FF #3

FF #3

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Mike Allred Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 23, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

The new FF take to the streets to celebrate 2013! How does the world respond?How do the kids of the Future Foundation feel about these new grown-ups running the show?And what does Scott Lang have in store for Doom? The war begins..

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Feb 23, 2013

    If readers are looking for a smart and funny book with original storytelling and a fresh perspective " FF is it. It's got great characters, lots of emotion, and a genuine love and respect for the characters that's building from the ground up. The creative team has put out three issues of a major title that feels like something coming from an independent publisher. That's a huge compliment because it implies quality, art, and rich storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jan 23, 2013

    FF remains one of the best comics out there. Fraction and Allred are impossible to top. The story is so darn loveable and the art is truly something to behold. Even when things take a solemn turn, you still cant help but smile at the shear allure of it all. This absolutely needs to be on everybodys pull list especially since its a $2.99 book. Trust me thats a steal. Read Full Review

  • 10
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Jan 24, 2013

    The first issue of this new series got an 8, the second got a 9 and this issue was a 10. If they keep up this trajectory we will have to adjust our scoring system to accommodate higher scores. It may not be everyones cup of tea but this book is, no joke, an example of what is great about comic books and you are a damn fool if you do not at least try an issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - paladinking Jan 25, 2013

    Far and away the most fun you'll from any comic this week, guaranteed. Improving exponentially with every issue, the sky is the limit for FF and I'm already salivating for issue 4. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Jan 27, 2013

    Other comic companies should learn from Marvel and put out more issues like this for us! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Jan 25, 2013

    If comics like this and “Hawkeye” are any indication, 2013 is going to be Matt Fraction's year. “FF” is mad and wonderful at the same time, offering the kind of off-kilter ridiculousness that could only be seen in superhero comics, and Mike Allred is the only artist who could do it justice. Sorry, Young Avengers fans — “FF” is still the best of the Marvel NOW! books so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Jan 23, 2013

    Fraction delivers another fun romp into this world, with equal measures of weirdness and heart. There are a lot of nice little moments here, grounding the teams uncertainty as Scott continues to deal with the death of his daughter Cassie. Theres a sense of mourning in this issue, as the FF try to comprehend John Storms story and put their reservations on the backburner in order to keep it from happening. As always Allreds pencils walk the line between the weird and the heroic with ease, crafting a story that has both humor and subtly. As the plot picks up steam, Im looking forward to whats around the corner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 23, 2013

    Matt Fraction has really hit his stride with FF. In a lot of ways, this is an all-ages book, the kind of thing that many of us grew up reading. Fraction nails the characters and gives the series an huge, universe-spanning feel while still keeping things focused on the smaller moments (like a dessert bomb courtesy of the Yancy Street Gang). The dialogue is great and the story has finally started to separate itself from the main Fantastic Four story. Also, Doom the Annihilating Conqueror is pure gold. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Jan 24, 2013

    The combination of Allred and Fraction have lead to this extremely charming title. The issue has a few problems at the beginning, but it is still an engaging read filled with wit, humour and character. The team is coming together and although Fraction might neglect Medusa in the script, Allred always draws her beautifully. It is truly one of the most interesting titles of Marvel Now! and the ending promises more fun to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Mark Brassington Jan 25, 2013

    This issue was certainly well written; Matt Fraction juggled both comedy and serious darker tones with ease. The issue was a joy to read as the first two have been. Well done Matt for making four essentially B-List characters come together in an A-List book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 24, 2013

    Writer Matt Fraction throws out some witty concepts here, including Doom the Annihilating Conqueror or the Yancy Street Gang's rebirth as a bunch of IRL paparazzi/Internet trolls, but he shines the most with his character dynamics, particularly the chemistry between Scott and Darla. A light, fun read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 25, 2013

    Fraction's having fun, and this time, unlike his Defenders, it's fun we can all enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 26, 2013

    This issue is a very charming one for me, made even more so by the sight of a Mike Allred-drawn half-naked woman throughout the major action sequence, and the overall effect at the end of my reading is one of contentment. I don't know what's up with the future Torch, but I have enough faith in this creative team to be willing to sit back and enjoy the ride. Fraction makes different use of the Future Foundation kids than Hickman did, but in a very successful way anyway, and the return of Wyatt Wingfoot is a cheer-out-loud moment. FF #3 is a book that I suspect will be an acquired taste for some readers, but I love the art and find the writing to be charming and unique among the darker-and-edgier comics on the stands today, and award the book 4 out of 5 stars overall. If this book keeps it up, it could even eclipse the main Fantastic Four title in my good graces, a feat which would be impressive indeed... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 27, 2013

    Once again, FF is a very fun issue, with a delightful, character-based story from Fraction and some amazing art by the Allreds. Their style is unlike any other in the world of comics, and it is absolutely perfect for this book. You get to the point of wondering how any other artists could possibly draw and color this series. Scott and Darla are a very entertaining pair, and Fraction handled their budding romance well, really helping the reader get behind them only three issues into the series. Scott is a wounded man trying to recover, and Darla is a young woman who has suddenly had her whole life called into question by a bit of superheroics. They seem perfect for each other, and adorable on top of that. I look forward to reading about them. But hopefully Fraction takes some time to explore the other characters. Medusa and She-Hulk haven't really had anything to do over the past three issues, and I'm hoping Fraction reveals why he chose them to appear in this comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jan 24, 2013

    "FF" #3 is a comic with a lot of very cool things going on. This is a comic as a performance piece. Some of the sections are great while others race to then fill what little gaps are left with dense information. The result is a slightly mixed marriage, but it is at least pleasing to see this title finally deliver the goods in the direction it's always been trying to go. If you like superhero books with a twist, this one should be twisted enough for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 26, 2013

    Well, this was WAY better than the other crap I've read tonight!  This was a good little issue.  There was nothing overly fancy about it, we learned about older Johnny, we get Darla back on the team, and Scott decides to end Doom.  That last part, Scott deciding to go after Doom, is the main reason I picked this series up.  After Doom killed Scott's daughter, Stature, in Children's Crusade, I've been eagerly anticipating Scott's eventual meeting with Doom.  This issue brought us a step closer to said meeting.  So while nothing huge happened here, we did lay the foundation for future stories(get it? "foundation" "future"??), and got solid writing and good art.  And really?  That's good enough for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Jan 24, 2013

    FF moves along slowly, but that means its early enough in the game tojump on whenever youre ready. I like the direction the story istaking; I just want the pacing to move a little better. Based on theway its going, the original FF will be coming home by November.Hopefully Fraction can finish his story by then. Read Full Review

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