Fantastic Four Cosmic-Size Special #1

Fantastic Four Cosmic-Size Special #1

Writer: Cary Bates Artist: Bing Cansino Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 2, 2009 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jan 1, 2009

    "Hothouse," though, is a good story all by itself. It tells of a quarantine in the Baxter Building, as an exploration into a pocket dimension has led to a kind of alien bacteria hiding out in the Thing's crevices. But there's a more sinister agent at work in the story, and as the house-bound heroes (and, importantly to the story, Franklin and Valeria Richards) begin turning on each other. It's a classic sci-fi set-up, with each character becoming increasingly paranoid and vengeful, but Bates provides excellent characterization and allows the members of the team to express their true thoughts about one another. There's nothing particularly surprising here, but Bates writes all of the characters well, and paces the story perfectly. It's far from the "Cosmic" implied in the title, as it's a very inward, twisted family melodrama, but it's a good one. Read Full Review

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