RandoMonday: Fantastic Four by Hickman v3

Here’s a comic chosen at random from my collection.

Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman vol. 3 by Jonathan Hickman (writer), Neil Edwards (art), Andrew Currie, Paul Neary, & Scott Hanna (inkers), Paul Mounts (colors), VC’s Russ Wooton (letterer), and Alan Davis, Mark Farmer, & Javier Rodriguez (covers)

I just realized as I prepared this post that I’ve had two other FF entries recently. Oh well, this one is so good that I’ll let the randomizer off with a warning. Let me start off by proclaiming that I really, really love Hickman’s run on Fantastic Four. I first read his S.H.I.E.L.D., then heard his FF was good, and I was not disappointed. He made me care about the Fantastic Four as characters for the first time since I started reading comics. Reed was suddenly interesting, but more in his role as father (and not necessarily because I consider him a good dad) and scientist (well, within the context of the Marvel Universe anyway). Sue in this series blows my mind. What a great, complex, beautiful mom, wife, monarch, matriarch. I fell in love with Sue because of Hickman’s run on this book. Brilliant stuff.

This volume introduces us to the Future Foundation (before the first series called FF), a sort of cure for Ben Grimm’s rocky disposition (which will contribute to a tragic event near the end of this volume of the title), future Val and Franklyn trying to save the multiverse, and just for good measure, the Impossible Man!

These are great, fun comics that I highly encourage you to seek out.

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