Fantastic Four: House Of M #2

Writer: John Layman Artist: Scot Eaton Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 18, 2005

    Scot Eaton's style conveys the story in an easy to follow, if somewhat unremarkable manner. While there is no visual confusion, there are also no moments where the art jumps off the page. Solid little impact shots provide a look at what is waiting inside that space capsule, and the sequence where the Fearsome Four clear the battlefield of all its non-combatants offers up some disturbing visuals. However, there are also some moments in this issue where the art feels like it fell a bit short when it comes to capturing the big moments of this issue. The final page doesn't quite pack the impact it should. There are also moments where the characters look a little too stagy, such as the big smile on Valeria's face as she dances with Victor, or Victor's expression when he advises Magneto on how to deal with one's enemies. On the other hand there is also a lovely pained expression on It's face as he's subjected to experimentation, and I loved Kristoff's expression as they venture into an Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Aug 15, 2005

    This issue is a neat bridge between the envious Dr. Doom from last issue, and the eventual confrontation between Doom and Magneto in the series finale next month. It might be a simplistic story idea to set up the confrontation between these two super-villains, but its a battle which will appeal to many fans, and makes a nice change from a more predictable House of M spinoff which would simply reinvent the classic Fantastic Four. Whats more, Layman has dropped enough subtle hints to suggest that there may be more to next months finale than meets the eye. Ill certainly be picking up next months issue, as Im eager to see Eatons rendering of the climactic battle, and Im keen to see what twists Layman pulls in the final issue of that rare thing: a House of M tie-in which doesnt feel like its overstaying its welcome. Read Full Review

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