FF, Volume 4

FF Volume The Future Foundation explores the furthest reaches of the Marvel Universe from Wakanda to the Negative Zone encountering the Wizard and the Universal Inhumans along the way Plus What horror lurks in

  • Title: FF, Volume 4
  • Author: Jonathan Hickman Nick Dragotta
  • ISBN: 9780785163145
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Future Foundation explores the furthest reaches of the Marvel Universe from Wakanda to the Negative Zone, encountering the Wizard and the Universal Inhumans along the way Plus What horror lurks inside Spider Man and Human Torch s bathroom Collecting FF 17 23.

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    1. Future Franklin Richards intervenes to stop the Inhuman-Kree War.It took me a while to locate the last part of the Inhuman-Kree War. It wasn't great, but I wanted to know what happened. I just need to find one more little part of the Inhuman story to be all caught up with their history since 2000.I really see the MCU appeal to developing the Inhumans. So many other comics have been developed so much that even the new stories at times become stale or contradictory to previous stories. In the case [...]

    2. I was underwhelmed by the last two volumes of FF, so I’m happy to say that this final book was really good. Not a lot of overarching story here, these issues were mostly standalone, but they did wrap up some of the loose ends and provided a heartfelt closure for the Future Foundation. There was yet another insufferable Inhumans-centered issue which earned this book four stars instead of five, but even so, this was probably the best volume of Hickman’s FF. This series was an interesting exper [...]

    3. Johnny and the Future Foundation have further adventures in the Negative Zone? And there's a measure of Aaron-esque (a la Wolverine and the X-Men) humour to them? Well shit, where do I enlist? (As long as I don't have to cut my hair - hasn't happened in 19 years, no reason to start now)Then we get another chapter in the tensions between Kree and Inhuman (one of the Kree's grand experiments) and I find I'm bored again by the loves and losses among these far-flung dramas. Why is it that when a gia [...]

    4. About a year and a half ago I started reading Volume 1 of this series but I couldn't get into it. So I stopped and pretty much decided it wasn't worth my time. Then after a year of reading Hickman and understanding and purely enjoying his amazing skill I decided to pick it up again. Best comic decision I've ever made. This whole series marks for me the best thing that Marvel has ever done. Just outstanding!

    5. Another great final entry in Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four/FF run. This one works a little more as a denouement for the entire run as a whole than Fantastic Four vol. 6 did, genuinely resolving the last lingering conflict between Black Bolt and the Kree Supremor. It's solid, crazy-science writing, and exactly the kind of stuff Hickman excels at.Not to mention the adventures. There's a bunch of them. There's even an entire issue devoted strictly to present-day Franklin and future Franklin hav [...]

    6. I was under the impression that the last 6 months of Jonathan Hickman's FF/F4 run would be inconsequential stories to pad out the end of his run. I couldn't have been more wrong.These tales conclude all of Hickman's longstanding plotlines whilst leaving some threads danging for other writers or Hickman himself to pick up on later down the road, as well as prepping certain characters for Hickman's Avengers/New Avengers plans too.These stories are alternatively funny, clever, heart-breaking, and a [...]

    7. I'd like to give this collection a 3.5, alasAs Hickman's run on both the parent Fantastic Four title and FF came to a close I found myself enjoying FF far more than the almost pointless adventures of Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben. Something about FF, both in art and story, was quieter, more intimate. It's somewhat fitting, then, to have the emotional epilogue, the true finale to this ground-breaking run, appear in this book. Hard to recommend unless you followed the whole thing from somewhere resem [...]

    8. Probably my favorite volume of the four, for any number of reasons - the fun parts, the tying of loose ends, the arteverything came together incredibly well in this volume in a way I didn't expect given the sometimes scattershot previous volumes. Ultimately glad I stuck this one out. A good showing.

    9. In which the toys are put back in the box (including, alas, Annihilus being let off Johnny Storm's lead) - and Hickman turns out to have more heart than I'd previously credited.

    10. Collects FF issues #17-23This is one of the best modern Marvel stories I've ever read, but be warned that you can't start with this volume. There is a lot to read before you can appreciate what happens in this book. In fact, I don't believe you could read this book, and fully understand all the intricacies of what is happening. Before reading this, you need to read the following collected editions:Dark Reign: Fantastic FourFantastic Four (by Hickman) volumes 1-4FF (by Hickman) volumes 1-2Then yo [...]

    11. Good Fantastic Four writers know that they have to balance cosmic powers and a touch of space opera with the bittersweet drama of the importance of family (and, especially, extended family) in the modern world. Jonathan Hickman ends his run on FF and Fantastic Four with closure where closure is needed, yet plenty of opportunities for future adventure. In doing so, he sets the stage for another amazing run on this series by Matt Fraction (which, of course, I read first. I'm not so good at doing t [...]

    12. This last volume of the Future Foundation was simply perfect. It was beautiful in its joy and how much love these characters gave and, in a way, how it forced me as a reader to give back as well.Volume 3 was a bit disappointing since it depended too much on the main Fantastic Four series. This one stood on its own feet and didn't ask permision to rely on these "second rate" characters who could be just as outstanding as the old Fantastic Four we all know.I couldn't help being moved over and over [...]

    13. Reprints FF (1) #17-23 (June 2012-December 2012). The Future Foundation is on a fast-track to greatness. With the return of Johnny Storm, the FF is at full ranks…plus Spider-Man. As Peter and Johnny try to work together as teammates, the return of the Inhumans to Earth could mean big changes for Ronan the Accuser and his betrothed wife Crystal. Bentley finally gets the confrontation he wants with his father the Wizard and the older versions of Franklin and Valeria make a big decision about the [...]

    14. So, if one were to read my review of Hickman's last collection of Fantastic Four, this will sound familiar. The two books should have been collected as one due to the amount of overlap. Here is Hickman's swan song with this amazing idea of amazing kids schooled by the Fantastic Four. The fact that he has been able to infuse such individuality into these kids is feat unto itself. Bentley 23 steals scenes left and right. The thing I haven't enjoyed is the future versions of Franklin and Valeria. I [...]

    15. I wish I could stop feeling that there were times your had to be reading Hickman's Fantastic Four to get the full story, but the 1st and 4th volumes are worthwhile reads in the genre of special kids attending a special school.Volume 4 gets back to what I thought the title's mission statement was. The Future Foundation was to prepare the next generation to take over when Richards and crew retired. Hickman brought the fun back in more than a few spots, the type of fun that makes me think I need to [...]

    16. A wonderful finale. Hickman gives voice to the full ensemble cast he's gathered during his run, Moloids and mermen, the Dragon Man, Alex Powers and more. He has a lot of fun but also invests real growth and meaning in his characters, recruiting a new genius from Wakanda and offering a satisfying farewell to future Franklin, who guides his younger self into assuming power cosmic.The Human Torch has some great cameo moments as well. He tries to explain reproduction in substitute teaching the littl [...]

    17. Even though I haven't read the main Fantastic Four series that goes along next to this I found this read to be pretty damn amazing. This last collection felt like a bunch of short story's tying up lose ends and prepping things to come. The frequent change in art gave it even more of an anthology feel, and all of it seems to fit the content perfectly. The stories them self bounce between humor, tense excitement, and moments touching enough to make me tear up. The last one, about the two Franklins [...]

    18. A fun final romp through the Fantastic Four world Hickman established. The story telling continues to be entirely natural despite the fantastic nature of the characters and setting, and it continues to weave nice bits in that pay off later (in this case the best example is the Inhuman that Peter Parker/Spider-Man encounters in the first and last issues of this collection). Bentley continues to be a great character ("I don't wear helmets" was a great use of a line). The other members of the futur [...]

    19. "You are whatever you want to be"That is the title of this trade. I never cry after reading a comic (or a book for that matter) but this one gave me that sensation on the very last page. Tears didn't come out, but I got that shiver feeling, that is for sure.One of the best runs in comic books I have ever read, and one of the sweetest endings a comic has ever had. This story is not over. NO WAY, as a matter of fact, everything in Avengers, Avengers World, New Avengers and Infinity, that is all ba [...]

    20. This is a fun and conclusive ending to Hickman's FF title. This volume contains a handful of fun, meaningful stories, with delightful art spearheaded by Nick Dragotta. The tone is campy and lighthearted, with smooth and clever dialogue. The stories focus on the FF kids, while the Fantastic Four mostly beat around in the background. While this volume does not contain the same emotional weight or 'aha' moments of some of Hickman's prior installments, it's a satisfying ending, that manages to prese [...]

    21. This was an odd hodgepodge of stories that wrapped up a bunch of story threads from Hickman's run of FF before it transitions to the New Avengers Illuminati story. Other elements tie in to that run, which I have just read, so it is interesting to see it so heavily foreshadowed here. While the stories weren't closely related to each other, they were all a lot of fun. The art definitely left something to be desired, which significantly diminished my enjoyment of this volume, but the character mome [...]

    22. Still some top-flight intelligent entertainment, but as the series progresses, the seams are starting to show in terms of the concept. The writing remains, but the artwork well, at times, it gets a bit too quirky for even my tastes. The Peter Parker / Johnny Storm become roommates issue (er, chapter) has some amusing beats, with an unexpected punchline you could only find in this series. Still recommended!

    23. This is really good, though the rather strange art style left me wondering sometimes. The stories are great and do a good job of wrapping things up (perhaps too neatly?). One of the best things about Hickman's run on the title has been the expansion of the Richards family and all the assorted kids attending the science academy, and they all get their due in this collection. This is what comics should be.

    24. Wheras Hickman's last volume of the Fantastic Four was a let-down, his FF continues to be great. It seems to be all about the characters: not only is he writing characters that are more malleable here, but he's also able to get deeper into their heads. However, he also has a different style of writing for FF, one that's more thoughtful and more emotional, and that's what keeps FF a great comic all the way to the terrific end.

    25. I would hate to have to write this book after Hickman, one because is a super creative writer and two there are so many crazy new directions this series (fantastic four) has gone it will be hard to keep it all straight. Overall it was a good run this last trade was weak on overall story but a good ending to Hickman's run on the series.

    26. Great way to wrap up an incredible run.I would pretty much give this entire volume a five-star rating based solely on the final issue, FF #23. It's a stunning conclusion to the themes woven throughout all of Hickman's Fantastic Four writing. I keep reading and rereading that issue and it still makes me genuinely cry (and laugh!) every time.

    27. as victory laps go, this was fantastic. lots of self-contained stories or less than stories: a series of impressions that tell you about the people the dynamics of their weird little family. Hickman leaves a great run on small intimate levels that are as satisfying as all the big epic space adventures & whatnot.

    28. This title started off top-notch and it just keeps getting better. Hickman's Fantastic Four's probably the best I've read since Lee and Kirby dropped the title. I hope these get collected in an Omnibus. Dragotta's long been a Marvel favorite artist of mine and he's done some mindblowingly lovely work here. Hickman, Dragotta, FF = Comic Book Heaven.

    29. It's my bad for reading this volume without reading the previous three. As such, most of this collection didn't make a bit of sense to me. I did really enjoy the story involving Peter Parker trying to kick Johnny Storm out of his apartment, but for the most part I was just confused.

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