Fantastic Four #4

Fantastic Four #4

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

•  FLAME OFF!!! JOHNNY STORM has lost his powers! •  The HUMAN TORCH is no more!!!
•  With one member down, a new threat emerges -- the WRECKING CREW...with powers mysteriously elevated to A-level destruction as they team-up with the WIZARD to be a new, devastating version of the FRIGHTFUL FOUR!
•  And as BEN and ALICIA'S romance rekindles, so looms the PUPPET MASTER with dark plans for both of them.
•  All this and the return of FF members ANT MAN, MS. THING and SHE-HULK.

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow May 19, 2014

    Throughout each issue so far, especially this one, certain characters are giving references to some sort of higher power or greater intelligence that is moving things around piece by piece and the Fantastic Four are at the center of it all. There has been no clear hint so far and I am honestly happy about that fact. I enjoy the sense of the mystery that Robinson is delivering as he slowly peels off the layers bit by bit to eventually reveal the “Fall of the Fantastic Four” that we have all been eagerly waiting and I have strong feelings that next issue will be one to look forward to! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 18, 2014

    As far as I'm concerned, this issue rocked, though I think that the fight sequence was dragged out a bit too long and it is weird to see Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk in a different costume than the one she has in her own solo-title right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon May 17, 2014

    Fantastic Four #4has a team battle with villains that can talk back, a team-up with a fan favorite team and giving the comic an ending that makes readers wanting to see more. This is always the best way to get new readers, making them wanting to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz May 15, 2014

    James Robinson and Leonard Kirk make a killer team. The action scenes are fantastic in this issue; Kirks artwork is very consistent throughout. I really became a fan of his work when he was on X-Factor with Peter David and was very excited to see him joining this creative team. I am really enjoying Robinsons take on these charactersand things with him behind the helm things are certainly going to get worse before they get better. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall May 18, 2014

    If someone asks you "when was the last time we actually had heroes fight villains in an honest-to-goodness, knock-down-drag-out titanic tussle?", you can give them this issue of Fantastic Four. What's more, the subplots and foreshadowing and collateral plot-damage are all intertwined seamlessly by way of some expressive and dynamic art. An all-around above-average comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson May 16, 2014

    The name of the game with this series is bringing the Fantastic Four back to the fun adventure stories that they work best in. This issue nails that by giving Leonard Kirk free reign to bring the most fun aspect of the F4 and the FF's powers to the forefront in an issue-long knock down brawl with the Frightful Four. While that leaves James Robinson focused on character writing rather than really furthering the plot, it's not a bad thing as his character writing is solid and the artwork and action more than make up for it. If you have been waiting for a series to recapture the magic of the Fantastic Four, this is the series you should be buying. If not, you should still be buying this anyway as Robinson and Kirk are an excellent creative team and are really putting their all into this series and putting out their best possible work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring May 14, 2014

    FANTASTIC FOUR #4 offers a quite fun and action-packed issue with some incredibly gorgeous art. The story may seem a bit over-the-top, but that's what gives this book its charm. It's great to see characters like The Wrecking Crew make their way back into Marvel continuity and Robinson is building a solid read that shows a ton of promise. Overall, I recommend this issue, especially if you like larger-scale fight scenes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit May 14, 2014

    The sins of the Fantastic Four have come back to haunt them.Not only has Johnny lost his powers, but Reed seems to be in deep with S.H.I.E.L.D. It will be interesting to see if Robinson can keep up his already good work on this title. As long as he and Kirk are firing on all cylinders,Fantastic Fourshould be a great read every month. This issue, in particular, is mighty fun.This series is definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 18, 2014

    The art by Leonard Kirk, Karl Kesel and Jay Leisten is very good - dynamic and exciting, capturing the action nicely - but so far, the story isn't holding up its end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker May 14, 2014

    Its painful to see the high quality of this title take a bit of a dip, but there are still reasons to be optimistic. Robinson has a very interesting plan for the FF. Once we start getting into the center of the conflict, things should run a little more smoothly and issues like this one will be less likely to occur. Read Full Review

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