FF #7

FF #7

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Mike Allred Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 15, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
8.5Critic Rating
9.7User Rating

Field trip…into the heart of the Negative Zone!Scott Lang has already lost a daughter… watch what happens when he puts it all on the line to save… Bentley-23?The shocking reveal of the villain pulling the strings and pitting family against family -- and a rescue mission unlike anything you’ve ever seen -- FF vs FF!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima May 15, 2013

    Overall, I really love this series and felt this issue was great. Not only is it well written with some fantastic and very humorous dialogue, but it does a good job exploring some of these characters individually. Fraction makes sure to drop some hints about some possible underlying character developments that may prove to be very interesting in the coming issues. The issue itself is relatively self-contained and very accessible to new readers, introducing the characters in a way that is easy to understand even if you haven't been following the comic from the start. Mike and Laura Allred do a fantastic job capturing emotion, expression and humor in the interior art and they are one reason why I personally keep coming back for more. This is another great issue of FF and I definitely look forward to seeing what this creative team has in store for us in issue #8. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 15, 2013

    Michael Allred kills it, as usual. Par for course, but this issue of FF is a beauty. The best bits in here are when the characters are talking things out and making big decisions; those are panels where Allred truly delivers. To be completely honest, the only thing keeping this issue from receiving a perfect 10 is a few scenes during the big fight where characters look a little stiff. Other than those small, small, flaws, this issue is stunning. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig May 16, 2013

    Fantastic Four has always been a comic about a very unusual, very real family exploring and surviving the unimaginable. FF is that tradition at its best. Its very, very best. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole May 17, 2013

    As this story involving Bentley-23 finishes it looks like Fraction is heading into Dr Doom territory. It is an interesting prospect due to the fact that Fraction and Allred deliver a wonderful read each month and the idea of these two dealing with the Fantastic Four's nemesis is exciting. But in the mean time we are given another issue full of humour, wit and character. Allred's visuals match Fraction's script and the pair continues to deliver the most offbeat title Marvel is producing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed May 15, 2013

    Another charmer of an issue, as Fractions endearingly weird story of familial ties wraps up and moves on to the next arc. Allred returns with his usual dynamism, carrying this storyline with the smart pacing, clever imagery and fantastic page compositions that have become the hallmark of this title. A nearly perfect issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker May 17, 2013

    Mike Allred is absolutely incredible. Its painful to say anything negative about his artwork, but there are a few minor flaws in this issue. Some of the action panels are not put together well and Darla Deering and Medusa are less detailed to the point where they look almost sloppy. Its still a great artistic endeavor in most panels, though. As long as Mike Allred is drawing this series and Laura Allred is working on the colors, the art will always be almost-perfect to perfect.Thank you, Marvel. Thank you, Matt Fraction and Mike Allred. FF is so fantastic, it feels like some thanks are in order. Its been a long time since weve had such clever books on the stands. Lets enjoy it while we can. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston May 17, 2013

    Fraction and Allred's art is an anomaly in the Marvel NOW! landscape. It doesn't read like any other book being published and nor does it look like any other title. “FF” is the type of book that could only really happen with these specific collaborators and for that the story comes out so much stronger and with so much heart. The reason “FF” doesn't stand for just Future Foundation or Fantastic Four, or anything really, is because it isn't either of those books. “FF”, though clearly heavily influenced by some other styles, is its own title with its own unique story, characters, and feel. And for those reasons, it's one of the most stand-out books from either of The Big Two publishers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting May 16, 2013

    Also, there's a strange three panel sequence where Darla/Ms. Thing prattles off her rockstar resume and number of "FaceSpace followers" while Blastaar, seconds away from mashing her into the floor, just stands there and listens. Sure, it gives us an interesting snippet of Ms. Thing characterization, but was that really the most logical time for it? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 18, 2013

    So yeah, I dunno. The issue is mostly one big chaotic fight scene, and sad to say, some of Allred's art gets a little confusing. I wasn't entirely sure what Bently-23 was doing, even after he'd done it to Blastaar. But there were a lot of strong moments. I liked the opening speech that Scott Lang gave to the FF kids, really coming into his own as their mentor and protector. I loved the very idea that the kids were ready to fight alongside him. I liked that Medusa can even control her eyelashes and the short hairs all over her body, which becomes troublesome for someone as small as Ant-Man. I liked Darla's scenes, and I liked the cute way that she and Scott ended the issue by brushing their hands against one another. This series remains fantastic and adorable, even if this issue didn't connect with me as strong as most others. Maybe I was just having an off day when I read it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser May 18, 2013

    This issue of FF isn't the best place to start, but even if one were to pick it up (the cover is quite attractive!), we see all the elements of what makes the book good. Whether it's the quirky set of characters or the innovative art style, FF is one of the best books to come out of Marvel NOW! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - TylerM May 20, 2013

    This issue is a nice little wrap up, and if you're not reading FF now, you should add this book to your pull list right away. I hear there's going to be a pool party soon and you don't want to miss out on that. As long as Fraction and Allred run the Future Foundation, I want to be a member. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 16, 2013

    Much of the appeal of this comic has been its weirdness, this bizarro family unit that occasionally fights strange bad guys, but usually just has to deal with their own drama " here, Fraction has to dig into a standard superhero trope and have a team of supervillains challenge Lang and company. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 15, 2013

    "FF" #7 is one of those books that feels like a comfortable old bathrobe. It's just pleasant to slip into on a regular basis. "FF" has turned into a book that feels -- even more so than "Fantastic Four" these days -- all about family. And that's something I appreciate. This might be a group of random misfit characters thrown together, but you know what? They make it work. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Jun 25, 2013

    Issue #7 feels like a detour that hits a rough patch. The positives are still there — great characterization, funny humor, and spectacular visuals. Thing is, they're bright spots in an issue that's largely dull and uneven in pacing. It's the issue with the most dialogue, the most action, and the most characters. Welcome to the Negative Zone. Read Full Review

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