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Subj: A good start!
Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 at 08:42:33 pm EST (Viewed 356 times)
Reply Subj: MTiO #1: Fantastic
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I'm floored. Chip Zdarsky plucked every damned heart string that this old FFan has left and if Jim Cheung isn't drawing from the heart himself it's a damned good act.

Unlike their terrible showings in other books this really showed us Ben and Johnny.. and that two faced Victor guy, too. It's not a sad reflection of greatness gone by, it's so far the true continuing story of two great friends who've shared in a terrible tradegy and are trying to move forward the only ways they know how to. Johnny isn't a two dimensional self absorbed idiot, he's a brother, uncle and friend coping with monumental loss. And Ben, Ben is Ben Grimm. That amazing character that a long time ago I said drove the bus on a tour for the readers through the amazing Marvel Universe.

Can't wait for the next issue. Wonderful to read, gorgeous to look at. Heck, Zdarsky even tossed in a editors note in one corner for a reference. Loved seeing that.

OK. A very good start. I enjoyed this debut. That's how a comic should be done. It had enough of everything to be just about right.


Considering that both Ben and Johnny were recently hanging out with Moongirl in issue #25, the whole "I don't want to see you" drama by Johnny seemed out of Marvel continuity. Not that Marvel cares about these things, but they were just hanging out together, LOL. Right, that must be something that happens later....

Doom is a ridiculously powerful anti-hero now? I haven't kept up on his IronDoom thing. But he handled Ben with ease.

The whole thing felt a bit like a wake. Are we supposed to believe Reed, Sue and the Kids are dead? Seems like it, but....maybe not. Ok, suspense is fun. I like a bit of drama. That's how it was in the heyday of the FF. So I will definitely be on board for the next issue.

Johnny losing his powers again? Ugh. Worn out trope. Johnny has the most fragile powers of all. Didn't he lose them recently during the Robison run due to Reed's bug spray or something? That was kind of lame.

Other than that, this is certainly a nice start. Hope this leads to an FF return. Marvel might see more of my money again.

The writing was OK other than the minor hiccups noted. A nice tribute piece I suppose. The art works well and is stylish. I'm satisfied that this team could do some good work if they can maintain the energy and pace.

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