Fantastic Four #557

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 21, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

WORLD'S GREATEST PART 4 Who is the Anti-Galactus? Can the remaining members of the Fantastic Four stop CAP's rampage? Find out here in the shocking conclusion to WORLD'S GREATEST!

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - M. Staples May 21, 2008

    Perhaps the only complaint I have about this issue is the lack of resolution of the Nu-World plot. I was really hoping we would get to see why the Earth Trust thinks the Earth is doomed. I still think it's a sinister group with an "all-for-the-best" faade, but with twelve issues remaining in the Millar/Hitch run, I suppose there is still plenty of time for this plot to be dealt with. There is no way Millar can promise that the "Earth is doomed," and not follow up on this information. Surely the Marvel Universe will not have to transfer to Nu-World, so either the Earth Trust's true motive will be revealed, or Reed will find some way to save the world where all else have failed. Either way, I look forward to see where Millar will take this (not to mention the final page cliffhanger!) Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 21, 2008

    Easily the highlight of this issue is seeing Hitch flex all his muscles once more. The fog of war is lifted and the issue is much better off for it. While Hitch can't seem to draw classic Iron Man to save his life, every other person, place, and thing in this issue is flat out gorgeous. While still not as satisfying as the first two issues, Millar and Hitch deliver a major improvement that leaves me eager to see where the next arc may lead us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn May 27, 2008

    Fantastic Four #557 provided the reader with a satisfying ending to Millar's debut story arc. Fantastic Four is a well balanced title that provides the reader with equal parts drama, action and character development. Even if you are like me and have never been much of a fan of the Fantastic Four before, I think that what Millar is pulling off on this title might appeal to you. Millar is doing a nice job trying to make the stories new reader friendly. I would certainly recommend giving the Fantastic Four a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace May 20, 2008

    All things considered, I've enjoyed this first arc of Millar and Hitch's Fantastic Four a little less than I expected. Whilst the big outlandish ideas and great visuals that I had hoped to see have been present, I feel as though these four issues have lacked a sufficiently dramatic and engaging core premise to really make me care about the outcome of the story. I don't want to labour the comparisons to Millar and Hitch's Ultimates too much because their Fantastic Four deserves to stand as a separate piece of work without being constantly compared to the team's previous big success, but the last couple of issues' fight between the FF and the CAP robot just hasn't given readers the same kind of dramatic hook that the personal conflicts and well-developed relationships of that book provided. This issue's final-page teaser for the next storyline has me slightly more excited, promising a far more characterful and enjoyable villainous presence that should give the team someone a little mo Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 17, 2008

    Hitch draws a decent George W. Bush, and adds many intricate details to the CAP and other settings. The story definitely looks over the top and out of this world and I understand why Marvel Comics picked him for the storyline. Because of the outlandish sets he creates, there is always a threat that his work will not connect with readers because they are out of scale. However, he does add enough of those close-ups shots with enough human emotions. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan May 21, 2008

    Millar gives Reed Richards all the hero moments in this issue. Not only does Reed get to pilot his "billion dollar a second" super robot armor, but he also gets to reject the gorgeous and brilliant ex-girlfriend and take his wife on a time travel getaway. It's that last scene that works best, as Reed and Sue Richards watch, through a restaurant window, as they bumped into each other for the first time, thirteen years earlier. There's a simplicity, a sense of wonder, and a sweetness to this comic that shine through the veil of sleaze. Maybe that's the point. Read Full Review

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