This week, Matthew and Stephen sit down to have a polite discussion on FF #7 by Matt Fraction and Mike Allred.
This July, acclaimed comic book creators Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Casanova, Iron Man) and Howard Chaykin (BLACK KISS, AMERICAN FLAGG) will take readers back to the Golden Age of Television, a time when innocence was as manufactured a fiction as the perfect families in the comedies that captivated audiences at home. Their new Image Comics series SATELLITE SAM, debuting in July, takes a look at the darkness behind the small screen when, in 1951, Carlyle Bishop, the star of the beloved serial “Satellite Sam” turns up dead in a filthy flophouse.
Matthew and Stephen have fallen in love with Hawkguy… and then stuff happens that is ominous.
Or – “What’s The Deal With Medusa?”
In the first five issues of this book, the makeshift Fantastic Four team has taken over the Future Foundation, crossed swords with the Mole Man, discovered the original team to be dead (or, at least, so says a maimed and aged Johnny Storm) and decided to take on Doctor Doom. Also, one of their members is acting shady as heck, and the cover this month has foreboding written all over it. What’s next? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Marvel sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Hawkeye #9 by Matt Fraction and David Aja, that you can check out, after the jump.
Marvel has released a sneak peek at Fantastic Four #5AU by Matt Fraction and Andre Aruajo, that you can check out, after the jump!
Or – “Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t My Torchy?”
Their tenure was only supposed to last for four minutes… At least, that was the plan. Weeks later, the interim FF team has been attacked by super-villains, lambasted by the media, and surprised to find that one member of their sister team HAS returned, albeit later than expected. Is his tale of the death of the original Fantastic Four true? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
When an artist has been knocking it out of the park on a title it is sad to watch them leave, but what if an equally as talented artist were to fill that spot? Not it’s not as sad. Well put away your tissues because even though David Aja is taking a two issue break from Hawkeye, Black Bettle creator Francesco Francavilla will be taking over the art duties!
Or – “I Love How This Book Feels Like A Lost Silver Age Marvel Comic…”
No matter what you think about Mike Allred (and he is, apparently, more controversial than I thought as a penciler) the idea behind this book is kinda delightful. The hand-picked backup concept gives credence to the idea that a group of second-tier heroes (and one dilettante) could stand in for the Fantastic Four, and Fractions’s character work made issue #1 a must-read for me. What’s in store for the FF in #2, and will the original Four return on time? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “The Continuing Adventures Of Hawk-Guy!”
With most of Marvel’s titles coming out more often than just once per month, it’s getting a bit difficult to keep up with everything going on. I still haven’t read even a single issue of Indestructible Hulk, and I’ve only skimmed #1 of the new Captain America series, but I unequivocally will NOT let myself fall behind on this book, Marvel’s best ongoing series in several years. Will #6 hold up the winning streak? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “Preparations, Reparations, and Secrets Left Untold…”
Reed Richards has decided, after the events of the last few years of Marvel, to take a vacation with his family, giving his kids (Franklin and Valeria) an educational tour of the multiversal realities as only the Fantastic Four can provide…
Oh, and there’s a good chance that he and the rest of the F.F. are slowly decaying at the cellular level. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “Okay… This Looks Bad.”
Matt Fraction’s impeccable writing on Immortal Iron Fist a few years ago has given him almost unlimited carte blanche to get me reading his projects. He followed that by doing the impossible and making Iron Man palatable after the Civil War debacle, and has been making the adventures of Clint Barton (often mocked as the most ridiculous of the Avengers, thanks to his super-power of “archery”) into must-read material. How will he pull Hawkeye & Hawkeye’s fat out of the fire after last month’s cliffhanger? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!