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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing (November 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600102743
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600102745
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #453,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. Bala TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 16, 2009
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A while ago artist/writer John Byrne made it known that, for an "x" amount of money, he would create a comic book issue for whoever. Longtime comic book reader (and a big fan of Byrne's art) Wayne Osborne took up the man's offer and had Byrne provide illustrations for an original story Osborne had come up with. The result is a complete issue of FX. Osborne then went to the San Diego comic convention and shopped it around until IDW Publishing bit, promising to publish FX as a six issue mini-series, with the caveat that John Byrne be on board to draw the entire thing. And, no worries, John Byrne was on board.

FX is the story of a boy named Tom Talbot. It starts with Tom horsing around with his best pal Jack, when Tom is suddenly struck by a mysterious, radiant shaft of light, and then Jack unwittingly clobbers his skull with a stick. A few days later Tom learns that he's abruptly developed an amazing talent. Merely by using his imagination Tom can now create solid objects out of thin air. Just by goofing around, he's able to call a working bazooka into being. Experimentation leads to Tom finding that he can fly and summon up weapons. His favorite go-to move seems to be tooling around in a robot/golem-shaped construct (or maybe it's a force field?). In a way, Tom's newfound talent reminds me of Green Lantern's ability to manifest solid objects, although Tom doesn't need a paltry green bauble to do his thing.

Naturally, Tom becomes a superhero and takes on the codename FX. And living in a world where talking gorillas and horrible creatures called moleisaurs occasionally erupt from the earth to attack mankind, the fledgling crimefighter quickly gets his feet wet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susie Mo on December 18, 2008
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I love all-ages comics. Tellos, Leave it to Chance and Bone are at the top of my list. And FX belongs right up there with them.

Wayne Osborne has crafted a terrific superhero story about a kid whose imagination comes to life in the form of solid energy constructs. It's got a giant ape supervillain. It's got solid John Byrne art. What more could you ask for?

We need more books like this. Pick it up for you or your kids.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hwy61Joe on December 18, 2008
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FX was the most enjoyable superhero series of the year! This collection includes the entire debut mini-series plus some behind the scenes character designs by John Byrne and an introduction by creator/writer Wayne Osborne.
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John Byrne returns to Super-Hero comics and am I glad!
This was a dream project written by one of John Byrne's fans.
Wayne Osborne commissioned John Byrne to pencil & ink one comic book. At the time it was simply a commission job, but after Wayne Osborne found a publisher in IDW, John Byrne was convinced to do the art chores on this 6-issue limited series.
Wayne Osborne is a very obvious fan of science fiction & fantasy as he incorporates so many different homages within all 6 issues. You'll see homages to super-heroes (DUH!) as well as Ray Harryhausen films, Star Wars films, Universal's monster films, 1950's low-budget horror films, and so much more.
If you are any sort of super-hero comic book fan, you'll enjoy the storytelling, as it was written by someone who is very well aware of the genre. Wayne Osborne's appreciation for super-hero comic books shines through in every page.
Then you have the penciling & inking skills of John Byrne, who knows exactly what he's doing when it comes to handling homages. John Byrne's mastery at layouts & pacing is as expected...top notch. Every page of art showcases John Byrne's talents.
FX is a must-have for any discerning fan of super-hero comic books.
What are you waiting for? Order your copy now!
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