Collects Fantastic Four issues 6-11.

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Writer: Dan Slott

Artists: Aaron Kuder, John Lucas, Stefano Caselli, Paco Medina, David Marquez, Reilly Brown, Kevin Libranda

Publisher: Marvel

Right from Ben and Alicia’s wedding the FF hurry to Latveria because Doctor Doom has lured Galactus back to Earth. But Doom claims that he knows what he’s doing. He has a Herald of his own, Victorious, and a plan to imprison Galactus and siphon off his energy to benefit his people!

When Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny arrive, Doom accuses them of meddling. First, they must survive the confrontation with the Devourer of Worlds, then Doom imprison them to show everyone in the galaxy that he’s better than them. Of course, things don’t play out as Doom imagined.

Meanwhile, Valeria and Franklin are now teenagers. Reed and Sue told them to stay with Ben’s aunt Petunia, her husband, Alicia, and Wyatt Wingfoot. Val and Franklin are very frustrated and each in his or her own way tries to help their parents.

After the four part Doom story, we get a War of the Kings crossover. Val and Frank are having hard to fitting in and Ben realizes that they don’t know anyone. So, he organizes a Yancy street party where we’re introduced to a gaggle of supporting characters. Asgardian monsters crash the party.

In the final issue, the NY DMV goes after the kids for… driving extra-normal motor viechiles without licence. At the same time, weid things are happen all around New York.

This collection focus on the FF as superheroes rather than explorers and adventurers. Another focus are the kids and their inability to fit in. Franklin loses a bit of his powers every time he uses them and he’s unhappy that he’s going to be left out of all adventures after his powers are gone. Understandable, of course.

These are fun and light superhero stories and I enjoyed them. I’m hoping we’ll see more of Victorious, too. However, I love FF as explorers.