The Fantastic Four continue their cosmic odyssey, and this issue was probably my favourite so far, just for how crazy the sci-fi got, and for how it brought the most action we’ve seen so far. In this issue, the FF and the kids are going to see the Big-Bang and the birth of the universe, and when they get there they find, not the nothing they were expecting (I was half expecting to see those giant hands that are always there in DC’s version of the birth of the universe). They find some dude strapped to a rock, and being the consummate heroes that they are, they save him. It turns out to be Blastaar, and a big ol’ fight kicks off.
As I said, this was the best fight that this run has had so far, and it was very good indeed, Bagley is of course a master of classic superhero style, and Fraction allowed each member of the team to play a role. I also really liked the ending, where Franklin uses his awesome powers to save everyone. Marvel are always teasing how powerful Franklin is, and Hickman got closer than anyone to showing us, but I really want to see little kid Franklin kick some ass.
What’s going on with the Thing is also very interesting, he has a headache, and his eyes were glowing, what’s up? Is it coming up on the one time a year he turns back into Ben Grimm, or is it something more sinister?