November 23, 2012 - Beat to the throat.
As great as Magnus feels
FF is much better.
Back to its old ways.
Much to be said for this comic. It really feels like it's on the precipice of greatness, again. With one tiny issue. One throw away. But it's one turn that really gets back to the origins of the comic - and that was always what made it great.
The comic flashes back to a kidnapping and coming together of robot kidnappers and Magnus - who take Leeja, and ask for a peaceful accord of the old robot ways with freewills.
The comic really felt like the old Mutant vs. human argument of much of the strongest X-Men comics - a theme that I hadn't felt in a comic for a long time.
This direction - along with the Birthquake - had a CHANCE of turning the line around.
A classic end to conflict
This ends the first SUPER-iconic Fantastic Four comic story, closing the door on the start of the Silver Era. The real consequences through the comics start here.
Even the staging of the comic - ending part of the way through, and then moving onto mediocre concerns - comparatively - very modern - and quite realistic.
Lee and Kirby are truly carving out a brilliant place - not just for the FF - but Alicia, Galactus, and the recently introduced Silver Surfer.
Doubt escalates. Fears, and insecurities - that seemed trite in the beginning of the era. What problems COULD Superman really have? Even Sue and Reed start struggling - a little bit - with their marriage vows in the comic.