A TITANIC 60TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! The entire Kang bloodline is out to destroy every era of the Fantastic Four! How can Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny hope to survive simultaneous attacks across their lifetimes by Rama Tut, the Scarlet Centurion, Kang the Conqueror and Kang’s final descendant, the sinister Scion?! Join the FF and some special surprise guest stars as John Romita Jr. returns to Marvel and joins forces with writer Dan Slott for this celebratory adventure! Marvel’s First Family will literally never be the same again! Plus: Mark Waid and Paul Renaud deliver dramatic new insights into the origin of the fabulous foursome in an all-new anniversary tale!
NerdlyThis was a superb book from cover to cover, well written, well drawn, and well edited. Did I say superb?
Chuck's Comic of DayThis issue offers a nice nod to some of those high spots, as the team faces a time-spanning menace from Kang the Conqueror and his many alternate identities. Written by Dan Slott, the story is a nice nod to the past and future of the team, wonderfully drawn by John Romita Jr. I have a few quibbles with the story, but they're not worth mentioning (and would take us into spoiler territory anyway), but it's an entertaining look back at the past and a strong modern-day adventure, too, with some nice nods to a certain recent TV mini-series. The FF has been hit-and-miss with me in recent years, but it's been good enough to keep me picking up the new issues, and not many series can say that. They're the first family of comics and, when handled properly, can provide the kind of high adventure and heart that any fan should love. Long may they reign!
Comic WatchThis issue is a love letter to Marvels first and best creation. It would be impossible to encapsulate everything that is great about The Fantastic Four in one 60-page story, but FF #35 captures the spirit of it. Its a fun read and great to look at, and may be the best thing Marvel will do in 2021.
AIPTFantastic Four #35 is a great way to celebrate the first family while supplying some new wrinkles too. The main story is like a celebration of Kang the Conqueror, which is fitting given his recent return to the Loki television show. For that reason and the new wrinkles in the Waid story, this Fantastic Four anniversary does a good job blending new and old elements for new and old readers alike.
ComicBook.com80 pages in a single issue is a lot. This mega-sized F4 adventure could probably be a lot shorter and still accomplish everything the the multitude of creators had hoped. Still, it's engaging enough through its slower portions to keep things moving in between its higher highs. There are some great family moments sprinkled throughout and, if nothing else, this is a wonderful reminder of what makes Kang such a good villain (and why his variants will never be able to compare).
Comic CrusadersTruth be told, I picked this up as I wanted to catch up on the Torch storyline. had I know it was a big time travel type of thing, I may have not bothered. But thats just me. The book demonstrates everything that fans of the Four enjoy; grandiose schemes, twists and turns and a fragile hero. Maybe its not the Fantastic I remember, buts it's still a damn good read (no pun intended!)
The Comicbook DispatchFantastic Four #35 does its best to celebrate 60 years of stories with Marvel’s first family in comic books. However, not all of the stories are big winners, the best would likely be the last story just by default. The main story is a campy tale that’s fun on paper but ends up being a flawed 70s Fantastic Four story told today. The second story is too short but fine enough while the third story has great art from Paul Renaud with a serviceable story. This anniversary issue is fine but not great.