Marvel Adventures: Super Heroes V2 #20
(main story originally published in Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four #10)
Marvel Comics (January, 2012)WRITER: Jeff Parker PENCILER: Manuel Garcia INKER: Scott Koblish COLORIST: Chris Sotomayor COVER: Stephen Segovia LETTERER: Dave Sharpe PRODUCTION: Manny Mederos ORIGINAL EDITORS: Nathan Cosby, Mark Paniccia, and Mackenzie Cadenhead REPRINT EDITOR: Ellie Pyle SENIOR EDITOR: Stephen Wacker “PREP & LANDING” BACKUP STORY WRITER: Kevin Deters ARTIST: Joe Mateo LETTERER: Chris Eliopoulous EDITOR: Stephen Wacker
In the main story, a reprint, The Fantastic Four acquires Vibranium, but it turns out to be stolen, leading to a confrontation with the Black Panther. After learning that the thieves plan a more massive Vibranium theft from the Wakandans, the FF journeys there and helps take the thieves down while clearing their name with Black Panther.
In the “Prep & Landing” story, based on the Disney Christmas special, two elves name Wayne and Lanny prepare the Avengers’ mansion for Santa’s arrival while trying to remain unobserved.
What they got right: I’m not a huge fan of the Fantastic Four, so just the fact that I got into this story is really a feather in the cap. The art was well done, and it was a good story overall. It also has a great moment with Johnny and Ben interrogating one of the bad guys good cop/bad cop style.
What they got wrong: I still hate that this series has devolved into a reprint title.
The “Prep & Landing” story: Fun little short, showing how Disney is using Marvel to push another of their products so take it as you will.
Recommendation: If you didn’t pick up the original, it’s not a bad story, but this is coming from a non-FF fan. Might be worth checking out.