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Fantastic Four: True Story

3.18 of 5 stars 3.18  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A threat to the minds of the whole human race sends the FF somewhere they've never been before: into the realm of fiction itself Where Ben finds himself clobbering a demonic army to save the cast of Sense and Sensibility No, really And it gets weirder from there Dante (not the one from Clerks) Willie Lumpkin Behold, the Fictocraft And it's actually kind of smart and seriou ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published February 11th 2009 by Marvel Comics
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If you've ever wanted to see Benjamin J. Grimm save the Dashwood sisters from horrors never before found in Jane Austen, this is your book.

Want a team-up of the Human Torch & Mr. Toad? Dante & Sue Richards? Or see how Reed Richards deals with fictional realities?

Give this a read. Fun stuff.
Someone is stealing people's enjoyment of fiction. The Fantastic Four journey into the world of fiction to save it. This book is an absolute joy, so clever in its storyline and jokes. It truly is a love story about fiction. I would say who they meet but I don't want to spoil it. A very good read.
This just felt wrong from the very beginning. It was never a Fantastic Four story, and even the villain Nightmare didn't work, just too far out of his comfort zone. This was a good Vertigo story shoehorned in as a mainstream superhero book, and it falls flat.

The premise by Paul Cornell is very clever, and his writing is also very clever (great literary in-jokes, use of fictional characters etc) but the Fantastic Four never feel right, and needn't even be in this story. Done properly, as a mature
2.5 stars

The artwork unfortunately lets this volume down quite a bit, which is a shame because the cover art looks great. It's a clever story, although hugely inspired by Jasper Fforde (in fact the ship is named after him so he is credited!), who I think handles the literary-world merging a bit better than Cornell does. As always these types of stories are fairly dependant on your familiarity with the stories they reference - I've read Sense and Sensibility, but never Ivanhoe or Nightmare, which
This is a great read for people who are into both comics and classics. Nightmare breaks into the world of fiction and begins to make people melancholy by destroying what gives them comfort. The Fantastic Four get into the world of fiction through their postman and you get an interesting look at how literature effects them and how they affect the literature the books they are moving through. I loved their interactions with the Dashwood sisters from Sense and Sensibility, and now I really want to ...more
Holden Attradies
I was really quite surprised to see this pretty much universally reviewed with $ stars or above on here. I honestly detested this and had a hard time finishing it. The dialog didn't feel like it fit most of the characters. The art work was REALLY sub-par for a fantastic Four comic and REALLY didn't seem to fit the superhero genre. On top of that the story it's self seemed to be a story that wasn't really for the super hero genre at all and felt a lot like a story that was forced to fit these cha ...more
For me, who's not very familiar with the whole Fantastic Four -thingy, this was pleasure as a story. Literature, stories, characters from stories - well, for a librarian it could have not been any better! It was very interesting plot I must say, and I kinda fell in love with Johnny-boy. Oops.

I'd give this 5* if it was just the story. But the drawing itself, it was amazingly poor. I didn't like it at all. The cover was pretty, but the story itself was drawn in very poor way. Not just fan of that
Cute, but it doesn't really feel like a Fantastic Four story. It probably could have been any superheroes, or any characters really. While Paul Cornell gets the personalities of each of the FF generally right, these personalities and powers aren't integral to the plot.
Shannon Appelcline
This battle in the Land of Fiction is pretty shallow, but Cornell’s writing is nonetheless clever and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny.
Cute story. I would've used a different artist. Definitely not my favorite Cornell story.
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Paul Cornell is a British writer of science fiction and fantasy prose, comics and television. He's been Hugo Award-nominated for all three media, and has won the BSFA Award for his short fiction, and the Eagle Award for his comics. He's the writer of Saucer Country for Vertigo, Demon Knights for DC, and has written for the Doctor Who TV series. His new urban fantasy novel is London Falling, out fr ...more
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