FF #23

Mar. 14th, 2017 08:19 am
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The world sucks. I'm not saying this as an anachronist or idealist, but one of the reasons for this condition is the expectation of family as a thing of permanence is dying. Which is actually what makes the Fantastic Four so interesting, they exist in opposition to that -- they are a perfect family in an imperfect world...and they represent the hope of what COULD BE. The franchise became relevant again because we tapped into this in a way that resonated, and, even more importantly, the driving force behind it was something we could all understand. Wasn't it?

After all, what was it that made Reed choose his family when he should have chosen utopia? What made Johnny sacrifice himself and what brought him back? What broke an unbreakable Ben Grimm and then found a way to make him whole again? What made Susan strong enough to stand when the others fell? What made Nathaniel always come home, and what was it that made Val and Franklin sacrifice everything to save their father?

It was Love. Boundless, unconditional, to the end of time and back, lift you up from death itself, LOVE.

And what's not fantastic about that?

-Jonathan Hickman

Date: 2017-03-14 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
-"And then he'll start growing up"-
Oh, Future Franklin, you're so naïve.
"Growing up", indeed.

Shame the bit where Sue asks if there being two Franklins would make the universe explode got left out.
That bit's chuckle worthy.

Date: 2017-03-14 02:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] candescencearia
Franklin on the cover looks like the MAD Magazine mascot.

Date: 2017-03-14 02:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scelestus
Doom is not crying! YOU'RE crying!!!

This seems like really good stuff.

Date: 2017-03-14 10:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
When I was moving house I sorted out my comic books and, invariably, I sat down and read them.

We all know that Hickman's FF run was incredible. But the final, final issue was just so full of heart and optimism and a real sense of human connectedness that made me feel warm.

And that's without getting in to the super-spies, vegetarian werewolves and video games. Or the Moloid Philharmonic. Or the Vampire Schoolteachers, motorcycles and the Herbi-pocalypse.

Basically, Jonathan Hickman's final issue of FF made a great pitch for him writing the next 50 issues of FF.

It's just SO good.

Date: 2017-03-15 12:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chalicother
''Did we do a good job , son?''

''A perfect one''

Should have said fantastic...

Date: 2017-03-15 04:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
I've been quite enjoying this.

Do Future Franklin or Val come back? I'd like to see them pop in again from time to time.

Date: 2017-03-15 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
Franklin had a cameo in Hickman's Avengers. Not sure about Val.


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