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thomassp74 Says:
Fantastic Four #21 (v1) : Gotta agree with you. A purple Klansman. The "H" on the forehead makes it. haha

What happened to Reed and Johnny's faces on the splash page? Hatred apparently makes you ugly.

Do the FF have to replace their ICBM every time they use it?

The story finishes with a comment about racial equality, but other than one lonely jazz musician, every single resident of New York City to this point has been white. Even people from India are white.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Strange Tales #115a (v1) : Smart move putting Sandman in a regular ol' bars-on-the-window jail cell.

Didn't see that switcheroo coming a mile away. Lame. Is everyone in NYC a tailor? I wanted Sandman to beat Torch after that.

Sand doesn't turn to mud, Stan.

Wait! Heat gives Johnny super strength?! ANd now he's a judo and karate master? God I hate these Torch solo stories. If Torch spun him dry, why couldn't Sandy use his powers?

At least I got some Dr. Strange out of it.
 
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TStarnes Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #7 (v1) : **psst***...umm, he can't hear you, hes not real.. :)
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #7 (v1) : No offense, Spidey. I criticize cause I love ya, bud.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #7 (v1) : Vulture's the most dangerous foe known to man? C'mon Stan...they can't all be the most dangerous. Especially not an old man whose only power is that he flies.

Losing one week's payroll would put Jameson out of business? He's turned into Milburn Drysdale this issue. haha

I completely understand Peter keeping his secret identity for the sake of Aunt May, but he causes some of his own problems with Flash and Jameson. He could always sell pix to a rival newspaper, and he could beat the hell out of Flash, using on a portion of his strength and claiming to be a master of judo. Everyone else in the city seems to be, even if they've never used it in a single comic panel before announcing it to an unsuspecting villain.

Why doesn't Peter ever use "I'm going to go get pix of Spider-Man in action" as an excuse for taking off? I thought he was a budding genius.

Best panel in the book was JJJ with his mouth webbed. I would have done that from the beginning.

I was just thinking that Petey should go after Betty when the end of the book came and it felt completely out of character for him. When did he turn into Don Juan? Hope they do get together though.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Avengers #2 (v1) : Hulk: "Well, now that the gang's all here, what do we do? I ain't in the mood to play spin the bottle." Iron Man: "Even when there is no task before us, we still meet regularly to get to know each other better."
Wasp: "I'd like to get to know that adorable Thor better." (and later) "Look! An intruder is coming! Hmmm...he's not bad looking."

I love what Stan has given us, but was he really the only writer that Marvel could find?
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales of Suspense #47 (v1) : Ugh...On *his* skin. Anal-retentive man strikes!
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Journey into Mystery #98a (v1) : In the time it took for the doctor to die from a snake bite, the Cobra figure out his powers, crafted a villain costume, created a ton of weapons, and commandeered a plane?

Thor can lift buildings but can't get out of a rope?

This is about the fourth or fifth time that a character has changed to his alter ego to get out of binding. How about a new idea once in a while Stan?

I like the Cobra, but he doesn't seem like an appropriate villain for Thor. Maybe Spider-Man. Or Cap or Daredevil later on.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #6 (v1) : Again with the "as if it were cardboard" simile. There are other light-weight, fragile things out there Stan.

What I learned:
Dinosaurs were bulletproof and could crush a present-day tank.
The US is littered with old, abandoned castles and Spanish forts.

I've always loved the Lizard, bu this story is a little too hokey. It's probably the weakest Spidey story so far in my opinion.

On a non-Spidey note--looking through the ads in the old issues...I never realized how popular stamp collecting apparently was int he 60s. Life must have been pretty boring back then. No wonder these cheesy stories floored everyone.
 
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fragsel Says:
Tales of Suspense #56a (v1) : Why does Unicorn talk to Iron Man like he knew that he's Tony? Stan, you blew it again!
 
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TStarnes Says:
Daredevil #26 (v1) : Its the Axis of Suck.
 
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Redsvetz Says:
Daredevil #26 (v1) : Leap Frog, Stilt-Man, and The Evil Landlord--Who could ask for more!?!
 
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Xythe Says:
Strange Tales #136a (v1) : Am I correct in thinking that's the first black person in the order? Or have I just not noticed before.
 
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Redsvetz Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #44 (v1) : Mary Jane and her "hipper than thou" 60s vernacular...makes me wanna punch yo momma!
 
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zweineuf Says:
Journey into Mystery #93 (v1) : Dr. Blake's dilemma with Mjolnir at the bottom of the river was surprisingly effective ... the frail man must dive, risking death in an all-or-nothing gambit with the fate of the world at stake ... a real stand-out moment in an otherwise blah issue.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales to Astonish #49 (v1) : And it's uncharacteristic for these books to be contradictory. hahaha

Also, is Christian Dior the only fashion designer that Stan knows? This is, I think, the fourth issue that has mentioned him in reference to clothing. Stan seems to find ideas, comparisons, and metaphors and use them over and over. And over.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
X-Men #2 (v1) : Vanisher: My vote for the worst costume in the Marvel Universe thus far.

First Prof. X can fly a plane mentally, with telepathy (?). Now he can project movies on a wall mentally?

At what point does Henry McCoy become a genius, because he seems dumber than Ben Grimm so far.

"Call the cops! Even jail would be better than those corny puns of yours!" Couldn't agree more Stan.
 
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TStarnes Says:
Tales to Astonish #49 (v1) : I have never been able to understand the reasoning behind what happens to Pym when he changes size....it is really contradictory at times.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales to Astonish #49 (v1) : It's a little green Ben Franklin! haha

Why would Pym's reflexes be "sharper than ever" when he's big? And shouldn't he have normal strength since he does as Ant-Man?
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales of Suspense #47 (v1) : Interesting to finally see that the Melter dissolves iron rather than melting it. It always bugged me that Tony could have liquid iron on him skin and not get burned.
 
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TStarnes Says:
Strange Tales #114a (v1) : He didn't make an appearance.....thats not Cap...
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Strange Tales #114a (v1) : Wish they hadn't used the whole "don't give away the twist ending" angle. For one thing, Stevie Wonder could have seen it coming, and two, it took away any potential element of surprise.

Never realized that silver age "Cap" made an appearance before Avengers 4.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales to Astonish #47 (v1) : Took 80 issues for a black person, any black person (other than natives) to appear in the Marvel Universe. And of course he's a jazz musician. haha
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales to Astonish #48 (v1) : I agree with both of you. Lame costume, but I've always liked Porky for some reason. Not sure I like him being able to fly though.

Man, Pym's got a huge guest room behind his lab.

I can suspend disbelief enough to accept Ant-Man communicating with the ants and giving them orders, but now they're intelligent and carrying on conversations with Wasp?

Wasp is the best female character in the Marvel stable up to this point, and still one of the best to this day in my opinion.

Maybe Janet should try being forward and letting Henry know how she feels. haha
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales to Astonish #47 (v1) : I actually felt bad about Korr myself. Snake too though in a Wiley Coyote kind of way.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales of Suspense #46 (v1) : Not a great story, but finally another armored villain. I never realized that Pepper was so unlikable.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Journey into Mystery #97a (v1) : Main story didn't do a lot for me, but I liked the Tales of Asgard segment. Stan is much better at narration than dialog, and it introduced several future characters from the Thor universe such as Ymir and Surtur. I wonder how much of this is from mythology and how much is just Marvel?
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Fantastic Four #19 (v1) : Not too bad, but why would a pharaoh wear Speedos? haha
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Strange Tales #113 (v1) : Wonder what will happen if I leave my shovel out in the lightning?
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales to Astonish #47 (v1) : Ant-Man's getting a little better since adding Wasp. I like her, even if she does fall in love with someone every issue.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales of Suspense #45 (v1) : "Our bullets are turning to snowflakes."
 
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Lister Says:
Daredevil #12 (v1) : Romita's artwork is the only bright spot in this issue. How did this series ever survive?
 
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zweineuf Says:
Fantastic Four #14 (v1) : In this issue, they make a point of the Puppet Master donning a lead suit when he carves his radioactive clay, and treating his poppets with lead paint, all ostensibly to protect himself from the dangers of radiation. He even dons the lead suit when he has to quickly create a doll to save himself from an attacking octopus.
This is the first instance, 51 issues into the order, that I can recall of radioactivity being shown to have harmful effects, and even then he never explicitly says why he wears the lead suit; we are left to infer it. Perhaps the people of the 60s were finally starting to get it. Now if they would only stop smothering poor Johnny in asbestos.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Avengers #1 (v1) : I hate that damn teen brigade. And how can Stan's writing start to improve with FF and Spidey but still be as hokey as ever on this?
 
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TStarnes Says:
Fantastic Four #1a Annual : Yep, it really has grown that fast.

Also, at least in the early issues, what the torch can't do is - be interesting.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Fantastic Four #1a Annual : Thing: "This is like a corny scene from some old Frankenstein movie!" Stan seems to be in on the joke. I'm also liking the way he makes characters joke about Reed and Pym and such always making speeches, explaining what they're doing.

So far, this is the best FF or Namor story I've read. My favorite Kirby art thus far too.

Two billion people in 1963? Has the earth's population really almost tripled in less than fifty years?

A flaming stethoscope? Is there anything Torch can't do? ;)
 
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Redsvetz Says:
Fantastic Four #60 (v1) : Gotta agree with imeco. There was a lot of build up to a weak ending. Kinda like ol' Stan suddenly just got tired of writing and ended it.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Strange Tales #112 (v1) : At this point do they really need an editor's note to tell the readers that Sue is the Invisible Girl and a member of the FF?

Seems like Stan is already recycling ideas...media personality blasting Torch? Can you say JJJ and Spidey?

Crazy thing is the guy's right. Torch is a glory hound.

"The atomic pile will explode a split-instant from now" so I'll continue talking for six lines of dialog.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #5 (v1) : I agree, Shark. I still think that Doom is Marvel's best villain.

Spider-wave transmitter. haha One of my favorite things about the Spidey stories so far is that he's not fighting throwaway villains like the other heroes have been. Every issue has had a keeper.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
X-Men #1 (v1) : Slim Summers? haha
 
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