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Jason’s Vault – Fantastic Four #348

In connection to my review on FF #1 and Fear Itself #1 (the variant cover), I am recommending Fantastic Four #348.  Like many Fantastic Four stories, the plot leaves something to be desired.  It involves a rogue Skrull trying to find an egg so that when it hatches the creature will bond to it’s new mommy and she can assassinate the Skrull Empress for whom the egg was originally inteded.  Told you, stupid plot.  What is cool is that it involves one of the first re-imaginings of a super team.  When the original Fantastic Four are held captive, four new heroes come together to become a new Fantastic Four.  Of course, these four heroes happen to be the most popular heroes of the time (1991) – Wolverine, Spider-man, the gray Hulk, and Ghost Rider.  It’s fun to consider such a team-up and I’m sure many of you may have unknowingly constructed this very team (likely substituting the green Hulk for the gray ) in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.

So, in a time where Spider-man and Thing are on both the Avengers and FF, Wolverine is on the Avengers and any team starting with an X, and Ghost Rider is who-knows-where, it might be fun to read a comic where the reimagining of a classic Marvel team originated.

I've been a comic nerd since Spider-man and his Amazing Friends and the Super Friends. So someone please explain to me, when did Aquaman become so cool? Also, why isn't She-Hulk in more media?

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