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by Bryan Hitch,Mark Millar

ePub Fantastic Four: World's Greatest download
Bryan Hitch,Mark Millar
Marvel (March 18, 2009)
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MARK MILLAR! BRYAN HITCH! Need we say more? All right, we will! Who is Mrs. Fantastic? And how will her return into Reed's life rock comicdom's First Family? Also, get ready to meet the Invisible Woman's brand-NEW super-team! These stories will make Fantastic Four "The World's ULTIMATEST Comic Magazine!" Promise! Collects Fantastic Four #554-561.
  • Millar seems to have a desire to tell big stories. I suppose comics today are full of big stories and grand story arcs. The Earth is in grave danger two times in this collection: from a giant robot and from the future Invisible Woman.

    The big robot (CAP) didn't work for me. The idea that a collection of rich people could make a planet (Nu World), let alone a robot that could threaten all life on Earth... it just didn't work for me. The scale was all off (considering the Avengers were there as well). I suppose it was the story that Millar wanted to tell and it really didn't matter that it made little sense in the context of the Marvel Universe.

    The resolution to the Invisible Woman, New Defenders, etc. story needed Nu World, so I can accept it. I both liked and dis-liked the idea of Galactus being an engine. It's a cool idea, but does it make sense? I'm not sure.

    The artwork by Hitch is great and I regularly pick up the collection and flip through to admire the splash pages. The grand story is supported nicely by the grand artwork. I also enjoy the details that Hitch brings to the story with the FF's costumes and I enjoy his version of the Thing.

  • Excellent

  • Great story ! Huge fan of mark millar and Bryan hitch. And that one keep the level.

  • Super disappointed with this read, there was no payoff, all loud noise and flash, lacking substance. This was such a disjointed read. I didn't even crack a smile, so disappointing. The reviewer who compared this to a Michael Bay film really hit the nail on the head.

    Aside from the plot disappointment, I did not appreciate the character assassination done by Millar. Johnny lies about visiting leukemia patients (he was actually sleeping with twin Playboy models, duh!), sleeps with women posing as other superheroes (The Scarlet Witch should've murdered him for that), and laments that he doesn't want a 'fat chick' to breathe on his new car and 'jinx' him. Ben was turned into a naive, bordering on imbecilic vaudevillian character, no depth at all. I'm going to stop before I get to Sue, because I'm getting bummed just thinking about it.
    Hitch's work was excellent, but couldn't save the writing. His cityscapes are epic, and the whole thing was beautiful to look at, but alas.

    In Hickman we trust.

  • The FANTASTIC FOUR are the WORLD’S GREATEST. The WORLD’S about to END! They have to save BILLIONS of PEOPLE from imminent DEATH! Johnny’s in a BAND and sleeping with a VILLAINESS! Reed’s old flame shows up OUT OF NOWHERE! Did I mention the WORLD’S about to END!?! The FANTASTIC FOUR are the WORLD’S GREATEST!!!!!!!!

    Why am I writing like this? This is Mark Millar at his most Michael Bay-iest.




    At one point Reed gets into a giant robot suit and fights another giant robot so the comic ends up looking like the finale of every Power Rangers episode. Galactus gets used as a battery. I… I just don’t care!

    But at least Reed gets something to do. Sue gets nothing and is side-lined for the entire book. Ben gets a new girlfriend who couldn’t be more boring – just your everyday teacher who falls for a rock monster! That’s half the team and those are their entire storylines! Johnny’s storyline is just embarrassing. He gets it on with a low level villain lady who’s into flameboys (whose father turns out to have the same powers so… that’s weird) and then starts a band. Reed is really the only character with an actual storyline, but wow, it’s such a dreary one!

    The world of the future is a wasteland and the billions stranded there need a new world to inhabit. Coincidentally, Reed’s old girlfriend and her husband are building a copy of our world where only the super-rich will be allowed in to. Guess what the solution to this story is? The other arc is about a giant robot that goes on a rampage. Whatever.

    If Millar’s writing in this book is utterly dismal (horrible plotting, even worse characterisation), Bryan Hitch’s art is at least great. It’s really gorgeous as usual and suitably epic to fit Millar’s vision. The problem is the splash pages and BIG imagery looks cool but doesn’t mean a damn thing because nothing’s happening in the scene meaning the reader simply doesn’t care. BIG EPIC SCENE – what am I supposed to feel exactly? Something, right? I don’t.

    Apparently Millar’s “masterminding” the newest Fantastic Four movie (is anyone interested?) and if it turns out like this, it’s gonna be another turkey. Hitch’s art may be accomplished as hell but it’s not reason enough to pick up this badly written, brainless crapfest.

  • Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch turned their attention to the “Fantastic Four” after their run on the “Ultimates”with decidedly mixed results. Hitch’s art is subtle and always interesting, even engaging. Millar is--usually--a fine comics writer but there are major problems with the start of his run on the FF. Millar certainly has some good ideas, ranging from a created world and what the powerful want to do with it (though a scene with George W. Bush and Condi Rice connected to it simply doesn’t hold up). But the execution stalls. An insanely powerful robot shows up, beats up all the Marvel heroes off screen and (spoiler) only loses thanks to an underwhelming plot device. The characterization seems a bit off on some of the heroes--the Human Torch is played up as too idiotic, the Thing rushes into a serious relationship in the blink of an eye without his usual doubts and fears--though Millar does a fine job with Sue and Reed Richards. There are two key elements to the Fantastic Four: they are a family and they push the boundaries of the imagination. Millar does a fine job with the second but not the first. As such, this book is average, even slightly forgettable and disappointing based on Millar’s previous hits.