Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Read of the Week!

Fantastic Four #570

As Marvel's First Family reels from an inventive new attack orchestrated by the Wizard, Reed Richards is led from pondering uncomfortable memories from his own childhood to moving forward with the most significant experiment of his career... but will he really be able to solve everything?

Jonathan Hickman (whose creator-owned projects The Nightly News and Red Mass for Mars have handily shown him to be one of the sharpest creators working in comics today) joins superhero genre vet Dale Eaglesham for a fresh run at the FF. This issue is a very promising start; almost immediately, Hickman launches the book in a new direction that seems to be at right-angles to the rest of the Marvel Universe, ditching the Dark Reign mega-plot and heading off into fun over-the-top sci-fi territory. Eaglesham delivers his usual high-quality visuals, tempered with a number of very welcome nods and homages to the original Kirby style.

All in all, this is one of the best versions of the FF I've read in ages; definitely one to watch over the coming months!

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