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Mini-Opinions – Friday Edition

And we are onto a new,crazy week. I still feel like a huge pile of things to get through, and this week I won’t have quite as much time as before. We shall see how this goes!

Fantastic Four #4 and #5

Well…this is getting better. I wouldn’t say that it’s getting good, but we’re making steps in the right direction. I liked the background we got in issue #4, the running story of how Reed and Sue met and eventually married. It was a really cute story, especially when the exact opposite, the lack of trust from Reed, was going on in the main storyline. I think having those two side-by-side was pretty telling when it came to Reed, and I enjoyed what was going on and the cliffhanger we were left on (FINALLY! Something that kind of made you want the next issue…). #5 was a cute story with the kids and Ceasar that was, apparently, setting something up that I assume will be in FF (if the shot of the newspaper article had anything to do with it…). We also got some serious talk between Reed and Sue, and it’s finally starting to feel a like we’re seeing the tiniest slivers of a running storyline. I’m still not sold on this one, though.

I really don’t understand this though. I LOVE Fraction’s writing in Hawkeye and FF. We know that he can make a good running storyline (through FF) and a good episodic series (Hawkeye). I don’t understand why those two titles feel like they’re leaps and bounds ahead of this one when we have the same author. Because it isn’t the art that’s the problem here…there is very little happening in the story that makes you want to keep at it. And I just don’t understand how these opposite things can come from the same author!

Final Opinion: Iffy (2nd in a row)

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Mini-Opinions, Attempt #1

Trying out the new format this week – let me know if you guys like this or not! Its definitely a little easier for me to do this than to do bigger posts for each issue!

Mind The Gap #8

Okay, so I’m not sure if maybe I’m just getting so lost in all the details that I’m missing things, but this may be the first filler-like issue for Mind the Gap. There were certainly some interesting tidbits in the conversations, but it feels like no new information was really introduced here. At least in terms of the mystery happening in the real world…the Garden is a different story. Don’t get me wrong, I fully enjoyed the issue! It just wasn’t one of the better ones that have come out so far. I’m really looking forward to the next issue – which is supposed to be a “silent” issue 🙂

Final Opinion: Solid

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Intro 1.5? (Fantastic Four #2)

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I’m not sure, guys – I wasn’t a big fan here. It feels like we had another introduction to the characters…but mostly the characters from FF, not Fantastic Four. It almost wasn’t necessary. The only part that we really needed to see was that Medusa expects to be treated more like a queen (bowing and the like…) and the Mayday Suite (you know it’s going to be used at some point in the future…otherwise, there was absolutely no point in mentioning it). Outside of that, though, the rest felt like filler. It seems like we could have gotten those two points, and then gotten on with the Fantastic Four taking off and gotten into the action of them being wherever they’ve gone.

Hmm…yeah, not a whole lot to say here. I wanted more on our group as a group. I wanted their adventure to start. I didn’t want what we ended up getting. Maybe the next issue? I’m still waiting to see where this is going, so I feel like I almost have to pick up the next one…because I still want to see what they plan on doing! Oh well…until next issue, I guess?

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All In The Family (Fantastic Four #1 and FF #1)

I knew nothing about the Fantastic Four prior to picking these issues up. I mean, I had seen and heard of Reed Richards a few times in other series, and looked him up enough to know that he was a member of the Fantastic Four and he was ridiculously smart, but that was it. I had seen a lot of reviews and read a lot of posts from other people saying that Fantastic Four and FF were pretty good, so I decided to give them both a try.

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…well that was a nice, ominous first page, wasn’t it? Everyone in a spaceship one year from now, looking out and obviously rather scared, trying to do something. But there are no other clue as to what any of it means as we jump straight back to current time. Random question though…is Franklin supposed to be somewhat telepathic? It seems like he was dreaming about what we saw on the first page (a quick Wikipedia search confirmed this and gave a lot more info…good lord this poor kid!) We get little glimpses of all the main characters (though there are way too many kids to keep track of them all…). I didn’t quite understand the whole community center fight club thing that was thrown in there, but yeah…

The idea that ends up pushing Reed to go to space is actually an interesting, albiet depressing idea: that the entire team is already, or will be soon getting very sick. There is currently no cure. Reed decides to take the team and his kids on a trip through the unknown universe, in the hopes of finding something that would help to cure them all (are the kids sick as well? I wasn’t that clear on that one…)

All in all, I liked this issue. It was cute in it’s little moments and had a good amount of humor in spite of the main idea. It’s really an intro issue, so there’s not a whole lot to say. I plan on picking up the next issue just to see where this is heading!

FF 1

Hmmm…well, as far as introduction issues go, this wasn’t bad. I didn’t know who any of the characters they were recruiting were! Spent a lot of time on Wikipedia trying to get an idea of who was taking over the FF on earth (couldn’t find anything on Ms Thing though…) but not a whole lot happened here, so there really isn’t much to say. I think this is another one that I’m gonna need to pick up #2 just to see where this is going!

I loved the little pages of the kids explaining the FF – they were adorable, and they felt so much like kids! I was trying to hard to not laugh with Franklin making faces. It was awesome!

Outside of that, though, not a while lot to say. I suppose any sort of opinion is going to have to wait until the next issue…

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