Per our friends at Newsarama. I thought his run was okay, nothing special. I did like the first story, but the FF’s been stuck in Civil War tie-in mode. My own opinion on the best and worst FF runs are unchanged:
Pantheon: Lee/Kirby, Byrne, Simonson.
Slight step down from Pantheon: Wolfman’s run (seriously, FF 200 is the best Reed/Doom fight), Waid/Ringo, Kesel’s fill-ins.
Toilet paper: Englehart’s run, DeFalco/Ryan (Although I’ve liked DeFalco on other books, here he was just antagonizing readers through annoying gimmicks. Sales stayed surprisingly strong in a shrinking market, but the books are unreadable now.)
Is it too early to start campaigning for Kesel to get the full-time gig? I think not. Karl’s stories always capture the characters perfectly, and his yarns always entertain. Think I’ll stop by fellow U of Delaware alumni Tom Brevoort’s Marvel blog…