Written by: Dan Slott
Art by: Paco Medina, Kevin Librandam Paolo Villanelli and Juanan Ramirez
Colors: Jesus Aburtov
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 26, 2019
Through all the delays, I have enjoyed this run of Fantastic Four. Well, since the wedding…and through all the delays. Did I mention this book has had some delays?!? That doesn’t matter this week because here it is and I am ready to jump into the book that I never remember what happened the last issue…because of the delays. Here we go…
The issue opens with Franklin holding in his issues (that never works out good!) while Johnny and he save a parachuter and Sue and Val save some people…from turning different colors. Yep, that just happened! It seems like everything isn’t what is seems though as we continue on.
I like this type of goofy fun in this book. There really isn’t enough goofy fun nowadays and what better book to have it in, right?
Meanwhile, in Latveria, we see that the country is still picking up the pieces of the FF vs Doctor Doom throwdown and old Victor is helping too…even if he is too vain to take off his mask. He does go shirtless for all the Von Doom cheesecake fans out there…you know who you are!
Back on Yancy Street, we get more goofy fun when the government shows up and demands that Franklin and Val take drivers tests for all the FF vehicles they have been driving around. It’s off to driving school with the greatest teachers in the world…Johnny and Ben!
After one of the kids shows that SHE is a bit of a faster learner, we get a good moment with Frankin. Since getting back to Earth, he has been upset at his fading powers, but it’s coming to a head.
That takes a back seat though as the kids start their driving tests and end up in the Microverse with their family…and the government agents giving the tests. Again, it’s all good fun and the “fight” they end up having with Gargantua ends in a pretty funny way…and so does the driving test. The issue then ends with a cliffhanger that promises a little more darkness in the issues to come.
This was a fun one-shot issue that any reader can jump in and enjoy. It’s especially fun if you are a fan of Val and Franklin (which I am) and while I’m sure some will get upset that the overall story comes to a halt, I enjoyed it. While there are more artists on this issue than members of Parliament-Funkadelic, it still looked good and didn’t throw me out like is sometimes the case.
This was a fun little one-shot that sets up the future of the book, but is even more concerned with having fun. I enjoyed the focus on Franklin and Val and had a smile on my face the whole time reading it.