|Title||:||Fantastic Four by John Byrne Omnibus, Vol. 2|
|Number of Pages||:||1224|
Fantastic Four by John Byrne Omnibus, Vol. 2 Reviews
Collecting the second half of John Byrne's five-year run on the world's greatest comic magazine. Some say it's the inferior half, and I suppose that's somewhat true. By this point, Byrne was writing and drawing two monthly books for Marvel, and writing another. The workload does seem to have taken its toll to some degree. After the first several issues in this volume, the art begins to look looser and less finished. Inking duties eventually get handed over to others. The art is still quite good, [...]
John Byrne's Fantastic Four run took a whole new turn when the Thing decided to stay on the planet where the Secret Wars took place, and he was replaced by an avenger, She-Hulk. This second volume features very little Thing and quite a lot of She-Hulk, which in my opinion is good. She-Hulk is a nice change of pace to the Thing and his reckless bashing, and I think it was a good choice from Byrne.Speaking of events like Secret Wars, there's a lot of 'em in this book. Both Secret Wars happened in [...]
Byrne pushed the group in new directions, but the second half of his run was marred by Secret Wars I and II, and uneven storytelling that spiraled out of stunt events. Still, forward thinking stuff for its time when not beset by outside forces.