Top 100 Summer Comics #44

After a long day of work (on a Saturday, yes) I was at a bit of a loss for what to write on.

Often the case, but I thought about the last time I picked up a book and it was refreshing. This book came to mind.

#44 – Fantastic Four 480 (or 60 depending on how you look at it)

Okay, this was definitely not the last time I picked up a book and it was refreshing. But at the time I was really into the X-Men run by Grant Morrison that had just ended and the Daredevil being put together by Bendis and Maleev – the Fantastic Four had been so stale for so long (read: the 90’s) I had given up.

And to be honest, I wasn’t completely sold by Mark Waid being the writer. It wasn’t that he wasn’t good, but nothing I had read by him resonated outside of a very brilliant, but short, run on Captain America. What grabbed me were the pencils, somewhat cartoonish but still stylized pleasantly for my palette. The now late Mike Wieringo was able to infuse some life into a comic book that desperately needed it, and the combination of  that with Waid’s solid writing created a great book. Good starting point for anyone who’s never read, or never enjoyed, the Fantastic Four.

One Comment

  1. Forgerelli
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    The Waid run of FF had the best comics crossover with reality ever, when they met “God”. Waid on Cap is what got me back into comics. His run on Flash from the 90’s was great too.

    Scott F

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