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.
Bleeding Cool’s review is pretty much on the mark: