Fantastic Four #558

Fantastic Four #558

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 25, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jun 25, 2008

    If skipped the first arc of Millar's FF run, you might want to take a look at this one. As much fun as those first four issues were, they pale in comparison to this one. Pretty much has all things you'd want in an FF comic family focus, high concept adventures, interesting villains and Dr Doom to boot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Jun 22, 2008

    Bryan Hitch continues to push himself as an artist. There's not much action in this issue, but make no mistake, there's a good amount of it in the opening pages. When we see The Thing crash through a series of skyscrapers I just couldn't help but laugh. Afterwards, the story quiets down considerably and this is where we get to see a different side of Hitch's work. He does some tremendous panel work, contorting the camera and keeping the eye entertained through many domestic moments. This is a really good comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 18, 2008

    Hitch is a hit or miss. It depends on how much he inked his work or let other inkers lend a hand. I would bet that Currie does a better job of inking Hitch though and maybe he should have more space to interpret this great penciler. In the past, teams such as John Romita Jr and Klaus Janson proved that an inker can add as much thrill and delight to a great artists work, when they are given the space needed to shine. Lets hope that Hitch inking his own work is not a matter of ego, and that Currie can start taking more spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jun 25, 2008

    Very easily the high point of Millar and Hitch's run so far. A few things have been set up quite nicely and for the first time in my comic reading career, I'm feverishly anticipating the next issue of Fantastic Four. That's got to count for something. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jul 3, 2008

    Fantastic Four #558 was a great beginning to this new story arc. Millar lays a solid foundation for this story arc and quickly introduces several interesting mysteries for the reader to chew on. Throw on top of that a hook ending that gets the reader anxious for the next issue and you have the recipe to a successful comic book. I know that the sales number for Fantastic Four have not been what you would expect given what Millar and Hitch did on The Ultimates. However, the fact is that Fantastic Four is a solid and balanced read. I would recommend giving this title a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jun 24, 2008

    I still can't get away from the fact that I'm finding Millar and Hitch's Fantastic Four more uneven than much of their other work has been. There are flashes of greatness, but there are also sections that fail to come together for me. Again, it's the more character-focused segments that are most interesting, with this issue providing another satisfying character beat as Johnny finally comes to his senses about his new girlfriend and her criminal activities. However, the fact that this opening chapter feels like it's mostly setup for the arc, combined with a slightly underwhelming cliffhanger, means that the issue falls slightly short of greatness for me. Read Full Review

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