Sunday, March 05, 2006

Stuff of Interest - May 2006 - Fantastic Four - A Death in the Family

FANTASTIC FOUR - A DEATH IN THE FAMILY - ONE-SHOT
Written by Karl Kesel
Pencils & Cover by Lee Weeks
The Invisible Woman is dead! As Reed cradles his murdered wife, lost in grief, and Ben rampages after Sue's killer, Johnny defiantly decides to do whatever it takes - no matter the cost or consequence - to see his sister alive again. What he does will change the way the Fantastic Four look at him forever. "A Death in the Family"-- not a dream, not a hoax... and not to be missed. Includes bonus Fantastic Four issue #245!
64 PGS. $3.99


I usually like Kesel's FF (though his last few stories haven't been as good as his earlier ones), and Weeks is a good artist. I wish they would just give Kesel a regular FF book, or at least not put it in a special coupled with a reprint I really don't want to buy (I don't mind when it's a Kirby reprint, but not this). I suppose technically the reprint is free if this is a 30+ page story, but it's the principle of the thing. I'm also not crazy about the "someone dies" marketing, like if a member of the FF dies a)it'll be permanent and b)they'd do it in a random one-shot instead of the regular series.

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