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Fantastic Four #287
November 3rd, 2012 by Rusty

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Fantastic Four #287 cover

Fantastic Four #287

Date: February, 1986
Cover Price: 75¢
Current NM Price: $4.00
Stats: 22 color pages plus ads and bulletins
Publisher: Marvel Comics Group
Writer/Penciler: John Byrne
Other Artists: Glynis Oliver, Jim Novak
Notable Notes: I don’t know, but it does have the worst “beauty parlor” scene I’ve ever seen!

I Tried to Like It:
Oh, Fantastic Four, how I’ve tried to like thee! Seriously, every few years I give “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine” a try, and I really do want to like it, but it never grabs me. I don’t know what it is either. I mean, I *do* realize the historical importance of the FF, and the characters seem likable enough, but I guess it just isn’t meant to be. Well, at least not until the next time I try!

The Reading Experience:
The Fantastic Four (which at this point includes She-Hulk instead of The Thing) are temporarily residing at the Avengers Mansion, since their base of operations was damaged due to the events in Secret Wars II. Anyway, Wasp finds Mr. Fantastic tinkering with a machine that will let him find Dr. Doom. Of course in the middle of his work he is interrupted by his wife and She-Hulk who come to tell him about their trip to the beauty parlor. And for being so smart he sure isn’t paying much attention, because he the walks out and “accidentally” leaves the machine running. Oh no! Ok, so fast forward through the lame beauty parlor scene, and we find the two ladies of the FF fighting some third rate villain who is trying to break into the Latverian embassy. He gives them a sob story about his wife and child, so of course they decide to help him! (Sheesh – c’mon!) Anyway, they soon learn that the wife was duped by this villain, who is actually another villain in disguise! (And I’ll bet you can’t guess who it is!) There is a big punching showdown, and it ends with the Fantastic Four now having another headache to worry about. Way to go ladies… not!

My Rating:

  • Story: 2 out of 5 stars
  • Art: 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Factor: 3 out of 5 stars

Where To Get Your Own Copy:

  • You can find a nice used copy of Fantastic Four #287 (usually for pretty cheap too!) on ebay.
  • You can also get a copy at

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