Fantastic Four #559

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 13, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

DEATH OF THE INVISIBLE WOMAN PART 2 It's the Human Torch's worst break-up ever and Lightwave, Natalie X, Alex U-16, Doc Banner and the Burning Man are coming to avenge Johhny's jilted girlfriend! Plus: where in the world is Doctor Doom?

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 13, 2008

    It's easy to just write Fantastic Four off as that book you buy and enjoy every month, but take for granted, similar to how we view the always entertaining Ultimate SpiderMan. I'm tempted to give this a Check It, but I can't imagine dropping this in favour of any of the other Must Read's this week, so I can't see how it would be justified in putting a Check It here. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - M. Staples Aug 12, 2008

    And speaking of a captured Doom, if you thought last issue's big reveal of who is leading this new team was shocking, wait until you see who else they have captured. While this ending surely has me wondering just what the crap is going on, I'm loving every minute of this confusion. Seriously, why are you still reading this review and not the actual issue already? Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 13, 2008

    It always helps to have Hitch on the job. I'm not sure how many other artists at Marvel could properly depict the scale and variety of characters Millar throws out. Hitch, when he hits the mark, turns in some of the best work of his career. And while he usually does hit this mark, there are troublesome flashes. Certain pages, most notably a conversation between Sue and Elyssa, appear rushed. Carefully placed lines suddenly become haphazard. I hate to think of this series falling to Ultimates-level delays, but I hate even more to think that Hitch is rushing in order to turn in pages faster. The wait for new issues is hard to bear, and that's precisely why I want to see top-level work from both creators when they do finally arrive. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Aug 18, 2008

    Fantastic Four #559 was another entertaining read. Millar is treating the reader to a wild and larger than life tale on this title. If you enjoy adventure themed comic books then this is definitely a title for you. Millar keeps the story entertaining as we get solid character work, great action scenes, and huge over the top plotlines. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Aug 12, 2008

    Since we're still halfway through a story arc at this point, there are some elements of the story that require a little faith on the part of the reader to enjoy (for example, the impressive reveal at the issue's end is going to require a pretty convincing explanation if readers are really going to buy it). Still, that doesn't stop it from being a fun read, with the same big ideas and solid characterisation that made Millar's Ultimate Fantastic Four run such an enjoyable experience for me. A lot will depend on how the story plays out, but it's looking like this second arc might be a better showcase for both writer and artist than their patchy first story proved to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 20, 2008

    Im not a fan of Hitchs work here. All his male characters look like George W. Bush. However, the action sequences are entertaining enough and of course done in cinema wide scope format. Perhaps thats why the issue feels like such a quick useless read. Its filled with giant posters. Read Full Review

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