Fantastic Four #513

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Mike Wieringo, Karl Kesel, Paul Smith Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 5
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It's a sad day to be the Human Torch, when your popularity has sunk so low even the web-slinger is more beloved by the people of New York City! Plus: Who is the woman from Reed Richards' past?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell May 28, 2004

    There's also a cute little moment where we see Spider-Man recognizes that his brief stint as the more beloved half in this duo has to come to an end, as he lets Johnny save the endangered Squiddy McSquid, and become the belle of the ball once again while he becomes an object of scorn. There's also a couple cute little moments like the brief appearance by the Thing, and the final gag that ends the story. As for the secondary story, it's an eye-opening look at Reed's life before he took his trip into space, but frankly this story was a rather hurried affair that didn't leave much room for much. As for the art Mike Wieringo has a grand old time on the opening story, as it's essentially an extended action sequence, loaded with visual gags, and his high energy style is perfectly tailored for a story like this. We also get Paul Smith on the back-up story, and he delivers some lovely work, with Reed's emergence from the energy portal being the visual highlight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate May 22, 2004

    This will be my last issue of Fantastic Four. While I thoroughly enjoyed the Spidey/Torch rivalry, it should be blatantly obvious that I am not enjoying Mark Waid's direction for the team. Read Full Review

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