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Terry ([personal profile] terrykun) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-01-25 02:19 pm

Fantastic Four 587

There's room for more than one member of the family to take the stage in this issue. Four pages under the cut.

Ten-cent recap: Namor set up the treaty-meeting as an excuse to kill the other Atlanteans because of an oral tradition passed down in the royal family that indicated they were going to try to take over everything, and use Susan as a sacrifice.

I will love Sue's expression there for all my days.

(In observance of my icon) I shall call this incident... "When an Undersea Ruler was Laid Low By That Which He Cannot Have!"

[personal profile] thelazyreader 2011-01-25 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Um.. What exactly is Sue the queen of and why?
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[personal profile] thatnickguy 2011-01-25 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
It's magic. We don't have to explain it.

Wait, sorry. Wrong book.
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[personal profile] jarodrussell 2011-01-25 08:31 pm (UTC)(link)
An Atlantean city/kingdom that exists beneath Antarctica1.


1. I'm following Hickman's F4 run via trades, just read Vol. 2 this month, and I believe that's where these fish folk are from.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2011-01-25 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I believe that is correct.
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[personal profile] rordulum 2011-01-26 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
Because... it makes no sense.

Sorry, I'm with Namor on this one. He's the king, stay out of his business. I mean they all get in a big strop whenever he gets involved in stuff happening in America, don't they?
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[personal profile] stolisomancer 2011-01-26 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
It makes a fair bit of sense in context with the book. This is the culmination of a couple of issues' worth of slowly building plot.

And yes, Namor wouldn't put up with that crap from anyone but Sue.
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[personal profile] golden_orange 2011-01-26 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
Although to be fair, they usually get in a big strop when Namor 'gets involved in stuff happening in America' because Namor's 'involvement' often has traditionally involved either invasion by various sea creatures or catastrophic tidal waves and flooding, neither of which are exactly constructive.

[personal profile] arilou_skiff 2011-01-26 08:00 am (UTC)(link)
I've always wondered about the tidal waves, honestly. How does he do them? It's not part of his explicit power-set is it?

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[personal profile] golden_orange 2011-01-26 10:20 am (UTC)(link)
I remember reading something somewhere about mind-controlling whales (and their tails) or something, but I can't remember if that's him or Aquaman.
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[personal profile] stolisomancer 2011-01-30 02:05 am (UTC)(link)
Atlantean hypertech, IIRC.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-01-26 01:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd say he lost any right to say "Stay out of my business" when, from what I can see, he used her first. He manipulated Sue in order to gain control and gain an advantage in negotiations, he lied to her about his intentions, he used her, and then murdered someone in front of her. The fact it didn't turn out the way he'd cold-bloodedly planned is just though luck for him. He named her steward (I'm guessing) in advance.