Title: Fantastic Four #6(Legacy #651)
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Dan Slott
Pencils: Aaron Kuder
Colors: Marte Garcia & Erick Arciniega
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Artist: Alex Ross; Phil Noto; Pasqual Ferry
For the last year I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing Marvel 2 1. It’s been a good read and a quality build up to the return of the Fantastic Four. The current series is now six issues in and I’ve found the notion to revisit the first family. Dan Slott, who wrote Spider-Man, has brought the book back to form. If you missed it, Ben Grimm(The Thing) married his long time girl friend, who should be in her 60’s or 70’s by now. There’s no logic to Marvel Comics time line so we dismiss, as we should. Slott has done a fantastic job of bringing the tone of story back to where the FF should be. Everyone sounds and feels like the way the Fantastic Four should. It’s warm welcome. It also includes that fact that issue #6 has Dr Doom facing the always imposing Galactus. It’s classic FF story that yet again puts everything back to where it should be. The title is named Herald of Doom. Slott introduces and new character by the name of Victorious. It’s a very Doom thing to do…you know as it should be. Aaron Kuder takes over art duties this issue. His work looks great. I truly enjoyed how he manages facial expressions and the scale of Galactus himself. The book ends on an “AH HA” moment that…yet again…is a as it should be sort of Fantastic Four thing. It’s great jumping on point for new readers looking to see what the Fantastic Four is all about.