It seems Marvel are aiming to make more and more of their stories, both on the page and on the silver screen, more cosmic, more spacey and "FF2: The Supremor Seed" is no different. It starts with a lot of mythology about Black Bolt, a kind of cheesily-dressed villain who is nonetheless credited as one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe. He lives on the Moon, has 5 wives, and doesn't speak. He's raised an army of Inhumans and is invading Earth along with a bunch of alternate universe Reed Richards.
The problem with large scaled stories that encompass grandiose things like entire universes colliding and so forth, is the loose grip a writer has on making the characters - made small by the events occurring around them - to seem relevant to the story. Here, they not only appear small and insignificant (what are Ben Grimm and Spidey going to do in the face of some kind of space God and an army that's destroyed hundreds of alien races and worlds?) but are also uninteresting and bland to read about. And these are some top tier Marvel characters too!
Even throwing in members of the Avengers didn't do much to raise the interest level. When Jonathan Hickman can't get me interested in the existing cast, introducing even more characters into the mix isn't going to solve this lack of depth to the characters and their plight. If anything, it further underlines the superficial feel to the story. And for all its imagination of universes, worlds, alien races, etc., Hickman never feels in control of all the elements nor does he project any sense of urgency to the events. The overall feeling is of aloofness in the reading experience and a self-awareness of the transience of superhero comics at its most base level.
I enjoyed the first volume and the second is pretty to look at but its inability to connect with the reader at all left me indifferent to the story and cold when I put the book down. I'd like to say it was a fun, fascinating romp but it was pretty much the opposite.