Marvel Age Fantastic Four, Volume 1 Digest by Makoto Nakatsuka, Sean McKeever |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Marvel Age Fantastic Four, Volume 1 Digest

Marvel Age Fantastic Four, Volume 1 Digest

by Makoto Nakatsuka, Sean McKeever
     
 

The new Marvel Age continues with the series that launched the first Marvel Age! When the Earth itself swallows up nuclear plants around the globe, it's up to the FF to take on the source of all the mayhem: the Mole Man! Next, the Fantastic Four go mad, leaving nothing but destruction and mayhem in their wake; the only ones who can stop them are... the

Overview

The new Marvel Age continues with the series that launched the first Marvel Age! When the Earth itself swallows up nuclear plants around the globe, it's up to the FF to take on the source of all the mayhem: the Mole Man! Next, the Fantastic Four go mad, leaving nothing but destruction and mayhem in their wake; the only ones who can stop them are... the Fantastic Four? Discover the devious plan of the Skrulls from outer space! Then, find out if a helpless FF can stop the Miracle Man - who possesses all their powers, combined... and then some! Finally, even when he's trying to keep a low profile, Johnny Storm can't help but stir things up. In discovering an amnesiac World War II hero, Johnny may have signed humanity's death warrant! It's the return of Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Here's an unsuccessful remake of the first four Stan Lee-Jack Kirby issues of The Fantastic Four for the manga generation. The first problem is that the source material wasn't great. Though Lee and Kirby produced some of the best superhero comics ever, the first few issues of The Fantastic Four were primitive and awkward. The basic concept of four friends who go into space in a private rocket has been updated a bit, but this work hews so closely to the original comics that their 40-year-old clumsiness is perfectly preserved. The adaptation is full of bad dialogue and poorly executed action (e.g., how exactly does the Mole Man escape from the Fantastic Four in the first chapter?). Also, each chapter is illustrated by a different artist. With long-lasting franchises, changing artists is occasionally a necessity, and sometimes a new artist successfully reimagines something that had become stale. Not here, though-the art is competent and no more. Aside from an overall manga-ish drawing style, none of the artists' techniques really resemble each other, making for a visually incoherent graphic novel. The packaging is equally sloppy: the title page credits of the original comics are retained, so we read a complete set of credits five times. If Marvel is trying to reach out to manga fans, this isn't the way to do it. (Aug.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785114680
Publisher:
Marvel
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Series:
Marvel Age Fantastic Four Series, #1
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >