Updated: Jan 24
Writer: Dan Slott and
Artist: Sara Pichelli
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Finally after 3 years, Marvel's First Family is back. This something fans have been wanting for a long time, and Marvel delivered a great book. Dan Slott seems like he was meant to write this book. He captured Johnny and Ben's voices perfectly. When the book begins Reed, Sue and the kids are still missing. Most of the story shows Johnny holding out hope that they're alive. On the other end we have Ben accepting the fact that they aren't coming back and trying to move on. There is a small tease that Reed and Sue are back but it ends up being a prank.
Which prompts Ben to propose to Alicia Masters. Ben calls Johnny to ask him an important question which ends up to them arguing about there opposing feeling on the Richards Family. Dan Slott had me laughing out loud a few times. His Ben and Johnny just seem so natural and has me so excited for the future of this book.
Sara Pichelli's art is beautiful as always. She's really bringing her A game to this book. It's really nice to see Marvel put her on such a big relaunch. Her rendition of Thing might be my favorite yet, she conveys emotion on his face perfectly. Where some artists make everybody look the same, she really makes each character look unique. I know Dan plans on staying on the book for awhile, well I hope Sara does as well.
My one complaint with the book, we don't get to see the team back together. I figured that after all this time, we were finally going to see the team reunited. If not for that last page in the main story, I think I would have been really upset. I don't want to ruin that page but I will say, it brought a smile to my face. Dan Slott had definitely grabbed my attention with this book and I wish I didn't have to wait a month to get the next issue. I don't really know what else to say about the second story in the book other than, I'm stoked and DOOOOOOOOOMMMM.
Fantastic Four #1 available now at your local comic store.