Holland Oats wrote:
I've been enjoying the fuck out of the book since day one. I did not like Dark Reign, I'll give you that.. but since the start of his Fantastic Four-proper run, it's been one of my favorite books every month.
I would probably put it 3rd all-time behind Byrne and Waid/Ringo. Lee/Kirby after only because while their run was great to look at and FULL of ideas, the writing style just doesn't stand the test of time well.
I like all those runs too, with extra nostalgia for the Stan/Jack issues despite their age at this point. And I think the dialogue had a certain cadence or rhythm then unique to the FF. Plus some of those covers are amazing. And even Byrne's more recent run has started to feel dated in a few places when I re-read most of them a couple months ago.
Although I do remember feeling like there was an arc or two in Waid's run I thought dragged, I don't remember now which one or ones and don't own 'em anymore at the moment to check.
I like what Hickman is doing enough to keep reading for now, but it's being written so long-form this arc I can understand a little bit why Punchy might be eager for a little resolution. At least that's how I interpret his confusion, I guess.
Probably it'll have some resolution shortly, and hopefully we'll all be somewhat satisfied with it. I haven't re-read the latest issue yet.