(w) Matt Fraction (a) Andre Araujo
Matt Fraction's Fantastic Four has been a slow burn, to say the least. Five issues in and Reed Richard's health condition is still taking precedent, and that's not really enough (for me, anyway) to carry the series. It's been fun so far, but I fear Fraction falling into an episodic format.
And then there's Fantastic Four #5AU, my favorite issue of the series thus far. It has more energy, fun, and high stakes than anything else so far. Plus, it really feels like the events of this issue will have lasting ramifications going forward in Fantastic Four, so it will be interesting to see how Fraction handles this change in status quo.
My only real problem with the Fantastic Four being involved with events on Earth is that up until now, there's been absolutely no way of contacting the team while on their journey. Now, seemingly out of nowhere, Black Panther has some deus ex machina communication device that can broadcast through all space and time. What?