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3080: Fantastic Four #190 (v1)

" The Way it Was "
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Fantastic Four #190 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Marv Wolfman
Pencilers: Sal Buscema
Inkers: Tony DeZuniga
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Marv Wolfman
Cover Date: January 1978
Release Date: October 1977
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.35
Times Read: 154                 Times Rated: 96
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Issue Blurb
Ben reminisces about his long history with the Fantastic Four and laments their break up.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Thing
The Thing last appeared in Fantastic Four #188 (v1). The Thing next appears in Nova #13 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Alicia Masters
Alicia Masters last appeared in Fantastic Four #184 (v1). Alicia Masters next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #37.
Group Appearances
Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four last appeared in Fantastic Four #188 (v1). Fantastic Four next appears in Marvel Team-Up #61 (v1).
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Issue Notes

Issue Notes

The majority of this issue is flashback.

The previous issue of Fantastic Four, issue #189, is a straight reprint issue and has been skipped.
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Issue Review
   July 16, 2015
Pointless flashback issue. Ben details various times the FF have broken up. Narrative jumps around, half-telling various incidents. Rewarding only if you know the original stories. 4/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2013-04-30 07:43:32  
  -No George Perez, no new story: ouch! I'll give it ** for not using the old art, even if it is ol' "weird mouth" Sal.  

  Calthor Says:    
  2013-05-17 08:15:20  
  Not using the old art is a plus, but for a collection of flashbacks, this is just boring and disjointed.  

  JWC Says:    
  2013-07-31 21:34:22  
  As flashback issues go, I thought that this was a pretty good one.  

  Drax Says:    
  2014-02-20 10:50:40  
  This title is really getting hit hard by the Dreaded Deadline Doom: out of the last twelve issue there has been two straight reprints and one clip-show. It's time Shooter straighten up the bullpen.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-04-01 12:32:45  
  A reprint issue followed by a recap issue, I was so ticked off when these came out.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2016-01-24 20:19:03  
  2 in a row... marvel is slipping.  

  Trentus Says:    
  2016-03-07 16:06:14  
  Barring the reprints & this "special album" issues, I'd dare say this has been the best of FF since their beginning. Intertwining complex stories, development of Sue & just generally being the FF I remember  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2016-04-30 15:42:09  

  Durango55 Says:    
  2017-01-26 13:40:31  
  I think the FF had more reprint issues than any other major Marvel title in the mid -70's: FF #154, FF #180, FF#189. That's more than one a year for three consecutive years.  

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   March 9, 2018 glyph65 Changed blurb for this issue.
   July 16, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   March 26, 2014 Spider-Borg Changed comic details.
   February 20, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Thing.
   February 20, 2014 Drax Added Fantastic Four to the issue.
   December 11, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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