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FerretJohn 12/12/2012 11:03:54 AM

Not a fan of Mike Allreds work, and the line-up of the new FF doesn't impress me either, especially the pink-haired Ms. Thing.  I read the preview comic a little while ago and it really turned me off.  Antman sneaking into the Latverian embassy during a party to get revenge on the man who killed his daughter by drawing a cheesy mustache on his portrait?  How stupid was that? 

Personally I think Franklin should be moved to a new X-class, after 40 years of existance it's about time they brought him into puberty.

shac2846 12/12/2012 11:52:17 AM

 I love mike allred's work. Madman is one of my favourite comics. I'm a trade guy but i'm interested in the interweaving of both fantastic four and ff titles through fraction. Sounds interesting. 

SarcasticCaveman 12/12/2012 7:52:21 PM

 I never read Madman, but yeah, I'm really not a fan of Allred's art style either...just pisses me off on some level I can't explain.

FerretJohn 12/12/2012 9:29:23 PM

Caveman, he's a little too retro for my tastes, the blocky simplistic drawing looks too much like it belongs in the 50s or 60s, like old Superman/Batman comics.

Noovtere 12/13/2012 12:19:09 AM

I've always felt the biggest problem with the FF is the difficulty writers have writing for Reed, a character who is supposed to be so much smarter than they are.  Most of the FF's recent writers haven't done well at that. 

goldeneyez 12/13/2012 5:34:03 AM

Noovtere, I agree with you.  Reed is supposed to be the smartest person in 616.  That says a lot given Tony Stark and Hank Pym.  I think they should write him more like the modern take on Sherlock.  Make him so smart he can't relate to most people.

ObiWannaJones 12/13/2012 6:02:01 AM

Ms. THANG is just friggin STUPID.  Reminds me of back in the late 70s when we had to have female versions of every major male superhero.

FerretJohn 12/13/2012 10:12:15 AM

You two are correct, in part anyway, it's not easy writing a character who's supposed to be the smartest guy on the planet, however the average comic fan isn't any smarter than the writers.  I always viewed it in the same way I saw the old Star Trek episodes: put a bunch of complicated-sounding words together, make it look intelligent, nobody will really care that it's actually a bunch of cow-droppings.

Butchman 12/13/2012 5:30:35 PM

For the last two or so years Fantastic Four has been the best Marvel book out there. Granted that is not saying much given that the rest of Marvel has been crap for several years now. Just finished the second issue of this new run and Fantastic Four is now lower that status quo. Damn, Marvel can't get anything right these days. I will stick around for awhile hoping against hope that this book becomes something half way interesting... sigh

joelr 12/14/2012 10:50:28 AM

It's interesting to see how divisive Allred's art is amongst you guys and gals. I personally love it, but I can totally see why some dislike it.

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