Fantastic Four: Season One

Fantastic Four Season One In Manhattan s most famous skyscraper the Baxter Building scientific genius Reed Richards hatches a plan that will change the lives of those he loves most and the very course of human history in a w

  • Title: Fantastic Four: Season One
  • Author: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa David Marquez
  • ISBN: 9780785156413
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Manhattan s most famous skyscraper, the Baxter Building, scientific genius Reed Richards hatches a plan that will change the lives of those he loves most and the very course of human history in a way no one could ve ever imagined Revisit the story that irrevocably changed comics and pop culture in this all new graphic novel, modernizing the journey of Reed Richards, SuIn Manhattan s most famous skyscraper, the Baxter Building, scientific genius Reed Richards hatches a plan that will change the lives of those he loves most and the very course of human history in a way no one could ve ever imagined Revisit the story that irrevocably changed comics and pop culture in this all new graphic novel, modernizing the journey of Reed Richards, Susan Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm as they travel to the starsd return with fantastic, devastating results All this plus, witness the cataclysmic first battles with The Mole Man, Doctor Doom, and Prince Namor, the mysterious Sub Mariner in a way you ve never seen before You only think you know the story

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    1. The Fantastic Four is the title that launched the modern Marvel universe, and it’s also the most dated in a lot of ways. After all, it’s based on the idea that a mad scientist tried to beat the Russians into space and took along his girlfriend and her kid brother for some reason. The members have catchphrases like “Flame on!” and “It’s clobbering time!” Hell, they billed themselves as The Fantastic Four. How do you make that work in the 21st century?God knows it’s been tried. The [...]

    2. 3.5 starsHuh.Well, there's not a lot to complain or rave about in this one.It's a decent origin story for the FF that's been updated just a tad.Although, they really fucked Namor over in this on. (view spoiler)[He's a greasy homeless dudetill he gets his memory back. At which point, he starts tooting some Atlantian Power Horn. The Horn 'O Power produces a Leviathan, and it starts attacking the city.Because that's was Leviathans do, right? Oh, and he tries to pull the forced marriage thing on Sue [...]

    3. For me, the main draw is the art by David Marquez. The man is a rising star. He is currently killing it on art on Invincible Iron Man with Bendis right now and this was one of his early Marvel works.The Season One hardcovers were Marvel attempt a few years back to retell the earliest stories of its characters. Sometimes they work, like Hopeless and McKelvie's X-Men, and sometimes they aren't worth the time to read. Marquez on art made me gut this one out. But really, if wanted a new origin tale [...]

    4. Really 3.5 stars.There is a part of me that takes a look at something like Fantastic Four: Season One and wants rail in rage and frustration. Truth is, I don’t want to be that guy. It helps that the art and writing in FF: Season One is solid and actually does breath some new life into the characters. Reviewers have also been praising Jonathan Hickman’s run on FF, Hickman’s track record with science fiction comics is near flawless, and I have to wonder why he wasn’t given the reins on thi [...]

    5. This started pretty well, but by the end fell flat. I didn't really like the villain or most of the heroes actually I just liked the Thing and it felt like this book was not as much about the origins as about Thing's attachment to the rest of the team and sacrifice, and reasoning. I liked the art. The modern elements are thrown in here and there (like Twitter) and seem off. I am sure they could have done a lot better and a smoother job at that.

    6. Maybe my expectations were low, but I really was surprised at how much I enjoyed this retooling/retelling of the FF's origins. If nothing else, it crystallized some character bits that originally took 20+ years to be realized in some of the characters and did it in an interesting fashion. Don't think I'd want this to be the standard continuity, but as a stand-alone tale, it works very well.

    7. 3-3.5 stars.Wanting to explore the First Family of Superheroes, I picked up Fantastic Four: Season One at the library. The comic follows the story of how the Fantastic Four came into creation and I have to say that I liked it, there was not a outright flaw in the story but there was nothing new to my knowledge in the Fantastic Four as well, which stems from the films made in the 2000's. I think that the real issue comes from obviously knowing the fates of the characters before reading and also t [...]

    8. Bought this book for the big reveal about Reed Richard's autism (after seeing a mention of it in an article about autistic comic book characters). The sum of this reveal occurs in one speech bubble in one panel:"I've self-diagnosed a mild case of autism, for which I'm currently inventing a cure. Otherwise, Alyssa, I assure you, I am of sound mind."Wow. A cure? Thanks for throwing us all under the Fantastic Bus Reed. I'm a fan of the FF (particularly Hickman's amazing run) but like the rest of th [...]

    9. Fantastic Four es una obra divertida y bien dibujada, un tributo a estos héroes y una muestra de que se puede ser divertido sin renunciar a la acción sin sentido.

    10. I'm a gigantic Fantastic Four fan. The Human Torch is my favorite super hero of all time, I love him more than Batman, Spiderman, and Cyclops of the X-Men put together. So there's automatically some bias when reading anything about the Fantastic Four. That being said, this Graphic Novel was a joy. The Season One series that Marvel is putting out right now are revamped origin stories, so fans of the Marvel movies can catch up/start buying the comics. So, there are nerdy references galore, which I [...]

    11. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is one of the best current comic writers, though not too many people know his name. He's the writer behind both Afterlife with Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and a decade ago the young writer was tapped to replace Mark Waid after Waid was fired from Fantastic Four. The Comics Internet (small as it was then) was in an uproar that Waid would be replaced by a relative newcomer who was referred to as "the playwright" pejoratively. Rather than shelve the Fantastic F [...]

    12. Fantastic Four: Season One serves as a refresher before Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four run. We get another version of the origin story and a couple of pages that lead into Hickaman's Run. If you somehow aren't familiar with the Fantastic Four's beginnings, this is a great place to jump in. However, I assume that most of us have seen the origin more than enough times. Season One makes a few changes and gives us the Fantastic Four's first battles, against Mole Man and the Sub-Mariner. Sub-Marin [...]

    13. I'm not much into comics, especially superhero comics, and I have no allegiance to or particular interest in Marvel or the Fantastic Four. So this review and rating are really just about how much fun this is for a vaguely interested, completely ignorant passer-by who needed some sub-800-page books to balance out their library book pile.It's fine. The "modernised" elements are fairly obvious, but I appreciated them. Even though every time (for instance) Sue Storm acted like an actual person with [...]

    14. Marvel's Season One series takes classic origin stories of iconic characters and updates them to modern day. In the case of the Fantastic Four, the most beneficial modernization comes with the characterization of Susan Storm. Writer Roberto Aguire-Sacasa has stated that Susan is his favorite character (she is mine as well) which is clearly evident in this retelling. In the early 1960's, Susan was written very much as a somewhat helpless woman, tagging along with her older boyfriend Reed, and in [...]

    15. This is my second Season One graphic novel and I thought it was great. I have read, read, and re-read the FF origin story as much as the X-Men one, but the idea here is to keep things intact while updating it--unlike, for example, in the Ultimate universe, where things were changed up. I think the FF in particular benefits from the method. Their 616 origin is a particularly silly one (cosmic rays!) and what follows in S1 is appropriately cracktastic. Because that is, and has always been, what ma [...]

    16. The Season One series of graphic novels seems almost pointless and necessary all at the same time. The purpose of the series is to update the origins of many of the iconic Marvel characters into a more modern day setting, which will probably be good for bringing in a younger generation of readers, yet any of us that have been reading the comics for any amount of time will probably already be familiar with these characters and their origins. Either way, Aguirre-Sacasa did an admirable job of keep [...]

    17. I've never been a huge fan of the Fantastic Four. I think it is mainly Ben Grimm (aka Thing) that does it. He is too dour for my tastes and his accent seems unnecessary compared to the other three heroes. Season One was included as part of the Comic Bento Elementals box I received.This is an updated telling of the origin story of the Fantastic Four. It is a good version though. Some parts, like the Namor plotline, would not have meant as much if I hadn't read Marvels recently. But the book can s [...]

    18. A quick, lighthearted retelling of the origin for the Fantastic Four, the story and art make for a nice quick hit retelling how the foursome went into space, got hit with cosmic rays, then had to come home and deal with fame, superpowers, the Mole Man, and Namor. Doom is relegated to a quick cameo.The original story is one of those things that can't be much improved on, so all I will say is that modernizing the story is something that will probably date the book faster than the story it is updat [...]

    19. Another good entry in the Season One series that updates the classic origin stories of Marvel characters to the modern day. I'm not really sure why Marvel is doing these stories. They probably think that they make for good entry points into the ongoing series, but they really don't. These would have made excellent starting points for a complete re-boot of the Marvel Universe, but there's too much history in the setting as it currently exists for stories like this to help.For example, at the end [...]

    20. 3.5 stars? I do enjoy an origin story even if I already know it, so no points lost for lack of originality, but Johnny was a bit annoyingly stupid (which hadn't been my take on him in any other FF comics I read a decade or two ago) and everyone had the same tiny noses. I liked the art, other than the noses (which were fine, but not for everyone of every nationality). The extra comic in the back that jumped ahead to a much more seasoned team was fun to have (I didn't know the Richards had a daugh [...]

    21. Public library copy. Hard to believe the same writer is doing a critically acclaimed zombie story for Archie comics. I'm dumbfounded Marvel gave the writer another crack at the Fantastic Four because his last attempt didn't go over so well especially in the wake of Mark Waid's abrupt firing on another, similar title featuring the same characters. From what I remember of his past FF work. wasit was forgettable and only of mild interest to me what with Steve McNiven and Michael Allred drawing snip [...]

    22. A Quickie ReviewDespite being Marvel standbys for quite a while, the Fantastic Four has had trouble making it big in other media, especially films. This particular volume revamps the traditional origin story and puts it into the modern world; you know you're reading a recent comic when you see a reference to Twitter. As cute and fun as all this is, I'd actually prefer to read the original comics as they were; they're probably already available in book form somewhere.Score: 3/5

    23. A relaunch of the Fantastic Four, with an attempt to modernize itd frankly, it fell a bit flat for me. I never read the originals, but Susan was a stereotypical rich blonde, insecure in her relationship with the brilliant but clueless Dr. Richards. Her brother, Johnny, was a stereotypical blonde womanizer and we finished out the group with Grimm, the slow thinking but incredibly loyal muscle man. It was written in 2012, but had more of an '80s feel in attitude. I was hoping to get into this one, [...]

    24. An entry point for people who watched the film, I think. And kind of a bummer in comparison, because Sue was a smart, empowered scientist in her own right and not just the receptacle of Reed's clumsy internalized misogyny. That man is a dick, and in the worst way, because he never realizes he's being an asshole. Kind of light, a little more all-ages friendly, and does what it says on the package: introduce you to the F4.

    25. I'll admit that I'm not the biggest Fantastic 4 fan, but this was decent. At points it almost reminded me of the 1994 Roger Corman film that was never officially released, all mixed with a random dash of Godzilla for some reason. This book is a retelling of the origin of the Fantastic 4 with a few random cameos from Mole man and Namor thrown in or good measure. I woudn't say it's good or bad - merely adequate.

    26. I am of the opinion that you don't need to update an origin story unless the first one didn't make any sense or you can add something that builds the mythology of a character. The Fantastic Four's origin is not broken, and this volume did nothing to improve upon it. Including pop culture references to the abs in Zack Snyder movies or the secretaries in Mad Men doesn't update the origin for a new generation; it merely dates the origin for the next generation.

    27. Honestly, I don't know why this exists. If you want an updated F4 origins story, we already have the Ultimate version. What's more, it's just not updated in the right ways. A good update would address the issues with Sue Storm in the early F4 comics, not just reproduce them with more modern hairstyles.That said, the art is great and it's not DREADFULLY done. Just completely pointless. I feel like I've read/viewed about a million versions of this by now.

    28. This is an extremely lame retelling of the FF's origin story. In an effort to make it more current, the story is filled with references to twitter, JJ Abrams, Zack Snyder, and other lame pop culture references. The problem with this kind of name dropping in an effort to make a story appear "current" is that it makes the story look really dated in only a few short years.

    29. Decent retelling of the FF origin, and first encounters with the Mole Man and Namor; of the three the Namor story was the weakest. Some of the changes seemed pretty gratuitous; e.g changing Johnny from a more or less normal high-school kid to a male model felt really odd. The art was OK, but I didn't care for the way the Thing was portrayed and Reed looked perpetually confused.

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