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Posts made in December 4th, 2012

FANTASTIC FOUR #s 44-47: The Inhumans




The first true multi-issue F4 story brought with it one of the best B-list teams ever created: The Inhumans.  A group of beings, all with special powers, but emphatically not mutants.  That distinction isn’t raised in these four issues from 1965—probably because the X-Men themselves were just beginning to get a true “mythology.”  Medusa had already been introduced as a member of the Frightful Four, but she becomes a “good guy” (at least of sorts) in these issues.  The whole core team is introduced; we meet Gorgon (#44) with his Thoom!-ing stop; Black Bolt (#45); Crystal (#45), who hits it off with Johnny Storm right away; Lockheed the dog (#45); Karnak the Shatterer (#45), who smashes through Invisible Girl’s forcefields; Triton (#45), whose first appearance is under a cloak with just an arm sticking out (we don’t see a good picture of him until #46); and, finally, the hidden “Great Refuge” where the group has lived all this time.

The concept of family is important to all of Stan Lee’s writings, but in this story we see a comparison of one super-family that lives in the limelight to another that stays hidden.  And, of course, there’s the Romeo and Juliet element of Torch and Crystal.

Great, great stuff.  One of the best Lee-Kirby stories of all time.  And next, they introduce Galactus.  It’s breathtaking how much they managed to cram into each issue of this book.

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LEE/KIRBY CREATIONS IN THE FIRST 100 ISSUES OF THE FANTASTIC 4!

The first 100 issues is arguably the most creative run on a comic of all time. Here’s why:

Agatha Harkness (#94) Awesome Android (#15)

Blastaar (#62)

Black Panther (#52)

Diablo (#30)

Dr. Doom(#5)

Dragon Man (#35)

Frightful Four (#36)

Galactus (#48)

Hate Monger (#21)

Impossible Man (#11)

The Inhumans (#44)

Mad Thinker (#15)

Medusa (#37)

The Microverse (#76)

Molecule Man (#20)

Mole Man (#1)

Psycho Man (#77)

Puppet Master (#8)

Rama Tut (Kang) (#19)

The Red Ghost (#13)

Ronan The Accuser (#65)

Silver Surfer (#48)

Skrulls (#2)

Sub Mariner (1st Silver Age)(#4)

Super Skrull (#18)

Adam Warlock (#67)

The Watcher (#13)

Yancy Street and the YS Gang (#20)

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