Fantastic Four #578

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Dale Eaglesham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 28, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 15
5.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Death, life and resurrection...Annihilus is back and hungry for revenge! Prime Elements part four: The Cult of the Negative Zone! Rated T

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 30, 2010

    No Annihilus, but still an engaging read with some stunning art. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Andy Bentley Apr 28, 2010

    As evident by the letters column in the back, this current run on the Fantastic Four has polarized comic readers. Some find Hickman's scripting obtuse and disconcerting. Many comic readers continue to read titles because they find the familiarity comforting. I am firmly in the other camp. I like writers like Hickman, Warren Ellis and Grant Morrison - anyone who tries to push the medium forward. I think the final fan letter sums it up best: "It dares to be big and small, epic and quiet, and we are all the better for it!" Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Apr 29, 2010

    Miles better than last month's illustrated essay, but not up to Hickman's usual A-grade. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Apr 30, 2010

    Is that clear as mud? Im totally lost, only grateful that Eaglesham makes it all look so pretty. Seriously, the art is the least of this books problems. In striving for sci-fi immersion, Hickman has achieved incomprehensibility. I wont even ask where Ben is. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Vine - inferiorego Apr 29, 2010

    I couldn't have cared less about what was going on in this book. It's right down the middle for me. I didn't like it, and I didn't hate it. It's just "meh." Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 28, 2010

    Hopefully we'll come back to the war between the cities before too long; it's a great idea, and now that all the cities are revealed and in motion the next steps seem fairly obvious. Until then, though, it feels like a slightly weak conclusion to the story. Considering the level of exploration and wonder and adventure the first three issues had, this final chapter felt a little flat in comparison. Maybe it will work better as part of a greater whole once we see the follow-up, but until then, not so much. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Apr 29, 2010

    This week's Fantastic Four is definitely the weakest issue of Jonathan Hickman's run so far. It is clear that he is setting up big things and I'm excited to see them play out, but this issue's haphazard plotting and horrible transitions keeps me from fully enjoying the ride there. Things don't fare much better for Dale Eaglesham and Paul Mounts, whose art simply does not live up their own standards. Perhaps my expectations were just too high, but I feel totally let down by this issue, despite being excited to see where the series goes next. Read Full Review

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