THE DAILY FANTASTIC

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FF #100:

WOW DRAGON-MAN

FF #100:
But is it a Fantasti-Camel?

FF #100:

But is it a Fantasti-Camel?

FF #100:
Introducing: Ball of Yarn Reed.

FF #100:

Introducing: Ball of Yarn Reed.

FF #100:

So the Fantastic Four see androids that are identical to their greatest villains: y’know, just like how four issues ago, they fought androids that were identical to themselves.

So obviously, instead of suspecting the Thinker, they instantly suspect Puppet Master, who has ABSOLUTELY NO AFFILIATION WITH ROBOTS (he builds models that he uses to control the real people). The gang never considers the Mad Thinker, nor does the Mad Thinker actually do anything, as apparently Puppet Master now can build androids.

Guys, I don’t get this issue at all.

FF #100:
Here’s a team-up we’ve actually seen before, in issue 28: the Mad Thinker and ol’ Charlie McCarthy himself, the Puppet Master.
They actually make a great pair, because they’re both backseat villains who focus on planning rather than action. 
But I don’t understand why being on a team will stop people from calling the Mad Thinker by his name, or why he has a problem with his name.

FF #100:

Here’s a team-up we’ve actually seen before, in issue 28: the Mad Thinker and ol’ Charlie McCarthy himself, the Puppet Master.

They actually make a great pair, because they’re both backseat villains who focus on planning rather than action. 

But I don’t understand why being on a team will stop people from calling the Mad Thinker by his name, or why he has a problem with his name.

FF #100:
Dr. Doom would really appreciate it if you respected his choice of appositives.

FF #100:

Dr. Doom would really appreciate it if you respected his choice of appositives.

FF #100:
Intriguingly enough, this is the first real appearance of Kang the Conqueror in a Fantastic Four comic (save for his time spent as King Rama-Tut and one panel of the wedding special).
Of course, in the wedding special, Kang was taken down by the other Marvel superheroes. But for whatever reason, the FF seem super familiar with him and completely unsurprised that he’s no longer a pharaoh.
Anyway, so that’s an example of “not good writing.” 

FF #100:

Intriguingly enough, this is the first real appearance of Kang the Conqueror in a Fantastic Four comic (save for his time spent as King Rama-Tut and one panel of the wedding special).

Of course, in the wedding special, Kang was taken down by the other Marvel superheroes. But for whatever reason, the FF seem super familiar with him and completely unsurprised that he’s no longer a pharaoh.

Anyway, so that’s an example of “not good writing.” 

FF #100:
“Yes, it is I who have done it!” is probably the worst line of dialogue Stan Lee has ever written.

FF #100:

Yes, it is who have done it!” is probably the worst line of dialogue Stan Lee has ever written.

FF #100:
Kept you waiting, didn’t I?
Anyway, here it is: Stan and Jack’s 100th (or technically 106th, because there were annuals) issue of the Fantastic Four!
"Villains, villains, villains!" they claimed. They aren’t wrong: this issue features a lot of villains. It also features almost no plot and a complete disregard for several key facts about said "villains, villains, villains."
In other words, this cover looks cool, but this issue is terrible.`

FF #100:

Kept you waiting, didn’t I?

Anyway, here it is: Stan and Jack’s 100th (or technically 106th, because there were annuals) issue of the Fantastic Four!

"Villains, villains, villains!" they claimed. They aren’t wrong: this issue features a lot of villains. It also features almost no plot and a complete disregard for several key facts about said "villains, villains, villains."

In other words, this cover looks cool, but this issue is terrible.`