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Fantastic Four #570, New Creative Team, Are You On Board?

G-Man checks out the new direction for the Fantastic Four.

For some reason it seems the Fantastic Four don't get a lot of love.  I think (and hope) that people respect them and their place in the Marvel Universe.  If you think about it, they do what very few other heroes do.  They fight crime without secret identities.  Why is it that they can manage to juggle the superhero activities along with their families?
 
After the roller coaster ride that Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch gave us, we have a new creative team.  Jonathan Hickman and Dale Eaglesham are taking over.  Have you checked it out?
 

  
Now that Reed is meeting with this "Council of Reeds" what's going to come out of this?  Reed has sometimes had questionable motives.  Should he try to save the world?  What about these other Reeds?  Do we know what their true intentions are?  If you seen the image of the 'leaders' of the council, it's kind of a scary image.  
 
If you're reading or not reading Fantastic Four, why is that?  What is it that you like or don't like?  What do you think of this new direction?  Do you think this will change the future of the team or will this only last until the next creative team takes over?
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Posted by Drafta

I don't recall Reed talking to other Reeds.  He looked at other Reeds in The Bridge, but I think that's it.  You may be thinking of The Bridge or Zombie Reed.  Someone's made the Zombie Reed mistake here on the vine before.
 
Good-lookin' issue, though.

Posted by War Killer
@G-Man: Was Ultimate Reed at this meeting?
Posted by geraldthesloth
@War Killer: No, just random other richards
 
 
 
On Topic this book was AWESOME
Posted by War Killer
@geraldthesloth said:
" @War Killer: No, just random other richards"

I wonder why not, I know Marvel dosen't want to bring these two Universes together, but wouldn't it make more sense to have him there?
Posted by FoxxFireArt

They are drawing Reed way too big. Some artist have a problem drawing any other style then the 'super hero'.
 
I've always have the same problem with how they often times draw Cyclops in X-Men. He's called "Slim" but too often he's drawn as big and buff as Wolverine or Colossus. He should look fit and toned, but not near as huge as he's often depicted. I always liked the way Humberto Ramos, Chris Bachalo, and Joe MAD always drew him.

Posted by CATMANEXE

have it but havent read it. F4 usually keeps my interest.
 
BTW: he talked to them in the Dark Reign F4 mini.
also had some run-ins with Reeds in the Dooms Master arc as well,
but im sure that refers to the former.

Posted by Nahero

ya know i think its messed up how in the issue that there are 3 reeds which are the leaders all 3 of them have there own infinity gauntlets i think thats extremely dangerous

Posted by BKole

I'm well in. 
 
Hickmans not let me down before and I am sure this won't let mme down either. It's going to be the start of something good, with him not doing the usual and focusing on Ben or Johnny, but on Reed, who really, gets over looked as "The Smart guy" in most comics. 
 
Good times.
Posted by goldenkey

The switch up goes way back to the Dark Phoenix saga.  Thats like 25 years ago. 
Posted by geraldthesloth
@War Killer said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" @War Killer: No, just random other richards"
I wonder why not, I know Marvel dosen't want to bring these two Universes together, but wouldn't it make more sense to have him there? "
Who knows..Is ultimate Fantastic Four still going?
Posted by War Killer
@geraldthesloth said:
" @War Killer said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" @War Killer: No, just random other richards"
I wonder why not, I know Marvel dosen't want to bring these two Universes together, but wouldn't it make more sense to have him there? "
Who knows..Is ultimate Fantastic Four still going? "
No the book stopped, and from what I know the Ultimate FF broke up
Posted by DH69

i like this artwork so much more than the previous stuff

Posted by ryanwh

Reed's football player shoulders are pretty ridiculous.

Posted by Media_Master

I like seeing all of the alternate Reeds

Posted by Drafta
@CATMANEXE: Oh right, I forgot about that.
Posted by Green ankh

Best FF in years.

Edited by aouric

I'm a big fan of FF but I haven't picked up anything since the Ultimate FF, maybe I'll give this arch a try, everything else for me in the past has been kind of weak.

Posted by jloneblackheart

Great review as usual. Since I haven't kept up with new comics in years, this looks like a great place for me to pick up and start reading. I think the whole Council of Reeds sounds very interesting.

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Posted by G-Man

As a "jumping on point," this is a good one.  Often there's just too much going on to try to jump in.  I do think they did a great job and this just brings up an interesting point.  It'll be interesting to see if Reed does try to "change everything."

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Posted by Joe Venom
@G-Man said:
" As a "jumping on point," this is a good one.  Often there's just too much going on to try to jump in.  I do think they did a great job and this just brings up an interesting point.  It'll be interesting to see if Reed does try to "change everything." "
Yea I was thinking the same thing in order for this arc to end well it will have to have a some form of impact on a huge portion of the MU. 
 
@War Killer said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" @War Killer said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" @War Killer: No, just random other richards"
I wonder why not, I know Marvel dosen't want to bring these two Universes together, but wouldn't it make more sense to have him there? "
Who knows..Is ultimate Fantastic Four still going? "
No the book stopped, and from what I know the Ultimate FF broke up "
Yea they broke up everyone else had somewhere to be but Reed went home to stay with his parents, so it would have been nice if he did make an appearance in this story.
Posted by warlock360

HOLY COW
 
that issue is what brought me into comics... and the end is .... wow...

Posted by jloneblackheart

I back on board for the FF now. Great issue, can't wait to see where it is going. Thanks G-Man.

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