Fantastic Four #601

Fantastic Four #601

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 21, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

"Forever" Part 2 Finally, It's Clobberin' Time.

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 25, 2011

    Big events on a galactic scale, as one would expect from this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Dec 21, 2011

    Fantastic Four #601 is not a great place to start reading, however. In order for this issue to have its full impact, you're going to need to start from the beginning of Jonathan Hickman's run. Yep, all the way back. But the juice is absolutely worth the squeeze, as we've said time and time again. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Dec 23, 2011

    About as non-new reader friendly as possible, but an issue that shows that if Marvel had any sense, there really is only one correct choice for the writer of their next big event, and that's Jonathan Hickman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Dec 26, 2011

    Steve Epting's artwork is solid as always, too, as well as his inking team working to make things moody when they need to be, bright when they should be and touching when Ben Grimm gets his groove back. If you're a fan of the classics, you can't go wrong with hopping onto Fantastic Four #601. If you think you're too cool for that, enjoy your gooey murderfaced symbiote. We'll be over here havin' fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Matthew S Dec 22, 2011

    There are two covers for this issue: the one laying idle before me is by Mike Choi, one of my favourite artists, and coloured by Morry Hollowell who provides a wonderful painted and detailed look to Choi's pencils of the Thing in the typical "action pose". It's a simple enough cover but executed very beautifully. The second cover is by Giuseppe Camuncoli, and is part one of a two part cover that links with FF #13. It's a nice addition, and the two covers (in full) look nice with each other. It makes for a serviceable cover on its own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Dec 24, 2011

    Great issue, part of a great storyline, and it aint over yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Dec 23, 2011

    Rating a comic like this in an exercise in context: there's nothing in it you haven't seen before. But if you can still get caught up in a blockbuster superhero saga, well-told, with memorable authorial touches, you won't do better. Can't wait for next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Dec 26, 2011

    As a stand-alone issue, it's difficult to call "Fantastic Four" #601 a good read. It's entertaining in the way the final 20 minutes of an action movie might be if you haven't seen the start. There's clearly more going on, though, and there are moments of obvious pay-off that new readers will miss. Technically, it's brilliant; but if you've not been keeping up with the story since it began, you're simply less likely to feel it the way long-time readers will. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    hatmasta Oct 30, 2012

    I'm not gonna lie - I got a little emotional reading this issue. Weighing in the events of the series and how inevitably bleak they seemed, Johnny Storm's "4" enscrolled in the sky imbues the FF4 with a newfound hope. This reemphasizes Hickman's theme (from most of the series, also in FF#11) that the Fantastic Four are lost without each other, and that only together can they overcome great adversity. Steve Epting issues out some fantastic art...again! Writing is top-notch....and we are seeing the culmination here of years of work from Hickman's run. The way the plot points tie together is mind-boggling, especially in how the Annihilation Wave ends up being used. Can't recommend enough.

  • 9.5
    Eddiec730 Sep 20, 2015

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