A Fantastic Four #1 Micro-Review – A Fantastic Foundation

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Fantastic Four 1, cover, 2022, Alex RossTITLE: Fantastic Four #1
AUTHOR: Ryan North
ARTISTS:
Iban Coello, Jesus Aburtov (Colorist), Joe Caramagna (Letterer). Cover by Alex Ross.

RELEASED: November 9, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

I’m not sure what I expected when I opened this issue. But what we got? Mr. and Mrs. Ben Grimm trapped in a time loop in the middle of small town USA without any of the other members of the FF? That definitely wasn’t it…

But for the record, I’m not complaining. This is probably unlike first issue there’s ever been to a proper Fantastic Four series. The art by Coello and Aburtov is colorful and fun, and it sets a nice foundation with Ben and Alicia. It’s not what I expected. But I can’t hate on it.

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A Black Panther #3 Micro-Review – A New Character, A New Door

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Black Panther 3, cover, 2022, Alex RossTITLE: Black Panther #3
AUTHOR: John Ridley, Juni Ba
ARTISTS:
Juann Cabal, Ibrahim Moustafa, Ba, German Peralta, Matt Milla (Colorist), Chris O’Halloran (Colorist), Jesus Aburtov, Joe Sabino (Letterer). Cover by Alex Ross.

RELEASED: January 26, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

Wait, the X-Men live on Mars now? And Black Panther and Storm are back together? I’m so confused…

Our two back-up stories (celebrating the 200th overall issue of Black Panther since 1977) are the real treat in this issue. Juni Ba brings us a tale about T’Challa in her quirky, animated style. Then, Ridley introduces us to a new character who may serve as a door to something that’s ultimately much more interesting than the story he’s telling us about Wakandan sleeper agents, assassins, etc.

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Weekly Comic 100s: Children of the Atom #1

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By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

TITLE: Children of the Atom #1
AUTHOR: Vita Ayala
ARTISTS: Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo (Colorist), Travis Lanham (Letterer). Cover by R.B. Silva and Jesus Aburtov.
RELEASED: March 10, 2021

What this issue needed to do, for my money, is distinguish itself from Marvel’s prominent teenage superhero book, Champions. It starts to do that by focusing in on the friendship between two of its characters, Buddy and Carmen. Also, it portrays its heroes as upstarts and X-Men superfans.

But oddly enough, Children of the Atom #1 spends a little too much time with Wolverine, Storm, and some of the classic X-Men as they talk about what to do about this new group of teens. Let’s hope we learn more about our main characters next time.

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