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Fantastic Four #3

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

The Human Torch is alone in New York, trying to survive in a city that hates and fears — well, mostly him specifically. There’s just one thing for Johnny to do: Adopt an all-new secret identity and take an all-new job nobody else wants!

But when things at work heat up, Johnny discovers that while you can forget the past, that doesn’t mean it’ll stay buried… and has to decide if there’re certain things that the Human Torch can’t let himself do! Also! In this issue, Johnny Storm fights a tornado!

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24 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Funny story that focuses on the immature and improvised way in which the Human Torch proceeds.

  • 93

    Comic Watch

    Fantastic Four #3 delivers another very strong issue building up toward the reveal of what happened to split the team apart. And North adding in a little reminder of how these characters benefit by being together is a bonus. But what steals the show here is the art–specifically what Coello and Aburtov do with the Human Torch. And it makes me very excited for the kind of rich, creative visuals we could get down the line.

  • 90

    First Comics News

    The Human Torch takes center stage as this issue of the newest volume of the FF wraps up the lone character arcs. Right away, Johnny Storm gets a secret identity (A complete shock if I may say so), a job at an electronics store, and at the same time, having to deal with the resident villain, who’s also the CEO (Turns out The Torch stopped him years ago when he was a hired hand for The Maggia); The whole super-hero getting a regular job while maintaining an identity feels very much like a sitcom but I like Johnny settles into his new life but still manages to do the right thing when it comes to being a hero. The story itself is very upbeat and something that no one hasn’t seen in a FF story; It’s got charm and heart that works on every angle but while the next issue will feature the return of the foursome, this latest FF issue is entertaining in that gives us a new but short beginning for The Torch that really puts the character in a new light.

  • 85


    This volume is a great series for any superhero fan. It’s fun, it looks great, and it makes me want to read it over again immediately.

  • 85

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Fantastic Four #3 brings readers another misadventure, this time with Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch. Ryan North and Iban Coello give readers an exciting intro to the comic and North really embraces the fun-loving, charming, and mature aspects of Johnny’s character that tend to go ignored in most other stories and the pair deliver a fun story for the Human Torch. The comic also has an interesting ending that sets things up for the next issue to be very interesting.

  • 80


    Fantastic Four #3 continues the trend of satisfying one-shot style adventures for specific members of the Fantastic Four. With all four getting their adventure after this issue, it’s time to see what North has cooked up for the team when they’re together, and I couldn’t be more excited.

  • 80


    This issue is a really nice Johnny Storm package, establishing his character ahead of the creative team really digging into their story plans.

  • 70

    The final issue of Fantastic Four prologue arrives with its attention on Johnny Storm, the Human Torch. By the end of this installment, readers will have little doubt that writer Ryan North knows how to depict the oft-vacuous hothead of the team in a story that displays their humor, charm, and innate sense of good. (…) Callbacks to the depths of Fantastic Four continuity provide another reminder that this series is set to provide a robust and encompassing saga for its titular heroes… as soon as they all appear.

  • 50

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Fantastic Four #3 dips into Unsellable Squirrel Girl levels of idiocy with a Johnny Storm solo story that serves only one purpose – demonstrate to all readers that Johnny Storm is an idiot.

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