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Fantastic Four #2

Reviewed by: Robbie Rowe

Rating: 8 out of 8

Writer: Dan Slott

Artist: Sara Pichelli

If there’s one word I could use to describe how I felt reading the issue, it’s

definitely wonder. Though I really, really enjoyed the 1st issue of Dan’s run on the World’s Greatest (Super) Family, I enjoyed this one even more. And how could I feel anything outside of joy, or wonder, when this issue’s more cosmic than I

expected and very imaginative, heart warming – and fun.

Though last issue focused on Dr Doom, Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm and the

Impossible Man, this one brought us back to Reed Richards/Mr Fantastic, Sue

Richards/Invisible Woman – and of course, the fabulous kids themselves, Franklin, now one of the most powerful people in the Marvel Universe; and Valeria, one of the smartest, along with her Dad.

I was surprised and fairly happy seeing not only 4 of the Richards family, but also Dragon Man, though smaller and now able to speak; and a kinder, less destructive Molecule Man. It’s not all about the wonders of their group travelling universes, but as we find later in the issue, how darker elements react to their quest.

The villain/threat Dan introduces here is up there with the sinister deal maker

Nick Spencer’s recently created over in The Amazing Spider-Man – and perhaps even more powerful and very chilling. The solution Reed comes up with to deal with them isn’t one I expected and left me even more excited than I thought I’d be by the end. I can hardly wait for issue 3, especially as the ending promises an incredibly exciting showdown. Don’t miss out on any of Dan’s FF so far – it’s fantastic.

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