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Fantastic Four: Season One

February 16, 2012 | Drew | (2 Comments)

For today’s comic book review I am braking from my trend of working up though the classics to cover one that was released recently, even if it is a retelling of stories I already read and reviewed.   Today I read the Graphic Novel Fantastic Four: Season one

but with sitting down to read and review the first such retelling for Marvels ongoing Season one releases, I have decided I was going to approach it  a bit differently then I do the classics that where completely new and original when they where released.  If you want to read more about Marvel Season One, here is a link to information from Marvel itself. (more…)

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Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos #3
Midnight On Massacre Mountain!

January 23, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

For today’s comic book review I read Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos #3, and the story titled “Midnight On Massacre Mountain!“.   As Comic Book Stories go, I feel comfortable before even diving into the details of my review to say that this issue is a classic.

for a short synopsis of the story, we have Sgt Fury, and his howling commandos sent on a mission to Italy, where they meet up with a member of the O.S.S, Major Richards.  This Major fills them in on their mission,  to help an US squad that is trapped on the far side of Massacre Mountain Escape. But can the Howling commandos get the message to them in time? the story may not go just as you would expect.  (more…)

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Tales To Astonish #44
Ant-Man and the Wasp! Vs. The Creature From Kosmos!

December 3, 2011 | Drew | (2 Comments)
tales to astonish #44

In sitting down to do my comic book review for the Ant-Man and Wasp story in Tales To Astonish #44, I realize the importance of this issue. These simple, and short facts must be stated first before I begin even thinking about being critical of the 18 page story.

This issue is the first appearance and the origin of the Wasp,  ant-man’s lovely partner, but is introduced to us first as Janet Van Dyne, the daughter of a brilliant scientist.

While I mention the wasp first, it is far from the first important element written into this issue, before we even meet the wasp, we get a good amount of depth built into the background of Dr. Henry Pym, an epic tale of love and death that will build upon the origin we already know.

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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 #11
A Visit With The Fantastic Four

October 18, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

Much like the last couple issues of Incredible Hulk, This issue of Fantastic Four, featured 2 stories. The first one, Titled A Visit With The Fantastic Four I will Review first. For The Impossible Man. Check out the 2nd review.

The issue starts, right away the top of page one  with the most important bit of information, and information I believe to have been fully true, not just hype.  it said, clear as day:

special Bonus to our Readers!
Presenting: The type of story most requested by your letters and post cards…
A visit with the Fantastic Four

I feel this is true, Because even I have been craving a story that gets us into the heads, history, and lives of our hero’s.  This story proved to be for the whole team what I would have hoped Strange Tales was for Johnny Storm.

Before I delve into the review, let me say one thing. This story alone, makes the issue worth reading.
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Fantastic Four #5
Prisoners of Doctor Doom!

September 3, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

After the last issue of Fantastic Four knocked my sox off, I went into reading this one filled with high hopes. Would the tale that introduced Dr.Doom be as compelling and as good as the tale that reintroduced Namor?

The cover and the opening pages offered such promise, starting off with the view of our new antagonist. Then leading into the home of our hero’s.  where some character development by way of a skirmish between The Thing and The Human Torch is about to be underway.

What’s the matter with the four of us? Whenever we’re not fighting some menace to mankind, we end up fighting among ourselves!

While the issue starts off good, I must say it does not live up to the expectations I had after  last issue.

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