Here's some more FF reading I did over the past week or two.
FF Unlimited 9-12. The last four issues of the Quarterly series from the mid-90s. Famous for having Herb Trimpe artwork that aped Liefeld's style. It's heinous. It might even be worse than Rob's. If that's possible. Also the writing by Roy Thomas was bad as well. I think the low point was when Scott Lang was subjected to a lost machine of High Evolutionary's and turned into Myrmidon the evil Ant-Lord.
FF Unplugged 1-6. A shortlived 99 cent ongoing series (along the lines of Untold Tales of Spidey, Professor X and the X-Men, Over the Edge, Uncanny Origins, etc). It didn't last long, but it wasn't awful stuff. And the six issues had some nice Califiore covers.
Before the FF: Ben Grimm and Logan. A 3 issue series (there were also a Reed Richards mini and The Storms mini) by Larry Hama. USAF Pilot Col. Ben Grimm has to transport Canadian secret agent Logan (and CIA Agent Carol Danvers for good measure) into the Soviet Union on some secret mission and they're opposed by KGB Agent Shostakova (AKA Black Widow). Stupid all around.
FF Domination Factor 1-4. The other half of a confusing 8 issue mini series with the Avengers about some ancient time traveling, dimension hopping Asgardian Queen. By Jurgens and McLeod.
FF: Fireworks 1-3. A "Remix" series by Gerry Jones and Jeff Johnson that "retells" and expands the Stan and Jack issues of the Inhumans meeting the FF. Always been a fan of Johnson's art so I enjoyed it.
FF Marvel Selects 1-6. Back in the 90s, Marvel offered an incentive to subscribers of two 12 issue series. One was a Spidey book and one was FF. But Marvel only produce six issues of each title. They're just reprints of classic FF issues with fancy new Alan Davis covers.
FF: True Story 1-4. A 2008 mini by Paul Cornell. The easiest way to decribe it is Fables with the FF. A man writes a book about Nightmare, thereby making him a fictional character and giving him access to all the worlds of fiction. The FF has to team up with fictional characters like the Dashwood sisters from Sense and Sensibility, Dante, Ivanhoe, etc to stop Nightmare and save The Fountainhead (the fictional embodiment of all creativity.). A quite clever and enjoyable series that acknowledges its riffing Willingham's Fables series.
FF: The World's Greatest Comics Magazine 1-12. Gotta give credit to Quesada for trying different things when he came on board as EiC in 2001. This maxi series is a "love letter" to Stan and Jack where a plethora of writers and artists mimicked their silver age writing and art style. The series is set between FF 100 and 101 and has Dr. Doom stealing various power macguffins like the Cosmic Cube and the Atlantean Horn to become all powerful, eventually stealing Galactus' power and taking over Earth. The series starred the FF, but guest featured every character Kirby worked on, like Black Panther, Cap, Thor, Silver Surfer etc. Each issue had a different writer like Kurt Busiek, Mark Waid, Jeph Loeb, etc. And several artists like Ron Frenz, Kieth Giffen, Erik Larsen jam-sessioned each issue as much like Kirby's art as they could. The entire thing was a lot of fun to read.
FF 2099 1-8. As the 2099 universe was winding down, this short lived ongoing featured a time displaced FF team in 2099. It started out well, but eventually Ben Raab took over writing and the 2099 group of titles was falling apart.
Next up are some Fantastic Five minis, the Fantastic Force ongoing from the 90s, and the FForce mini that spun out of Millar's run.
And then, apart from some Fear Itself books and a Firestar oneshot, the 'E thru F' longbox will be done.
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