Writer- Dan Slott
Artist- Paco Medina
Color Artist- Jesus Aburtov
Letterer- VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Artist- Mike Deodato Jr and Romulo Fajardo Jr
Variant Cover Artists- Ryan Brown, Mike McKone and Rachelle Rosenberg, Inhyuk Lee, Tom Raney and Rachelle Rosenburg, Christian Ward
The Smithsonian has opened up a special exhibit dedicated to the origins of the Fantastic Four. This brings up some hard to deal with memories for some of our heroes.
I’m honestly trying to not get my hopes too high. I feel like so far in this series we’ve had a lot of strong starts but mediocre finishes. As usual I like how this is starting. I’m not the biggest fan of going over an origin story for what feels like the millionth time, but I don’t hate how it’s being handled here. I like the idea of having a museum exhibit that explains the origin story. I felt like that was a nice way to handle going over information the audience is already familiar with. It was nice and it didn’t take up a lot of time, which gave the writer time to add what they wanted to the story.
Aside from that a big selling point in this issue for me is the art. I am a sucker for great color work and this issue delivers. I love how bold and saturated they are. The actual lines of the art are also great. There’s a lot of life in it. Everything flows really well and you get the impression that the characters are actually moving. It’s got good energy and I hope that carries through into the next issue.