I thought this comic had a surprising amount of heart. Reed and Lang's talk about being fathers and how the FF children needed some guidance while Reed was away was quite touching.
Seriously, read the comic first before making a judgment call on whether the story is great or not. You may be surprised.
a character is not their powers. but any moron could see that she was wearing a Thing suit on the cover.
that's because her being Johnny's girlfriend is how she got to be on the team. keep up.
and now you have a reason to read the next issue. you know what else you don't know...what happens in the next issue. i guess it was a misstep for them to not cover that, in this issue.
we are not into the story yet. they are not yet a team. the Fantastic Four have not left, yet. it would have been so backwards to just start the book with the new Four already heading the Future Foundation. maybe you should wait for the first trade or something.
there are more characters in this one than your average book. we were given a clear presentation of the kids and Ant-Man.
i'm not sure why i'm even defending this. i enjoyed my read. i also happen to remember Scott Lang basically playing Darla's role during the 90s. he wasn't fleshed either but grew into part of the family.
I only read the comic side of the comic. The comic itself should answer the basic questions as the name of the characters. I know, I'm very demanding.you didn't read the first page.
In a super-hero comic book, the character is essentially his/her powers. When you defined the powers, you can do whatever you please, but first thing first: define the character.a character is not their powers. but any moron could see that she was wearing a Thing suit on the cover.
Yeah, I'm certainly stupid. We already have a super-powered team-mate with She-Hulk and what's the point of having two identical set of power ? As I can't imagine nobody before me not thinking of this, I can't say what she's up to. I liked the design on the cover but nothing in the comic made me like her.
Ok, that's the lamest reason to be in the FF. It's pretty misogynistic. "Hey girl, since you ****** with Johnny, you can be in the team. We will let you explain this at your team-mates and the kids".that's because her being Johnny's girlfriend is how she got to be on the team. keep up.
A difference exists between not knowing were the series is going because you don't have any clue on the comic at all and not knowing what happens next. It is the difference between not caring and suspense.and now you have a reason to read the next issue. you know what else you don't know...what happens in the next issue. i guess it was a misstep for them to not cover that, in this issue.
Don't care about variants. And I guess if I say "no one" I would be right since they do blank cover variants now.possibly. but it's hardly essential given all of the other stuff explained in the issue. this was mostly about the children introducing themselves and their perception(s) of the Future Foundation. the only teacher they went indepth with was Ant-Man. and, lo and behold, who do you think was plastered all over the variant cover?
The children ? I didn't know there was children before opening the book. I bought the issue for the team on the cover (well, more for Allred's art but still) and I'm bored of all those team-book that takes forever building the team that we know will exist. What's the point of delaying the inevitable ? Let's play right know !
It is the biggest problem: there is no story yet. 22 pages of no-story. If you can't see what's wrong with that, we have not the same expectation about stories.we are not into the story yet. they are not yet a team. the Fantastic Four have not left, yet. it would have been so backwards to just start the book with the new Four already heading the Future Foundation. maybe you should wait for the first trade or something.
It is true that I'm more an In media res kind of reader but I can bare a slow opening. But I still need some basics as what the series is about.
I like comic-books because they are serialized. Or at least the should be. Writing for the trade is not the good way of writing a monthly. I hope this first issue will read a lot better once the first arc is done but right know, it doesn't deliver what it should have.
X-Factor #1 (2006): 6 characters defined exactly as they should to serve the story. We knew who, why and what with hints of what was coming next. Madrox and Rictor were the more developed characters but we had a clear vision of the others (well, Layla was a mystery but she was defined as such and it was intriguing).there are more characters in this one than your average book. we were given a clear presentation of the kids and Ant-Man.
It's the Internet and we have too much time to spend I guess since you will not convince me and I will not convince you.i'm not sure why i'm even defending this. i enjoyed my read. i also happen to remember Scott Lang basically playing Darla's role during the 90s. he wasn't fleshed either but grew into part of the family.
You've enjoyed your read. I wish I've enjoyed mine.
Because you don't like me or the idea ? Or both ?and i'd be the first one to post a bad review; reeking of entitled impatience.
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but it's not a superhero comic. it's about the Future Foundation. most of the issue was spent introducing new readers to the concept of the Future Foundation (it's what Val was talking about on the 1st page). until they understand that, nothing else really matters.
then don't like her. like someone else.
Johnny is pretty misogynistic. and you'll have to wait until, at least, the next issue to see how the others actually react to her joining.
well i read the interviews, so i have a pretty good idea of where the series is going. my reading comprehension is, also, decent. Reed has asked that these new people lead a class of advanced children for 4 minutes; while the Fantastic Four go on an adventure. and, as Ben Grimm so astutely put it, this rarely works out for the Fantastic Four. so we know that something will happen. we just don't know what it will be.
then you clearly did not read any of the Future Foundation title that Hickman produced. makes me wonder why you'd try out this book, at all. also makes me wonder why you wouldn't read the first page of the book.
life is story. this was 22 pages of life. and i enjoyed every single subsequent reading.
i only expect to be entertained.
that makes your lack of knowledge concerning the Future Foundation concept quite frustrating.
i dropped that book a long time ago. there's such thing as too much continuity. killcrop? whatever the hell Siryn is supposed to be now. two people with psychometry? soulless Strong Guy? all that mess with Rahne's pregnancy? if i hadn't had several years of experience with the Fallen Angles, New Mutants, X-Force, and Generation X, i would have been completely lost; upon reading X-Factor 1. oh look, some guy named Rictor is trying to kill himself. so what are Jamie's powers again?
I have to wonder if reed's powers are killing him, if the other FF'ers are similarly affected. I'm still waiting to see pet Annihilus. And the art on this book is a big distraction for me.