Fantastic Four #575

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Dale Eaglesham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 27, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 15
7.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Kicking off the world-spanning new adventures of the Fantastic Four, this is part one of the Prime Elements arc: The Hidden City of the High Evolutionary! Featuring the return of the Mole Man, the architecture of the underworld, and the smartest Moloid you'll ever meet. Don't miss it! Rated A …$2.99

  • 9.1
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jan 28, 2010

    Thanks to Hickman and Eaglesham, Fantastic Four is now once again Marvel's most exciting ongoing. And they're clearly just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 28, 2010

    I've never been a monthly devotee to the adventures of the Fantastic Four, but this creative team has my interest piqued. Another couple of issues on this level and I might just be joining them for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Feb 1, 2010

    Anyway, I’m giving this one a B+. I love the high-concept stuff and I love seeing old villains given new life. I love that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby are always given props and I love Hickman’s blockbuster movie approach to the FF. It all wrapped up a little quickly and I was never quite sure what the purpose of the Fantastic Four going underground was anyway. But it set the stage for an interesting new adventure and I’m looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jan 31, 2010

    This one is almost entirely setup for what is clearly going to be a major storyline. In that sense, mission accomplished, although I would have liked to see more of an actual plot than just plot devices. There isn't much movement here storywise, which is disappointing, especially after the dramatic entrance from Mole Man, who largely disappears from the issue after he sets things in motion for the Fantastic Four to set more things in motion. It is certainly worth reading if you've got the time, but I wouldn't drop everything to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jan 26, 2010

    That said, the pretty artwork can't overcome the impression that this is a fairly unremarkable Fantastic Four story, and possibly the weakest of Hickman's run so far. Having said that, I have to give credit to the writer for the possibility that he might be laying the groundwork for bigger and better things. I appreciate little touches like his respectful nods to the previous creators' work on the book (such as the reappearance of the dead Galactus from Millar and Hitch's run), and I wouldn't be surprised if this turned out to be one of those stories that's retrospectively improved by what comes later in the title. Read Full Review

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