Review and Media by Jon T
Episode #13 - Return of the Moleman
Review:An amusing start to this episode is seen with Ben volunteering to cook dinner since the Invisible Girl is out! Retroactive observations aside, here we have a Mole Man story that has him up to oldest tricks of lowering buildings into his subterranean world, thankfully without the convoluted coincidences of the first Mole Man episode.
Faced with the disappearance of a building full of scientists, it's good to see that the national guard is mobilized, as far too often it seems as if only the FF themselves are ready to handle world-shattering disasters with no help. It's very interesting to see that the army is partially portrayed with a 'shoot first, ask questions later attitude', with Reed, Johnny and Ben all forced to act against them in order to save all the hostages. In the hierarchy of knowledge, it's reassuring to see that it is the very experienced Fantastic Four that certainly know best!
Showing the Mole Man's underground world is much more effective in this episode, since we get to see some more imaginative locations than in the first Mole Man story, which was largely set in a (mole)man-made base.