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This is from Fantastic Four #131 and #132, written by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Ross Andru (#131) and John Buscema (#132).

Johnny is in Attilan, having relationship issues with Crystal who he caught smooching Pietro.













In #132 Johnny, Pietro, and Crystal attack Omega, but for some reason Crystal's attacks make him bigger.

Meanwhile, Reed and Ben arrive with Medusa.  Triton explains the situation.











Johnny, Pietro, and Crystal arrive and try stopping Reed and the others from destroying the machine.





Date: 2015-09-26 03:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sagrada
That was very interesting, if ham-fisted.

As I've said before, one of the things I loved about the Inhumans was that they weren't like us in several very deliberate ways that had nothing to do with being an isolated super-species in a hidden city. Even if they're a grossly unjust and cold-hearted culture ruled by autocrats convinced of their superiority above all others, that open arrogance and rejection of republican values at least made them stand out, since unlike some they weren't also malicious on top of being unAmerican.

Making them more palatable, nicer, more open-minded, just feels like missing an opportunity, and makes Attilan that much less memorable, because its faults are just being replaced with more standard tropes as it gets refitted to match the superhero world around it. If it was a radical nearly communist society after the fall of Attilan and the Terrigenesis Wave, breaking totally with its past and murdering the ruling family, a theocracy centered around Lockjaw/Thane, something besides a gentler monarchy that works pretty much like a super-team, I wouldn't miss the ancien regime of racist dickholes a bit. No matter how cute Blackagar is under his mask.

Also, aside, is it just me or is there an unintended message that if the higher-born Inhumans had never cared about the Alphians' plight, nothing bad would have happened to them?

Date: 2015-09-26 11:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Interesting points on their culture, what we see above is definitely very memorable!

-Also, aside, is it just me or is there an unintended message that if the higher-born Inhumans had never cared about the Alphians' plight, nothing bad would have happened to them?-

True I guess, but there's probably another comeuppance in that case!

Date: 2015-09-26 04:06 pm (UTC)
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Quick question, have the Alpha Primitives come up much since Marvel started doing their NuHumans thing? Wiki says that they were revealed to be converted humans, but that's the only recent thing I see. They seem ripe from exploration, but ignoring them would also be understandable.

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