ULTIMATUM TIE-IN The fate of the Fantastic Four rests on the shoulders of the Thing. Ben Grimm steps up and embarks on a hero's journey to the very center of the Earth to find the one man who can help his imperiled teammates.
Story by committee is a soul destroying prospect though one, perhaps, that Pokaski is suited for, professionally if not temperamentally, given his television experience (where everything is derived from a committee structure, including those programs advertised or perceived as the work of a "single" vision). That doesn't forgive him the clunky flashback sequences and clunkier science, however. Paired with an ever improving team of illustrators balances out the net result but only to the point of thoroughly average. With at least some of the Ultimatum baggage now out of the way, let's hope that Pokaski's own voice manages to poke through and that it's worth hearing. Read Full Review
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