Two Guys Talking About Comics: Fantastic Four #603 And Secret Avengers #23
by Grey Scherl on February 23, 2012

Glazer: 
    
Hey hey everyone, two guys like talking about comics, and posting it on the internet, so welcome to that then there.
    
Ready Grey?

 

 Grey:
Yup, just wrapping up the first wave of my stack, and I’m primed and ready to go.

 

 Glazer:
Let’s begin with my book of the week, Fantastic Four #603!

 Grey:
As of this moment it’s mine as well, but I still have a lot to read and…let’s be honest, Fantastic Four is the book of the week.

 

 Glazer:
What happens this issue?

 

 Grey:
Galactus fights Celestials while everyone else smartly runs the hell away.
Not just Celestials though, they might as well be Celestial Daleks given the way that they talk, which only makes me love it more. I keep hearing the Dalek voice in my head when I read their lines.

 Glazer:
What’s a Dalek?

 

 Grey:
Bad guy from Doctor Who.

 Glazer: 

    Good to know. Dr. Who is everywhere nowadays.

 

 Grey:
It really is.

 

 Glazer:
Galactus’ fight is awesome, but if that solved things, this wouldn’t be much of a Fantastic Four comic.

 

 Grey:
Of course not, we also needed the Four to remind us why they’re the best team in all of comics.
Sue putting a hole through a Celestial’s arm was awesome.

 

 Glazer:
Cosmic Rod powered Nova Blast!  It’s pure fanboy crazyness that makes perfect sense.

 

 Grey:
I also loved the Super Celestial.

 Glazer:
They transformed like Voltron.

 

 Grey:
I was going to call them a Megazord.

 

 Glazer:
Ha, my show’s better.

 

 Grey:
Your show is more dated!

 

 Glazer:
Both shows are decades old; dated doesn’t matter.

 

 Grey:
Yeah, but I was a Power Rangers kid.

 

 Glazer:
I never was.

 

 Grey:
I envy you.

 

 Glazer:
Well you should.  Either way, a rating?
I still bet Doom gets another big moment here.

 Grey:
I imagine that he returns with our surprise last page entrants.
I mean, you can’t really say he’s dead, he’s in three other books right now.

 

 Glazer:
That’d work for me.  I think they take out another Celestial, then Doom for 1 more, then finally Franky.

 

 Grey:
Franklin’s full potential scares me, we finally have a writer capable of not chickening out with it.

 

 Glazer:
May?  Hickman’s been so absurdly over the top with everything!

 

 Grey:
I didn’t say ‘may’, I know Hickman can do it. I just remember all the other times Franklin has been depowered rather than a writer deal with his powers.

 

 Glazer:
So much to answer! From Galactus to the Inhumans to the real battle!

 

 Grey:
The Inhumans bailed, hopefully that will keep them out of the book for a little while.

 

 Glazer:
They bailed to chase the Kree.

 

 Grey:
I know, but you know that the Kree and Inhumans stuff has been my least favorite part of the book.

 

 Glazer:
True.
I like it to add scale, but didn’t love its build.

 

 Grey:
It was kinda shoehorned in to make things seem bigger.

 

 Glazer:
Rating?

 

 Grey:
It’s entering Batgirl levels of perfection, I have to give it another 10.

 

 Glazer:
I’m with it as a 10 as well.  
There was one other stellar Marvel book this week I want to mention – Secret Avengers #23.

 Grey:
It’s astonishing after how hard we hated on it two weeks ago.

 

 Glazer:
It was a terrible first issue, but the build made it so much more.

 

 Grey:
He injects just enough humor to balance out this otherwise nonstop issue.

 

 Glazer:
We also get some great characterization with Hawkeye, Pym, Beast, and O’Grady.

 

 Grey:
Beast talking to Pym about creating AIs is one of the best quotes I’ve found in weeks.

 Glazer:
Well, it’s true. It’s just inviting Ultron to lay the smack down.

 

 Grey:
Yep, and Hank even said that if he wanted an evil murderous AI he’d call Hank first.

 

 Glazer:
Ha.  Great given that Ultron is to be the next Avengers big bad.

 

 Grey:
I also loved the billboard in the Robot City with the Avengers “Remember what they did to the mutants.”

 

 Glazer:
Ha, robot city is a great concept, and ties into the Weapon Plus “Father” mentioned in Remender’s X-Force.

 

 Grey:
The last page kind of gut punched me though, and I hope it’s not going the seemingly obvious route.
I hadn’t even thought of that, yeah, Father is from Weapon Plus.

 

 Glazer:
I hope like hell that it is going the obvious route.  I love that that was neither teased nor spoiled.

 

 Grey:
I love the latter too, but I love the character it happened to and don’t want to see it happen to them.
VAGUENESS! BUY THE BOOK!

 

 Glazer:
I’m okay with it, as it fit.  Hard to say more, but, yes, buy the book!
Rating?

 

 Grey:
I’m going to give it an 8.

 

 Glazer:
8 is right.  I love when we agree. Remember to check back later in the week for 2 Guys, DC edition!

 



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