|I want that gun. It looks like fun.|
So, wait...Reed has a smoke gun that shoots the words "The Fantastic Four" in MASSIVE letters into the sky to summon his allies? How? I understand sending up a signal, like a signal flare, but a signal smoke message? I always wonder in super hero comics why some genius scientists like Reed Richards or Tony Stark don't share most of their intel. Or at least some of the more practical things (admittedly, Stark is pretty good about that, but he's also an idiot most of the time). Something like this is incredibly useful, and yet I've never seen it used hence!
|"Society friend"? Can I have an anti-society friend, or maybe a laundry friend?|
|"I cannot delay" says the guy who should be talkin' wit a New York accent, you know?|
Ack. I mean the dialogue makes sense given the situation, but it neither matches how I'm used to it nor what we'll see later. He'll start talking normal soon, I swear. For now, though, his intro scenes are fine. he manages to show off super strength twice while also giving us the sense that the police are not at all equipped to handle the situation. This scene also gives credence to the idea that the Thing is the alien everyong is crying about.
|Feelin' the heat, Johnny? *proceeds to smash head into wall for stupid pun*|
Our introduction to the Human Torch is the most exciting of the bunch as he's pursued by a nuclear missile. Okay...what? I actually find it stranger that they would just automatically decide to nuke the guy. Nobody wanted to nuke Namor in his first appearance, I think. Maybe it's because this isn't the original Human Torch. Then again, I'd love for them to try and nuke Wonder Man.
|Ah, that's what Fan4stic was missing. Reed and Ben smoking cigars. Got it.|
|Ben's transformation eerily resembles Lex Luthor from Miller's The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Ew.|
|Shut up, Reed, you're not funny.|
|Kind of a let down reveal, to be honest. Only gets the bottom corner of a page to himself, poor guy.|
|"Haw haw" he says. What a phony laugh, mister. Shame.|
|What, did the Mole Man have access to Satan's demons or something? Sheesh.|