This issue picks up the pieces of Fantastic Four #604, and I mean that literally, it’s about the clean-up of New York after it was destroyed, and also how the team rebuilds itself. I liked that the issue was narrated by Val, she’s been a central figure in the series but we’ve never really gotten into her head before, so it was cool to get stuff like her having a crush on Bentley confirmed. I also like that she and her future-self seem to hate each other. I wonder why that is? The stuff with Future-Franklin and Galactus was weird, but it was cool to see Big G make a friend. Are the Future-Kids sticking around then? That seems kind of unnecessary to me, the cast is pretty huge at this point, and Hickman wasn’t particularly good at characterisation when it was only the main four and the kids! I do like the idea of Johnny and Spider-Man becoming room-mates though, that should be a lot of fun, especially if it’s reflected in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, because even the most ardent Hickman fan has to admit that Dan Slott has him beaten for comedy. The end stuff with Doom was pretty damn awesome too, especially since they got Epting in to draw it. I was kind of annoyed they revealed he wasn’t dead this quickly, but it was worth it for that scene, now that he has an army of himself, he’s deadlier than ever.