Fantastic Four #562

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 31, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 8
7.9Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Prepare for the funeral of the Invisible Woman!

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Dec 30, 2008

    The book isn't completely flawless. There's a certain amount of hubris in having the Watcher turn up to Sue's funeral to show just how important Millar and Hitch's story is, when in all honesty the grandeur of the occasion had already been conveyed perfectly well through the writing and the artwork. There's also the question of how Doom was recaptured between the end of the previous issue and the start of this one, but I guess that's one of those story points that just has to be taken for granted. However, these tiny niggles don't take anything away from the rest of the issue or from Millar and Hitch's run as a whole, which is already shaping up to be far better than I expected from the earlier issues, and an equal to Millar's winning run on Ultimate Fantastic Four in terms of creativity, imagination and faithful characterisation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Jan 6, 2009

    Bryan Hitch is still Bryan Hitch. Probably responsible for the slight delays in the release of this comic book, but that doesnt matter when the book is in your hand. His attention to details is above and beyond what is expected. Even people and objects in the far background are detailed and paid attention to, creating an entire panel worth looking at. Even The Thing, in all his orange glory, never becomes simply an orange blob, no matter how far away he is from the camera. His panelling is good as well, with a particular page of an exchange between Reed Richards and Dr. Doom standing out in my mind. The page has a sort of symmetry with two extreme close-ups of the two characters eyes which makes for a great page. Hitchs work continues to impress me and as long as the delays never become too extreme, I will continue to look forward to engaging in his work. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Jan 3, 2009

    Where do I fit in the debate? I'm one of the people in the middle. I dislike that Millar regularly glosses over major plot elements, but still feel that the good he brings to the table greatly outweighs the bad. I don't love it as much as many reviewers, but still recognize that it's still extremely well executed even with the faults. The teaser at the end was more than enough to keep me anticipating the next issue, whenever that may be… Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Jan 7, 2009

    The second one involves a mysterious and universe-scale threat that will undoubtedly tear everything down around its ears. It's a shame, but I sense that it's supposed to be. We're supposed to be a bit comfortable in all this normalcy, so that when something wipes it all away, we miss it. Read Full Review

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