Today's FF #16 is in part a whimsical superhero romp, in part a treatise on power and consequence, and in part a science lesson in Marvel Comics physics.
Let's skip to that last part. We saw a glimpse of it in last week's Fantastic Four #16, finishing Matt Fraction's run on the title with a little help from his friends, while he took time out not to write Inhuman.
But in his final issue, he rewrote some of the basic ways in which many superpowers work in the Marvel Universe, something that is likely to stick around for quite sometime.
And already it's being used by characters to expand upon and explain all sorts of power sets and abilities in the Marvel Universe, as powered by the principles of Pym particles.
Will the XYZ axis of powers stand alongside the 616-nomeclatiure for the Marvel Universe? Only time and the creators on the new upcoming Ant Man series, will tell.
Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. This week hosting an art battle between Savage Pencil and Chris Long, commencing this evening..
Battle of the Eyes (Savage Pencil & Chris Long) will be in residence from Wednesday evening, and throughout the day from Thursday to Sunday. The Orbital Gallery will be transformed into a live studio with mural-sized action painting happening, and real underground comix artefacts being created. And Savage Pencil himself will be delivering a talk on underground comix on Friday, February 7 from 7.30pm.