Fantastic Four #556

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 9, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
6.4Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

WORLD'S GREATEST PART 3 When an organism designed to abolish war decides that the only way to accomplish its objective is to eliminate anyone who could possibly pick up a weapon, there's only one foursome to turn to if humanity is going to survive!

  • 8.8
    IGN - Bryan Joel Apr 9, 2008

    After a leisurely start, Fantastic Four has picked up some major steam in the action department. Those who roll their eyes at the very mention of Mark Millar won't be converted, but for most there's a good time to be had in this title for the first time in a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Crown Apr 9, 2008

    I don't mean to say that this version of the Fantastic Four isn't a modern comic in its overall presentation, just that Millar and Hitch seem to understand what makes for a proper FF story. The dialogue isn't nearly as stilted and the artwork is much more realistic, but this story still manages to feel like one of the old classics. I hope Millar keeps this technique prevalent through his run on the series as it provides an absolutely stellar counter-balance to his heavier titles, and is without a doubt as much fun as anything he's written in the past. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Apr 14, 2008

    Fantastic Four #556 was another fun read. Millar has managed to get me excited about reading the Fantastic Four and I can't remember the last time that ever happened. Millar delivers a wild ride that will appeal to a large percentage of comic book reader. This story arc is highly entertaining and certainly worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Apr 10, 2008

    It's also never dull. And that may be exactly what Millar and Hitch are reaching for. Maybe not being dull is enough. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Apr 8, 2008

    I don't want to sound too down on this issue, because it does have some enjoyable story moments - I'm enjoying the continuing characterisation of Johnny Storm as a dumb reality-TV himbo who cops off with a supervillainess despite his better judgment - and the artwork is still impressive, despite the indistinct quality of some of the images due to the snow effect. However, compared to the first two issues, this issue feels thinner on ideas and far more predictable, and often doesn't succeed in conveying the inherent drama of the story to the reader. Whilst I'm sure it'll feel quite at home in the first collected edition of Millar and Hitch's Fantastic Four as the first storyline's big action setpiece, it just doesn't do it for me as a single issue in its own right. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 17, 2008

    Hitch doesnt help his partners story. His art, here is ugly. The inking is poor and the characters not solid. Johnny Storm who is supposed to be a hunk, looks like a 40-year-old guy. Reed Richards looks alright, but what Hitch does with the story is not interesting. There is a lot of information in each panel, but after a while you ask yourself why? It doesnt make the story clearer or more interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 9, 2008

    Despite some glaring holes in the story, I still enjoyed this book. It's not the best book on the market and, if you came on expecting Ultimates, you'll probably be disappointed. But, when all things are said and done, this is just fun to read and that's all you can ask for. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Apr 9, 2008

    That said, the “snowless” pages are fine. Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch continue their run with a solid, but not spectacular issue. It's the obligatory fight issue, not the fun science issue like last month, so don't expect to be blown away with crazy, out of this world concepts. But what should have been a fun and entertaining issue is snowed out by Paul Mount's blizzard machine. If I'm Bryan Hitch, I'd be pissed. This is unforgivable. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Ryan Jun 23, 2019

    While not the worst issue ever, Fantastic Four 556 is pretty bad. The whole issue is an overpowered robot fighting basically every hero in the 616-Universe. CORRECTION: The whole issue is Reed, Ted, and Alyssa TALKING about an overpowered robot fighting basically every hero in the 616 universe. 90% of the battles take place off-panel, and the only reason I can think why is because Millar didn’t know how the robot was going to defeat all those heroes so he just did it off panel. Lousy

  • 8.0
    Prodigalson16 Feb 12, 2021

  • 7.5
    Julhin Mar 17, 2021

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