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Monday, 7 March 2016
LOOPY LAPSES IN LOGIC - FANTASTIC FOUR #8...
Okay, so you all know the story. The PUPPET MASTER
lures The THING into his clutches via one of his radioactive clay
figures, and is then surprised to find that SUSAN STORM has also
turned up in his lair, having invisibly followed Ben there to see
where he was going in his trance-like state.
Noticing that his step-daughter ALICIA bears an uncanny
resemblance to Sue, he gets her to impersonate The INVISIBLE
GIRL and then sends her back to the BAXTER BUILDING with
Ben - as a "little prank" he says - but why? What does it achieve,
other than to send his step-daughter into possible danger?
of Sue, so why not just put her under his control and send her
back to the Baxter Building with Ben? In fact, why even bother
do that? Why didn't he just put all four of them under his power
and have the FF come to his apartment, where he could destroy
them at his leisure? Or just have them 'top' themselves in
their skyscraper headquarters?
H'mm, one thing's for sure. I'm either giving the matter
too much thought, or STAN and JACK didn't give it enough.
Which do you think it's likely to be? (Be gentle with me.)
Posted by Kid at Monday, March 07, 2016