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Fantastic Four #11

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Universal acclaim

Based on 7 critic ratings.

Ben Grimm wakes up to find himself in an impossible situation – and facing certain doom! He – alongside the house he was sleeping in and everything in it – are in freefall through a colossal metal hole…falling all the way to the Earth’s core, where he’ll be cooked, crushed and destroyed! And as Ben tries desperately to save himself, a mysterious villain from the past is revealed! The Thing, working alone, must now save the Fantastic Four, the town – and a little dog too. At least he won’t die alone…

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
26 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 94

    Comic Watch

    This Fantastic Four run is doing a great job highlighting each character while also delivering compelling and original team stories. It’s a very effective balance that the entire creative team is able to support from North’s writing to the art team’s ability to go for big and wild or small and expressive. Fantastic Four #11 keeps that trend going with another strong Ben issue.

  • 85


    Fantastic Four #11 is another good chapter, this time focusing on Thing. He gets to save the day and even use his noggin in another adventure that requires a bit of real science tethered to superhero hijinks.

  • 80

    Un Cómic Más

    This installment narrates how Ben and Alicia adopt their first pet, whose origin is unknown, but it will be an emotional support after their children are still missing for a year outside of our time line.

    Art is magnificent, full of details, very lit where it captures the essence of Kirby but adds a certain cartoon tone to it.

  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Fantastic Four #11 provides another nice misadventure this time starring Ben Grimm, aka The Thing and little dog as his companion for the ride. The writing is good as the comic provides a fun little wholesome story for The Thing where he has to rely on his wits and his strengths to solve the mystery. The art from Iban Coello also helps sell the illusion and the apparent danger that The Thing finds himself in. Overall, it’s a nice fun story for fans of The Thing to enjoy.

  • 80

    Fantastic Four #11 drives right to the heart of The Thing – a hard-nosed exterior concealing the biggest heart of Marvel Comics. The issue provides another well conceived, one-and-done adventure featuring a classic enemy posing a series of unique challenges for Ben Grimm to solve, all while he’s nagged by a stray dog who simply won’t leave him alone. While the dog is initially made out to be a hanger-on, the development and experiments performed slowly draw its relationship with Grimm to the issue’s forefront and provides a rewarding (albeit inevitable from page one) bonding experience for the two. It is sweet without being saccharine and sincerely considers the perspective of a canine, rather than struggling to anthropomorphize its point of view. Both the grand challenges and Grimm’s specific responses are well illustrated, drawing the scientific method into the issue, even if Coello still struggles to maintain a consistent (and firm) composition of The Thing’s face. This issue is a heartwarming affair in the best sort of way, opting to succeed on reader’s expectations rather than defy. I, for one, am very excited to see more of The Thing and his new best friend.

  • 80

    The Fanboy Factor

    Fantastic Four #11 (or 704 Legacy) is a one-off story about Ben Grimm trying to get used to normal, married life living in his own house. Pestered by a dog that seemingly pops out of nowhere, The Thing is thrust into an otherworldly adventure facing a B-list FF villain, The Miracle Man. In a classic clobber stuff story, Ben fights his way through a confusing whirlwind of frustrations that are more inconvenient than an actual earth-rattling event. The end is heartwarming and silly in all the best ways adding to Marvel’s first family with a fun little twist.

    If you are looking for a good jump on point with an easy read and low stakes, Fantastic Four #11 is that book for you.

  • 75

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Fantastic Four #11 is the first issue in Ryan North’s run where he successfully delivers a science experiment object lesson wrapped in an FF adventure. The experiment makes sense for Ben’s predicament and shows that North can communicate scientific concepts as long as he doesn’t get too complicated.

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