Fantastic Four #600

Fantastic Four #600

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 23, 2011 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

FOREVER PART 1 The 50th anniversary issue of the Fantastic Four! Joins us for the epic celebration of Marvel's First Family with 96 pages of all-new content!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 23, 2011

    This is what anniversary issues should be about. Often with these over-sized, 100-page issues, we tend to get reprinted/classic material. This is all 100% pure brand new Fantastic Four material. Hickman has been pioneering the characters since he came on board with issue #570 (which I reviewed here in video format). You can see how everything that has happened has been building up to this point. There is a reason for what's been going on and even prior events are still having an impact. The story is not over yet. Don't dismiss this celebration due to the high price tag. It's worth the purchase and there is still plenty more of the story to be told. Try to read this before you discover any of the spoilers. Even if you do, seeing what happens before and after will satisfy your comic reading desires. If Hickman set out to become the premier Fantastic Four writer of this generation, it's safe to say he has achieved that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Nov 28, 2011

    Overall, except for the predictable "milestone" issue typical last page reveal, this book was an incredibly fun read. It is a solid book for any hardcore Marvel or FF fan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Nov 26, 2011

    Plus: Black Bolt & The Inhumans guest star and as if this wasnt enough for you, witness the origin of Galactus! 7.99$ is a lot of dough to cough up for one comic but its well worth the price. This is a good starting point for new readers and I think I just found my new monthly title! Dont even think about missing this one! Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Nov 23, 2011

    Fantastic Four #600 is an issue that had high expectations, high cost and high degree of difficulty. With Hickman and his cadre of talented artists tasked with the new job, we knew they wouldn't disappoint, but from page one to the very end, this is a highlight reel book for what Big Two comics can and should be. Bravo to everyone involved, and I can't wait to see what is next. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 24, 2011

    It's an exciting time to be reading the Fantastic Four. They're the First Family of comics, and it's wonderful to see them back in a comic that is, once again, worthy of the title: The World's Greatest Comic Magazine! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 23, 2011

    This 100-page extravaganza is a big, deliciously meaty feast of storytelling, just in time for Thanksgiving. Dig in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris KiserDanny DjeljosevicJamil Scalese Nov 28, 2011

    Danny: Fantastic Four #600 is seriously the best 100 pages of superhero comics you'll read this year. Hell, it's probably one of the best anniversary issues ever -- one that looks to the future instead of wallowing in its prior achievements. If I were on the fence about Hickman or his Fantastic Four run thus far (both won me over long ago), this would have destroyed the fence by crashing a spaceship into it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Nov 28, 2011

    Ming Doyle brings a 60"s Ditko vibe to a tale of psychic connection between Black Bolt and Medusa; Lenil Yu calls back to Matt Fraction's The Mighty Thor while Hickman brings out the frightening grandeur of Galactus; and Franklin and Leech get the last word as Farel Dalrymple and Lovern Kindzierski's rough, cartoony art help Hickman sum things up with a story that's funny, ominous, and an indication that the grand epic isn't going to slacken in its newly bifurcated version. And less than a dime a page. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Nov 24, 2011

    Jumping on point?: Clearly this book is intended as a jumping on point and it mostly does a good job. New readers are likely to be confused by the Kree/Inhumans stuff, but I've been reading FF for a long time and I was confused by that too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 24, 2011

    As anniversary issues of comics go, this one is different from the norm (or perceived norm) in that it doesn't waste any time navel-gazing. This issue does very little to celebrate the stories leading to this anniversary point and blazes full speed ahead to what is going to happen or is currently happening. It breaks the mold of preconceived anniversary expectations, but that's pretty much the preconceived expectation for Fantastic Four stories from Jonathan Hickman. This issue is yet another entertaining, fun read from Hickman and company. It's burdened by a hefty price sticker, but that is easily justified away once you realize that you're getting ninety-six pages of new story. That makes this issue quite a deal by comparison. That is something to be thankful for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 25, 2011

    All in all, this book is 100 pages of story, five times the normal amount, for a little more than two times the price, which (combined with the quality of what happens inside) helps to offset the much higher price point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Examiner - Anthony Schultz Dec 6, 2011

    Overall, I thought that Marvel made a solid play at an anniversary issue. It was a hundred-pages hefty and intertwined several key plot points presented in the Future Foundation and the earlier Fantastic Four run. I feel like they missed out on some moments, but all in all I will be purchasing the next Future Foundation and Fantastic Four comics. Fantastic Four #600 receives three-and-a-half stars out of five. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 23, 2011

    Again, the main story segment in Fantastic Four #600 isn't as cohesive or gripping as it should be, but as a complete package this issue delivers the goods. $8 is a lot to ask for one issue, yes. But for an issue that could just as easily qualify as a trade in its own right, it's not so bad. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 27, 2011

    With an anthology format, its easy to have bad art. There were no real weak chapters visually. It all looked nice although the styles were very different. Di Giandomenico was my favourite artist. His piece on Johnny Storm was crisp and lively. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 27, 2011

    Overall, I was entertained with the issue. However, because of the price tag I was a little put off that this issue seemed like a turning point in the larger story and not an ending (and certainly not a beginning). This issue is by no means a waste of money, such as the Point One issue was, but the book is going to cater to those that have read the Hickman run all along, which I am not. This might be the rare anniversary issue that actually matters in the storyline in recent times. If you are curious and you have the cash I think you will be entertained with what you find and you may even track down the previous issues and continue to read on. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 3, 2011

    At $8 and spending several pages to feature stories involving the Reed children and Black Bolt and Medusa issue #600 is far from a fantastic. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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