Reed and Sue are on the run from — well, a lot of things, actually! Things are not going great for the Fantastic Four. They find themselves in even more trouble when they stop in a small town with a terrible secret! That terrible secret is revealed literally on the second page of this issue, and Reed and Sue spend the rest of the issue trying to survive it, but stop reading here if you don’t want it spoiled… Yep, it’s Reed and Sue versus a town full of killer Doombots.
Un Cómic MásInteresting chapter full of suspense and a lot of science fiction.
First Comics NewsWhile the new direction of this new FF series may take some time to get used to, no matter what, it still feels like an FF story that takes the familiar elements and freshens them up for a new audience.
Comic WatchFantastic Four #2 is a wonderful story about two people who love each other and, more than anything else, are always eager to help others. That sometimes gets lost in this series (especially when it comes to Reed) because giant, occasionally crazy plots take center stage. Also, some writers, in portraying Reed’s intelligence, will leave him feeling somewhat cold. But North really humanizes the characters here, and I expect reinforcing that feeling will be important down the road when we find out what happened to the Fantastic Four.
AIPTFantastic Four is a breath of fresh air in superhero comics. Light on violence but heavy on heart, this series will win you over. Grinch's out there better watch out, as Fantastic Four will make their hearts grow three sizes as they fall in love with these characters all over again. Fantastic Four #2 reminds us of the strong and loving relationship between Reed and Sue and throws in a Doom twist to boot.
Henchman-4-HireAnother fun, done-in-one tale shows off the heart and creativity already at work in this new volume.
Impulse GamerWell worth it if you have heard of these characters but never followed any of these stories.
Comic Book RevolutionFantastic Four #2 was just a really sweet read. The strength of this issue is Ryan North’s understanding of Reed Richards and Sue Richards’ characters and, more importantly, their relationship with each other. North crushes it out of the part with his handling of Reed and Sue.
Comic Book RevolutionFantastic Four #2 told a fun one-shot style story that established the way Ryan North and Iban Coello plan to present Reed and Sue Richards. The adventure itself was well done with its connection to Doctor Doom. More importantly, this issue successfully established the voices of Reed and Sue in the wake of whatever happened in New York City that turned the world against the Fantastic Four. If you haven’t checked out the new Fantastic Four series yet I recommend jumping in now as this has been a good jumping-on point.
The Comicbook DispatchFantastic Four #2 follows a misadventure with Reed and Sue encountering a bunch of incognito Doombots. The situation with the weird Doombots is at the forefront of the story as Reed and Sue are trying to figure out just what’s going on. The twist is interesting and makes for a neat mystery for these heroes to solve; it’s not the biggest reveal but it works for the story that’s told here.
Weird Science Marvel ComicsFantastic Four #2 bizarrely continues the model of delivering an issue that has nothing to do with the “incident” in Manhattan or the Fantastic Four together as a team. The art is good enough, and the issue works as a Scooby Doo/Twilight Zone-styled mystery, but if you’re looking for a Fantastic Four adventure in a Fantastic Four comic, you may have to wait until the Spring of 2023.
ComicBook.comWhile Fantastic Four #2 provides some affecting notes on Reed and Sue's marriage, as well as the nature of their greatest villain Doctor Doom, it also seems to be playing familiar tunes from the series six-decades of history. This issue provides another solid, but unspectacular entry in a relaunch still waiting to be launched.