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Subj: Re: MTIO #3 - The art is Schiti
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 at 07:01:38 pm EST (Viewed 29 times)
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This series, while not perfect, is quite good. Part of me feels like I have a struggle internally with all things FF. Part of me wants to preserve certain aspects, and part of me wants to see change and growth in certain areas. These feeling are in conflict. I think I'll have to settle....

That said, MTIO #3 continues to build the story and I think the writing is fun and engaging. We see some old characters return in this, and get to enjoy a nice bar scene. Johnny and Ben meet up with Heracles and go visit Rachna Koul to deal with Johnny's cosmic dysfunction. Fun ensues, so I won't spoil it any further.

Here's my main beef with this issue. THE ART. Jim Cheung is absent in this issue. Replacing him is Valerio Schiti. And true to his name, the art is indeed "schiti". Sorry for the lame and easy pun.

Valerio Schiti simply cannot draw the ever lovin' blue eyed Thing! The Thing looks simply awful and his proportions are wrong, he looks schlumpy and diminuative. The facial expressions are also completely off for The Thing, and at times other characters. Weird eye expressions and faces further obscures the art. But poor Ben is so badly rendered here, that I really didn't enjoy this issue as much as I could have with better art. Barely passable. Sorry Marvel, but the art matters and the art in this issue isn't keeping pace with the story.

Art aside, still a great read. Hopefully they will bring back Cheung or use a better artist in the future. YMMV but I don't like Schiti's style - at all.

First off.. no prize to all the folks (I lost track of whom) that thought Johnny's powers were a result of the FF being broken apart. And lets face facts, if she's right and it seems she is as Ben is missing a step, too, then the only way our favorite heroes can cope is by reuniting.

When Reed was losing his powers way back when it was another ride through a cosmic ray storm that was the viagra to his problem, though, so maybe there's another option. Given the whole Legacy concept here's hoping that MTiO was specifically designed to get the band back together. I know I've stated that the Richards clan seems to have been written to the point where they just can't fit in anymore, but having them in the same Universe wouldn't kill me \:\)

Kudos to the Thinker for zapping Doom, although the Earth's core might have been a better destination. Very much looking forward to the All New All Whacked Out Fantastic Four he's putting together.

As for the art, I'm a fan of Schiti's work, love the clean lines and layouts. His Ben is a lot more 'Ringo (RIP) than Cheung but I'll take it over Ron Wilson's 80's work. Heck, I love Kubert but can't stand his version of Ben sometimes. Now if they could get Pelletier back at Marvel..

That last page.. WTF.. is regular not old not alternate reality son of Logan back?

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