Gimmick or Good? is back this week with a look at the Tom DeFalco/Paul Ryan era on Marvel’s “first family” the Fantastic Four. In this installment, I look at a five-part arc (FF #371-375) that featured two separate gimmick covers as book ends, and whole slew of controversial changes for the team, including an “interesting” new costume for Sue, a deformed Thing, a fight against the “Secret Defenders” and more.
Written by markginocchio
Mark Ginocchio is a professional writer and editor living in Brooklyn, NY. He's been collecting Amazing Spider-Man comic books since the late-1980s and launched Chasing Amazing in 2011 as a way to tell his story about Spider-Man, comics, collecting and everything else in-between. You also find Mark's writing at Comics Should Be Good at Comic Book Resources, WhatCulture.com and Longbox Graveyard. Follow him on Twitter for comic book chat @ChasingASMBlog.