The Big Goodbye
Ant-Man! She Hulk! Medusa! And, um -- Ms. Thing?
How does the rest of the Future Foundation react to the new team?
What classic Fantastic Four super-villain can't wait to get their hands on the new FF?
See the Review Rating Overview page for more information on how I rate each comic
Cover & Solicit 3/5
The cover for this issue is nothing special, while it look neat having the current and prior FF in a space theme, it really doesn't say pick this comic up. The variant cover also looks odd because it's a combination cover over the next 4 issues, and there is nothing to it, white background and simple pose.
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
While others are praising Mark and Laura Allred's work on the art and coloring it's really not my taste. It really doesn't work as a cartoony style, and isn't really detailed enough to get past itself. The colors are also hit and miss, in one page they look light and subtle, in the next they are bright and in your face.
Layout & Flow 3/5
Matt Fraction has done a decent job letting us get to know this new team, but I feel the flow of this issue seemed rather slow. It basically takes each day after the 4 min and tells what the FF are doing. It seems that most of the Marvel NOW! volumes are off to a slow start with the first 2 issues. While I can appreciate that because it helps new readers, having both the Fantastic Four and Future Foundation basically taking 4 issues to get started seems too long IMO.
As I mentioned above the story explains what the FF do after the Fantastic Four don't return. The Foundation kids learn that Ant-Man used to be a criminal before he reformed, and they get attacked by Mole Man. Unfortunately Darla Deering (Ms. Thing) Feels that she is of no use and leaves the team. Everything calms down that is until somebody who looks like an older Johnny storm comes back thru the teleportation portal and destroys it. Finally things are picking up. While this was just an average issue, my hopes is things change going into what looks like the first story arc, and hopefully now that each book is separated it will get less repetitive.