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thomassp74 Says:
Fantastic Four #17 (v1) : Why must almost every issue spend two or three pages recounting the previous story or, even worse, repeating the origin story ad nauseum? Maybe I'm cranky, but I'm also sick of all the editor's notes explaining the character's powers. If readers haven't caught on by now, then they're idiot. Okay, rant over. haha

Sonar heat waves?

Did like some bits of humor though: Reed telling Ben and Johnny to quit trading love letters, Ben falling in the manhole. The ping pong ball gun was taking the joking a bit too far though IMO.

As much as I complain about Stan's scientific "knowledge," I'm perfectly fine with a "strange grappler ray" pulling Alicia to him. Just don't try to explain how it works and you'll be better off Stan.

First use of the term "sanctum sanctorum."

Flame images of other people who aren't on fire? My vote for most ridiculous thing yet.

Sue's biggest weapon is turning invisible and tripping people.

All of a sudden Reed's one of the world's greatest judo experts?!? Where did that come from?
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Journey into Mystery #95 (v1) : Don Blake invented an android? Stan Lee must have some kind of scientist fetish. Every one of his characters is a genius.

Why would Blake invent an android that was stronger than Thor? Twisting all the knobs at once causes an explosion? That makes perfect sense.

Totally ridiculous story.
 
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TStarnes Says:
Fantastic Four #16 (v1) : I am going to say few to none.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Fantastic Four #16 (v1) : Why is Ben's strength reduced ten times when he's shrunk, but Antman keeps his?

"Might as well turn visible again" ?!? How stupid is Sue?

ANOTHER woman falls in love with a character after first meeting?! I wonder if any females read these books back then.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Strange Tales #111a (v1) : Wonder how easy it is to find a castle right outside of NYC nowadays?
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Fantastic Four #15 (v1) : This whole issue was preposterous.
 
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TStarnes Says:
Tales of Suspense #43 (v1) : Actually, I think he did.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales of Suspense #43 (v1) : Stark can build Iron Man's armor from scratch overnight? No wonder there are so many damn action figures.

He uses clippers to dig a tunnel?

Wait! Now Kala's in love with Iron Man? Did Stan Lee write any of Marvel's romance comics?
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #3 (v1) : Agreed. One of the best stories so far.
 
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Redsvetz Says:
Strange Tales #153a (v1) : The Fury story reads like an issue of G.I. Joe.
 
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Redsvetz Says:
Strange Tales #2 Annual : As far as The Torch's solo stories go, this one is surprisingly tolerable.
 
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Xythe Says:
Avengers #18 (v1) : Enough with the robots already.
 
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Xythe Says:
Daredevil #9 (v1) : Daredevil does definatly need someone good to fight sooner rather than later.
 
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Kez Says:
Incredible Hulk #128 (v1) : I'm not too keen on Trimpe's art in these Hulk comics.
 
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Kez Says:
Incredible Hulk #127 (v1) : This issue started out quite lame, but it actually turned out to be pretty good.
 
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Kez Says:
Incredible Hulk #127 (v1) : Hahaha, in the first panel he talks about wearing borrowed Levis, which are definitely coloured blue... 2 frames later they're purple.

Those crazy gamma rays.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Journey into Mystery #94 (v1) : I enjoyed Sinnott's art, but that story was pretty lame.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Journey into Mystery #94 (v1) : What I learned:
A hit on the back of the head can change someone from good to bad.
Thor can beat up Odin. (?)
The Norse gods built the pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, the leaning tower of Pisa, the Empire State building, etc. in 1963.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Strange Tales #110a (v1) : Couldn't agree more. Four stars for Strange and two for Torch equal a three star average.

"two almost unbeatable criminals who together are the most dangerous combination he has ever battled!" Every issue is the most dangerous. Are you telling me that the Wizard and Paste Pot Pete are more dangerous than Dr. Doom and Namor teaming up? C'mon Stan.

Wouldn't compressed oxygen cause Torch to flame even more? Paste Pot Pete: "Do you always have to make a speech when you do something?" That's my philosophy on all of these early comics. haha

Johnny: "I'll shoot myself." No drugs and can't talk bad about authority figures, but I guess teen suicide jokes weren't on the radar for the comics code in 1963.

Liked the storytelling in the Strange story because it was more narration than dialog.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales of Suspense #42 (v1) : I'm glad they eventually got rid of Iron Man's "accessory belt." Too Batman.

Iron Man swinging on a rope just doesn't look right.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales to Astonish #44 (v1) : You all beat me to it.

Why didn't Pym give himself wings? And antennae for that matter, so he wouldn't be dependent upon a helmet.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Strange Tales #109 (v1) : Me thinks Torch overstepped his bounds by lighting the guys yard on fire and threatening to imprison him for trying to keep people from trespassing on his property.

"I'm going to pull every peroxide hair our of your head!" I love it.

Glad to see black magic making an appearance in the old MU.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Journey into Mystery #93 (v1) : What I learned:
In 1963 the Soviet flag is flew in Peking.
You can immunize yourself against radiation.
All of a sudden, Thor can produce lightning bolts without his hammer.
Radioactivity can hypnotize people.

Wow, the Chinese navy took the long way around to sail from China to New York.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales of Suspense #41 (v1) : Iron man can run on two dry cell batteries?

It's a little odd seeing the name Doctor Strange like that.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales to Astonish #43 (v1) : Why didn't Weems just use his gadget to reduce his own age and go back to work? That would have made a lot more sense.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Fantastic Four #14 (v1) : The three guys lie around while Sue does some house cleaning. She IS useful after all. No sexism from Stan there. Hahaha
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Journey into Mystery #92 (v1) : Why did Thor have to tape his hammer to the table before throwing it? Couldn't he have just thrown the table?

Sinnott has drawn the best looking Thor yet.

Can Thor fly without the hammer while in Asgard?

What I learned: Mjolnir in particular isn't the key to Thor's power. Any old hammer will do. Can you imagine the power he would have inside a Home Depot?
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales of Suspense #40 (v1) : Haha Nice call fragsel.

"Tony Stark has left the gay party for a most unusual date with...an electric cord!" Maybe I'm immature, but that made me chuckle.

Why does Iron Man need suction cups on his palms in order for his boot jets to work?

What I learned:
Gold isn't nearly as frightening as gray.
In the Swinging Sixties our army rode around on roller skates. That's how Vietnam beat us....we couldn't skate in the jungle.

"Leave it to a woman to figure out an attractive appearance!" In Stan and friends' minds, a female character has finally proven useful.

State police would be breaking the law if they went into Granville? Looks like Stan's civic knowledge is as impressive as his scientific know how.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales to Astonish #42 (v1) : Is EVERY issue going to begin in the present for a page or two and then go to a flashback? How about some literary device variety?

Radiation traveling through microphones? In the form of "a tiny stream of electrified particle--ionized atoms?"

I did like the fact that people went to buy dog food--for themselves. haha
 
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juanito Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #20 (v1) : "I can give you the power of a scorpion for instance. Your body will become more powerful than spider-man's! But I don't know how it will effect your brain!" - "Who cares? I'm getting $10.000 also for my part in this..."
Yes, that's the spirit!
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Fantastic Four #13 (v1) : "I recently explored an American meteor crater in Arizona, to satisfy myself!" Reed, you dirty boy. haha

Okay, on page 16 the Red Ghost freezes Torch and Torch comes to save him? If I wasn't too lazy and fifty years too late I'd try for a No-Prize. haha

For the love of god, will somebody please tell Stan that people are not magnetic?

Why would Red Ghost brag about being more powerful then the FF and then a couple panels later grab Sue and run away from them?

Whoa!! You can make a jet engine from a tube and fire? I've got a project now.

This Red Scare shtick is getting to be too much... Reed: "Ben, nobody is strong enough to defeat a free people! Don't ever forget that!"
Sue: "I would take my chances with them, rather than the Red Ghost, for they are like the communist masses, innocently enslaved by their evil leaders!"
Okay, enough already.

Way to steal Neal Armstrong's thunder, FF. haha
 
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fragsel Says:
Tales of Suspense #53a (v1) : What can i say: 60% of my knowledge about USA's current events comes from Daily Show
 
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TStarnes Says:
Tales of Suspense #53a (v1) : Not sure I understood that comment.
 
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Redsvetz Says:
Tales of Suspense #53a (v1) : I see we have some Bush fans on the site!
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #2a (v1) : So let me get this straight....there are holes all around the "resisto-glass enclosure" to get the air OUT of it and keep more from getting IN?
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #2a (v1) : The Vulture can fly because of harnessed magnetic power? Has Stan Lee ever taken a science class?
 
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fragsel Says:
Tales of Suspense #53a (v1) : "Fool me once, shame on shame on you. Fool me You can't get fooled again."
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Strange Tales #108a (v1) : A pair of flaming scissors? Seriously? Smoke ring lassos? Really?
"If crooks weren't stupid, they wouldn't be crooks!" Did he really say that?

Must be pretty tricky to smuggle a shovel into a prison cell.

"I can tell the age of the picture from its style! It's about a million years old!"

Fire hydrants extinguish Torch's flame, but last issue he was submerged in the ocean and came out flaming.
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales to Astonish #41 (v1) : I think ol' Stan was on a first name basis with the bottom of that barrel at times. haha
 
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thomassp74 Says:
Tales of Suspense #39a (v1) : One of the better stories so far. Surprised by the level of racism in the portrayal of the bad guys.
 
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