Just finished the Hickman's FF Trades and "3" leading up to the death of Johnny. All I have to say is wow. This is probably one of the best arcs I've read in a monthly title in a long time.
I can't quite process everything that happened but I cannot wait to read it all again and that doesn't happen very often with comic books anymore.
Johnny's death was perfect, unexpected and ambiguous with no body to confirm or deny but we can only presume he was KIA as it should be with all heroes and villains. I KNOW he's not dead, and I still get choked up thinking about Ben comforting the children outside the Negative Zone portal or the "Final Issue" with no dialogue. The best comic books/animation don't require dialogue, and that issue just broke my heart.
And I STILL KNOW he's not dead!
Great action, superb character development, and profoundly touching. I've never read Waid's FF, but I'd put Hickman in a 3 way tie for Best Ever.
Holland Oats wrote:It's in October, actually, my bad.
Fantastic Four #611 and FF #23 will be the last Hickman issues.
Ah well, at least I clued in before it was all over, better late than never.
Any idea what Hickman is going to work on next?