Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Comics Rant: Fantastic Four #192

Fantastic Four #192
Plot By Len Wein
Script By Roger Slifer
Pencils By George Perez
Inks By Joe Sinnott
Colors By Glynis Wein

Now that the spectacle and the crowds of New York Comic Con is over, I can now get back to what I do best(Worst?). Review Bronze Age Marvel Comics. I’d do some DC stuff but it’s mostly the drizzling shits from that era. No wonder so many people wanted to make theirs (Mine?) Marvel. It’s some of the best stuff that Marvel was putting out. I feel that DC may have had the better artist, but Marvel had way better storytellers. You know it’s true. So anyway, I’m just gonna jump into my rant for Fantastic Four #192.

So the Fantastic Four have broken up. People are sad. Reed Richards is said to be taking pills to cope. But hey, screw him. It was the loss of his stretching power that made him make up his mind and disband the FF. For one of the smartest guys on the planet, Reed does seem to be pretty short sighted. I bet he didn’t foresee Marvel cancelling the Fantastic Four by Marvel forty years later just because Marvel wanted to stick it thumb in Fox’s studios eyes. But that’s for another post.

So when super teams break up, what do you do? Why, go your own way and try to make it on your own as an individual.  So get used to a few rants that have Marvel’s first family broken up and having separate adventures before just say “Screw it.” and getting back together. This issue has the Human Torch going to the Midwest to take his mind off the FF breaking up and hanging with his best (and only) friend, Wyatt Wingfoot. Oh, and to partake in a car race.

Yup, folks. Guy who can start a fire in his sleep is driving in a circle with car that have fuel that can go up in any minute. Smart. That’s just the place where I’d like to hangout. Hell, bring the whole family. Which the whole damn town ends up doing. So Johnny goes into the race tried for the win with a girl he keeps flirting with. But in common Marvel Magazine fashion a bad guy shows up to capture Johnny Storm. The bad guy in question is the Texas Twister, who was last seen in  the Fantastic Four mag with the Frightful Four.

So this ends with Twister uhmm Twisting. Then the Human Torch um, Spin Torches around the Texas Twister and sends him flying. When all the people from the town and race show up and Texas Twister takes his Texas drawl and gets out of dodge. Wait, if you’re the bad guy with tons of power and no regard for innocent people, why’d you run? Texas Twister seems a little slow on the uptake if you ask me. But you didn’t. But hey, you’re reading my rant, so screw you. Anyway, Johnny stays on in the town and then we get a small clip of next issue where The Thing is trying to file his taxes. Sounds like fun. So come back next week, for The Thing trying to pick up that goofy ass yellow #2 pencil. It’ll be….something.

-Tash Moore

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