FF #2

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 27, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 17
8.3Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

The bold new direction for Marvel's First Family continues!

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Apr 27, 2011

    It really didnt seem possible that Hickman could top what he did on Fantastic Four. Two issues into his well deserved creative controlled spin off series FF, Hickman is already leaps and bounds beyond his Fantastic Four run. Hickman and Epting just might be crafting what will turn out being the best superhero series of 2011. It should be allowed to develop nicely since the Fantastic Four as a franchise dont have a movie project on the horizon necessitating their need to return to form (i.e. Steve Rogers becoming Cap again, Thor getting another series, etc. etc.). We should be enjoying Hickmans creative free reign on FF for a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Apr 27, 2011

    That's my opinion folks. Take it or leave it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Apr 29, 2011

    Great issue of what is probably Marvels best ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 2, 2011

    Just two issues in, the "new" series continues to maintain the high standards of the "old" FF - and it's laying the groundwork for some powerful stories ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Apr 29, 2011

    The realism can be a boon to FF when the characters' emotions come into play. This is especially true in the preempted fight scene, as well as the drama in ethics later emphasized by a perturbed Spider-Man who subtly exhibits his motto -- "with great power, comes great responsibility" -- without a single word. Reed didn't just want Spidey on the team for his intelligence but also his conscience. Occasionally the artists go a little too far with their emulation of the film strip, using up ten panels to exhibit the conversation between Doom, Reed and Val. Ten panels? Come on. When did this become acceptable? You could have produced the same effect with four. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Mar 16, 2012

    These two things are very small creative decisions that should not impact your buying decision, overall this was a great book and addition to the series! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Apr 27, 2011

    Where this issue proves a bit underwhelming is in how Hickman chooses to resolve the whole Doom matter. Issue #1 suggested a major conflict between Doom and his heir, Kristoff Vernard. The two obviously have a rivalry going, right? Wrong, apparently. With barely any fuss, Vernard aids his former mentor and the whole conflict is quietly put to bed. We can only hope Hickman has some still plan in mind for Vernard. In any case, the series is quickly building towards bigger and better things, but this issue was a surprisingly understated way of getting there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 30, -0001

    FF #2 was another good entry to Jonathan Hickmans run on the Fantastic Four. A few complaints aside, Hickman does a fantastic job handling all the characters in this issue. With Doctor Doom back to being his old self I cannot wait to see what Hickman has planned next for all the characters. There are definitely a lot of great sub-plots running throughout this title that should insure that this title will continue to be one of the best comic books Marvel has on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 3, 2011

    There are some nice moments including the Moloids being taken aback by Spider-Man's intellect and an intriguing conversation between Sue and Ben over a couple of beers that has the word “foreshadowing” written all over it. Things are a little wonky for the FF these days, but at least they aren't boring. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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