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Avengers/JLA #4 of 4

October 7, 2013

Avengers.JLA 4 of 4Kurt Busiek // George Pérez
December 2003

The crossover ends as it must: in an enormous brawl of punching & zapping. Still, the mag’s creative duo amazingly avoid even a whiff of the corporate avarice that must underpin this mini. The grand scope & casual confidence prove a good capstone to the super-teamwork dynamic that defines the Avengers run of Busiek & Pérez et al. Think of it as a victory lap AWA an impressive work of fan-service.

last issue: JLA/Avengers #3 of 4

also indexed for Dec. ’03
Alias #27
New X-Men #148

The Fantastic Four #20

April 18, 2010

Stan Lee // Jack Kirby
November 1963

Breathless pacing lifts a conventional yarn into v.g. territory. Radiation gives a surly scientist control over inorganic matter, turning him into a standard megalomaniac. Tho’ he cages Manhattan Island in glass, he’s no match for Reed & the gang (+ an assist from the Yancy Street punks!)

last issue: The Fantastic Four #19
next issue: The Fantastic Four #21

also indexed for Nov. ’63
The Amazing Spider-Man #6
The Avengers #2
Journey into Mystery #98
Strange Tales #114: Dr. Strange
Tales of Suspense #47: Iron Man
The X-Men #2