Fantastic Four #9

Fantastic Four #9

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 19, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Did a good-natured prank-gone-wrong mean Ben Grimm caused the accident that led Victor Von Doom down his wicked path?As the sickness spreads to the other members of the family, their attention turns to righting this past wrong -- could saving Victor be the only way stop Dr. Doom?Before they answer that, however, they have to deal with the Council of Dooms who treat the day of the Incident as a kind of nativity -- and dozens of Dooms from dozens of realities have come to witness the birth of the Alpha Doom… oh boy that dorm room is gonna get crowded fast.

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jun 21, 2013

    If not for Bagley making every character look the same, this could possibly be considered a perfect issue. Matt Fraction is on a comic book writing rampage. Everything with his name on it turns to gold. Even if this series is too slow for you and you gave up on it, pick this issue up. You owe it to yourself to do so. And remember kids, Doom is inevitable. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Jun 21, 2013

    Fantastic Four #9 clearly defines the characters of Reed Richards, Ben Grimm and Victor Von Doom, and I recommend it to new readers who want to learn the intricacies in their decision-making and dynamics, as well as longtime readers who want a new perspective on the guilt Ben Grimm faces for the decisions of his past. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jun 19, 2013

    Matt Fraction is on fire, as usual. His structure and narrative are spot on, but it's the dialogue that really soars. He often gives each issue a signature line, something that sticks out and brands the story. "Yancy Street don't bend!' was the line we got in the previous issue. This time around, it's Doom's signature catchphrases, like "You dare?!" When you have fifteen Dooms all yelling out some variation of the same line, it's pretty hilarious. Fantastic Four is just plain ol' fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jul 8, 2013

    Fantastic Four continues to tell done-in-one stories that can be picked up and enjoyed without having to understand all that's come before. That's a rarity in today's market. Writer Matt Fraction continues to give us single issue stories that can stand on their own and this one is no different. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Jun 20, 2013

    While I understand Fractions interest in exploring Bens self-reflection, this issue feels a bit pointless. Last issues detour to the early days of Yancy Street, while a bit rushed, felt more meaningful than Bens new sense of guilt over their circumstances. Going back in time to prove that all of this was inevitable, and Doom just loves being Doom no matter what, doesnt accomplish much. An enjoyable detour for sentimental fans, but this issue doesnt offer much else. Read Full Review

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