Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman - Volume 4

Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman - Volume 4

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by Jonathan Hickman, Steve Epting, Nick Dragotta, Mark Brooks
     
 

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Galactus is ready to feast, and only Reed Richards can save the inhabitants of Nu-World. Sue Richards is mediator between the long-lost tribe of Old Atlantis and Prince Namor, who is itching to mete out ages-old vengeance. Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm are the last line of defense against the coming of a new Annihilation Wave through the Baxter Building's Negative

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Galactus is ready to feast, and only Reed Richards can save the inhabitants of Nu-World. Sue Richards is mediator between the long-lost tribe of Old Atlantis and Prince Namor, who is itching to mete out ages-old vengeance. Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm are the last line of defense against the coming of a new Annihilation Wave through the Baxter Building's Negative Zone portal. And in the end, one of these heroes will die. Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #583-588.

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Library Journal
What seemed as if it might be an isolated moment of brilliance in Hickman's first Fantastic Four volume (chosen as one of LJ's Best Graphic Novels of 2010) was instead the first gambit in an ongoing, intricately plotted, cosmos-spanning saga bursting with bold, fresh concepts and major players from the F.F.'s past, including Dr. Doom, the Inhumans, and the High Evolutionary. With Reed Richards off-planet at the behest of Galactus and the Silver Surfer; his wife, Sue, mediating a conflict between undersea king Namor and several newly discovered Atlantean races; and Ben Grimm temporarily depowered and human after drinking a formula created by the Future Foundation (a group of superintelligent children), Johnny Storm makes a valiant stand against the Earth invasion force of Annihilus, ruler of the Negative Zone. VERDICT Hickman, ably supported by Epting's strongly realistic but versatile art, continues to surprise and amaze with the fertility and scope of his imagination. With superscience, an exploratory spirit, heroism, pitch-perfect characterizations, and heart, this is worthy to stand beside the best F.F. work ever, including that by original creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.—S.R.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785151432
Publisher:
Marvel
Publication date:
11/09/2011
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Jonathan Hickman is an American comic book writer and artist. He is known for the Image Comics series The Nightly News (Nominated in 2008 for "Best Limited Series" Eisner Award) and currently writes Secret Warriors, FF (previously Fantastic Four), and S.H.I.E.L.D for Marvel Comics.

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Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman - Volume 4 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Jonathan Hickman does such a great job of intertwining huge scientific ideas with the family elements that always have an impact with the Fantastic Four. The Ben/Johnny dynamic is done so well here and the outcome which, even though quite old, I don't want to spoil, is heart-wrenching. Susan is also portrayed so well as the strong female character that comics need. Steve Epting's are was great as usual. One thing that bothered me was that lack of narration or setup to get readers up to speed. There are quite a lot of characters, especially within the Future Foundation, and it would be nice if they were profiled, named, or clarified better. Overall though, a very good book!