Convince Me?

#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok so I have never read a single (616) Fantastic Four book in my life but I have the whole run of Ultimate Fantastic Four, which I love (until they wrecked it by making Reed crazy) and I also loved the Fantastic Four: Earth's Greatest Heroes TV show and I think Hickmans writing is great, So, is his run good? Should I pick it up? When's a good jumping on point? Should I just get the trades and start from the beginning? Should I get Future Foundation instead because I doubt I can get both? Thanks in advance for any help.  

#2 Posted by The_Tree (7250 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd suggest starting Hickman's great run from the very beginning with the Dark Reign: Fanastic Four trade.

Then you move on to Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman vol. 1 and just keep moving on through the trades then into FF.

I don't really suggest starting with Future Foundation because Hickman likes to build off of what he's previously written, so things can get confusing and you can get lost very easily.

But I definitely suggest picking up his run, it's some of the greatest Fantastic Four writing I've ever read.

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#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio
@The_Tree: I would have to start at Vol 1 trade as I get it of Comixology, would I still be able to follow it ok?
#4 Posted by The_Tree (7250 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: Yeah, it's perfectly fine there. They fill you in enough on what you miss from not reading the Dark Reign tie-in.

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#5 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio
@The_Tree said:

@spiderbat87: Yeah, it's perfectly fine there. They fill you in enough on what you miss from not reading the Dark Reign tie-in.

ok cool, so do you think I will like it baring in mind my EGH and Ultimate exposure?
#6 Posted by The_Tree (7250 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: I'm not sure, as I've never read the Ultimate series or watched that show. But if you like seeing the Fantastic Four work and act as a family with well written dialogue, and if you like seeing them deal with over the top, strange sci-fi creations and elements then you'll like the series.

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#7 Posted by -The Renegade- (125 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually read the Ultimate Fantastic Four run, and I am really enjoying Hickman's run on Fantastic Four. You should definitely pick it up. 

#8 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

You convinced yet!?!?!

#9 Posted by chalkshark (1187 posts) - - Show Bio

It was good enough to get me to return to the title after an absence of 16 years.

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