You should be reading the Fantastic Four monthly comic. Seriously. It’s surprisingly good. Let me rephrase that… it’s surprisingly REALLY, REALLY good.
I haven’t read the Fantastic Four on a regular basis in years. I pick up the occasional issue here and there, and I keep up with word on the street about the book. I heard terrible things about the Mark Millar run and mixed reviews on Mark Waid’s run. In fact, the last time I heard the book was excellent was when Walt Simonson was doing it 20 years ago. So when I started hearing good things about the current run by Jonathan Hickman and Dale Eaglesham I was interested. My buddy Chocotaco informed how much he was enjoying the Hickman/Eaglesham run. Then I heard Hickman discussing his approach to FF on the Word Balloon podcast and the Mighty Marvel Podcast.
After all that positive feedback, I decided I simply had to give the series a try. Wow. Just wow! Hickman manages to spin a really wonderful story about family, exploration, and adventure. Meanwhile, Eaglesham is drawing some of the best work of his life. Almost every issue is a one-and-done story, while all the issues combined are clearly building to an over-arching plot. Also, they’ve brought back the letters page!!!! And to make it even more fun, Franklin and Val Richards are the ones answering the letters!
Don’t take my word for it, check out the book yourself. The first three issues of the Hickman/Eaglesham run are available to read online for free.
- Click here to read Fantastic Four #570 for free online
- Click here to read Fantastic Four #571 for free online
- Click here to read Fantastic Four #572 for free online