While this issue does advance to Johnny Storm subplot toward a fairly enjoyable & exciting climax, this issue is largely a day-in-the-life issue, and Mark Waid manages to deliver a wonderfully entertaining read. From the genuinely hilarious scenes that focus on Ben & Reed's attempts to locate a fugitive insectoid lurking within the Baxter Building, to the equally entertaining material that shows us Johnny is more on the ball than anyone ever expected him to be, this issue stands up as my favorite issue of this already classic run. I also have to give Mark Waid credit for having Reed actually challenge Ben for the position as my favorite member of the Fantastic Four, and this is a truly monumental feat, as the only time Ben's spot wasn't guaranteed was when he was replaced by She-Hulk. Mark Waid's Reed Richards is the best this character has ever been, and the rest of the team isn't too shabby either. The guest-art by Mark Buckingham is also a very welcome surprise. Read Full Review
Mike Wieringo seems to be taking a breather for this issue of The Fantastic Four. Normally, that would signal impending doom with an impending guest artist usually of the Rob Liefield's caliber. Instead, Mark Buckingham compliments the light-hearted story with whimsical creations both anatomic and aesthetically pleasing. Read Full Review
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