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Empyre: Fallout Fantastic Four #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

The fate of all future Kree/Skrull Wars is placed in the hands of… Reed Richards and his family, the Fantastic Four.

This is NO standard issue of a Marvel Comic, True Believer.


Also in this issue… The Profiteer returns, but is she here for revenge… or justice?

And a special appearance by the most ominous cosmic character of them all, The Unseen!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
21 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 92

    Comic Crusaders

    Overall this issue brings a joyful change to the family dynamic and a massive complication in the return of Uatu. This issue certainly gives the title some momentum going forward. Hopefully Fantastic Four is able to build on these changes quickly and continue to entertain and surprise us.

  • 91

    Comic Watch

    Well, if you want to talk about characters growing and changing, it looks as if The Thing and Alicia becoming foster parents will set the stage for exactly that. With Jo-Venn and NKalla going from being mortal enemies to sworn friends and now living under the roof of The Fantastic Four (and the still-unexplained connection between NKalla and Alicia), things are bound to be interesting for our Fantastic family going forward. Are Jo-Venn and NKalla ready for Yancy Street? Is Yancy Street ready for them?

  • 90

    Comics: The Gathering

    Combining real heart and insight into the Fantastic Four with some necessary event wrap-up business works out well in Fallout. It looks great, the family sounds right, and the book is a lot of fun to read. Top it off with a bombshell of a surprise ending (one that demands a follow-up!) and this turns into a must-read.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    When all is said and done, Fantastic Four Empyre: Fallout #1wraps up the Empyrestoryline in a nice clean bow. With some humor, and a fair measure of heart, Slott and company send off Marvels latest company crossover on a truly feel good note.

  • 85

    Black Nerd Problems

    Aside from some great character moments, this event does a lot of foreshadowing. It wouldn’t be a comic book event after all without teasing what’s next. While there isn’t much action, Sean Isaaske sets the right atmosphere to match the story. The Unseen lurks in the shadows again and does much more than be the Watcher’s substitute. There is also the matter of who supplied the Cotati army with advanced weapons, which is a plot thread that kind of comes out of nowhere. None of the books ever seemed to touch on this either. Either way, Empyre: Fallout Fantastic Four #1 is the better of the two epilogues.

  • 80


    This is a good epilogue to Empyre, wrapping up loose ends and preparing us for big shifts in future stories. More than anything else this is a great time with heroes we love for 20 or so pages.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    A strong issue that gives us a breather and some quiet time with the characters before setting up the next big thing with a shocking return. I like it.

  • 68

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Overall, this issue tries to wrap up the EMPYRE event and introduces new components to the FANTASTIC FOUR story moving forward. There were a few hallmark moments involving Ben and Alicia, as well as the resurgence of a missing key player to the Marvel Landscape. However, was it really needed in its own issue? No. Frankly, the biggest positives of this issue are the redirection of the series ahead and the end to an event that was mediocre and flat at best.

  • 40

    Okay, this time Empyre is ACTUALLY over, despite the fakeout last week. Aside from a final page twist, this is another largely uninteresting installment in a largely uninteresting event. I’m glad that Fantastic Four will finally be returning to normal. I hope…

  • 40

    Bleeding Cool

    Empyre Fallout: Fantastic Four #1 sees the Profiteer go full Karen in this epilogue to this Avengers & Fantastic Four-centric event.

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