FF #2

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Mike Allred Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 19, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 3
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Variant cover by MIKE ALLRED Ant-Man! She Hulk! Medusa! And, um -- Ms. Thing? How does the rest of the Future Foundation react to the new team? What classic Fantastic Four super-villain cant wait to get their hands on the new FF?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Dec 19, 2012

    I absolutely loved everything about this comic; from the way the characters are portrayed and the way they interact, to the fluidity of Mike Allred's panels, to the pacing of the issue. I also love the way Fraction focuses on each character, giving them all a little bit of time to shine without sacrificing the story. It's, overall, a great issue that is fun-filled and ends on a serious cliffhanger that'll leave you guessing and yearning for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 22, 2012

    This series is turning out to definitely be as much fun as I was hoping when it was first announced. The characters are especially a highlight. Scott Lang is a splendid blend of nervousness and heroism, a perfect lead character. She-Hulk and Medusa are still coming into their own, and the kids are the Future Foundation are cool too, even if they're mostly just window dressing for now. There's an adorable scene of Leech and Artie crawling all over Darla. Miss Thing was the biggest unknown of this series, but she seems to have a good story behind her. That she's treating all of this as just another celebrity thing, then gets freaked out by the actual superheroics, is perfectly fitting. I look forward to her rising to the challenge. And enough cannot be said of the art. The Allreds are perfect. There's so much color and character, this comic is definitely a treat. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Dec 19, 2012

    FF is shaping up to be one of the best titles of Marvel Now! It has wit, charm and a quirky tone that other books only dream of. Fraction and Allred are delivering a mainstream superhero comic that looks and sounds like a indie. It is a joy to read and if you haven't picked it up you are missing out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Dec 20, 2012

    Full of action, clever dialogue and heartfelt moments, this is a wonderfully weird book with a lot of promise. Fraction delivers a solid story with both humor and emotion, finding the perfect balance of fun ad storytelling. Allreds pencils, along with colors from Laura Allred, are just great, selling the eccentricity of Fractions writing while still being completely endearing. Despite a somewhat slow beginning, both here and in its sister title, this book seems to have hit its stride. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - George Marston Dec 20, 2012

    Beyond the on-the-money characterization, FF #2 is where this title's actual plot starts to materialize, promising something maybe even a little dark to go with all the funny and feely bits that make this book sing. Fraction and Allred are having all of the fun with FF, and it's contagious. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Dec 21, 2012

    If you're not reading FF, you should. Fraction and Allred have crafted a series with a near-perfect balance of plot-based, superhero action and organic, character-driven story. Potential is the name of the game here because a new Fantastic Four means a whole new way to tell Fantastic Four stories.  Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Dec 27, 2012

    The A fantastic issue full of great art, great character moments and cool action. This series has a bright future ahead. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 19, 2012

    The members must face their first big monster attack by a classic Fantastic Four villain, and seeing them come together sets the uneasy tone of their team. Speaking of the classic Fantastic Four, their book is still tied to this one, although not without breathing room. This issue stands mostly by itself until the final sequence that will have you waiting with bated breath to pick up the next issue of Fantastic Four. Although, with the quality of both series measured thus far, I imagine most people will come for FF and stay for Fantastic Four, which is the opposite of how things used to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Dec 21, 2012

    Don't worry, it's not a filler issue. The last few pages will leave you gasping, and Darla Deering's character and origin as "Ms. Thing" get moved along nicely. Between Fraction's excellent sense of who these characters are, and the wonderful art and colors provided by the Allreds, FF is just about anything a fan of this world could want. These red, yellow, and blue uniforms the team is rocking are pretty sharp, too! This is a large, quirky cast of characters, so I can't imagine this book will be about anything resembling "normal" superheroics any time soon. I can't think of any reason it should, either! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Dec 19, 2012

    The whole Marvel Now! half-launch has been pretty evenly divided for me. As much as I enjoy this series, Thor, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Spider-Man and Hawkeye there are duds that balance it out like Uncanny Avengers, Captain America, Thunderbolts and X-Treme X-Men. While I wish that every series was at least decent, I guess it is worth dealing with the duds if we get a gem like this series. I am already looking forward to reading the next issue and many more after that, may this creative team have a long and successful run on this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - BradBabendir Dec 21, 2012

    Fraction has already given the story and the characters a new feel, and despite being blessed and cursed with both Fantastic Four and FF, he works them well together but carefully makes each one a supplement to the other, not a necessity. The books are cultivated with care and precision. And more than that, this book is really good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Dec 19, 2012

    FF #2 is an incredible comic book that finally takes this appealing story and runs with it. Matt Fraction has given these characters some real heart, while Michael Allred turns in some remarkable art that cant be beat. This is one of the best Marvel Now! issues to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Dec 21, 2012

    I know it seems silly to be speculating about what the book will look like a year from now, but the book is engrossing enough to merit such questions. Because, dammit, this is a lot of fun, and I hope it's here for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Feb 11, 2013

    The creative team is firing on all cylinders, and kudos to them for being on the same page — FF is definitely a title worth picking up because it's punchy and direct to the point. It's got drama, action, and a good amount of heart. While the Fantastic Four title feels drama-free and stagnant, FF gets more than its share of the great things that make great comic books. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geek Smash - Sam Johnson Dec 28, 2012

    Steeped in Marvel history, with quirks, humor, retro touches and heart, only two issues in, "FF" is already one of my favorites of the current Marvel books. Matt Fraction's writing style and Michael Allred's art fit the fantastical, not-taking-itself-too-seriously set-up like a glove and deliver a fun feel that has me hoping the new FF's stay will extend a long way beyond their planned four minutes" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 19, 2012

    "FF" #2 has me much more confident about this title. Despite a lackluster first issue, "FF" #2 is fun and has a spring in its step that makes you eager to see what happens next. It's nice to see the book having found its voice, now; if you hadn't looked before, this is a good place to start. The Fs in "FF" stand for fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 25, 2012

    This book reminds me of Silver Age Marvel books, telling a story that is wildand inventive without taking itself too seriously, and the team dynamic is an interesting one. I'm a little worried that She-Hulk might have to step in as leader, which would further undermine Ant-Man's confidence, but either way, we're in for a ride. Fraction and Allred mesh well together, and Mike's art has a subtlety to it (especially in the faces) that I'm not used to seeing. FF #2 does the trick for me, balancing the human with the superhuman, giving everyone something to do and even making me root for Ms. Thing, the sensational character find of 2012, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. I'm now looking forward to Fantastic Four #3 to see what IS actually happening with the regular foursome, and whether there are any clues as to what the hell is going on in the last pages of this issue... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Dec 20, 2012

    FFisnt exactly a perfect comic. Some parts of the end feel a little off, and Darlas transformation into Miss Thing left a little more to be desired (she didnt really participate in the fight at all). Still, with the introduction of a new mysterious character at the end, well be seeing a lot more zaniness and mystery within the pages ofFF. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 27, 2012

    When the comic stays with the character dynamics inside the Baxter Building things continue to run smoothly. However, writer Matt Fraction's choice of villain, in a humdrum homage to the original Fantastic Four #1, doesn't work nearly as well. For fans. Read Full Review

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