COMICS: First Look At Matt Fraction And Mike Allred's "Marvel NOW!" FF #1

COMICS: First Look At Matt Fraction And Mike Allred's "Marvel NOW!" FF #1

With the Fantastic Four embarking on an epic journey, an all-new substitute Four stand ready to guard and protect Earth and the Future Foundation for four minutes! What could possibly go wrong? Hit the jump for a first look at Matt Fraction and Mike Allred's FF #1.

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at FF #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of writer Matt Fraction and artist Michael Allred! With the Fantastic Four embarking on an epic journey, an all-new substitute Four, handpicked by original members – Ant-Man, She-Hulk, Medusa, and Miss Thing – stand ready to guard and protect Earth and the Future Foundation for four minutes! What could possibly go wrong?

As part of Marvel NOW!, FF joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike! An all-new direction! All-new adventures! This is FF NOW! This November, Matt Fraction and Michael Allred redefine the future in FF #1!

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FF #1
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

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marvel72 - 10/31/2012, 11:10 AM
PREDICTION the first marvel now title to be cancelled.
toco89 - 10/31/2012, 11:10 AM
I wouldn't say that they're super weird LoL, but it is kind of a random team.
jimpinto24 - 10/31/2012, 11:14 AM
The artwork is terrible!!! @Marvel72, I agree! FF will be the first title to get cancelled!
Seejay - 10/31/2012, 11:15 AM

Haha. What is this; a 60s renaissance?
hipnosis - 10/31/2012, 11:21 AM
Looks like it was drawn by a 12 year old. What the hell is happening at Marvel? Are they hiring children or does anyone with any artistic ability stay clear of them?
toco89 - 10/31/2012, 11:24 AM

Excuse me but AvX holds that title firmly, even if it is a crossover event.
CaptainRon - 10/31/2012, 11:27 AM
Wow! You guys are all complete morons. Allred is one of the best artists around. His work is generally humorous. iZombie, X-Statix, the Atomics. Things shouldn't always be so serious, swabs!
punkstealingluggage - 10/31/2012, 11:33 AM
Fraction is a great writer, and Allred is one of the most innovative and "outside-the-box" talented creators of all time...

but this DOES look, well...super weird...

Miss Thing? I must have missed something lol

KaneVonDoom - 10/31/2012, 11:41 AM
I love this art. Very "Pulp" and reminiscent of early Fantastic Four.
GLprime2814 - 10/31/2012, 11:54 AM
I appreciate the classic art, but it's just not for me, Lee, mcfarland madureira, silvestri wet hot when I got into comics as a kid.
comicfan100 - 10/31/2012, 11:58 AM
@TheNerdicon none of them lol, I like the art, it's very retro, I'd like to see how the story plays out before people start to blindly bash it for it's artwork.
jimoakley666 - 10/31/2012, 12:00 PM
@CaptainRon - What you said.

@TheNerdicon - What you said too.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 10/31/2012, 12:00 PM
Everybody who's criticizing Mike Allred's art can shut up and go reread their beloved back issues of Youngblood.

So, Scott's alive and Cassie's dead? I'm way out of the loop.
ABLEE337 - 10/31/2012, 12:18 PM
Love Mike Allred's artwork.
Temple - 10/31/2012, 12:36 PM
@marvel72 @jimpinto24 Hold on, you guys praised snyder on his writing on the swamp thing annual preview, said nothing about the art even tho its similar to FF, but you dont praise fraction, and hate the art for FF? Hmmm.
thebearjew - 10/31/2012, 12:36 PM
@KaneVonDoom i think so too! awesome art work very retro!!
thebearjew - 10/31/2012, 12:36 PM
i still dont know if i should pick it up though
JustDame - 10/31/2012, 12:50 PM
:/ I love allreds guys don't like samnee, either?
Temple - 10/31/2012, 12:51 PM
@Nomis You should see the swamp thing annual article. Nobody says anything about the art because snyders writing. Haha.
logan71 - 10/31/2012, 1:10 PM
it actualy looks like a bad joke!
Temple - 10/31/2012, 1:19 PM

JustDame - 10/31/2012, 1:22 PM
I think it's just the colors you guys don't like (although I love Laura Allred's colors too.) It's a lot of solid colors, not much variation. If we can get some of Mike Allred's pencils I think we'd get a different reaction. It's still phucking gorgeous to me, though. Scott Lang looks retarded on the cover though.
AC1 - 10/31/2012, 1:33 PM
Are you guys [frick]ing kidding me? With art that good, and such classic characters as Miss Thing, how could you possibly think this'd get cancelled? I know, you guys are just yanking my chain. Looks like Marvel have another classic on their hands here!

Damn... it's hard to even joke about how bad this looks.
niknik - 10/31/2012, 9:10 PM
Alred is trying to give it that early Marvel look but his attempt is so inferior to the actual early Marvel work of Kirby and Ditko it's rediculous. Looks more like the B and C lister artists from that time period. Even Don Heck looked better than this crap.
loki668 - 10/31/2012, 11:12 PM
I don't like the art, either. For those of you saying "thut up and go read thith or that becauthe thith art ith sthpethial": Get the [frick] over it. Not everyone is going to like this art. It appeals to some and not to others. It doesn't make you special because you like it, nor does it make us special for not liking it. It's just preference. Stop acting like it's some kind of personal insult to you because someone doesn't like Allred's art. You're not getting a cut of his money for promoting his art so what the [frick] are you getting so worked up about?

Lord Loki has spoken
loki668 - 11/1/2012, 3:30 AM
It's very true that a great story will help you overlook an art style that you don't care for. You also used a perfect example with Miller's "Dark Knight Returns" (the art looked like he suffered a stroke about halfway through the book but the story transcended the art.) I have never been a fan of Allred's art but I have, at times, enjoyed stories that utilized his art.

Sometimes the colors are jarring but my dislike for Allred's art is more of a "texture" thing. I'm glad that some people like his art, as it's that diversity that keeps comics appealing to more people than just me (that would be a dull-ass world of comics if all of the artists catered to little, ole me.)

So, based on your argument, no one can comment on something they dislike unless they can perform a similar feat? That argument is so full of holes, I would swear it had gone through Hurricane Sandy.

Lord Loki has spoken
xcrementus - 11/1/2012, 4:44 AM
Allred's recent Daredevil and Wolverine & The XMen issues were godamn amazing. Can't wait for this book, i've been hanging for Lang to pop up again.
xcrementus - 11/1/2012, 4:46 AM
and that first page with Franklin and Val is adorable lol.
ElApe - 11/1/2012, 8:06 AM
Looks terrible. What's with The Thing body and a normal head!?! She couldn't fight anyone strong, one smack to the face and that head'll pop right off!
xcrementus - 11/2/2012, 5:42 AM
is that the Thing costume that Ben Grimm used to wear when he was in human form back in the day?

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