A quick scheduling note: the review of Misfits 2-5 will be coming your way later this week, but right now we make room for more Marvel Month reviews!
I have been a Robert Kirkman fan since the day I bought the very first Invincible trade. For years I wondered if anyone could make independent superheroes in the 21st century work and here was a guy doing just that. Not only was it a great comic, it also gave me hope that maybe I could get some comic work noticed without having to just try and get work for the big two.
Of course, Kirkman didn’t avoid the Big Two. Even while producing Invincible and Walking Dead, he also gave the world multiple works at Marvel: Ultimate X-Men, Marvel Team-Up, Irredeemable Ant-Man, Jubilee, etc. He also threw out a few random limited series, one of which was Fantastic Four: Foes.
If Foes was a try-out for the regular Fantastic Four book, I am a little sad that Kirkman never got the call. While the story is by no means perfect, Kirkman and artist Cliff Rathburn do an excellent job of actually remembering that this team is a family and should be treated as such. It is something that often gets completely ignored, even by the best FF writers.
Not to say that it has no action. The book is called Foes because it is filled with them.