And Marvel CAN do PSAs that aren't, but they have a history of them. Some of them are incredibly heavy handed - like this issue.
This was fine other than that. I wish there had been more Devil Dinosaur, but it wasn't horribly out of character, and I was actually interested in the plot. If they had pulled back, especially when Lunella was talking directly to the audience about why they didn't want to smoke, then it would have been more effectively both narratively and as a PSA in my opinion.
Devil is so adorable: he keeps letting Moon Girl know he's forgiven her, and she still asks for his forgiveness.
Anyway, I liked this storyline, but my favorite is Moon Girl and Devil on their own so I'm glad to see the team's back together and that they told The Thing and The Human Torch to find Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman, because it lets them be alone.
I also think this issue starts to kick off the return of the Fantastic Four as a complete team.
So good. This is what I've been waiting for, even as the Fantastic Four storyline comes to an end.
It's complicated: someone even more powerful than Galactus has come to destroy our universe, with the help of Super Skrull.
Moon Girl has to figure out the fourth in her Fantastic Four, stop more minor incidents, and stop them on top of it all. Can she do it without finding the fourth member of her team?
Nope. Glad to see the four together right now, and super stoked about the fourth member's appearance at the end.
Merlin Lambourne has invented the “speaking box”—a sort of telephone—which is so valuable that Napoleon has killed for it. Sent by the crown to bring both inventor and invention to safety, Ransom Falconer, Duke of Damerell, is shocked to learn Mr. Lambourne is a Miss.
Perhaps more shocking, however, are his feelings for the eccentric genius. She is everything he doesn’t like: incapable of following orders, unaware of conventional etiquette, preoccupied, disorganized, and unkempt. Yet she beguiles him. One of the most ingenious inventors in England, she is also one of the country’s greatest hopes in the defense against the power mad Napoleon Bonaparte. Now, if he could just get her mind out of the clouds and convince her to marry him . . .
Merlin is not absentminded, it’s just that she only seems to be able to pay attention to one thing at a time. And maybe she does take everything people say literally, but people ought to say what they mean. Now this Ransom Falconer wants her to forget her current interest in flying machines and focus on the speaking box she’s lost interest in finishing. It’s quite disconcerting. In fact, everything about him is disconcerting; in her isolated life Merlin has never met anyone who affects her quite like Ransom does.