FF #4

FF #4

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Mike Allred Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 27, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

It's Valentine's Day at the Baxter Building! So why does that spell trouble for She-Hulk?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 27, 2013

    Matt Fraction, Mike Allred and Laura Allred make this series a breath of fresh air. Even though the story may not be crammed with intense superhero action, there is non-stop storytelling going on. Fraction is handling a large cast of characters with ease and the Allreds on art and color give life to Fraction's script. FF is a comic that will warm your heart. Often we get the same formulaic stories in mainstream comics but Fraction is able to juggle humor and action in his stories and reminds you why reading comics should be fun and entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Feb 27, 2013

    Yet again this is an entertaining read that has a writer and artist in sync with each other. The issue's main narrative highlights the off beat superhero comic FF has become and it is a joy to read. It is a well balanced character piece that is one of the most charming and funny comics of the month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Feb 27, 2013

    FF cant be recommended highly enough. Its one of the best comics out there. Matt Fraction and Mike Allred have created a perfect superhero comic full of quirky nostalgia, humor and enchanting characters. FF needs to be read by everybody. Its comic book gold and deserves your attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 27, 2013

    Of course, what really sells the tone and heart of this book is the art. Michael Allred and Laura Allred make FF a slick treat. This is a character driven book and the Allreds solidify that each and every issue. Again, She-Hulk has so much personality and presence in these pages, and that is largely due to the art. There's times when a joke or a scene is accompanied with a mere look from a character; a sideways glance or a curled lip. These little nuances are a part of what make FF work so very, very well. You'd be hard pressed to find a more fun mainstream superhero book, and why would you want to? FF has everything we're looking for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Feb 28, 2013

    Endearingly strange and funny, Fraction and Allred deliver another strong issue. While a little more somber than previous issues, with the teams internal strife and the mysteries still surrounding John Storm, this issue is sincere in both its tone and delivery. The Moloids attempts to meddle in Jennifers affairs, however, provide the kitsch and humor weve come to expect from this title, while the ending leaves us on a somewhat foreboding note. Enjoyable as always. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Mar 1, 2013

    This issue showcases Fraction's ability to balance the heavy and serious with the light and fun. Strong characterization abounds from every character in this book, and it's a testament to Fraction's ability as a writer to make such a bizarre cast work so well together. The Moloid's dialogue alone sells this issue, but the small moments with Jen and Wyatt, as well as the powerful opening sequence make this an extremely well rounded issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Feb 28, 2013

    FF has been a consistent title with lots of potential still being mined for future stories. Characters are growing, situations are compelling, and the creative team hits it on the nose each time. Back issues can still be found because this isn't Marvel NOW!'s most sought-after title. For readers looking for a title that's about characters and emotional resonance, FF hits the mark. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Mar 1, 2013

    Matt Fraction is doing entertaining work here " I particularly enjoyed Blarrgh The Unliving " and he's also working with old continuity and keeping it real, which I respect. Putting She-Hulk back in what might be the most real relationship of her life is a nice way to avoid the usual temptation writers have to just play around with her penchant for promiscuity (not that there's anything wrong with promiscuity in general, as long as it's done responsibly). Fraction is having a lot of good old-fashioned yet new-fangled fun in the FF universe. Let's hope he keeps it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Ethan Barker Mar 6, 2013

    Within the pages of FF you won't find plugs for other comics, events that will change the Marvel Universe as we know it or dramatic, short-lived character deaths " but you will find people. Silly, sad, quirky, charming people and that's worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 2, 2013

    This comic is an absolute blast. I was wondering how Fraction would handle all of the FF kids, and this issue shows he has some great ideas to keep them in play. The mole kids were beyond adorable, and now I really want to go back and read Jonathan Hickman's FF to learn more about both them and Bentley. The rest of the issue was fun too, though the date between She-Hulk and Wyatt made far too many references on their past relationship, of which I know nothing. Apparently they both considered each other the ‘one that got away', and steeping a relationship in that much unknown continuity detracts from the date at hand. But oh well. It was still adorable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Mar 3, 2013

    I'll be honest, my expectations for this issue were lessened when I saw the weird cover, but it turns out, I was in for one of my favorite chapters of FF so far. Be warned, the Doom plot takes a backseat, but if you like humor with your comics, you'll love FF #4. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 1, 2013

    All in all, I'd say half of this book works like gangbusters and the other half falls short. From a writing standpoint, everything that relates to Bentley and his crew including the shocking cliffhanger is fantastic, but Jen's date is a weak spot that readers have to return to time and again. Meanwhile Allred's art varies from absolutely stunning to lacking clarity from page to page, making this an inconsistent issue at best. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Mar 3, 2013

    While I won't be able to help myself from continuing to read the series through whatever mischief the supposedly returned Human Torch is up to they are going to have to really work my interest to keep me reading the series full time. Read Full Review

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