Fantastic Four, Volume 3: Authoritative Action

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It seemed like a simple enough idea at the time: now that their arch enemy Doctor Doom had seemingly perished, the Fantastic Four would journey into his nation of Latveria, disassemble its war machine, and set its oppressed citizens free. But what appeared a black and white situation quickly turns a murky shade of gray, and Reed Richards and his family find themselves besieged on all sides, both by those they thought of as their allies, and by the very people they were trying to...
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Overview

It seemed like a simple enough idea at the time: now that their arch enemy Doctor Doom had seemingly perished, the Fantastic Four would journey into his nation of Latveria, disassemble its war machine, and set its oppressed citizens free. But what appeared a black and white situation quickly turns a murky shade of gray, and Reed Richards and his family find themselves besieged on all sides, both by those they thought of as their allies, and by the very people they were trying to save!
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The Fantastic Four, stars of one of Marvel's longest-running series, are not only a super-team but also a family, consisting of super-genius scientist and inventor Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), his wife, Sue (the Invisible Woman), Sue's brother Johnny (the Human Torch), and Reed's oldest friend, Ben Grimm (the Thing). This third volume of Waid's excellent run on the series (following Imaginauts and Unthinkable) comes in the aftermath of a terrible battle with long-time nemesis Dr. Doom, tyrant of the Eastern European nation of Latveria, in which Reed's face was scarred and his and Sue's two children brutalized. Here, the team invades Doom's Latverian castle, destroying his arsenal and freeing his subjects. But Reed's erratic behavior puts him at odds with the Latverian people, the U.S. government, and his own teammates. Porter's art, inked by Norm Rapmund, has a more traditional superheroic style than the more cartoony work by Mike Wieringo in the previous two books. Respected veteran Waid (Avengers, Kingdom Come) has revitalized the series here, giving it both more humor and more darkness than much of his superhero work and earning him a 2004 Harvey Award nomination for Best Writer. Recommended for all collections, for teens and adults. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780785111986
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Series: Fantastic Four Series, #3
  • Pages: 136
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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Mark Waid
Mark Waid, Alabama native and current Los Angeleno, has written stories for every major comics publisher, amd his seminal graphic novel, KINGDOM COME, is one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time.

 

Peter Krause is an American comic book artist. He is best known for his work on various DC Comics titles, most notably the Superman-related titles and THE POWER OF SHAZAM! with Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family. Krause, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, currently works as a freelance illustrator.

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