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Posts made in January 1st, 2013

FANTASTIC FOUR 138-139

These two issues featured the return of Miracle Man in a zzzzzzz.  It really doesn’t matter.  The truly interesting thing about these two issues is how utterly depressing they are.  I’m not a huge fan of the Gerry Conway run on this title, and the fact that it comes pretty much right on the heels of Stan Lee’s run only accentuates the negatives here.  The story begins with Wyatt Wingfoot returning to invite the FF to his graduation, but Reed is too consumed with his own broken marriage to go.  Then Jonny Storm is concerned about how his hair looks and his own insecurity about not having graduated college (because he was so busy being Human Torch).  What a pair of self-consumed, miserable wretches.  They aren’t even really happy for Wyatt—Wyatt gives Torch a hug, and Johnny whines that the hug hurts his back.

Truly, the team seems like a bunch of tools.

Meanwhile, Alicia looks like she’s getting ready to walk out on Ben for the same reason Sue left Reed.

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…And back at the ranch, Franklin Richards is making things float again.
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If you were to have first jumped into this book with these issues, you wouldn’t have stuck around.

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Mystery Panel!

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This is a very, very hard one. Know what it’s from? For the answer, hit “next.”

Hint: It’s Frank Miller.

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Frank Miller, The Dark Knight Strikes Again #2

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 490,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 9 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

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