Well, with how horrible the past two comic books I've reviewed tonight have been, this comic almost HAS to be better than them! I mean the only way it could get worse is if this issue was written in backwards pig-Latin. And gave me a paper-cut... So on that note, let's see just what we have here...
Summary: We find out right off the bat that they guy who popped up at the end of the last issue was a much older version of the Human Torch. He goes on to tell the FF that he had been running through space and time trying to get home after the Fantastic Four were attacked by a combination of Dr. Doom, Kang the Conqueror and Annihilus... All in the same body! Doom the Annihilating Conqueror I LOVE that name!!) wound up killing(probably) the rest of the Four, which is why Johnny wanted the portal at the top of the Baxter Building closed, so Doom the Annihilating Conqueror wouldn't be able to get through. Realizing that he needed the full FF together to deal with this, Ant-Man(Scott Lang) heads to Darla Deering's apartment to try to convince her to come back to the team. The two end up getting hassled by the Yancy Street Gang(well, she IS going by Ms. Thing), which leads to Darla deciding to head back to the team. This issue ends with Scott deciding that the best thing to do was to eliminate Doom from human existence.
Thoughts: Well, this was WAY better than the other crap I've read tonight! This was a good little issue. There was nothing overly fancy about it, we learned about older Johnny, we get Darla back on the team, and Scott decides to end Doom. That last part, Scott deciding to go after Doom, is the main reason I picked this series up. After Doom killed Scott's daughter, Stature, in Children's Crusade, I've been eagerly anticipating Scott's eventual meeting with Doom. This issue brought us a step closer to said meeting. So while nothing huge happened here, we did lay the foundation for future stories(get it? "foundation" "future"??), and got solid writing and good art. And really? That's good enough for me.
Score: 7 out of 10.
Why can they only say the name of their street? Is there something wrong with them?