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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?
As he later reveals, he had the 'foresight' to create a puppet 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