Fantastic Four #569

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 29, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
6.9Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Double-Sized Finale to “The Masters of Doom!” featuring the last stand of the ragged FF before the triumphant Marquis of Death, as only the mind of Mark Millar could conceive it! And should Marvel’s first family survive that, they’ve got the wedding of the Thing to look forward to! Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 31, 2009

    Here's hoping Millar and Hitch's next project brings them back to the full-octane level. Now, it's on to the next creative team - time for someone new to take a shot at the First Family of comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace/Charles Webb Jul 28, 2009

    The only interesting and honest moments occur towards the end of the book with the long-in-development subplot about the Thing's marriage to his school teacher girlfriend. I've had trouble sticking with this particular storyline, only because I had the sneaking suspicion the Millar was going to do something underhanded or cynical with the relationship. I will say that this is another chapter in Ben Grimm's hard luck life, and if I didn't buy into its initial premise I definitely think there's real emotional honesty in its conclusion. Drawing on decades of Marvel's dead girlfriends and wives in a fairly gentle way, as well as with some nods to earlier plot points within this and earlier arcs from Millar's run, Ahearne actually gives the characters human reactions to their otherwise larger-than-life situations. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G. Jul 31, 2009

    Millar's run on FF has definitely become my favorite of any FF arc or stories. Granted, I'm not a big FF fan as they usually come off as campy to me. I was very pleased to see that the arc rebounded after last month's weird and poor outing. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jul 29, 2009

    Besides being a little too jammed full, stylistically there isn't a whole lot wrong with Fantastic Four #569. But for longtime readers, there's the sneaking suspicion that we've both been here and done that before. Regardless, considering the trajectory of the Millar/Hitch era as it wound down (and considering Millar and Hitch are only really present in spirit), it's better than I had expected. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Comic Addiction - Paul Steven Brown Jul 30, 2009

    Other elements had me scratching my head. What happened to Franklin? He and Val were nowhere to be found at the conclusion of the last chapter, but the little sister is front and center at the beginning of this issue. Also, did Dooms Master kill Bens Aunt Petunia? There isnt any mention of that horrific scene from last month here. One would think that come up during a family event like a wedding. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 29, 2009

    The finale of the Millar/Hitch run ends with neither on the book completely, but I don't think that would have helped this mediocre, convoluted story since Millar still plotted it and Hitch is replaced by an artist very much his equal. It's a shame that this 16-issue run couldn't end with more of a bang, but it does have some rather good moments. Read Full Review

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