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‘Fantastic Four: Antithesis’ is a nostalgic good time from Neal Adams and Mark Waid.
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Mark Waid and Neil Adams’ epic Fantastic Four: Antithesis is out this week in trade paperback featuring their four-issue series, plus X-Men #65 and Fantastic Four #60. If you’re not a fan of the extra-sized Treasury Edition, you’re in luck, as this is a regular-sized trade paperback. Seeing as it has been over a year and a half since the Treasury Edition, fans snatch up this much more bookshelf-friendly edition, but is it good?
If you’re a fan of Neal Adams, this book is a must-purchase. His style is in-your-face, loud, and maximizes the space of every super-large page. Fantastic Four: Antithesis marks the first time Mark Waid and Neal Adams worked together, and both bring a nostalgic vibe to this story. This book is a reminder of how comic books are a unique form of entertainment because of how over-the-top and melodramatic they can be. The Fantastic Four is one of the weirdest groups of heroes, thanks to their powers, and Adams expertly draws them into the opening action scene of this book to convey that. Even The Thing, who is weird in his way, is depicted even weirder thanks to his big open mouth and huge teeth throughout the book.

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Adams has a weighted style that can make Mr. Fantastic’s elongated arms that much more accurate or Johnny Storm’s flames that much more tactile. Adams is one of the only comic artists who could do a close-up of all four characters’ heads and make it look cool and dramatic. It’s bold, for better or worse, and it’s entertaining.

‘Fantastic Four: Antithesis' TPB is quintessential Neal Adams reading
‘Fantastic Four: Antithesis’ TPB is quintessential Neal Adams reading
Fantastic Four: Antithesis TPB
I have to say this story is even better in the Treasury Edition format, but if the larger size doesn’t do it for you, there’s plenty here to enjoy from a nostalgic point of view. From its loud main story to two fantastic classics from both Mark Waid and Neal Adams, this collection is a love letter to the Fantastic Four and the creators behind it.
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The extra-sized Treasury Edition does wonders for the reading experience
Neal Adams’ art style suits this larger format
Two great classic Marvel Comics add to the overall experience
All the variant covers are included
The Treasury Edition maximizes Adams’ art style so you miss out a bit with this edition by comparison
The Antithesis story can be way too cheesy and melodramatic for its own good
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