FF Volume 2: The Supremor Seed

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7.0 Overall Score
Story: 6/10
Art: 8/10

Enjoy Kitson's art more than the other artists

Black Bolt stand alone issues break-up the story

 
Comic Info

Comic Name:  FF (Volume 1)

Publisher:  Marvel Comics

Writer:  Jonathan Hickman

Artist:  Greg Tocchini/Steve Epting/Barry Kitson

# of Issues:  6

Release Date:  2012

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FF (1) #6

Reprints FF (1) #6-11 (September 2011-December 2011).  Black Bolt has survived!  Now the Inhuman leader is taking the Inhumans back to Earth.  As the Future Foundation prepares to go after the Reeds from multiple universes, they find themselves teamed with villains to do it.  The battle for the Forever City is on and the FF must succeed.  If the FF does succeed, what plans do the Kree have for Earth as they mobilize their army?

Written by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Greg Tocchini (FF (1) #6-7), Steve Epting (FF (1) #8-9), and Barry Kitson (FF (1) #10-11), FF Volume 2:  Supremor Seed follows the launch of the Future Foundation in FF Volume 1:  Tomorrow.  The series was well received by fans and events in it spin-off of events in the Annihilation series.  The issues were also collected as part of Fantastic Four by Hickman—Volume 2.

I like the Fantastic Four, but often find them a bit of a chore to read.  The FF takes away this chore for the most part, but this volume shows why it is sometimes a challenge to read the Fantastic Four if you aren’t versed in everything going on.

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FF (1) #8

This collection is heavily tied to events that occurred during Annihilation with the Kree and the Inhumans.  I find the two stand-alone issues where Black Bolt returns to life a bit tedious and it breaks up the good flow of the story from FF Volume 1 (also it negates his sacrifice…another problem).  The first half of the battle with the Reeds is a bit garbled also and if you haven’t read FF Volume 1, you’d have no clue what was going on.

The art for FF is quite strong.  I’m not a big fan of Greg Tocchini’s part of the story with the return of Black Bolt, but the art gets stronger with Steve Epting in the next two issues.  I really do enjoy Barry Kitson’s work for the last two issues and would love to see him do more of the series.

FF Volume 2:  The Supremor Seed is only for regular readers and not for the casual reader.  The story is quite dense, but still has a sense of lightness to it that the regular Fantastic Four often misses.  I much prefer the story when it sticks to the Future Foundation and doesn’t go on missions, but it can’t be helped in a superhero comic.  FF Volume 2:  The Supremor Seed is followed by FF Volume 3:  All Hope Lies in Doom.

Related Links:

FF Volume 1:  Tomorrow

FF Volume 3:  All Hope Lies in Doom

FF Volume 4:  You Are Whatever You Want to Be

FF 1:  Fantastic Faux

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