An Average "Tie-In" To Dark Reign
Reed Richards had an idea and built a machine he refers to as The Bridge. While using it, Sue, Ben and Johnny end up fighting their way through time landing in several different time periods. Back in the Baxter Building, Franklin and Valeria are awaiting their parents return when H.A.M.M.E.R. agents show up along with Norman Osborn.
The writing is done by Jonathan Hickman who I liked on the Secret Warriors series. However here, I wasn't too pleased with his writing. It's not horrible but it wasn't a story that grabbed my attention and had me eager to find out what happens next.
The main purpose centers around Reed and his invention called The Bridge which he uses as a tool to view alternate realities and analyze how many realities were able to come to a peaceful resolution pertaining to the Superhuman Registration Act. He basically is looking for a way to solve all the problems going on which he feels personally responsible for. While that's happening we see the other members of the team fighting different fights throughout time which honestly wasn't that entertaining. It seemed like filler material in my opinion. Basically everything that happens here wont effect anything in further issues of Fantastic Four, so what's the point of it really? It also didn't really "tie-in" to Dark Reign either. All they had was Norman Osborn show up at their building. The Fantastic Four didn't play a part in the bigger picture of events going on.
The art is by Sean Chen who is probably best known for his work on the Nova series. He's a talented artist and his pencils are pleasing enough. The inking and coloring could have been a little better. I wasn't a big fan of the covers except for issues one which I thought was pretty cool (also happens to be the cover of the volume).
Overall this isn't an essential read and could be skipped over without missing anything really important. It's probably only going to please die-hard Fantastic Four fans.Rating: 2.5/5