X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
“The Impossible Boy: The World Has Changed”
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Terry Dodson
Cover Art: Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
The new mini series bringing together two of the Marvel Universe’s top teams, The X-Men and the Fantastic Four. In fact, the storyline involved in this issue is a stroke of genius and makes perfect sense bringing these two teams into the same orbit.
You see, the X-Men are living on their own little world now called Krakoa, where all mutants are welcome. And Reed and Sue Richards have a son, Franklin, who is an omega-level mutant. Professor Xavier and Magneto are drawn to the young teen and want him to come to Krakoa and Reed and Sue were not interested.
Not just conflict, but conflict that stems out of character, because Franklin is having power issues, slowly having his power draining, and the mutants tap into that. Now we have cracks in the relationship between the Richards and their son. They brought back a connection with Franklin and Kitty Pryde from a previous mini-series. Franklin’s sister Val, a human, is involved as well. There can be some serious character development going on here if the writers allow it.
The art is different. My friend at my comic shop said he disliked the art, but I found it interesting. Some of the facial shots are iffy (looked as if some noses are odd), but the rest of the art is decent. Sue Richards looks tremendously beautiful. She is easily the best looking character in the book.
Chip Zdarsky has been great over the last few years and this only solidifies his run.
I really enjoyed this first issue and I have some high expectations as it continues. This has so much potential to be really awesome.