Fantastic Four #219
Issue(s): Fantastic Four #219
Of course, starting out with a Captain Barracuda story probably isn't the way to win people over. Barracuda steals Namor's horn and summons Giganto to attack New York (along with other, smaller sea creatures).
Fortunately Reed has a sonic-gun that is "like a portable Moog synthesizer". Now that's super-tech i can believe in. The gun can counteract the sound of the horn.
Barracuda is correctly depicted as someone who's not very practical. Given the opportunity to loot a bank and run, he instead fires his crew and starts ranting about taking over the world.
Silly story, but i liked Sienkiewicz's art quite a bit.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Pushed forward in publication time a bit to make room for a stretch of Marvel Two-In-Ones where the Thing is not dating Alicia.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showCaptain Barracuda, Giganto (Whale Man), Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Sub-Mariner, Thing
Doug Moench stated years later that he really couldn't handle this title and was never comfortable on it.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | September 10, 2011 10:54 PM
Jim Shooter was originally announced as regular FF writer after Archie Goodwin chose editorship of Epic instead, but I guess Shooter was just too busy for this after all.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | July 15, 2012 7:01 PM
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