Fantastic Four #563

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 28, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 1, 2009

    But you really should be reading this comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Feb 4, 2009

    Bryan Hitchs pencils bring a level of grounding to Millars script, working in tandem with the script to balance it out. If some other artist with a more extreme or exaggerated style would probably take this comic book to absurdity, but Hitch prevents this. With a book that has a lot of over-the top mixed in with a very real moment (an engagement), Hitch helps highlight the smaller moments within Millars script. The balance works very well, Ben Grimms excitement and happiness is more resonant than the twenty foot fertility statue. The action filled sequences benefit from Hitchs action as usual, with his attention to minute detail really paying off. Everything just looks better when his skylines are paid attention to with crazy detail. It makes the setting feel real. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jan 28, 2009

    Largely a foundation issue, then. There's no doubt in my mind that Millar has some great stories still left to tell in his run on the title, but I can't help noticing this one is a bit sleepier than usual. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kurt Taylor Lane/David Wallace Jan 27, 2009

    I wouldn't want every issue to be like this, but this is an enjoyable diversion that's a little reminiscent of those old X-Men issues in which they'd take time out to pop down to the pub, or play a little baseball. Some readers may bemoan the lack of a strong central story, but this "downtime" issue allows Millar to spend a little more time on characterisation than usual whilst continuing to foreshadow several upcoming plot points, making it work better as part of his larger run on the book than it does as a single issue. Also, given the hints that Millar has been dropping about his villains, it looks as though this could just be the calm before the storm -- and I can't help but feel that this issue is going to feel more tragic and bittersweet in retrospect than it currently appears. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jan 27, 2009

    This comic promises something major. Now we have to see if Millar can make it work. Read Full Review

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