Fantastic Four #642

Fantastic Four #642

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 21, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
7.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

•  THE INVADERS meet the FANTASTIC FOUR as the hunt for REED RICHARDS and the missing kids of the FUTURE FOUNDATION continues.
•  Meanwhile the mastermind behind everything unveils his ultimate plan.
•  But how does FRANKLIN RICHARDS factor in?
Rated T+

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Jan 25, 2015

    This issue is almost entirely structured like the previous one-- a bit of action in the present, a bit of monologue and flashback from the villain, and a lot of set up for the final showdown. It's very satisfying to see the context of the Fantastic Four's troubles finally settled, and it's great to see some key character moments from the Invisible Woman and from Bentley. The team of Kirk/Kessel/Aburtov create some beautiful sequential art, although the plot continues to perpetuate some tropes and the choice to un-Limbo a forgotten character is intriguing but feels too sudden of a shift. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jan 24, 2015

    All in all Fantastic Four #642 was a fun read marks the beginning of the end.It's not something you can easily jump into despite the big number 1 on the cover for the story arc. Just keep in mind that is a lot of build up and a lot of explanations to what was going go during this run on the Fantastic Four. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 21, 2015

    FANTASTIC FOUR is the best it has been in quite some time. James Robinson pours a lot of love and creativity into this book and gives the reader some great stories that connect to the history of Marvel, rather that trying to forget it all exists. It may be ending, but this book has not slipped in quality at all. Sure, there can be almost too much going on storywise, but it's all good. I highly recommend checking out this series and catching up before it all ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jan 23, 2015

    "Fantastic Four" #642 begins to gather together all of the past elements of Robinson's run and also picks up speed as it draws closer to its conclusion. The more-is-more approach used by the creative team makes for an incredibly fun and intense issue that easily sells readers on the next one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 21, 2015

    At least the pointless fighting looks spiffy thanks to Leonard Kirk's art. Kirk delivers some of his strongest work on the series so far, with clean, refined figures and emotionally charged facial work. Based on the setup in this issue, it seems that Robinson will be giving his collaborator plenty of eye-catching material to work with over the next few months. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 26, 2015

    The story jumps all over - from Reed imprisoned and facing his enemy, to Johnny and Sue and Ben working together, to the kids in the FF facing a dreadful fate; and the return of a long-hidden character. It's just way too much and frankly, it's depressing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Jan 25, 2015

    So, one or two parts down (depending on who's counting), three issues remain and Marvel's first family is out of circulation as a monthly. Given the press release Marvel gave just this Tuesday, this has probably been percolating for a while. This arc is deliberate but given James Robinson's acumen, this issue woefully underperfoms. However, there' still time enough to finish strong. Read Full Review

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