Monday, October 23, 2006

1602: Fantastick Four #1-2, Ultimate Power #1

1602: Fantastick Four #1-2, Ultimate Power #1
Really, I couldn't care less. This title seems absolutely pointless, and Peter David is writing far below his ability here. This just isn't an interesting story, by any stretch of the imagination, and I've only been reading it because Peter David's other recent work (X-Factor, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Fallen Angel) has been so good. But this really isn't.
And in a pre-emptive move, I'm going to show up the Nitpicker:
On the penultimate page, fifth panel, the coloring is completely wrong, and the inexactitude makes reading it very confusing. Reed is colored as Doris Evans, and John Storm is colored as Reed. The context and the oddball word balloons for Reed make this obvious. Oops. The situation is even more confused due to the fact that Reed's hand and arm are not stretched in this panel. I'm not sure how many Bizarres MaGnUs would give this, but it definitely warrants a mention.

And can I just say how sick and tired I am of the Ultimate Power solicits in the back of last week's mags? Especially since Ultimate Power #1 was released last week, and the Squadron Supreme don't even show up until the last page!!! So of what use is a solicit, when it just reads like a standard issue of Ultimate FF??? Besides which, Ultimate Power isn't even that good. It may get better once there's some actual interaction with the Squadron, but until then, its rating is the same as that of the issue being reviewed above (and its predecessor): EH.

1 comment:

MaGnUs said...

You didn't show me up, I just don't read 1602. :P