FF Volume 3: All Hope Lies in Doom

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7.0 Overall Score
Story: 7/10
Art: 7/10

Heavy story, uses humor well

Too dense at points, art is sometimes great, sometimes not

 
Comic Info

Comic Name:  FF (Volume 1)

Publisher:  Marvel Comics

Writer:  Jonathan Hickman

Artist:  Juan Bobillo/Nick Dragotta/Steve Epting

# of Issues:  5

Release Date:  2012

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FF (1) #15

Reprints FF (1) #12-16 (January 2012-May 2012).  The dimensional bridge has been opened and danger is coming in the form of Celestials.  Now the Future Foundation must work together to stop the Celestials and save the Earth before it is too late.  Unfortunately, the FF’s great enemy Doctor Doom may be the only chance that the Earth has for survival!

Written by Jonathan Hickman, FF 3:  All Hope Lies in Doom follows FF 2:  The Supremor Seed.  The series features art by Juan Bobillo on FF (1) #12-14, Nick Dragotta on FF (1) #15-16 with addition art by Steve Epting on FF (1) #16.

FF when it was being released was one of the densest comics out there.  It is one of those comics that you can’t casually read because if you miss an issue (or even a word), you can find yourself questioning what exactly is going on…that has its benefits and problems.

The comic really doesn’t feel a comic for individual readers.  I picked up FF monthly when it was released and found myself not being able to read it because it was too dense to read as individual issues.  Even with the bulk reading, I still had problems following it.

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FF (1) #16

I do commend the series for not talking down to readers and trying to make a complex story.  It is fun to have a challenging series that is decently written.  Despite having some comic relief from the kids, the series is still pretty serious.  I do like it when the comic gets “funny” and interactions between Spider-Man and Johnny Storm in FF #16 about being roommates do help lighten a heavy comic…plus, I can’t hate a comic that has a visit from Power Pack.

The art for FF is a bit all over the place.  I really, really like some of the character designs on one page, but find myself not liking them the next page.  It is odd and I realize that the work was by multiple artists (something that is sometimes frustrating), but I find the comic inconsistent within the artists’ own issues.

FF 3:  All Hope Lies in Doom is a fun title and continues to be a fun series.  It isn’t a series you can just “jump into” and you have to read FF 1:  Tomorrow and FF 2:  The Supremor Seed before you read this volume.  FF 3:  All Hope Lies in Doom is followed by FF 4:  You Are Whoever You Want to Be.

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Related Links:

FF Volume 1:  Tomorrow

FF Volume 2:  The Supremor Seed

FF Volume 4:  You Are Whatever You Want to Be

FF 1:  Fantastic Faux

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