Wednesday, December 24, 2008

What If? Newer Fantastic Four

They're not all bad in this crop of What Ifs. This one was written by Paul Tobin and puts up the Newer FF (now with Iron Man) up against Thanos while he used the Infinity Gauntlet. The book has some great bits, from Iron Man taking over some celestial armor, Wolverine being the smart guy of the book, and the great idea of having the FF just disregard Adam Warlock because they don't know him and don't respect him. In the original Infinity Gauntlet, Adam Warlock led the heroes against Thanos, but here the FF just dismiss Dr. Strange, Adam Warlock, and Silver Surfer because they don't like his plans or attitude. That's fun stuff. Wolverine is great in this, taking Mephisto's place at Thanos' side. Thanos also strips Banner out of the Hulk, to which Hulk replies "so what, I had a tapeworm." Good stuff all the way.

Patrick Scherberger's art is on the cartoony side, but it works in the story. It has a fun feel to it and the 90s era costumes on the characters look great. his Iron Man/Celestial armor is really quite neat.


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