Yeah, Pete...Why Don't You Go Do That, Man
The battle from last issue rages on as the Inhumans strike with ruthless efficiency giving rise to tension between Reed and Blackbolt. Doom finds himself in a compromising position. And Val is once again up to something, Reed really ought to do a better job locking that lab.
Nothing I can really say about Steve Epting's art that hasn't been said before, so suffice it to say that he and Hickman have an incredible chemistry and he was born to draw the FF.
Lots and lots and lots of action this issue!!! I know Hickman books can be very talky but this issue and the last have had plenty of head knocking.
The opening pages with Doom, Diablo and Mad Thinker were great! Classic Doom, I mean after what Diablo did last issue what did he expect?
The tension between Reed and Blackbolt was superbly handled. Hickman writes a great, great, great Blackbolt. And the "voice" he gives to the character is spot on and perfectly conveyed by Epting's art. One of the keys to writing a great Blackbolt is writing a great Medusa and that's something that he certainly does.
I love the comedy that Hickman's able to inject into this book. The moment with Spidey's was classic Parker and following reaction panel was great, especially Medusa's face.
Val's quite possibly my favorite thing about this book, absolutely love that mischievous little genius! The pages with her and Bentley were great. The innocent flirtation between the two was really cute and Bentley's aspirations for evil never cease to amuse me.
I really enjoyed seeing the Inhuman royal family in action this issue. Though the appearances were brief they were fun and I hope they get more use in upcoming issues. I especially enjoyed the use of Maximus and Karnak.
Doom being in this book makes my day, I love the interaction between he and Grey Reed in this issue. It was definitely a nice inversion of last issue and the first few issues of the series.
Not a fan of this cover, it's just so static and Reed's face is all wrong.
At points things on the battlefield got a bit hard to follow at a first glance.
Hickman and Epting once again deliver a great issue of one of the best ongoing series on the market. Business as usual here, folks; great art, great story what more could you ask for?!