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Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius: Ultimate Collection, Book 1 (Marvel Ultimate Collection)

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Move over, Mr Fantastic--Marvel's First Family has a brand-new star! Frankin Richards finally hits the big time with this collection of all four of his critically acclaimed one-shots! Join Franklin and his robot pal H.E.R.B.I.E. as they head into Reed's lab for all kinds of fantastic fun, amazing adventures and more trouble than you can shake an Ultimate Nullifier at! This ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published October 13th 2010 by Marvel
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Jase
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
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If you love Calvin & Hobbs, you'll love this scientific version of them.
Rick
These are fun & silly little stories that are often nearly as hilarious as Calvin & Hobbes. Nearly, but not quite that good. Still, the antics of Franklin & HERBIE, his robot nanny, always bring a smile, if not a chuckle or guffaw. A pleasant Change of pace from the more somber regular titles from Marvel. 
Dennis Lynch
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Imagine Calvin and Hobbes, where Calvin’s parents are Reed and Susan Richards ofthe Fantastic Four and Hobbes is Calvin’s robot companion. Cute, amusing and fun for adults and kids.
Ronald
Sep 20, 2016 rated it liked it
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Take a less powerful Calvin with a more annoying robotic Hobbes gives you Franklin Richards Son of a Genius! The Franklin Richards of this series is a less powerful and less imaginative version of Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes. Franklin here is some how more evil and deliberately chaotic than Calvin ever was. While I am sure this was a fun read in the original runs of a few pages each as backup stories in this collection I am more annoyed than amused with the characters by the end.
Travis
May 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
This series is perfect for fans of the Fantastic Four and Calvin & Hobbes. I hate leaning on comparisons like that but it's too evident here. Franklin Richards is a suitable stand-in for the precocious Calvin. H.E.R.B.I.E. is a more uptight Hobbes although that analog isn't nearly as close given H.E.R.B.I.E.'s responsibility as Franklin's caretaker. The misadventures the two characters partake in are zany and full of wild action. And much like a four panel comic strip the stories are limited ...more
Laura
Take Calvin and Hobbes, make Calvin part of a superhero family and Hobbes his robot nanny, and there you have Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius--complete with monsters under the bed and an accidental clone who both gets him in trouble and is nice to girls. I think this is a great book for kids who love Calvin and Hobbes--the story lines go on a little longer than in C&H, and there aren't any jokes that go over a kid's head. It's not the genius of Bill Watterson, but it's a lot of fun, nonet ...more
Angela
Mar 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Suitable for 8+, it also appeals to adults. This is a lot of fun. Short stories featuring Franklin Richards and his robot babysitter HERBIE. Franklin does what any young lad would want to do if their father was a genius scientist. It made me laugh out loud. Favourites include Norbert the Hamster and the Hulk.
Meghan Nels
Feb 14, 2014 rated it liked it
I'm sure this graphic novel series would be a hit - but the font just seems so small.
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