This is really great - I like the dialogue, and I love that the writer clearly has a really good handle on the history of all the Fantastic Four characters in this universe. Plus he's apparently retconning Doom's terribly-written part in Ultimatum in exactly the way I always thought it ought to be done, which wins him points in my book.
On the other hand, the art is definitely not working for me (though I did think it got a bit better towards the end of this issue, admittedly). Some of the panels look good individually, but the inconsistent faces really spoil it IMO, so I'm glad to hear there's apparently an artist change coming up.
I'm so glad Fialkov went the route of retconning the Doom in Ultimates 3 and Ultimatum to be an impostor, just like how I thought it should be.
Anyway, apparently Sue is not aware of Ben killing the fake Doom in Ultimatum. Imagine what would happen when she finally finds out from Namor, and how that would affect her relationship with Ben? Oh and wait till we find out who the impostor was!
I'm loving this!
I really dug this issue and I really liked the art. Doom was awesome in this issue.
The only thing that bothers me is Susan being the leader of the team, wasn't she a teenager when Tony was already an established middle aged hero?
Taking that into account , and assuming 5 years happened since, Tony could be 35 and Sue 27. I think that works.
Though In Ultimates Disassembled, Reed stated he was 5 years younger than Tony, so, yeah, age in comics never makes sense.
The art is bad but not as bad as #1. The backgrounds are good but too many of the faces are just weird. I am really looking forward to #3. How will Sue react to Ben killing "fake doom"? What has Namor done to the other world? is it all just a GIANT misunderstanding?
Reed was 21 at the time of the accident, but became 19 later on, and then 18 (both mistakes by... BENDIS!). Ben is the same age as Reed, and Johnny is a couple years younger.
Issue sounds interesting. It's great to see a writer recognize the history of the UU. I do have one question for anyone who might know. Is Ben/The Thing, and his possible marriage to Sue mentioned at all? I thought that relationship was one of the more interesting UU changes, and Ben was a great character in the original FF run. I look forward to the art shift as the art is the only thing that is keeping me from buying these issues and not waiting for the TPB.
Another good issue so good to see Doom again, I liked the setup of Sue finding out Ben killed imposter doom, and super powered atlanteans.