([identity profile] wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-04-23 12:39 am

Fantastic Force #1 Spoilers and Such

A sequel to the recent Death of the Invisible Woman arc (which led to the death of the future New Defenders Invisible Woman) showed an Earth 500 years from now dying off and this group are the last heroes alive from that timeline.

Here's a recap page for those who can't fathom what I mean. XP

Now, a look at the team.

Lightwave the glowy yellow guy apparently controls waves and light and is from Zenn-La.

His daughter Psionics is a powerful telekinetic.

Banner Jr. is a descendant of Hulk and the step son of the Hooded Man. Ironically unlike Hulk he's intelligent and in complete control of his power and always thinking more than being a brawler. In a funny twist the Hooded man is trying to teach Jr. to think more with his instincts instead of his head but Jr.'s pretty resistant to that way of thinking.

The Hooded Man a future Wolverine and if I've heard it right in interviews is the future version of the Old Man ogan Wolverine currently being published.

Alex Ultron is a heroic descendant of Ultron whose girlfriend is...

Natalie X, the future's most powerful telepath, who loves Alex particularly since she can't read his robotic mind. Also, she seriously reminds me of Tomorrow Woman which I find awesome but also a little, eh.

We get a bunch of cool fight scenes but I'll fast forward to the New Defenders deciding to choose a new name for themselves.

And Fantastic Force is born!

And then a bit more fighting and a hint at who Bruce Jr.'s mother is. Some sorta green gryphin lady.

I whole heartedly recommend trying the first issue out. A lot of fun stuff happens in it.

[identity profile] 2009-04-23 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
Look! They're revamping their 2099(and related) line!

And I'm just as meh as I ever was about it.

[identity profile] 2009-04-23 09:17 am (UTC)(link)
Fantastic Force had Vibraxis, master of vibration!

That automatically makes it awesomeness times 10.

[identity profile] 2009-04-23 10:39 am (UTC)(link)
Too...many...obvious puns coming at once...brain...breaking...

[identity profile] 2009-04-23 10:44 am (UTC)(link)
The Master of Vibration can break you with vibrations and brain breaking! That's why the Master of Vibration is loved by women everywhere!

[identity profile] 2009-04-23 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I remember Ross' naration when describing Vibraxis.

"And yes, I still giggle everytime I type 'Master of Vibration'."

[identity profile] 2009-04-23 12:49 am (UTC)(link)

Logan's a Left 4 Dead Hunter now?

[identity profile] 2009-04-23 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
What the hell is going on with those poses in the '500 years from now' page? They can't be landing, and Alex and Psionics look too godawfully goofy to be actually flying, so are they just randomly floating?

[identity profile] 2009-04-23 06:29 am (UTC)(link)
And accidentally kicking each other.

(Anonymous) 2009-04-23 07:38 am (UTC)(link)
Alex Ultron?!

[identity profile] 2009-04-23 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm. Well, he doesn't wear pants. So I'm gonna say silly.

[identity profile] 2009-04-23 11:22 am (UTC)(link)
Old lady Sue should never smile again ever.

[identity profile] 2009-04-23 12:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Re: "I betcha that name's already been round the block (": Lampshading ( doesn't necessarily mean that it's any better of an idea this time around.

[identity profile] 2009-04-23 05:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I read the comic yesterday and had a couple of quibbles. They forgot to give Alyssa's husband a Snidely Whiplash moustache to twirl and railroad tracks to tie refugees down to.

Also, I hope the food/waste reclamation thing is an emergency stopgap measure put into play to feed an unexpected 8 billion extra people until they can get widescale crops going on the scale required, because I cannot imagine any of the rich and powerful elite Nu-Earth was supposedly built for signing up for that meal plan.

[identity profile] 2009-04-23 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
They had a wonderful idea for bringing heroes' kids into the modern universe to interact with...and they blew on Ultron and Hulk's kids?

[identity profile] 2009-04-24 05:20 am (UTC)(link)
I'm just going to repeat: "Psionics?" What is this, 1988?

Mark Millar really should have called this "the super-team I pulled out of my ass."

Also, I'm very annoyed at the art attempt to emulate Hitch, as I am with all this kind of style these days. You know who used to be fun & different? Alex Ross. You know whose work became imitated & overexposed till it's now basically well-executed commercial art if you're kind, or kitsch if you're not. (I'm not) You know whose covers I don't even notice on the racks now? Alex Ross. Hitch is on his way there. But even so, I like his work. HIS. Work. Not the Marvel assimilation of it. Ech. Ech, ech ech. There was, I swear to God, a time when Marvel encouraged its artists to draw in individual styles. Good times. A shame you also had to have Jim Shooter to get this.

[identity profile] 2009-04-24 05:37 am (UTC)(link)
Wait, there'e now two Wolverines in the Marvel Universe?
Yeesh Marvel, enough already

[identity profile] (from 2009-04-24 10:35 am (UTC)(link)
Wait until the Hooded Man gets his own series apart from Fantastic Force. And forms another super team on the side, because why shouldn't Nu Earth being swimming in super beings like Ol' Earth?

[identity profile] 2009-04-29 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Plus a female clone, plus a ebil carbon copy son. Marvel isn't going to be happy until every character is Wolverine or has boobs.