Saturday, December 1, 2012

Buy This Comic: FF #1

This may well be one of those "acquired tastes" books, but unless your tastes are outright terrible, you should be fine.

Matt Fraction does a superb job of bringing new readers up to speed on what the Fantastic Four spin-off book is about while letting established readers know all the weirdness they've come to expect from the previous run will remain intact. Fraction really brings it with this on. But the big draw is, of course, the art of Mike Allred.

I'm not kidding when I say I had to read the book a second time as I spent the bulk of my first go-round just marveling at the the simple, yet powerfully rendered style that is Mike Allred. It's art like this that has kept him as one of the rare artists I'll buy on merit of his pencils alone.

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