FF #5

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The Good

FF #5 is exactly the kind of comic you will want to buy and read when you're having a bad day, and I say that because there is absolutely no way anyone can read this issue without smiling -- at least once. First, we have Mike and Laura Allred on the art for this comic, and that in itself is fantastic. The pair make an incredibly team (as usual) and it's very clear that Allred puts a lot of patience, time and effort into his pencils. The result is a brilliantly executed issue with fantastic (and very creative) panel layouts. There is not one page or one moment that reading this I felt the art to be lackluster: in fact, it is pretty obvious that the Allred team doesn't ever cut corners. The issue's art is sunning from the first page and first panel right up until the very last.

Now, on to the story. There is not one moment that, while reading this issue, I found myself disappointed. The story is just absolutely brilliant. The story picks up where we last left these characters and it doesn't take long to realize that the older John Storm is not all there in the head: meaning he basically has a few screws loose. First, the dynamic between these four characters and their interactions with the kids of the Future Foundation is fantastic. I love the way that they get along and interact with one another, it's written in a very entertaining way.

The Bad

There is nothing bad about this issue, it's a fun ride the whole way through.

The Verdict

This is an incredibly entertaining issue. Not only does Fraction present us with a fun story, but he gives us a peek at interesting characters and a book chock full breathtaking art. The dynamic is fantastic and the story we see here will keep you at the edge of your seat the entire time. Unlike the story we see in FANTASTIC FOUR (also out this week), this issue meshes better with the continuity we've been seeing thus far. Overall, another great issue that is witty, cleverly written and organized in a way that will leave you wanting more.

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#1 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, I flaked and forgot to grab this today. I hate me!

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#2 Edited by Cafeterialoca (1582 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm SO PISSED my shop didn't have this! The shop owner even told me it didn't come out this week! What crap!

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#3 Posted by Kerrigan (266 posts) - - Show Bio

I continue to love this book: such life and joy in these pages. Seriously, a lot of people in the industry would do well to read FF and take notes, both for art and writing.

My Marvel pick up list is slimming down (and DC is down to Batman and the Legion). This is at the top of the list.

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#4 Posted by butters911 (615 posts) - - Show Bio

FF really is one of the best books on the stands

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#5 Posted by CombatSpoon86 (963 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait to read this tonight.

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#6 Posted by fables87 (1784 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the cover!

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#7 Posted by catfightfan (684 posts) - - Show Bio

Long live mighty Madam Medusa! It is time for Marvel to make her evil again and return her to the Frightful Four!

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#8 Edited by impossibilly (929 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't think Fraction and Allred would be able to top issue 4, but from your review, it sounds like they did. I look forward to reading this comic.

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#9 Posted by RedQueen (1199 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait to read it, it's often my favourite of the month. Fraction and the Allreds are doing some awesome work. (Shame it isn't read by more people...they're missing out)>

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#10 Posted by LiveForever (397 posts) - - Show Bio

Last issue was hilarious, but this one honestly just confused the hell out of me. It was probably my own fault. But I'll need to read it again to see if I understand what the hell is happening anymore.

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#11 Posted by HansBoy4TehWin (41 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait to pick this one up!

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#12 Edited by dreamfall31 (611 posts) - - Show Bio

I love that full page of Johnny and the city!

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#13 Posted by SupremeHyperion (1811 posts) - - Show Bio

This was the one title on the list of Marvel Now books I thought I would never enjoy and was going to pass on, but my comic shop guy told me I had to give it a shot and I'm really glad I did. This is one of those titles that offers something different but just as equally enjoyable.

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#14 Posted by G_Money_Christmas (902 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this book. I'm glad I decided to pick it up when it first came out. It's always entertaining and the art is simple but amazing.

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#15 Edited by The_Hat (16 posts) - - Show Bio

"Burn, John, Burn!" - injoketastic!

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