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Fantastic Four #64

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2002
By: Jason Cornwell



Writer: Mark Waid
Pencils: Mike Wieringo
Inks: Karl Kesel
Colors: Paul Mounts
Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Albert
Publisher: Marvel Comics

PLOT
With Reed involved in a desperate race against the clock to discover the equation that will nullify Modulus, we see the rest of the team is barely able to hold their own against the seemingly unstoppable entity.

COMMENTS
While I found Reed's speech to Modulus overly sentimental, for the most part I found this issue highly enjoyable. Modulus certainly made an impressive threat, and Mark Waid makes use of the character's abilities in some fairly clever ways, which in turn resulted in some fairly harrowing moments. However what makes this book so enjoyable is Mark Waid's grasp of the little moments, as the opening interaction between Johnny & Ben is quite charming, and the final scene where Reed is playing with Franklin is an absolute perfect Reed Richards moment. As for the art, Mike Wieringo is quickly emerging as this title's ideal artist, as his art has a fun, highly energetic look to it, but when the story needs the art to deliver a sense of danger, it really delivers. From the scene where the building collapses on Johnny & Ben to the panel where Sue's force field is breached, the art does a wonderful job detailing the story.



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