Hero Rivalry

Strange Tales #125
The Sub-Mariner Must Be Stopped

October 14, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)

In Strange Tales #125 we have the Human Torch and the Thing, being there usual rough housing selves; before learning about the approach  of the Namor the sub-mariner on the shores of New York.   Eager to prove themselves, and impress some reporters whom had just left, they decide to take on the powerful advisory without the aid of the remaining two members of the Fanatic Four.    How well do these two heroes fare against Namor?  and what are the consequences of there actions. I suggest you read the issue, then read on to see just what I thought of this volume.  (more…)

Categories: Marvel , Strange Tales , Human Torch
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Strange Tales #115
The Sandman Strikes

February 21, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

Today’s comic book reviews focus on Strange Tales #115,  You can find the review of Dr. Strange’s story here, but this review focuses on the Human Torch as he faces Spider-Man’s foe Sandman, alone.

This comic starts, with the human torch being summoned back to Fantastic Four’s Headquarters by Mr. Fantastic, to be sent on a mission.  he is informed of Sandman’s escape from prison, and sent off to find Spider-Man!   The torch does not take a liking to this, and ends up finding an excuse to seek out the Sandman himself,  but can our teenage hotshot handle the criminal by himself?


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Fantastic Four #3
The Menace of the Miracle Man

September 1, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

In this, the Third issue of the Fantastic Four.  Having faced threats from both below and above, its time they face a threat that is truly powerful. Miracle man, with his seeming omnipotent power.    He first stops the Fantastic Four, or most directly The Thing, during a show of his.  But when the situation gets real, can the Fantastic Four stop him?

Also this issue, seems to feature the Fantastic Fours new home and toys. it’s the first appearance of the Baxter building, the Fantasticar, Uniforms and more. The Baxter building, most importantly implying that they made there move from central city to Manhattan. Granted that assumption may be based on things I know about the Fantastic Four, even if it’s not stated in this issue.

Categories: Marvel , Fantastic Four Vol. 1 (1961)
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