Fantastic Four, Volume 1: The Fall of the Fantastic Four

As the Fantastic Four embark on a strange mission, they aren t met beginnings, but an end Marvel s first family heads towards their darkest hour, who is behind their downfall Manhattan is under attack from a corrupted universe, to defeat it the Human Torch must make a terrible sacrifice With one member down, a new menace emerges the Wrecking Crew, their powers elevateAs the Fantastic Four embark on a strange mission, they aren t met beginnings, but an end Marvel s first family heads towards their darkest hour, who is behind their downfall Manhattan is under attack from a corrupted universe, to defeat it the Human Torch must make a terrible sacrifice With one member down, a new menace emerges the Wrecking Crew, their powers elevated As Ben and Alicia s romance rekindles, threats of Fin Fang Foom, the Wizard and Puppet Master Loom, the Baxter Building quarantined, and the Fantastic Four are held accountable Collecting Fantastic Four 1 5
Fantastic Four Volume The Fall of the Fantastic Four As the Fantastic Four embark on a strange mission they aren t met beginnings but an end Marvel s first family heads towards their darkest hour who is behind their downfall Manhattan is under attack

  • Title: Fantastic Four, Volume 1: The Fall of the Fantastic Four
  • Author: James Robinson Leonard Kirk
  • ISBN: 9780785154747
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. 3.5 starsWarning: If you are NOT up to date, there may be SPOILERSI recently finished up Volume 1 of The Amazing Spider-man The Parker Luck, and Johnny Storm showed up to give Pete some advice. Since Peter has only recently reemerged as the dominate personality in his body, he had no idea that Johnny was de-powered.And, quite frankly, neither did I.Now, I'd love to say I read this specifically to find out how it happened, but I actually just lucked into it. It was, however, the highlight of this [...]

    2. 3.5/5Well, my first foray into the Fantastic Four. It was enjoyable but not very fun. I mean, poor guys, they just started a new comic book and they are so screwed. Apparently the Dream Team just got back from somewhere (knowing Marvel, I guess another dimension) and they are so trilled to be back to normal. But they soon have to fight an bunch of weird creatures what came out of a portal that Mr. Fantastic has in his basement (C'mon!, you don't shit where you eat and the book keep telling us th [...]

    3. Not sure how I'm going to feel about this run in the end. It's verging on misery for the sake of it, and I know it isn't done yet. At least Robinson is a good enough writer that reading it isn't an entirely miserable experience.

    4. What's this, like the seventh "fall" of the Fantastic Four? Perhaps I'm just beginning to show my age. I'm a fitful follower of the FF (alliteration!), mostly moved by whatever creative team takes command of Marvel's First Family. I signed up for this collection because I've quite enjoyed James Robinson's work in comics and felt he'd be a good fit for these characters, and indeed he is. Robinson presents a straightforward story with plenty of action and a knack for characterization. Leonard Kirk [...]

    5. This was a pretty odd way to start a new era of Fantastic Four. It's not as exciting or as interesting as some of the best Hickman stuff. I almost stopped reading this after the first or second issue, but there must have been something there that kept me interested. There's a lot of plot lines that get started here, and that's a good thing, but nothing really seems important and nothing gets wrapped up, or even developed enough to justify 6 issues of a comic.

    6. Perhaps it's better than the 3 stars I gave it. Was not quite convinced with the prosecution's argument against the FF in court. Too many logic holes. But I am a great fan of James Robinson, one of our best comic writers, and he usually plays a tight long-game, so I'll hang in and see what unfolds.

    7. Not a bad start to the new volume of Fantastic Four, certainly a different approach to the past two creative teams, keeping the team grounded in New York and dealing with other kinds of problems instead of interdimensional ones for a change. The story is mostly done-in-one beats, until the extra-sized issue 5 which sets up the next big storyline, which is a good approach for new readers I think, and seems to be something that a lot of Marvel NOW! books are trying to do. I do like that James Robi [...]

    8. This entire volume is wobbly. The setup is good, with a future frame where the FF has fallen apart (yet again). But then the rest of the volume feels like a somewhat heavy-handed railroad to get there. Some of the stuff seems very sudden, and none of it flows well. The last issue is the worst. In fact, it's horrible. You couldn't get much more clichéd and unbelievable that a long-winded court trial dissecting everything the FF has ever done. If we'd seen a secret mind-manipulator behind the sce [...]

    9. James Robinson launches the Fantastic Four with an exciting new start. After the Fantastic Four return from space and time they are confronted with the consequences of the destruction and security risks they have inflicted upon the public. The four find themselves on trial for their past encounters and adventures. The Human torch loses his powers while the group confronts their enemies who are attacking constantly being led by a sinister force. I think this book is a pretty good start for the se [...]

    10. not bad. I've heard James robinson described as a continuity nut, and it showed here. most of this book was pretty by the numbers FF, fighting monsters etc. Johnny loses his powers, Sue is sad because Valeria left them to go stay with her godfather Dr. Doom (the small bits we get to see of that are great, Val getting him to do good things is a treat. I love their relationship). then the final issue is the doozy, with the FF on trial (seemingly for no specific incident, which is an annoying overs [...]

    11. I loved James Robinson's Starman, but I have not really enjoyed anything he has written since. This volume of FF was probably the least interesting I have ever read. The story starts out with several major, but very short, battles that have the 'been there and done that' feel to them, which seems to be the whole point of the story when the FF gets sued by the city for property damages. Not the most exciting climax to a superhero comic book. And the She-Hulk is a much better lawyer in her own boo [...]

    12. The signature scenes of FF fighting invading monsters and super-villains in the streets of Manhattan? I'm there. Of course the family dynamic was also always a signature part of the team, and the courtroom scenes (with legal representation by the She-Hulk, of course) worked just as well as the earlier action. Lastly, there is panel ending the second chapter / issue - the one with the single tear and speech bubble - that simply and perfectly captured the immense sadness of the character's situati [...]

    13. So, maybe the Fantastic Four just aren't my thing. There was way too much fantastical stuff happening here for it to be played so straight. Tons of superpowers, portals between dimensions, space and deep sea travel, and whatnot--it could only have worked for me if it was at least partly played for laughs. A little depth to the character portrayals wouldn't have hurt either. I did enjoy cameos from stars of other comics--Ant-Man, She-Hulk, and Hawkeye. Fortunately, the fifth of this collection's [...]

    14. Collects Fantastic Four (2014) issues #1-5After a disappointing run from Matt Fraction, this is a good return to form for the Fantastic Four. James Robinson does a good job writing the FF in a way in which it feels like a contiuation of Jonathan Hickman's run, without dismissing what Fraction had established. The story is shrouded in mystery in that there is a mystery villain pulling the strings, causing various bad things to happen to the Fantastic Four. Part of taking the FF down involves them [...]

    15. With James Robinson, I feel like it is hit or miss. I really did not like his work on Superman, but Starman series, and the book, JSA: The Golden Age are two of the best things that ever happened to comics. I wasn't sure how he would do working with Marvel characters, but he seems to capture the feel of the Fantastic Four.I could really care less about the Fantastic Four before Jonathan Hickman came on board, Matt Fraction did a good job following up such a definitive and monumental run. I feel [...]

    16. This was an interesting volume of Fantastic Four that had very little in the way of physical conflict. Instead, it is mostly interpersonal. Johnny has an issue where his powers stop working, and he decides to walk away from the team, despite Reed's protestations that he would fix it, since he doesn't have a timeframe. A large portion of the volume is also taken up by a courtroom drama where the Fantastic Four are held liable for all the damage their exploits have caused. I have always found this [...]

    17. I love how this book has got a very nostalgic feel to it, going through a lot of the F4's early adventures. It's got a very classic vibe. Johnny losing his powers is super interesting, and so is the F4 dealing with the aftermath of Franklin's powers. The one thing that kind of irritates me in this book is the treatment of Sue. She's badass and super powerful but it feels like her primary role in mother/wife, which is fine in real life, but since she's a superhero on a team of superheroes, I tend [...]

    18. It may not be fair to compare the beginning of this run to other recent FF runs (Hickman, Fraction), or to other currently running Marvel titles, but the effort (or lack thereof) to tell a unique story for the first few issues is unfortunate. On top of that, the connecting threads between issues is too subdued, leading to a slightly confusing read.The really enjoyable part of this volume is that Robinson and his terrific penciler Kirk do end it on a truly unique note with the real world-infused [...]

    19. Po Hickmanově vesmírném eposu a Fractionově nudném cestování časem přichází Robinson a s ničím se nemaže. Hned na úvod vidíme rozpadlou FF a postupně se dozvídáme, co že se vlastně stalo.Příběh nenabízí nic extra originálního (krom červených kostýmů), ale je to poctivá superhrdinská akce, kterou tenhle tým docela potřeboval. Čte se to výborně a pořád chci vědět, co bude dál. Páté soudní číslo je sice trochu přitažené za vlasy, ale Robinson tu h [...]

    20. Billed like a relaunch but came off like a retread. Nothing new to see here folks, it has all been done. Is that completely fair? No. Certainly the details are different and some of them interesting. But I would have preferred stories of the school and the kids, though Val with Dr. Doom is fine.Not looking forward to the next books bringing the story around to the first few pages. But the writing itself was pretty good. And the art was certainly good enough.

    21. So the Fantastic Four are falling from grace - do I care? By the end of this book even their children have deserted the nest, and I might go with them.Reed feels quite shallow here - and Susan is a shadow on the stage. Ben is good, and Jonny well.he's not his usual ebullient self.I have to say that I won't be going back to see how this turns out - I just felt we've been there and done thatd I really don't want to see history repeat itself

    22. So basically this is all unpleasant build-up. I could retroactively imagine this to be very good depending where it goes, but I don't have too much faith it's going anywhere. w/r/t the twist, it seems like there's really only way to answer this sentence: The only person smarter than Reed Richards is R___ ________.

    23. An entertaining enough introduction to the Fantastic Four (or their Marvel Now! incarnation, at least). Despite being the first volume, it seems they're already burdened with a lot of back-story involving a 'holiday' through space, and (view spoiler)[the death/rebirth of Johnny Storm (hide spoiler)]. It seems I have a bit of reading to do before I return to this series!

    24. The first couple issues are classic FF fighting villains and going about their day--not the most interesting and I almost quit on the title. However, the last couple issues really get into the thick of what Robinson's first arc is all about. It's nothing special, but it's a satisfying read once you get to the end.

    25. I would be willing to drop a 3.5 on this. The change to James Robinson is a vast improvement and it really is more of what Fantastic Four should beough I really don't want to see Johnny Storm as a pop star.

    26. I'm not a huge FF nerd, but I did like the first relaunch from 2013 so I stuck with this one since Robinson is pretty solid. It was good. Not the greatest FF story you will ever read spread out over 5 floppies, but good enough for me.

    27. I must have missed something.why the change in uniform color? I don't think issue 5 would have ended that way 'in real life' but I can understand that that is the direction the story is going right now.

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