• The cold war between Atlantis and Wakanda heats up.

• Who is the secret member of the Illuminati that many of the members do not know about?

• How does Black Bolt lie?

Story by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Mike Deodato
Colors by Frank Martin, Rain Beredo
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Mike Deodato, Rain Beredo, Terry Dodson, & Rachel Dodson

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.8%


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Avg Rating: 4.0
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  1. Knock Namor’s frickin’ teeth out!:)

  2. This is what I’ve been waiting for there better be some kick-ass moments between Namor & T’Challa?!

    Also hoping that Deodato’s good work in Avengers recently continues in this series, Eptings shoes are pretty big to fill, plus he’s on this for the next three issues & maybe more.

  3. Deodato did some pretty good stuff with Avengers so I’m looking forward to see him to the next few issues of this.

    Can’t wait to see Namor and Black Panther beat the crap out of each other.

  4. This sounds like it’ll be a fun read.

    Gotta stop buyin’ ’em soon.

  5. If Namor dies I would not miss him one bit.

  6. The dinner scene between Reed, Dr. Strange and the Dooms was fantastic. Beautifully drawn and extremely well written

  7. You got Namor and Black Panther getting ready for war AND more Dr. Doom? Fantastic! Kinda weird that Hickman had to justify how Reed was in so many places at once though. Didn’t think that was needed nor justification. Deodato’s art was good in some places, but kinda bad in others. It’s like how he did the first issue of Avengers a few months back and if that’s the case we should see nothing but improvements next month. I did like how he drew Namor in his 1940s design though.


  8. This is one of my favorite series going. Here’s the thing: I’ll be honest and say that I’m having a pretty hard time following the plot and figuring out what’s happening. The incursions, the inhumans, the in-fighting… it’s a little above my head sometimes and I find myself having to re-read and/or look up summaries to figure it out. That said, I’m still reading this, not only because it features three of my all-time favorite characters (Doc Strange, Namor, and Black Panther), but because of the characterizations and interactions between those characters. Hickman’s just killing it. The dinner with Strange, Dr. Doom and son, and Mr. Fantastic was outstanding. The discussion between Namor and BP was perfect – I mean exactly how those two would speak to each other. Even the conversation between Stark and Reed, two characters I don’t really care much about, was in the proper voices.

    So yeah, a lot of the time, maybe I don’t know what’s going on, but I will absolutely pay to read perfect little interactions between some of the best names in Marvel. Great stuff.

  9. I love this book but I think the writer could have explained better to me, a clueless reader, why BP is not the King of Wakanda, why he is “the King of the Dead” (what does that mean?), more details on the sister-as-queen and how BP feels about it, and a little more background on the Wakanda/Atlantis thing.

    But yea, I love this book, and Deodato did I find job filling in for the main artist.

    • I believe that it is continuation from Jonathan Hickman’s Fantastic Four #607 and 608. You should check it out.

    • I hear you, but I also think Hickman could throw me a bone in this book, I’ve bought since issue #1 and these guys have been sitting around a table together and now suddenly I find out they’ve been at war?? It’s not even like those old 70s Marvels where they say [SEE FANTASTIC FOUR #608 – Stan].

  10. “He’s not really interested, Kristoff. He’s just being polite.”

    Man I love Hickman’s Dr. Doom.

    • Same here. Even his non-verbal stuff is priceless. The scene where he just smashes his fist into the table in frustration had me grinning like a fool. 🙂

  11. Avatar photo filippod (@filippodee) says:

    I have just read #6 and I realized that the only real reason why I have enjoyed this series so far (and I did) is Epting’s white chick… um… I mean Black Swan.

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