Comic Vine Review


FF #16 - For All We Have and Are


Best final issue ever.

The Good


I've dreaded this moment ever since it was announced that this series would be coming to an end. The only thing that makes bearable is how incredibly wonderful this issue is.

It's no secret how much I dig Mike Allred's art and Laura Allred's colors. Knowing they'd be working on a series with Matt Fraction, it was the the coolest thing. I'll admit I wasn't completely sold on the idea of a series with Scott Lang and the others (even though I did think She-Hulk and Medusa were always cool). But I had faith in the creative team. With that first issue, I immediately fell in love with the idea behind the series. When Fraction had to step back to work on other things, Lee Allred swooped in and took over with ease.

This issue is what the series has been building up towards. Scott Lang vs Doctor Doom? Those not reading the series might be saying, "Really?!?" Along with this great encounter, every single character in the Future Foundation has been a joy to read. I could go on and on about how great everything is here but chances are, you've already read my thoughts in the previous issues' reviews.

To top it all off, we get a glorious send off at the end in a back up story by Lee Allred and Karl Kesel with art by Joe Quinones, Mike Allred (inks) and Laura Allred.

The Bad

What do you think? It's the last issue. That is the absolute worst.

The Verdict

All good things, etc, etc. We've been trying to prepare for the end of this series. What makes it easier to handle is the fact that it's such an amazing and fun issue. I can't remember feeling this much joy in reading a comic before. Everyone involved has given us such a mix of comedy and extremely dark themes and turned it all into something wonderful. I will truly miss this series and all the characters within. Sure they'll likely pop up elsewhere but it won't be the same. I wish I could personally thank everyone involved for such a fun series. Bravo everyone. Thanks for sixteen truly fantastic issues.

Note: Geez, I actually got a little teary-eyed typing that last line.