Fantastic Four #12

Fantastic Four #12

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
6.3Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Things get desperate and the Fantastic Four have to mastermind a planetary heist for a technology that could save their lives.

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Sep 12, 2013

    We might as well say goodbye to Fraction. Its still going to be his story, but hes no longer writing Fantastic Four or FF. While not for everybody, Fraction has added some wonderful layers to these already perfect characters. Hopefully, we wont see a dip in quality in the coming months, but its always a possibility. The Fantastic Four deserve the best and Marvel should continue to give that to them. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Spencer Maxwell Sep 12, 2013

    This comic is reminiscent of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's original creation. The art is cartoony and the dialogue is light and fun, making for a quick, enjoyable read. It also contains the classic techno-babble, which I do appreciate. It has an episodic feel like classic marvel tales making it possible to pick up the book at any issue, while still having a larger over-arching story. I'm disappointed to have Fraction leave, but I'm certain his next project will be worth a read, and I will definitely pick it up. Bagley's art on the comic remains stellar, in tone and quality. I hope he remains on it for the next writer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Sep 12, 2013

    Overall this was a decent arc, with a good ending to sum everything up nicely and set the family up for the next adventure. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 11, 2013

    At this point I'm, hoping the appearance of Karl Kesel as the new regular co-writer next month can help smooth things over. This series has lost a lot of momentum in a short amount of time, even as Fraction's overall plan for the two FF books seems to be entering a critical phase. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 11, 2013

    This book is still highly entertaining and worth looking into if youre already a fan of the team, but its not likely to win any new converts. The writing is good enough to keep the book in the realm of entertaining, though I still think too much is taken for granted as being comprehensible and requiring no exposition, but the art is definitely suffering under the intense release schedule. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Sep 20, 2013

    This is a fairly disappointing ending to a two-parter which has been below the usual standards of this title. With the set-up of the last issue of Celeritas, it looked like we were to be treated to something really exciting. However, instead we were shown a rather average story, which served no real purpose than to remove the team from the timestream temporarily, and to show the declining powers of the team. Saying that however, there was enough in this issue to make it entertaining enough. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 17, 2013

    All in all, this issue has some interesting character moments, but the resolution feels both abrupt and inexplicable, and our heroes' role in the issue feels like nothing but pawns in a time-travel game of chance. The use of Franklin's powers to rig up a time machine feels awkward, and as much as I liked the Thing-related developments this time 'round, the issue just doesn't have the focus to generate the thrilling reading experience that they're shooting for. Fantastic Four #12 ends up feeling visually off, and has some plotting missteps that bother me enough that it ends up as an average reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Sep 17, 2013

    Fantastic Four #12 certainly has an adventurous quality to it, but is a very sloppy and disappointing finish for Fraction's run on the title. A lot of it feels plain silly, and lacks the depth of issues in the previous arcs. Read Full Review

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