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So I've finally gotten around to reading some of Marvel Season one and I got to say, it's an interesting update of the origins. I was privileged enough to read both of the Team books: FF and X-men. I'm also now reading the first of the second wave Ant-man. The art in both the team books is very well done for a graphic novel, nothing mind blowing alex ross level but nothing horrid Rob Liefeld level(though from the first few pages of Ant-man, I'm cautious as it appears to look very cartoon like). The modernization come more in the way most of the characters appear and speak, namely Bobby in x-men LOOKS LIKE JUSTIN BEIBER when not iced up! and there's passing references to modern pop culture.Though, there are glaring instants where things seem too old, namely with Ben Grimm in the FF season one. In flash backs to his childhood, his styles is obviously the typical 1920s new york child with overalls and a flat cap. What is the most glaringly negative thing about this is the references which instantly date the time period they were made (Sue Storm casually tosses out a "mad men" reference).
Beside those complaints, they're solid books that capture the spirit of each respective team, with cameos from their well known supporting cast(Mole man and Namor play huge parts in FF's story, and it wouldn't be a classic X-men story without the Brotherhood). To top it off, each come with a recent comic issue at the end(Reed meeting the Council in FF and the first chapter of Regensis). It's a decent read, each being a bit over 100 pages each, I'd say read it, if you like it pick it up and show your support. I mainly am doing this post, just so I can do the Ant-man one as there's apparently not many reviews out here. However I'd definitively like to see a Season 2 of FF as it sets up Doom and Mole man as having plans. I'm not sure about X-men since it'd have to start touching on classic Claremont and major fans who would buy it, don't like when people mess with that.
X-men and Fantastic Four season one Graphic Novels:
Full price, it's a great concept that doesn't change everything like a movie would, works in loose terms with the comics that are here today.
If you liked this and want something grittier bloodier and dark, check out Batman: Earth one which is the same concept of modernization but it takes a lot more liberties: Harvey Dent has a sister, Alfred is a wounded war vet, Penguin is old as Thomas and Martha Wayne and Lucius fox is a young 20 something inventor. It is all in it's own self contained universe which helps with some of the dramatic twist..