HEREAFTER PART 1 The Fantastic Three embark on their greatest adventure yet by storming a 'fantastic' realm brand new to even them. They've heard of it of course, but have never there before! And yes ... the Fantastic Three!
This is the type of issue that creates new fans and I actively encourage comic fans who have never picked up an issue of this series to make this issue your first kick at the can (though given this is a review of a Fantastic Four issue, I highly doubt this advice is going to reach these readers). In any event this is exactly the type of story that clearly defines the elements that separate the Fantastic Four from all the other team books on the stands, as they truly are a family, and as such when the team is on the skids, one is left truly concerned that this might very well be the end of the team. There's also the very real sense that the Fantastic Four are a group that finds their own adventures, and that while they will battle super-villains, more often that not the dangers they face are ones they encounter during their travels. Plus, one can't help but be impressed by the almost epic scope of the final pages of this issue, as the team prepares to travel to the other side to bring B Read Full Review
The FF is a super-hero book, and action is one of the ingredients of a super-hero book. Mr. Waid displays scenes of talk, talk, talk and more talk. While the dialogue is technically well crafted and certainly characteristic it does not give the reader any meat. It's basically denoting what we already knew would happen. Still, this beginning chapter in a new storyarc is better written than the wholes of the previous stories. Read Full Review
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