FF #7

Review by: keith7198

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Avg Rating: 2.9
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Story by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Greg Tocchini
Colors by Paul Mounts
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Cover by Mark Bagley, Andy Lanning & Paul Mounts

Size: pages
Price: 2.99

“FF” came out of the gate strong, delivering a great combination of gorgeous art and and fantastic storytelling. But the wheels completely fell off last issue with a side story about the return of Black Bolt that lacked heart and featured some really bad art. Issue #7 is the second part to the Black Bolt story if that gives you any indication.

Neither this or the previous issue feature any of the members from the Future Foundation. That could be overlooked if Hickman’s story was the slightest bit entertaining. Much like the previous book, this issue lacks any heart. What’s really sad is that a story about the return of Black Bolt should be a big deal but this lacks any sense of significance. It meanders around without ever drawing me in or keeping me interested.

Perhaps even worse than the story is Greg Tocchini’s art. I really don’t like calling someone’s artwork ugly but everything from the pencils to the colors are flat and unattractive. The action panels are uninspiring and the characters look dull. There’s nothing visually impressive about this issue.

Thank goodness the series gets back on track next issue. This two issue distraction was poorly conceived and features art that was impossible for me to enjoy. I’m ready to get back to the quality “FF” books that got me onboard to begin with.

Story: 1 - Poor
Art: 1 - Poor


  1. Yes and yes.  This two issue diversion has been a huge waste of time and money.  I feel Hickman was asked to double-ship FF, and this was his “solution” to the problem.  By not including the FF, the reader can basically ignore these two issues.  And, Hickman gets the benefit of not diluting the quality of the “real” story.  It’s just a shame.  How many people dropped this title because of this weak ####?  I am sticking it out, but Hickman has used up all the good will I have towards this title.  It better be good again soon. 

  2. I agree. Of all the reviews I’ve put on here, I don’t ever think I rated a book “1” and “1” but this was an utter mess. But it’s been so good before these two issues that I’m pumped about the next one.

  3. Double shipping hurts the quality of the book. It just does. I always hear squeals of delight that we are “getting more” of this great thing, followed shortly by groans at the artist or thin story. Thin story? Weak artist that looks rushed? How could that have happened. Oh yes, double shipping.

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