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FF #11

A Galactic Empire is born as the war of Four Cities comes to a close. What does it mean for Marvel’s First Family?

Story by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Barry Kitson, Scott Hanna, Scott Koblish, Jay Leisten & Mark Pennington
Colors by Paul Mounts
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Cover by Steve Epting

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TheNextChampion10/26/11NoRead Review
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  1. Wow that’s a lot of artists for one book. Hopefully that’s more inkers then pencils….but then again a lot of inkers are still not a good sign.

    Still this has been a pretty fun story and with Fantastic Four #600 coming out next month it’ll be interesting to see how this series ends up being about the kids.

  2. I feel like I have totally lost the thread of the ‘War of the Four Cities’ storyline. I didn’t even really know it was going on and now all the sudden its over…

    This whole thing has been so focused on the other Reeds that the ‘War’ really took a back seat. Plus aren’t Old Atlantis and the Universal Inhumans part of the ‘Four Cities?’ And if so why aren’t they involved in the ‘War of the Four Cities?’ I really like this book but it has started to feel kind of directionless and unfocused over the past several months. Maybe I just need to go back to the beginning of Ff and reread the past 10 issues.

  3. It has meandered a little bit since the Tocchini Black Bolt digression. But then I have found Hickman wanders a bit from time to time then comes back together. Let’s not judge it until we see how the whole Issue 600 Fantastic Four return plays outs.

  4. The Black Bolt Arc totally killed all momentum i had for this series. I’ve never been able to get back into since…i dunno i feel kinda lost with FF right now, which sucks because it used to be my favorite.

  5. I don’t think any of us will be satisfied until Doom does his thing.

  6. The “Four Cities” stuff has been a meandering, unfocused plot-point ever since it was introduced. I also remember readers, over a year ago, noting that everything had been taking a backseat to the deal with Reed. Overall, I’ve usually enjoyed what Hickman does on an issue-by-issue basis. But when you actually pull back and examine his run as a whole, for the most part it looks extremely unfocused, with many tangents that really went nowhere.

    • In fairness his run is stil very much on-going to it seems premature to say the tangents have gone nowhere. They haven’t gone anywhere YET but that doesn’t mean they won’t. If you read Secret Warriors by Hickman it was very much the same way. Several tangets that didn’t all totally come together until the last couple issues.

  7. Hickman’s run prior to the Blackbolt issue was very good, even though you had to read it as a trade. Once he started messing with the characterizations that DNA set up during their excellent run of Marvel Cosmic, I started to lose faith. Last issue was my last FF issue till they take Hickman off.

    Kree Elders: “Hey Ronan, you know…We don’t really like this whole deal with the Inhumans running the show. ..We think you should go to war with them even though our army is still weak from Annihilation and Annihilation Conquest.

    Ronan: “Yeah, I guess you’re right even though I am an Annihilator and I am married to an Inhuman”

    Ronan (to Crystal): “Hey babe, I have to go to war with your people. Is that cool?”

    Crystal (to Ronan): “Yeah sure, I don’t mind, as long as I can stay here with you, ‘tall dark and blue'”

    Seriously!!!! That’s pretty much how it went down in FF# 10. I was laughing. Then you add in Blackbolt’s multiple wives. –Medusa is not the kind of chick that would go for that! NO WAY!

    Hickman is off his rocker.

  8. I keep jumping off, and then keep getting sucked back in.

  9. My POTW for a couple of reasons:

    1) Great action
    2) Some real funny moments in this
    3) Hickman ‘gets’ the family dynamic with this run
    4) Even what seemed like a million inkers, the art was pretty damn good by Kitson. Paul Mounts should get some credit for keeping this series on track for the run.

    I can’t wait for Fantastic Four #600, some Galactus action, and where this title specifically is going now.

    5/5 (POTW)

  10. Loved this issue. I was such a sucker for Giffen’s Annihilation series, I’m pumped to see the Annihilation wave coming back into play (and of course to see what they’ve been doing to Johnny over the past year).

    This Hickman Fantastic Four/FF run is really something special and I feel like the rollercoaster hasn’t even started going downhill yet.

  11. On a sidenote, I love that a lot of the Marvel cosmic stuff is getting rolled into FF. It’s a good place for it and this is a team that should be handling stuff like that.

  12. …zzzzzzzz….wake me when it’s over….

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