Fantastic Four #505

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 5
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A rift forms between Reed and Ben as Mr. Fantastic's unusual behavior becomes more pronounced.

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 30, 2003

    I want to say I enjoyed this issue as Mark Waid continues to offer up a fairly solid examination of what would happen if a band of heroes took that extra step in dealing with a villain like Doctor Doom. However, while Reed was allowed to make a fairly solid case for his action in the previous issue, and this issue continues its engaging look at how his actions have impacted the global picture, there were a couple of moments in this issue where it truly felt like Mark Waid was simply going over ground that had already been covered. Now it's not that he's padding the story, but rather it seems like he's making certain that readers are recognize the key elements of this story by repeating the important points, and I can't say that I'm overly pleased by this seeming lack of confidence in the reader's ability to follow along without this hand-holding. Still the scene where Ben is made aware that he's not part of the family was an emotionally powerful scene, and the last page offers up a tru Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 25, 2003

    At best "Authoritative Action" is harmless filler that was meant to reach Jemastown R.F.D. This issue is only for completists. Read Full Review

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