FF #5

Review by: keith7198

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Story by
Jonathan Hickman
Art by
Barry Kitson
Cover by
Mark Bagley, Skottie Young

Size: pages
Price: 2.99

Jonathan Hickman’s FF has been one of my favorite books since it started a mere five issues ago. And even with Steve Epting not handling the art, it has┬ámaintained it’s high quality throughout. This issue is no different.

Hickman’s “War of the Four Cities” is taking shape and things have reached a point where Reed Richards can no longer keep it under wraps. Hickman’s story is so well contructed and carries a feeling of importance and gravitas. We also get some great action sequences featuring Sue, Alex, and Spider-Man. Even though I’m not a big fan of Spidey’s inclusion on this team, this is the first issue where I almost felt he belonged. Plus the book ends with a last page that had me cheering.

Steve Epting is one of my favorite artists but this book hasn’t missed a step with Barry Kitson handling the art. This is beautiful work from cover to cover. I love his characters, the framing and look of his action panels, and his sharp attention to detail. Combined with Paul Mounts fantastic colors, this is easily one of the best looking books today.

If you haven’t been reading FF you should. This is a very good story with a lot of promise. The last page is proof of that. The art alone is reason enough to buy the issue but when combined with such solid writing, you’ve got a winner on your hands. Give this book a try.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent

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