Fantastic Four by J. Michael Straczynski, Vol. 1

Fantastic Four: Volume 1 - J. Michael Straczynski, Mike McKone This was a nice easy read, and yet it had a bit of depth to it. If you are familiar with the author from his work on Babylon 5, you may feel right at home as the author does delve into some philosophical issues of existence. The basic plot is that the U.S. Government is trying to replicate the flight that turned the family into the Fantastic Four. And they may be close to doing it too. And then, along the way, an alien shows up. Sounds a lot like business as usual for our heroes. The comics here still keep some of the classic humor and feel of the Fantastic Four. Though I will say the whole nanny/babysitter/child services subplot did feel a bit forced. The art in this series was very good as well. Fans of the Fantastic Four will likely be pleased with this volume. Personally, a big reason I picked this up was because Straczynski was the author this time around. I was pleased overall. A nice little story to entertain on a nice afternoon.