Fantastic Four #334-336 (1989-1990): Acts of Vengeance

Walt Simonson begins his run with the Acts of Vengeance tie-in, where the FF fight a whole bunchy of lame-os.

The team is brought to D.C. to testify before Congress about the new Superhero Registration Act that Loki’s Acts of Vengeance is designed to promote.  Not to be confused with the The Mutant Registration Act, which already has been enacted.  And of course this happens…

The team takes down villains like Constrictor–who they haven’t even heard of (nice, funny touch!)…

…Flying Tiger, and Shocker, Captain America and Thor have a brief cameo, but mostly these issues are a lot of talking to Congress and distinguishing mutants (who seem to be okay to require registration) and non-mutant heroes (who don’t).

And there’s this truly gross scene where Reed dino-fies himself.

Creators: Walt Simonson, Rich Buckler (#334-335) and Ron Lim (#336)
Grade: C+

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