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FX Paperback – November 25, 2008
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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.Read more ›
pace, chucking laborious exposition out the window---FX resembles Green Lantern, initially, but Tommy's not Hal.
It's rather more like Nova---but free of that 70's substitution of depression for characterization that makes you want to shake Rich (or Marv Wolfman) and say, "snap out of it, you can FLY, dammit!!"
Tommy and Jack are horse around high adventure style when the bolt from the blue strikes. Suddenly, whatever Tommy envisions, one thing at a time, he can become. Ever run across the yard making a buzz like a plane propeller, pretending to fly? When Tommy Talbot does this, he's surrounded by a yellow energy plane! Just that simple: but it's going to take practice!
We get a few time-honored coinky-dinks (wonder if some of them tie together behind the scenes?). Did not know why the giant ape Silverback could talk, but rolled with it. (Wayne intends to show his cards, some future story. He's still working out some bugs here!)
We get a few time-honored coinky-dinks (wonder if some of them tie together behind the scenes?). Did not know why the Silverback could talk, but rolled with it.
One power manifestation-at-a-time does keep things interesting! Having two vulnerable people and bystanders along does, too.
I have a strong feeling it's oriented towards people in their 30's and 40's (towards their young selves), so we get call backs like
Universal Monsters and combative gorillas. People tired of upping the stakes on grim and gritty get a new comic they wouldn't mind reading with the kids.Read more ›
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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Fx is a great start of another universe I want to see morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
First I would like to say I would give this book a 3.5, but felt the disappointment I had for this work chose me to give it a 3 star on here. Read morePublished on May 17, 2013 by Joshua S. Taylor
Possibly some of the best John Byrne panel-to-panel art I've seen from him in years. I can see this book becoming a "cult" hit for Byrne years from now when people provide... Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by patrick ditton