That sound you just heard last Wednesday was the collective gasp of all the Fantastic Four readers as they flipped through their copy of this issue to discover which member of the Fantastic Four Mark Waid decided to kill off. I mean as much as I want to offer up my two cents on his choice I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise for anyone who has yet to encounter it, and as such all I can really do is offer up my belief that most reader will be completely floored by the member who is killed off. In the end I already know that this character is going to be brought back to life, so the more important aspect of the story is the new status quo that has been created for this team as the Fantastic Four are no longer the shining jewel at the center of the Marvel Universe. They are distrusted by the public, and with the income provided by Reed's patents cut off it would appear the team looks to have lost access to all those wonderful toys that made their adventures possible. Watching them get ba Read Full Review
The weapons provide the contrived shock ending aiming for poignancy but instead floundering for straws to grasp. Buffy, Xena, Spock. Those deaths I felt in my bones. The death of one of the Fantastic Four, and I'll not say which rocky individual who is not Reed, Sue or Johnny, buys it big time until he "gets better" to paraphrase Monty Python's Flying Circus, lacks impact because it draws upon the airy potency of the weapons provided by--oh, the dreaded world power Liechtenstein I guess. Fantastic Four is essentially Mark Waid giving the two-twenty-five finger to the title's fans. Read Full Review
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