Mister Fantastic’s Self Loathing – Fantastic Four (Vol 1) #500

The cover to Fantastic Four (Vol 1) #500
Well, you don’t look a day over 400.
What Happened:

WEBSITE NOTE: This is the first issue of Fantastic Four (Vol 3)’s returning to its original Vol 1 numbering. Since it is also the concluding issue to a Vol 3 story line this issue is listed as both a Vol 1 and Vol 3 series.

From Series: Fantastic Four (Vol 3)

From Series: Fantastic Four (Vol 1)

Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards) has been captured by a magically souped up Doctor Doom (Victor Von Doom). Reed’s been given a chance to fight back by being locked in Doom’s library of magic texts. The challenge is for Reed to figure a way out of his magical prison by learning some magic from Doom’s archive of knowledge. It’s all an effort to humiliate Reed, who despite being a super genius, knows nothing about magic. He tries anyway though. Doom has sent his son Franklin to Hell, currently has his daughter Valeria, and is torturing the rest of the Fantastic Four with his magic. So… he probably should try REALLY really hard.

He stinks way too much at magic though! Luckily, the spirit of Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange) shows up to cover for him. Strange has also been incapacitated by Doom, but is able to use a little bit of his magic to assist Reed undetected. First thing they do is teleport out of the library to Strange’s house where Reed has a better chance of learning magic. Reed tries to read the teleportation spell like a mathematical formula and it puts them in the middle of traffic instead of Strange’s home.

See how far learning math will get you? It’ll put you right into harms way. Take heed, children.

Things don’t improve much and time runs out for the two of them. Doom pulls Doctor Strange’s spirit back into his captive body. Reed, still unable to wrap his head around the idea that there might be forces he’ll never understand, cannot cast a single spell successfully. Strange does gift him a tiny gun thing before he is zapped away and says it needs magic words to work.

After a lot of trial and error, Reed figures out the magic words are admitting he’s stupid when it comes to magic. Reed does a lot of self deprecating humor with grand magical results! The freed Fantastic Four then takes on Doom.

He gets cut up by The Invisible Woman (Sue Storm), knocked around by The Thing (Ben Grimm), and even roasted by The Human Torch (Johnny Storm) but Doom still won’t fall. Finally, Reed tricks Doom into admitting that he is not in debt to anyone, which goes against the the deal he made with demons for his new magical power. The demons are real mad they’re not getting credit for Doom’s makeover! They attack Doom and the Fantastic Four jump through their demonic portal to grab Franklin and bring him back.

While retreating back out of the portal, Doctor Doom tries to get Reed to help him escape but Reed will no longer be tricked by Doom. So, Doom makes sure Reed will never forget him. He magically scars half of Reed’s face with grotesque burns.

What I Learned From this Comic:

If magic actually worked like it does for Mister Fantastic, I would be the strongest magician in the world.

The Creators:
Writer: Mark Waid
Penciler: Mike Wieringo
Inker: Karl Kesel
Colorist: Paul Mounts
Letterer: Richard Starkings & Albert Deschesne
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Assistant Editor: Marc Sumerak & Andy Schmidt

Fantastic Four (Vol 3) #70

The cover to Fantastic Four (Vol 3) #7
One child trapped in hell. One baby stolen by man wearing skin for clothes. You’d probably make this face if that were you too.
From Series: Fantastic Four (Vol 3)

What Happened:

Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards) is seriously off his game with this one. A magically powered Doctor Doom (Victor Von Doom) has sent Franklin Richards, the son of Mister Fantastic and The Invisible Woman (Sue Storm), to hell. So the Fantastic Four travels to Doom’s country of Latveria to confront him. Unfortunately, Doom’s newly souped up magic is keeping any of the team’s powers from harming him.

To protect their remaining child Valeria Richards, The Thing (Ben Grimm) has run away from the battle carrying her on Reed’s command. Reed thinks his technology (another word for “big gun”) is starting to beat Doom but looks like Reed just fell for the oldest trick in the book. Doctor Doom turns his fancy gun into fingers and eyeballs! Oldest trick! How could he not SEE that coming? Surely he FELT like he was being played? Maybe he should KNUCKLE down next time?

And additional puns!

Doom strips away, Reed, Sue, and The Human Torch (Johnny Storms)‘s powers and then summons a horde of Mindless Ones to beat Ben raw. He takes Val from Ben and shows Franklin being terrified in hell. Doom promises on his honor to release Reed’s child if he surrenders. Reed surrenders. Then like an ironic genie granting a wish, Doom puts Val down on the ground. TRUE TO THE LETTER OF THE LAW! VALERIA IS ALSO REED’S CHILD! HE DID WHAT HE SAID! Then Doom slams the portal shut leaving Franklin still trapped in hell.

Having brought the defeated Fantastic Four to his castle, Doom excitedly shows baby Valeria how he’s torturing her family. Ben is getting punched more by Mindless Ones. Johnny has been given Reed’s powers and is being stretched painfully. Sue was given Johnny’s flame powers but it would seem not the power to be impervious to it as she silently burns in agony.

Reed’s torture is probably the most devilish, horrible torture of all. He has to learn magic– wait, what? How is that worse? He gets to be Harry Potter while Sue is ON FIRE?

Doom says he has an easy spell locking Reed into a vast magical library. If Reed can learn the small amount of magic needed to break the lock then they can have their final battle. Doom then does the ultimate middle school yard slam of “You think you’re so smart, but you’re NOT.”

Frustrated from all his attempts to learn magic in the library, Reed is contacted by an outside force willing to help him escape.

What I Learned From This Comic:

For all Reed’s bluster about saving the planet and conservationism he was pretty quick to throw away a large crop of perfectly good fingers and eyeballs.

The Creators:
Writer: Mark Waid
Penciler: Mike Wieringo
Inker: Karl Kesel
Colorist: Paul Mounts
Letterer: Richard Starkings & Albert Deschesne
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Assistant Editor: Marc Sumerak & Andy Schmidt

Fantastic Four (Vol 3) #69

The cover to Fantastic Four (Vol 3) #69
Reed and Ben realize their powers aren’t as cool as Johnny and Sue’s. So they find a way to compensate.
From Series: Fantastic Four (Vol 3)

Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards) and The Human Torch (Johnny Storm) stand in horror in front of a teleporter screen. On the other side of the screen, Reed’s son Franklin Richards, screams for help while trapped in hell. The Fantastic Four is under attack and an mystic energy keeps wrecking all their technology which is why Franklin wound up in Hades rather than on the moon with his friends.

Johnny figures he’s the one for the job if the job means flying into a perpetually aflame hellscape and flies through the teleporter after Franklin. Turns out he isn’t fireproof against sacrilegious flames and is knocked back through the portal seriously burned. Then the energy destroys the portal. This leaves Franklin with no way out of hell.

Wondering what’s up with all the screaming and what have you, Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman) and Ben Grimm (The Thing) bring the youngest Richards child Valeria to Reed’s lab. Sue is pretty mad that her husband goofed so bad her boy is now in hell. Reed is really going to get an earful when this is all over.

Reed realizes that Doctor Doom (Victor Von Doom) is behind all this and is attacking them through Val. He yells at his baby. Another point against bad-dad Reed. The team then suits up to head after Doom in his home country of Latveria.

Doom has a quick conference call with the demons he’s tied his soul to for power. Lots of egos getting tossed around. It’s a bad meeting where nothing gets done and no one takes the reigns on any of the projects in the docket.

On the way, Ben tries to warn Dr. Strange that Doom has started using magics, but Strange has already been mentally captured by Doom. Ben just thinks he’s being kind of a jerk.

When they get to Laveria, Doom is easily able to deflect all their attacks with his magic. This leaves Reed without any ideas.

What I Learned from this comic:

A Demon will eat a ribbon. A demon is practically a goat, they’ll eat anything.

The Creators:

Writer: Mark Waid

Penciler: Mike Wieringo

Inker: Karl Kesel

Colorist: Paul Mounts

Letterer: Richard Starkings & Albert Deschesne

Editor: Tom Brevoort

Assistant Editor: Marc Sumerak & Andy Schmidt

Fantastic Four (Vol 3) #68

The cover to Fantastic Four (Vol 3) #68
Maybe she’s just in a “Mood”.
From Series: Fantastic Four (Vol 3)

What Happened:

Ben Grimm (The Thing) hasn’t been getting his weekly allowance from Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) now that he’s in charge of the team’s money. So Ben decides to get back at him by dropping a comically large water balloon on his head. It’s comically large because it’s so big it would kill Johnny if it actually hit him and you can’t have comedy without tragedy.

Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards) and The Invisible Woman (Sue Storm) are in another dimension on a “fancy science crystal” run. How come the neighboring dimensions always seem to have the fancy science crystals but our local one doesn’t? It would totally change our commute if they opened a Fancy Science Crystal store in this town.

When they return they have their children, who are being babysat by the Inhumans on the moon, teleported home. Everything’s great! Valeria isn’t talking yet. Franklin wants to help Reed in his lab. Johnny is looking for a way to murder Ben after getting a little wet. It’s just like your family.

Then Dr. Doom contacts Valeria magically and promises her she will not be harmed. She’s his goddaughter after all. He admits though that his magical connection with her will be what springs his trap for the rest of the Fantastic Four. Then Valeria says her first word: “Doom”.

Impossible energy comes out of one of Reed’s inventions in the lab and chases Franklin. Reed tries to send him back to the moon for safety but the teleporter malfunctions. Reed looks into the teleporter screen in horror seeing that he has done worse than ANY parent EVER. He has literally sent his son to hell.

What I Learned From This Comic:

Reed’s pranking skills are a super power he had never revealed until now.

The Creators:
Writer: Mark Waid
Penciler: Mike Wieringo
Inker: Karl Kesel
Colorist: Paul Mounts
Letterer: Richard Starkings & Albert Deschesne
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Assistant Editor: Marc Sumerak & Andy Schmidt

Fantastic Four (Vol 3) #67

The cover to Fantastic Four (Vol 3) #67
Heartburn like this is why I never eat Indian food late a night.
From Series: Fantastic Four (Vol 3)

What Happened:

Doctor Doom (Victor Von Doom) has realized he made a mistake. A long time ago, when he was young he made a choice. This choice has led to every bad thing which is now a part of his life. So he has gone in search of the woman he loved as a young man and left in pursuit of a scientific career. With her blessing he can undo this choice.

He travel’s across America… or maybe just Georgia… and consults fortune tellers to help him in his quest to find the woman Valeria. Most of the people he seeks guidance from are proven to be frauds which bums him out since this is stuff from his childhood they’re imitating. If someone started pretending to be Power Rangers and were being paid money for it but weren’t actually Power Rangers I’d probably feel the same way.

So Doctor Doom, in his sweetest three piece suit, and his Phantom of the Opera-ist mask stroll around small town USA hating everyone he sees. He see’s a dude. He hates that dude. He sees a lady eating cotton candy. He hates the lady AND the cotton candy.

He thinks back on his history with Valeria and remembers when his parents died. When he found out his mother was a sorcerer. When he learned what he could of her talents while improving his own skills with science. When a recruiter for the US Army offered him a scholarship to any university he wished.

When he left Valeria.

A fortune teller proves to be the real deal and sends him to the address of Valeria, who has been hiding from him ever since he because a super villain. Doom confronts her and asks she take him back. A small part of her still loves the man he was so she accepts… which triggers the spell Doctor Doom had prepared.

The choice Doctor Doom wants undone is not leaving Valeria. Instead, it is choosing Science over Magic. He made a deal with demons to be made into a Sorcerer of incredible power if he can give up the one person he loves and loves him in return. Valeria is killed by the spell and her skin forms into Doctor Doom’s new armor.

What I Learned From This Comic:

Doctor Doom won’t take advantage of a hotel which offers free HBO.

The Creators:
Writer: Mark Waid
Penciler: Mike Wieringo
Inker: Karl Kesel
Colorist: Paul Mounts
Letterer: Richard Starkings & Albert Deschesne
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Assistant Editor: Marc Sumerak & Andy Schmidt

Fantastic Four (Vol 3) #56

The cover to Fantastic Four (Vol 3) #56
The Japanese really know how to grow an funny shaped pumpkin.
From Series: Fantastic Four (Vol 3)

What Happened:

The Thing (Ben Grimm), has returned to his childhood neighborhood of Yancy Street to resolve some unfinished business. While walking the streets and scaring the disposable cameras out of a lost tourist Ben remembers growing up in the neighborhood.

His older brother Danny Grimm used to look out for his family since their father was an unemployed drunk. Danny was the leader of the Yancy Street Gang and made his money through less than legal ways. Since this is the Yancy Street Gang we’re talking about, I guess those ways involved stink bombs and spring loaded banana cream pies. Danny also helped Ben get out of rough situations and taught him how to fight.

When Danny died, Ben decided to take his place and take care of his mother by being a member of the Yancy Street Gang. He earned his place in the gang by stealing the local pawn shop owner, and apparent lone victim to The Yancy Street Gang’s criminal career, Mr. Sheckerberg’s prized Star of David necklace.

Ben eventually became leader of the gang only to be kicked out after he moves in with his uncle after the death of his parents. The gang also didn’t like the fact that Ben has plans to be a pilot, a job they deemed un-gang-worthy. They’re not a SKY level gang! They’re STREET level!

Back in the present, Mr Sheckerber is being pressed for protection money and mistake’s Ben for the enforcer. After some yelling, New York style, Ben offers to help Mr. Sheckerber find the real culprits. Ben assumes it’s the Yancy Street Gang and he tries to stop them but they give him the Bugs Bunny treatment with stink bombs and paint from the shadows. Ben returns to the pawn shop to find the super-villain Powderkeg has taken Sheckerberg as a hostage.

The Thing, now aware of the real villain attacks Powderkeg but is blasted away by his protective nitroglycerin sweat. Then the Yancy Street Gang ooze out of the shadows and test if nitroglycerin sweat protects a person from stink bombs and being tripped into manhole covers. It doesn’t! Bugs Bunny remains our country’s greatest weapons expert. Ben puts the final touches on Powderkeg by tying him up with a street lamp.

Mr. Sheckerberg was hurt during the battle and seems to be dying. Ben feels helpless but remembers he can perform the Jewish Kaddish over his body. Embarassed by how bad Ben is at basic Jewish traditions, Mr. Sheckerberg wakes up to give him an earful. He says he thought Ben was ashamed of his Jewish heritage because he never mentions it on CNN. Ben says he doesn’t keep it a secret, he just figures the Jewish community would not appreciate a monster like him be their spokesperson. His words! Not mine!

With a little ribbing, Mr. Sheckerberg talks Ben out of that monster nonsense and does some armchair psycho analyzing over why Ben lets the Yancy Street Gang get the best of him. Short answer: Guilt. Long answer: Guuuuuiiiiiiiiiiiiillllllt. Ben does what he came to the neighborhood to do and gives Mr. Sheckerberg back his Star of David. Mr. Sheckerberg let’s Ben keep it.

What I Learned From This Issue:

Ben keeps jewelry in his pants.

The Creators:

Writer: Karl Kesel
Penciler: Stuart Immonen
Inker: Scott Koblish
Colourist: Liquid!
Letterers: Richard Starkings & Albert Deschesne
Cover Artist: Gabriele Dell’Otto
Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada

The Final Night #4

The cover to The Final Night #4
A tiny little drop of pee on Parallax’s pants… But nobody tell him! He’d be too embarrassed after posing dramatically like that in the sun.
From Series: The Final Night

What Happened:

Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner) is bummed he wasn’t able to finagle the disgraced Green Lantern, Parallax (Hal Jordan), into helping the Earth. The Earth’s sun has been taken over by a being known as the Sun-Eater. Humanity’s prospects have only gotten worse with the recent discovery of the sun’s upcoming explosion.

So the heroes have joined together for a last ditch attempt at killing the Sun-Eater. Lex Luthor has made all the super speedsters into his own sweat shop and created many small force field devices. Since he has already survived flying into the sun, the plan is to have Green Lantern fly a ship with these devices and surround the doomed sun with them. The explosion of the sun will give the devices power which will then turn the damage away from the earth and back to the Sun-Eater and hopefully kill it. We won’t have a sun anymore but that is what space heaters are for.

Green Lantern is ready to go when he suddenly vanishes. The heroes don’t even have TIME to question this so Superman (Clark Kent) immediately volunteers. Superman hopes the explosion will restart his powers, which have been absent since the sun went away, but just in case he writes a suicide note for Lois Lane.

Final Night all-star, MVP, Hall of Famer character Ferro steals the ship before Superman can board. He’s ready to sacrifice himself because Superman means too much to too many people so he can’t risk his death.

Everyone’s pretty annoyed by then but then Parallax shows up with Green Lantern ready to help out. Superman is 100% ready for Parallax to take the ball with this one. Batman (Bruce Wayne) is more skeptical since the last time they saw Parallax he was trying to bend all of time and space to his will. Cooler heads prevail and the mad cosmic demi-god is allowed to go into space and play with the sun.

Ferro’s attempt at stopping the explosion fails when the explosion happens faster than they thought it would. Not his fault. Kind of makes all the people putting this plan together look bad for all their horsing around, frankly!

His butt’s saved by Parallax. He sends Ferro back to Earth and then recites the Green Lantern oath while reigniting the sun and absorbing the sun-eater. This final act kills him off panel.

Back on Earth Batman tells Superman that Hal Jordan still sucks and swings away.

What I Learned From This Comic:

Super heroes are a little too trigger happy with their own noble sacrifices.

The Creators:
Writer: Karl Kesel
Penciller: Stuart Immonen
Inker: Jose Marzan, Jr.
Colorist: Patricia Mulvihill
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Editor: Dan Thorsland
Assistant Editor: Ali Morales

The Final Night #3

The cover to The Final Night #3
Oh wow! From up here you all look like ants! Gooey, blobby ants!
From Series: The Final Night

What Happened:

Warrior’s bar has become a headquarters for all the super heroes doing rescue work and patrolling. A lot of people are not handling the idea that a horrible space cloud is trying to eat their sun. People are cold and upset by all this and are starting to lash out, forcing the super heroes to protect everyone from each other. A part time babysitting job! Well, at least the super heroes don’t have anything else more important to do.

Warrior, a dude with the power to turn his hands into weapons, used to be a Green Lantern. He’s pretty frustrated he no longer has the powers of the Green Lanterns because that would be pretty useful when dealing with a sun-eater. There are only so many walls to needlessly blow up with his gun-hands after all!

Meanwhile, back in the science labs all the science-y people have realized the sun is going to blow up. Real soon. Too soon. There isn’t much anyone can do about it so a decision is made to not release this information to the public in order to prevent a panic. Superman, powerless because of the lack of sunlight, returns home to Smallville to visit his mom and dad before what most superheros are accepting to be the end of the world.

Dusk is getting ready to skedaddle. She’s done her job trying to warn the planet of the coming danger but failed yet again to save any lives. She hopes her next destination on the Sun-Eater’s path of gobbled up stars will be more productive. The Phantom Stranger shows up and starts to guilt Dusk about leaving the party early. “We were JUST going to start the dancing mix. Whadder you doin’?”

Still, Dusk is confident with the world’s approaching doom the people of the planet are going to start getting real dark. Phantom Stranger decides to play the Ghost of Christmas Present and gives Dusk a world wide tour on how human beings are not jerks.

Elsewhere, well-known jerk The Warrior is alone in his bar. When he sees a familiar green glow coming from his old Green Lantern costume on display.

What I Learned From This Comic:

The Warrior no longer owns a stuffed Tauntaun.

The Creators:
Writer: Karl Kesel
Penciller: Stuart Immonen
Inker: Jose Marzan, Jr.
Colorist: Patricia Mulvihill
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Editor: Dan Thorsland
Assistant Editor: Ali Morales

Mister Fantastic Teaches a Robot to Love – Fantastic Four (Vol 3) #64

The cover to Fantastic Four (Vol 3) #64
Do you suffer from hot flashes? Try turning invisible! Thanks Invisolyte!
From Series: Fantastic Four (Vol 3)

What Happened:

The Human Torch (Johnny Storm) and The Thing (Ben Grimm) are battling Modulus in order to buy Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards) some time. Modulus was created from a super computer storing all of Reed’s scientific works and as a result loves him. As love naturally works, Modulus now wishes to remove/destory everything/everyone else from his life…

Modulus is a bad computer boyfriend!

Reed’s super powered family, The Fantastic Four, do not take kindly to a glowing math creature trying to “remove” them so they are tussling!

Reed has gone into the computer world Modulus was born. In there he is attempting to create the mathematical value of himself. This, he hopes will complete the equation Modulus represents and satisfy his craving for attention. What a drama queen, we’re all real excited to get rid of him. Hope that mathematical value of yourself thing works, Reed.

Wait… mathematical value of Mister Fantastic? I guess we’re lucky it’s not 42. Excellent restraint, creative team. You really threaded the needle with that one.

The Invisible Woman (Sue Storm) has her two children Franklin and Valeria and is trying to find a way to get them to safety while Ben and Johnny scrap and Reed tries to determine if listening to Dave Mathews Band is a +7 or -7 to his super-duper-soul-laid-bare-sleep-mattress number. Everything has a mathematical value after all!

Modulus tricks Ben and Johnny into getting buried under a sky scrapper and then goes after Sue. He’s about to kill Franklin when Reed arrives with his finalized “Math-Reed”.

After being pretty pouty about getting the store brand and not the real Reed Richards Modulus is finally convinced and hops onto that sweet Math-Reed. A merging occurs. I’m sure some people might find it beautiful.

But it’s not.

At the end of the book Reed and Franklin are bonding together playing a collectible card game. Reed kind of stinks at it though and starts finding a lot of logical errors in the rules. Maybe you should take it up with Wizards of the Coast and not a young boy, Reed. Sheesh, let your son enjoy his Pokemon cards or whatever.

What I Learned From This Comic:

Mister Fantastic should not do karaoke.

The Creators:
Writer: Mark Waid
Penciler: Mike Wieringo
Inker: Karl Kesel
Colorist: Paul Mounts
Letterer: Richard Starkings & Albert Deschesne
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Assistant Editor: Marc Sumerak & Andy Schmidt

Lex Luthor Is Bad At Helping – The Final Night #2

The cover to The Final Night #2
During the end of the world everyone inhibitions are dropped and Batman just starts walking around nude I guess.

From Series: The Final Night

What Happened:

It’s been two days since the Sun Eater has taken over the sun. The planet is getting pretty brisk.

Lex Luthor returns from his vacation and joins forces with the good guys to save the world. He wants to probe the sun/Sun Eater. Working with Brainiac 5 he set up Green Lantern as such a probe. They get some data but lose track of him. Luthor is more bummed about the loss of the probe than the loss of a human being even though they are the same thing in this case.

Wonder Woman, Big Barda, Guardian, Captain Marvel Jr., and The Ray help put out an apartment fire. Ray takes one of the tenants home to her family in another country. In an act of desperation he tries to warm the land with his own powers but faints from the exertion.

Superman and Batman stop Vandal Savage from stealing the Mona Lisa. The immortal Savage was all boner hurt by the Mona Lisa when she turned him down so he arranged for this painting to be made so he could then steal the thing 5 centuries later. IT’S A LITTLE CRAZY. At the very least: this makes Vandal Savage the biggest single white dude creeper in all of the DC Universe and the DC Universe includes a character who is a single white dude called “The Creeper”.

Superman’s lack of yellow sunlight is making him rapidly losing power. Batman feels for him. Batman feels REAL bad for him, losing all his powers. “Not having powers must be terrible”, Batman probably thinks when he’s not too busy weeping for his powerless friend.

A bunch of the old retired Justice Society members are suiting up to help the crisis. They ask the original Starman, Ted Knight, if he’d like to join them. Ted gives a lame excuse that he’d probably be a better help looking at the monster in the sky with his dumb telescope. Jay Garrick is polite and pretends this makes total sense. Dude has a magic wand that can help save people in danger or he can stare at something big enough to eat the sun and take notes. Well the notes are obviously important, the choice is clear Mr. Knight!

Dusk and Black Canary are attacked by a mob. A lot of people are starting to blame Dusk for the Sun Eater’s attack. They think she led it to them. Black Canary is saved from the mob by The Flash, Nightwing, and Robin. Dusk is then saved by a new hero named Ferro.

What I Learned From This Comic:

Vandal Savage is some kind of long-con, super crazy pickup artist.

The Creators:
Writer: Karl Kesel
Penciller: Stuart Immonen
Inker: Jose Marzan, Jr.
Colorist: Patricia Mulvihill
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Editor: Dan Thorsland
Assistant Editor: Ali Morales