Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #1
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Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Sean Chen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 4, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 15
6.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Dark Reign strikes Marvel’s first family—in an explosive way! Prepared to be blown away as: HAMMER agents attack the Baxter Building. Reed changes everything. The Human Torch suffers a horrible loss and Franklin and Val go shopping. There's Time travel, Alternate realities, Celestials, Eternals, Deviants and Doombots... and more important than all of that, we find out the answer to the question: What is the Bridge? Rated T+ …$2.99

  • 6.4
    IGN - Bryan Joel Mar 4, 2009

    It's a shame that DR: Fantastic Four is Hickman's unofficial first F4 book, because it's underwhelming. I suppose there's a fair chance he's saving all the big, Internet-breaking ideas for the next issue and these are just the warm-up act, but regardless, I wasn't too impressed with this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Mar 4, 2009

    (Go see Sean Chen's preview pages to judge his work for yourself! I mean, I could be wrong, right?) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 4, 2009

    While I did enjoy this, there's that pesky $3.99 price tag and the fact this is almost entirely setup for the remainder of the series with few reasons for nonFantastic Four fans to really jump in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew J. Brady Mar 3, 2009

    Given this single issue, it's hard to judge whether the series will be worth reading. Hickman does set up a story that could well be very good, but the fact that he doesn't do much more than that here is kind of a mark against him. And the artwork doesn't help, either. So, this first issue only gets a mild recommendation, but keep an eye out for the rest of the series. It could be a keeper. Read Full Review

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