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Fantastic Four #4

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Universal acclaim

Based on 7 critic ratings.

No more four-shadowing: What REALLY happened back in New York is finally revealed!

But it’s still affecting matters here in the present, where Ben and Alicia’s lives hang in the balance… and it’ll take more than a reunion to save them.

Plus: alien invaders from another galaxy!

The four are finally back together… Hope they survive the experience!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This revealing chapter reunites the Fantastic Four.

    It is an art with many details where the artist shows influences from cartoonists from the 90s but adds his stamp that he makes his own.

  • 100

    First Comics News

    After three issues, we finally get to see what happened to the FF disbanding and NYC turning on them within the opening pages as it goes back and forth between the past and the present. With the Negative Zone opening up and causing havoc on earth, we then see the four reunite five months later as they come across a dome that’s made out of The Thing’s skin but the aftermath of Reed Richards’ actions when it came to closing the Negative Zone come to light and not to mention the fallout between Ben Grimm and Reed; The Sci-Fi elements and the family dynamics are balanced out with precision as Ryan North reminds the readers why the FF is special and how they work out their differences as a family. North does a terrific job of solving the mystery how of Marvel’s first family split up (Which has been lingering since the first issue) but seeing them together really made this a hallmark issue. North and artist Iban Coello have brought the aspects of friendship and forgiveness to such great heights in a way that doesn’t come off as sappy or cheesy. After what unfolded with this issue, what comes next will be just as exciting.

  • 95

    Multiversity Comics

    Wonderful storytelling, excellent artwork, and all the love and emotion that makes the “Fantastic Four” a truly great team. This comic has it all. There have been some excellent runs on “Fantastic Four” over recent years, but four issues in and this one can compare to any of them.

    If you want a comic that focuses on what really makes the Fantastic Four special, this is the series to read.

  • 90


    Secrets are revealed, reunions are had and everything comes together nicely in this enjoyable fourth issue of the Fantastic Four.

  • 85

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Fantastic Four #4 delivers exactly what it says in the synopsis. Readers will get to see the event that temporarily broke up the Fantastic Four, why it did, and how it relates to the present mystery with the Ben Grimm like dome. The story really balances out the past and present day stories as they parallel each other well. Not to mention Iban Coello’s art with Jesus Aburtov’s colors really shine through in this comic in both the dynamic action and the emotional scenes with the heroes. Overall, it’s a great Fantastic Four comic that accomplishes a lot in just one issue and will leave readers wanting to see what the next story the creative team tells with the FF.

  • 80

    The slow build to reuniting the Fantastic Four ends this month as the team investigates the mysterious, rocky dome that has captured The Thing and Alicia Masters. That mysterious new antagonist provides a deep cut from Marvel lore that also serves to inform readers on what came before and reconnect the team. (…) After much prologue it feels like the Fantastic Four have finally returned in fine fighting form and the future of this new volume holds tremendous promise.

  • 65

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Fantastic Four #4 answers the big question about the incident in Manhattan that forced the FF apart. Unfortunately, the answer is treated as a throwaway flashback that won’t lead to anything other than more FF adventures on the road.

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