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The Fantastic Four #354

July 13, 2013

Fantastic Four 354Walt Simonson
July 1991
*****
The team erases the records of the MU before it’s interdicted by a temporal agency (a la Anti-Monitor!). Simonson adds his comic-surreal touch by engineering the team’s escape aboard a transdimensional locomotive! An imaginative finale to a marvelous run that’s stressed adventure over crimefighting.
[last issue: The Fantastic Four #353]
[next issue: The Fantastic Four #355]

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The Fantastic Four #353

July 12, 2013

Fantastic Four 353Walt Simonson
June 1991
*****
Walt’s found his groove. The Four have been detained by an omniversal bureaucracy that polices spacetime for continuity infractions—like #337-41! A preposterous SF idea, it epitomizes the sense of fun that Simonson has brought to his FF run. Even his art—like the Thing’s extra-rocky hide—sizzles.
[last issue: The Fantastic Four #352]
[next issue: The Fantastic Four #354]

The Fantastic Four #352

July 11, 2013

Fantastic Four 352Walt Simonson
May 1991
*****
An ingenious issue of SF comics! While the team escapes from Doom’s traps, Mr F duels the Doc across a half-hour of time-jumps. The issue’s time-coded so readers can follow the action linearly or hop achronologically with the combat. Even the cover, a flashback to #350, is a panel in the story!
[continued from The Fantastic Four #350]
[last issue: The Fantastic Four #351]
[next issue: The Fantastic Four #353]

The Fantastic Four #346

July 6, 2013

Fantastic Four 346Walt Simonson
November 1990
****
The 4+1, sans powers (except for a Thing exosuit), help a GI squad survive a time-displaced isle. Simonson’s signature is a stylized dinosaur, so it’s no surprise he revels in this 2-issue adventure. But he takes time to enrich the romance btw Ben & She-Thing, who proposes staying in the Cretaceous.
[last issue: The Fantastic Four #345]
[next issue: The Fantastic Four #347]