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‘Three,’ Part 3.

As the army of the Anti-priest begins an invasion of the Baxter Building, and the Invisible Woman is caught in between the warring factions of New and Old Atlantis, Reed Richards must decide the fate of the Earth amidst the chaos of Galactus devouring Nu-World.

Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Steve Epting
Cover by Alan Davis

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 3.0%


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  1. Coming to you in a stupid polybagged cover! Amen to that.

  2. Okay, here’s my official guess as to who’s going to die. So to prevent spoiling it for people who don’t want to read even a mild guess, I have written it backwards.
    (.eid ot gniog si kniht I eno eht si temleh ‘sutcalaG yb derveoc yltrap si ecaf s’ohw nosrep ehT)

  3. I actually caught up with this series over the weekend with the trades. Even the Neil Edwards portions were pretty good in small doses. Really excited to see where this is gonna go in the future.

  4. Isn’t this suppose to be part 4?

  5. @CountAbyss, maybe it’s Part 3 part 2?

  6. The fourth member of the team is so dead, they can’t even write the numeral 4 any more. Until they are either resurrected or replaced, all counting will top out with 3.

  7. Does anyone else think that “Countdown to Casualty” as a tag-line is slightly bad taste?  However I am looking forward to this, although I felt the art last issue was pretty rough.

  8. @powerdad  ?htaed fo esuac eht eb kaeps-annataZ lliW

  9. @JimBilly4  bravo

  10. @Noto )-: !!ahahahahaH

    .nmaD .gnikrow eb ot raeppa t’nseod…mmmH !!srallod noillim a tnaw I ,kcirt txen ym roF !!cimoc siht fo emoctuo eht ecneulfni ot kaeps-annataZ ym gnisu ,daDrewoP ,I si ti ,seY

  11. I’m going with the Human Torch. dead as hell

  12. Loving the zatanna speak. Enod llew.

  13. @Ricky
    It’s very much in bad taste. 

  14. I’m so glad I got back on board.  I dropped this around the time that Hickman was introducing all the different aliens or species or whatever, and it just wasn’t entertaining enough for my 3 dollars.

    He is so good when he’s focused though. 

  15. @Pompster  !sknahT

  16. It’s the next issue that’s polybagged when someone dies…not this one.

    My guess is it’s going to be Grimm. He’s human now and more vulnerable than the other members of the FF. That would have a lot of impact: he’s finally human and able to enjoy being such if only for a week…what happens? Annihilus’ goons kill him.

  17. @RickyStardust  I don’t see how…it’s exactly what it is. I never gave it a second thought outside of it being the title of a story.

  18. @Zarathos81 it can’t be Grimm, they’ve already announced future storylines involving him as an Avenger. Kinda kills the full suspense :/

  19. This was a bit of of lull in the story, but the shit is still hitting the fan. Reed is fighting off Galactus, Sue is going to (possibly) be a sacrifice, and Johnny/Ben are dealing with Annhilus’s men. Great stuff as always by Hickman and Epting.

    Although I doubt that Reed would ever say ‘Cool’ in any form.


  20. Dr. Doom Answering letters in issue #588! Oh, yeah and someone dies in #587.
    Someone dies and I’m growing to the idea of Johnny Storm biting it. I mean come on, we have the original Human Torch and Toro back and Hickman has no material for Johnny, so lets just kill him off. And no new FF movies are coming down the line that would make the title’s basic characters needed for movie traffic sales. Why not kill them all and just make it a Man-Thing on-going…. :p

  21. @TommyDivine  Well, this whole ‘death’ storyline is only supposed to go until Fantastic Four #600 so whoever dies will be back one way or another.

    Until then, the Avengers will just have to hold off on doing anything until Grimm comes back…IF he’s the one who dies, lol

  22. @TheNextChampion  It wasn’t a boring lull though which was nice.
    And, yeah, Reed saying ‘Cool’ bothered me…Maybe it isn’t Reed and he’s going to die only to have the REAL Reed return in FF #600!

  23. @TheNextChampion  Reed’s been saying “Cool” since the beginning of the Hickman run. It’s a soft retcon. Every time he said “hip” or “groovy” in the 60s and 70s comics, now he was really saying, “… Cool.” I made that last part up, but it doesn’t make it less true.

  24. Kinda confused, if Galactus ends up devouring that world, then they would have no chance to use Galactus as an energy source in the future, right?

  25. @Zarathos81 – I guess i just mean that the wording and having it as a blur makes it seem like something we should be almost looking forward to.  And also a bit trite, the word “casualty” for instance is just there because of the double C with Countdown and it makes it all a bit blurby and throwaway.  Other than that though this story is brilliant.  

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