Fantastic Four #511

Fantastic Four #511

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Mike Wieringo Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 4
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HEREAFTER PART 3 They've faced the destroyer of everything -- Galactus. Now they face the creator of everything, as the Fantastic Four are reunited -- in the Hereafter!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 28, 2004

    My only quibble with the issue is regarding a minor bit of continuity that I can understand why Mark Waid ignored it, so I have to say I couldn't be more pleased by the big ending Mark Waid offered up to this arc. The Fantastic Four traveled to Heaven, and they managed to have a pretty exciting time of it, as the discover the place isn't all angels floating around on clouds playing harps, and what's more there's not a single elf to be found. The issue also manages to repair the damage that was done to the team, as the strength of the relationships between these four characters are perfectly spelled out, and the last panel of this issue acts a the perfect final note to put on the fact that of all the teams in the Marvel Universe, this is the one that deserves a moment like this. The issue is all about rewarding the longtime readers like myself as Mark Waid demonstrates in this issue that he understands the idea that these four characters belong together, and nothing, not even death itse Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Mar 25, 2004

    If youre a big-time fan of old Marvels, if youve enjoyed any of Stan & Jacks original FF comics, or if you just love Kirby, his legend and his art, you owe it to yourself to check out this comic. Fantastic Four #511 contains one of the most outrageous and wonderful plot twists youll ever find. It manages to be true to the heart and soul of the FF while also having a modern edge. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 3, 2007

    Much like the Grant Morrison run on 'X-Men,' this was an honest attempt by Marvel to give us something DIFFERENT, something unique, rather than just writing a love letter to an older version of the team. Some of it worked, some of it didn't, even for me, but when Jack Kirby erased Reed's scar and gave them a happy ending, I loved it... Comics don't always have to be sturm und drang, death and destruction, blah blah blah Civil War, "Peter Parker's life will never be the same again." Sometimes, we just want a good adventure story, and every once in a while, we just want to go walk out with a big, goofy smile on our face. It saddens me that Mike is gone now, but at least his body of work is still out there, in back issue bins and thrift shops across the globe, just waiting for us to come across 'em. Fantastic Four #511 earns a poetic 4 out of 5 Things, and an honest wish that the run had gone on a little longer... Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Mar 22, 2004

    My biggest concern is that once again, Marvel left the table without paying the bill. The reader is stuck again with the check. All of this stupidity should have been free on the internet, but it is over. So let the real adventures begin. Read Full Review

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