Wondering what to expect from Matt Fraction and Mike Allred’s new FF? Marvel.com offers a tease in the shape of a faux-Daily Bugle article about a day with the team:
After a hearty meal during which we’re visited by numerous children from the Future Foundation—no questions!—it’s on to another level and a look-see into the amazing temporary laboratory of Scott Lang, Ant-Man. Entering the area, I feel suddenly very small, dwarfed by the incredible array of gadgets and gewgaws, and in awe of the level of technology that filled the space. Lang tells me that if I am to remain quiet and not bother him, I can stay with him for an hour or so as he works. I heartily accept the offer.
While I observe Ant-Man doing this and that, I’m struck by not only the keen, analytical mind he possesses, but also an underlying degree of sadness in his bearing. He’s a complicated guy; not as smart as Reed Richards, but more intelligent than the average Joe on the street, Lang seems to bury himself in his work to stave off other thoughts. I make a mental note to ask him for a more in-depth interview at a later date.
It sets out themes and personalities for the series pretty nicely, and almost makes me wish Marvel had the manpower to fake up a new Daily Bugle site on a regular basis as a way to catch readers up on what’s happening in that week’s titles…
FF #1 is released November 28.