View Full Version : Any thoughts on Ultimate Fantastic Four?
01-29-2009, 12:46 AM
I bought the first four trades a while ago.
1-3 I really enjoyed, fun art, accessible characters (even the super-geniuses), just good books.
The 4th trade was a miserable experience bringing a big black silhouette of a hammer down on what had been a lighthearted book. Lee's art seems completely inappropriate for the series, and I had no time for it at all. The Inhumans story struck me as a wholly pointless reference to Crystal simply because she'd been relevant to the FF in the MU.
Does the series carry on along the vein of the fourth trade from then on?
02-02-2009, 10:07 PM
No. Keep going. Millar's run on the book with Land (I want to say Frightful is his last arc) is fantastic. My friend is a completist and I kept telling him not to buy the 4th trade. When I read it the first time through it also struck me as odd and out of place.
02-08-2009, 04:30 AM
I got the first 18 or 19 issues off of eBay dirt cheap and liked them.
I'm more interested in Pasqual Ferry's run. Has anyone read that? Any good?
03-04-2009, 12:41 AM
this book lost me around the time ferry jumped on. not cause of his art, i love the guy's art, but the storylines just got too weird and spacey after that.
but yeah, millar's run is great if you can deal with land's art.
06-30-2009, 06:10 PM
Ha that's the only part I read the land art part, I don't mind lands art despite hot stale it is, the zombie stuff is a fun read
I draw mostly from photos, ofcourse I'm not drawing comics
but my main critique is: sue is hot :)
11-04-2009, 01:07 AM
One of the other really incredible twists is the revelation about Johnny Storm’s flame powers. The platelets concept really makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Of course, it still doesn’t explain how a man on fire can fly, but it wouldn’t be cool to just run around on fire.
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12-04-2009, 06:57 PM
I loved the series and got up to issue seventy or eighty something, but with so many name changes I would just buy them and not read them...wonder why I would do such a thing.
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02-17-2010, 12:49 AM
liked the series, liked the costumes, liked the new doom, liked the zombies, but the thing was too depressing at times. But its how it would probably work in real life
02-17-2010, 02:38 PM
I kept with it up until Mike Carey started writing issues. Pasqual Ferry was worth the ticket and the storyline was interesting...after that was ****ing awful. Bad art and bad stories...it really let me down.
The Ultimate line did this down the board though. They started out amazing...and tailed off. They started out with fresh ideas...and became stale old Marvel stuff. In Ultimate X-Men I did not want to read the stuff Kirkman was doing...it was just re-hashing the nineties for the most part and it made me want to throw the book.
I think they finally got it right again now...the Ultimate line is for taking risks and telling stories you cannot tell in the 616. Let's see some amazing differences, some cool stories...kill some main marvel characters and replace them with cooler ones. I vote for smashing Thor in the face and replacing him with Odin.
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