Fantastic tries to stop the Fantastic Four from walking into certain doom.

Then if that scene is not enough, we have an arrow filled with text pointing to the Mole Man saying:

“Celebrate with us the return of the first super-villain the F.F. ever faced! See how The Mole Man is presented now, in the new, much-talked about Marvel manner.”

If that scene is not enough to make anyone want to spend their last twelve cents on this issue, I don’t know what would, but is it worth your dine and two cents? read on and see.  (more…)

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Fantastic Four #21
The Hate-Monger

February 22, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

For today’s comic book review I read  Fantastic Four #21, where we have  The Fantastic Four team up with Nick Furry to defeat The Hate-Monger! But an issue such as this, has a greater meaning, as well as deeper thoughts then just the action packed events leading to the defeat of a nemesis that nearly broke up the Fantastic Four for good!

You see, the Hate-Monger’s weapon is hate, and I feel this comic was Stan & Jack’s soap box to speak out against such hatred,  by giving hate a face, and a familiar one at that.  (more…)

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Fantastic Four #20
The Mysterious Molecule Man!

February 2, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

For a story that has it all, from Yancy Street and a member of its gang to The Watcher Uato you need to look no farther than Fantastic Four #20. The story “The Mysterious Molecule Man!” is one that has begun to raise the bar of what we expect in epic future of the Fantastic Four!

to summarize the story, the Watcher warns the Fantastic Four of a new threat, the Molecule Man,  just moments before they are to do battle with him,  Letting them in on his origin, but is it enough for them to defeat a foe that could likely destroy universes. (more…)

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Fantastic Four #19
Prisoners Of the Pharoah!

February 1, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For today’s comic book review I read “Prisoners Of the Pharoah!” the story contained within Fantastic Four #19. It is a breath taken tale of heroics in their raw form, going to great lengths to help a friend.

The story is centered around trying to help Alicia Masters see again,  Reed believing that he has found a hint to a cure for blindness on ancient Egyptian hieroglyph’s. needing more information than modern research can supply the Fantastic Four go back to Doom’s castle and use his time machine to go back in time to find the cure for blindness. (more…)

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Fantastic Four #18
A Skrull Walks Among Us!

December 22, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

For today’s comic book review i am proud to bring the story titled “A Skrull Walks Among Us!” from Fantastic Four #18; this is the second appearance of the alien race the Skrull in marvel, and the first appearance of Super-Skrull.

To provide a short Summery of Fantastic Four #18, we have the story begin with our hero’s relaxing, but it turns out while there at rest, far far away the skrull empire is preparing.   Wanting to get rid of the Fantastic Four, after they foiled them in the second issue; their plan, to create a Super-Skrull, a solder with all the powers of the Fantastic Four, only greater. In this they succeed and send him to earth to start their conquest.

Can The Fantastic Four, defeat an opponent who can duplicate each of their power’s and use them better?  Is the Skrull plan as full proof as they suspect, can there solder not be defeated?

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Fantastic Four #17
Defeated By Doctor Doom!

December 14, 2011 | Drew | (1 Comment)
Fantastic Four 17

I am sure by now you have read my comic book review of Fantastic Four #16 published just yesterday, and not only read the issue, but read Fantastic Four #17 as well, then came back eager to see what I thought of the classic comic book story?

I thought it was a more than fitting part two, and completion of the story. That said unlike the last issue, I do have some issues with this one that i will discuss Below.

but lets first summarize the story;  back from the Micro-world, the Fantastic Four say good-by to ant-man, and begin seeking out Doctor Doom, whom is already working on his plan to defeat the Fantastic Four. Step after step Doom seems to be just ahead of the Fantastic Four; even capturing Alicia Masters as  a prisoner.

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Fantastic Four #16
The Micro-World Of Doctor Doom!

December 13, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

In my time so far reviewing classic marvel comics i have seem comics good and bad come from these classic creators. Some stories have even been downright horrifying, fortunately this one is not!  In fact Fantastic Four #16 is perhaps the best Doctor Doom story I have reviewed so far,  and it’s not even fully over yet!

Before writing even another world, or going into the why’s I feel comfortable enough to tell you to pick up this classic and read it now,  even if you’re an Ant-Man fan, as this is a story where the guest star is just that, a guest star, not just an appearance. you can read this issue reprinted in Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four Vol. 2. If you have no idea where you can get that, you can order it from here: Buy it here

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Fantastic Four Annual #1
Sub-Mariner Versus the Human Race

November 24, 2011 | Drew | (3 Comments)
Fantastic Four Annual 1#

Today for Thanksgiving, and for my last comic book review this holiday week, I present a great classic comic book.  Here we have Fantastic Four annual #1, To my research this 75 page issue came out in  July of 1963, with the feature story taking place between Fantastic Four #15 & #16.

While being a 75 page epic issue,  the feature story is only about 37 pages but the issue includes a lot more than just that, here is a complete list:

  • 37 pages for the feature story
  • 11 pages of Fantastic Four Famous Foes Pinups
  • 6 page retelling of part of Amazing Spider-Man #1, where spider-man meets the Fantastic Four
  • Reprint of the Origin of the Fantastic Four from Fantastic Four #1
For for today, a day where many of my readers will be going back for seconds and even desert, lets serve up this extra big, extra special issue, as i will discuss all that it offers below.
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Fantastic Four #15
The Fantastic Four Battle the Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android

November 23, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)
Fantastic Four #15

What a long story title for the story we will review from Fantastic Four #15. Forget the idea of it being “A Book-Length Saga!” it is almost a book length title.  but this leaves us to wonder, is the story that falls under it any good? and worth of such awesome words?  Or does it Fail to impress?  All i will tell you for now, is this one has proven to be a hard comic book for me to review.

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Fantastic Four #14
The Merciless Puppet Master

November 19, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)
Fantastic Four #14

What can possibly be better than a story hinted at on the cover,  the fantastic Four coming face to face under the sea with the Sub-Mariner while he is holding the invisible girl prisoner.

I won’t leave you waiting to wonder on that one, as adding the Puppet Master to the mix is one thing that can indeed make what appears to be the makings of a good story even better.

it is almost hard to believe this is one, cram packed issue, but is there too much to it? or are there enough pages for this story. or will this story prove not to have the depth to be great? (more…)

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