Last month, Bleeding Cool looked at the parenting skills of the Fantastic Four's Ben and Alicia Grimm and found them wanting. At the time, I wrote about their newly adopted son, Jo Venn.
What kind of reprimand will such callous, cold-blooded murderers face? After all, they must pay for their crimes…
The kind of scolding one might get for stealing from a purse, it seems. With the loophole that it's only his dad seeing him kill that's the problem here. Yes, that's what's unacceptable. Do we have a couple of Punishers in the making? Where could such lax family values come from?
Well, in today's Fantastic Four #38, it all comes out. As The Wizard sues for custody of his own young clone, Bentley-23, and the newly revamped She-Hulk is defending the FF's claim, The WQixard has plenty to use…
And if Drahgon Man won't do, what about Reed Richards and Sue Storm?
And he goes there with Franklin Richards too.
You know he ends up as the new Galactus, right? Just saying. And then there's Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters…
So no one gets to be parents? Of course, it's really hard to argue, child endanegrment has always been a thing in superhero comic books, with writers doing inordinate twisting and turning to justify sidekicks and the like. And with more and more superheroes becoming parents, one has to wonder how far this could go. Maybe the FF should have hired a different firm?
Someone who might actually have a better chance of anticipating what The Wizard is up to…
FANTASTIC FOUR #38
(W) Dan Slott (A) Francesco Manna (CA) Terry Dodson
• When the Wizard and the Frightful Four menace the FF both in AND out of the courtroom, it's time to call in everyone's favorite green lawyer: the Sensational She-Hulk!
• All this and some surprise Marvel U. guest stars…and a new development for a member of the Richards family.
RATED T In Shops: Dec 01, 2021 SRP: $3.99
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Manuel Garcia (CA) Marco Checchetto
• After a romance that's blossomed over the last two years in DAREDEVIL, MAYOR WILSON FISK and TYPHOID MARY are prepared to tie the knot! But in a fashion truly befitting The House of Ideas, calamity is right around the corner for the happy couple! But what sort of terrible discovery could be so monumental as to derail the most powerful man in New York's special day?
• The answer lies in this oversized special issue – if you get no other DAREDEVIL issue this year, YOU MUST GET THIS ONE!
RATED T+ In Shops: Dec 01, 2021 SRP: $4.99