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FF #4

The War of Four Cities: Part ONE

It’s finally come as prophesied — The War of Four Cities! After months of pent-up aggression, the combatants cry havoc and set loose the dogs of war! In order to prevent the war from spreading outwards to all areas of the globe, the FF spring into action to stem the tide of death and destruction. What chance does anyone have when all hope lies in Doom?!

Story by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Barry Kitson
Colors by Paul Mounts
Cover by Daniel Acuna & Marko Djurdjevic

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  1. Note: Steve Epting is not doing this issue, it’s Barry Kitson….Hell it even says it on the cover that’s provided! lol

  2. I may switch to trades here.

  3. Barry Kitson? wow that’s a name i haven’t heard in a while, interested to see how this looks

  4. Damn, is this title bi-weekly?  It seems like FF is listed everytime I pull up the comics list from the last couple of months.  Weird.

  5. I can’t wait for the return of Black Bolt.

  6. This series has not missed a beat!

  7. Last issue was incredible, really excited to see how things turn out. Never thought I would be reading a FF book!

  8. Epting is my favorite artist today. But even though he’s not doing this issue, this series has got off to a pretty solid start. I’m all over this one.

  9. @Avistann  Well, i never knew an FF (Future Foundation) book existed, until a couple of months ago 🙂

  10. I have been loving this so far, and I think it’ll only get better.

    I’m getting an odd feeling about those AIM Lieutenants who are with the Wizard… Would be easy to disguise yourself under their bee-keeper hoods…

  11. Just read the first three issues this weekend ( my pile is shame is ridiculous! ) And I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great fun! Made me excited to read the next issue; which does seem to come out bi-weekly. Lol that’s good.

  12. this is basically awesome. Can’t wait for each issue. 

  13. I might switch to reading this in gold plated etchings. It’s just that good.

  14. It seemed as though there was too much time between issues 1 & 2. Then 3 came out on time & now 4 is very early. Not that I’m complaining. It’s just interesting how the release schedule has gone so early on in this titles history.

    Can’t wait to see how Kitson does on this issue & where the art goes from here. Does anyone know if Epting is coming back & if this is simply an artist fill-in issue to allow Epting some time to “catch up”?


  15. Not really sure if I like this series. Quite new to comics and picked the first few issues of FF up, it being popular and a new series, but never read any Fantastic Four before. I feel a little lost, since I didn’t really understand what on earth (well maybe not on earth) was going on in the last issue.

  16. it seems as if the children, particularly valeria, act as the main protagonists. really good stuff. a burst of fresh air in the fantastic four series and the void left by johnnys death is filled perfectly. hickmans doing a great job!

  17. This is paying off FANTASTICALLY (hehe).  I love it.  Hickman is a mad genius in the best way and kudos to Marvel to having the balls to let him take this long to build it all up.

    Now that we’ve seen brain-copying tech, I’m sure the mentally-incapacatated army of Dooms that we saw way back when is going to reappear at some point…. 

  18. Killer cover.

  19. @WHATTHEDAST  – Black Bolt is returning?  Did I miss something last issue?  He is my favorite Marvel U character…ok tied with Thanos and Madrox but still…

  20. All hope lies in Doom.

  21. More amazing work by Hickman here. He is just the best writer for this book period. I don’t want anyone else to do Fantastic Four except him. Also, Kitson is a pretty damn good replacement if Epting can’t do every issue.


  22. Best Marvel title right now?  Maybe. 

  23. Does anybody know if Hickman’s Fantastic Four run will be collected in an omnibus?

  24. Hickman was awesome as usual, but there were two Reed panels (pgs. 3 and 6) that really threw me off as I was reading.  He looks twenty years younger than he normally does in those two panels.

  25. Yes best Marvel title right now along with the both Uncanny X-Men and X-Force

  26. good stuff, as usual. Prob one of my favorite books right now. 

    @stubbleupdate  –its a bit early for talking about that don’t you think? Run isn’t finished yet.  

  27. This is the first time I’ve regarded any of Kitson’s work as better than average. This book looked great! I love Epting, but I hope Kitson remains the go-to fill-in artist.

  28. I’m the only guy who enjoys Kitson over Epting … but that’s cool.

  29. This might be Marvel’s best book in a while, hopefully Hickman will be attached to this for the foreseeable future.

  30. Kitson nailed it. 

  31. So this was predictably awesome. Excellent!

  32. Still too many talking head scenes.  Boring!  More action please.

  33. Besides some art fails (Ben’s hexagon symbol thingy being the same as Sue’s, and Reed’s ever changing face), this book was really good. Hickman can do no wrong at this point.

  34. Reed’s family isn’t his weakness because his family are either the Invisible Woman or genius prodigy kids, noone else in the universe can say that.

  35. haha … monsterface … The Johnny Storm humor is back …

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