Fantastic Four, Volume 3: Authoritative Action
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Fantastic Four, Volume 3: Authoritative Action (Fantastic Four by Mark Waid #3)

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seemed like a simple enough idea at the time: now that their arch enemy Doctor Doom had seemingly perished, the Fantastic Four would journey into his nation of Latveria, disassemble its war machine, and set its oppressed citizens free. But that appeared a black and white situation quickly turns a murky shade of gray, and Reed Richards and his family find themselves besiege...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Marvel Comics (first published 2004)
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What happens when Doom is no longer around. The Fantastic Four take over his kingdom, but do the natives really want someone otherthan Doom. A very cleverly thought out storyline that shows that Doom was not the evil despot that needed to be overthrown.
This was an interesting read, with a lot less superhero battles, and more political themes than one should expect from a FF title.
The book basically deals with the aftermath of defeating a major villain, and making sure he has no resources at his disposal if he ever comes back.
While I was pleasantly surprised, not everything was good, too much of the exposition through dialogues, and a lack of explanations for some major events, comes to mind.
All in all an OK read that is, outside of this parti...more

An okay read...I did not like the tyrannical nature that Richards took on and his lone wolf attitude in his dealings with Doom. The art bothered me there were times when I could barely tell the difference between Nick Fury and Reed. I did enjoy the actions of the other members of the Fantastic Four and the ending did make me slightly emotional.
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Mark Waid (born March 21, 1962 in Hueytown, Alabama) is an American comic book writer. He is best known for his eight-year run as writer of the DC Comics' title The Flash, as well as his scripting of the limited series Kingdom Come and Superman: Birthright, and his work on Marvel Comics' Captain America.
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