FF #16

FF #16

Writer: Matt Fraction, Lee Allred Artist: Joe Quinones Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
8.7Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

FINAL ISSUE! - "For All We Have And Are"
• The final showdown. The last FF member standing, Scott Lang goes up against Dr. Doom alone -- and everyone knows the Ant can't. The smackdown of the century.
• Plus an extra ten page bonus of F4/FF goodness co-written by Karl Kesel and the Allreds.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 22, 2014

    All good things, etc, etc. We've been trying to prepare for the end of this series. What makes it easier to handle is the fact that it's such an amazing and fun issue. I can't remember feeling this much joy in reading a comic before. Everyone involved has given us such a mix of comedy and extremely dark themes and turned it all into something wonderful. I will truly miss this series and all the characters within. Sure they'll likely pop up elsewhere but it won't be the same. I wish I could personally thank everyone involved for such a fun series. Bravo everyone. Thanks for sixteen truly fantastic issues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jan 22, 2014

    As I said before, FF meant a great deal to me as comic fan and I am beyond pleased with this finale. Matt Fraction, Mike Allred, and Lee Allred delivered a book that was quietly saying important things about family, acceptance, and relationships all while making us laugh and delivering thrills month after month. There will be a hole in my heart going forward after the ending of FF, but I know that I will always have this three ring circus of a family whenever I revisit these issues in the future. I will always love my Tong with all my heart. I will always believe in Darla Deering. I will always pitch my woo to the Jen. And most of all, I will always have a place in the Future Foundation. Don't choke on any waffles. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Jan 23, 2014

    Now that this series is over, you guys have absolutely no excuse to read it! FF literally has something for everyone; it's filled with action, humor, adventure, love, and is filled to the brim with heart in every last page. FF is truly a glimpse into people in all walks of life all coming together, not only coexisting, but bringing out the best in one another. While I'll truly miss reading this month to month, I feel privileged to have been a part of it while it was happening. If you had told me a year ago that this book would be the very first thing I read in a week that Batman was released, I would've laughed at you. Alas, it's true, and for that I can't give the conclusion of this powerful series" Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jan 24, 2014

    All in all this was a great issue to own. The series had a great run this year and left with a satisfying end. Will we see more of the kids from this series. I'm not sure. But I can't wait to see if they do once in the new Fantastic Four series written by James Robinson which comes out next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 22, 2014

    Hitting close to every notes it needs to as well as some others, this finale delivers on the fun, the action and the general craziness that made this title so enjoyable to begin with. Heartfelt, fun and with killer art to boot, this finale as delivered by Fraction and the Allred family is a shining example on how to close a series. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    We The Nerdy - Spencer Maxwell Jan 28, 2014

    I can easily say this is volume of Future Foundation is the best Fantastic Four comic I have read. It has so many great little character moments in such a large cast with humor that actually makes me laugh out loud. But most importantly, this comic is just pure fun. I cannot recommend this series enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Kristi McDowell Jan 24, 2014

    A beautiful story accompanied by some wacky but fun art, I really dug the heck out of this series. As I look back at other series that ended before I was ready for them to go in the last couple of months (a tragic many of them, let me tell you), I can honestly say that this one was one of the best. Aside from that one really trippy issue with the miniature tiger and the creators in the roller coaster car and the fact that this issue featured the same party finale epilogue that Fantastic Four #16 had, I would have given this series and, in particular, a 10/10. However, to reuse the same story for the final pages felt lazy to me. I thought that, considering Fraction and company had control of both books, they would do something interesting with the ending. Anything. The series started with an impressive bang but ended with a slightly smaller but still kind of impressive bang. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 23, 2014

    Had this issue only included the main story segment, I would have found its Scott and Doom-centric focus a fairly underwhelming end to the series. Luckily, there's a fairly hefty epilogue sequence that brings the entire FF and Fantastic Four casts into the limelight and offers one last hurrah for this era of Marvel's First Family. The writers wrap up various loose ends and remind us how great the many character dynamics in the FF are. And Mike and Laura Allred take the opportunity to bedazzle readers one last time with their art. It's good to know that, even if the FF kids may be taking some time off, at least the artists have found a new home with Silver Surfer. If they can bring the same level of visual fidelity and whimsy to Surfer that they did to FF, that book will automatically rank among Marvel's best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Jan 22, 2014

    As time goes by, I could see FF go down as one of those underrated gems. This series didnt get the attention that it deserved, but perhaps it will at a later time. From start to finish, this volume of FF was a true work of art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 25, 2014

    FF under Fraction and the Allreds was a true standout in today's comic book industry. When some team comics feel content to just throw a bunch of random superheroes into generic superhero adventures, the team behind FF got crazy with it. FF had heart and imagination in spades, and that is rarer than you might think in today's comic book market. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Feb 16, 2014

    This served to be a fine finale for FF. Whilst the lack of focus on the children of the Future Foundation was a bit disappointing, the much-anticipated confrontation between Ant-Man and Doctor Doom was every bit as satisfying as expected. Unlike with Fantastic Four, this title has managed to regain its early momentum following Fraction's departure, and will long be remembered as being a silly and fun comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jan 24, 2014

    Though not the best of all possible conclusions, "FF" is still one of the funnest Marvel titles released in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Jan 27, 2014

    Unfortunately, "FF" felt as though it went downhill after Fraction's departure as scriptwriter and this issue is no exception to that. Although it has a few touching moments and wraps up loose ends, the main plot overshadows everything else with its heavier implications and confusing, rambling explanation of Pym particles. Nevertheless, Michael Allred and Joe Quinones used Allred's recognizable style to the best of their ability to create a genuinely beautiful book populated with fascinating characters. Read Full Review

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