Welcome back! Today we will be reviewing Fantastic Four #12 which is written by Dan Slott and Jeremy Whitley. The art is by Sean Izaakse and Will Robson.
Dan Slott has done a great job writing Marvel’s first family and I really enjoy how each member is written. Dan Slott understands the Fantastic Four and gives the book that the original Fantastic Four feel. I love how Dan Slott focuses on them as explorers and how he focuses on science. This is a great way to finally bring back the Fantastic Four and I bet that Dan Slott’s run will go down in history as one of their best.
In this issue, The Thing goes on his honeymoon with Alica. In a previous issue, we found out that the Puppet master, who is Alicia’s father, was broken out of prison. This makes for an obvious story, but it is made interesting when “The Hulk” shows up looking for a fight. I thought that this was an interesting way to have the Thing and the Hulk have a fight book, but I also feel like it is a waste for storytelling. I am not a big fan of versus stories because they are just ways to make two characters fight purely for sales. Although I like the little twist Dna SLott does here, it still weakens the book and the story for me. The art is good as always and the Future Foundation at the end was good. For those that don’t know, there will be a new Future Foundation book following the young geniuses as they search for Molecule Man in the Multiverse. So it’ looks like it is going to be an interesting book.
Overall, it is a good book but not super necessary.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 12 / 20