Fantastic Four #579

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Neil Edwards Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 26, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 16
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Faced with the death of imagination and growing pandemic of tomorrow fear, Reed Richards takes the future of discovery into his own hands. Think the world is a bad place, everything is going to hell, and the end times are surely around the corner? Try reading the World's Greatest Comic Magazine. Rated A

  • 9.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips May 26, 2010

    As you can tell by this glowing review, the issue is another stellar performance by Hickman. Sadly, Dale Eaglesham's art is not present, presumably as a result of him taking on the Steve Rogers: Super Soldier mini with Ed Brubaker. Neil Edwards draws the issue instead, and his more conventional approach comes as a jarring shift after Eagleham's heavily stylized work in preceding installments. I can only hope that at some point Eaglehsam returns to see this epic through, even if Edwards does prove if he can draw one hell of a action sequence with the aforementioned kiddie kung fu match. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski May 28, 2010

    awesome book. Thank you, Mr. Hickman, for bringing the fantastic back. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Maxwell Yezpitelok May 28, 2010

    In an earlier issue the Mole Man himself, the groups first enemy, reaches out to Reed to ask for his help. The resulting adventure doesnt center on uneasy alliances or potential double-crosses, as is usually the case when good guys and bad guys team up, but on a problem bigger than all of them, one that theyre compelled to solve because simply its in line with their motivations. Its a simple approach I wish more comic writers would employ. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 2, 2010

    Fantastic Four #579 was another homerun issue by Jonathan Hickman. I absolutely love how Hickman is weaving together all of these various one-shot stories together as he builds up the War of the Four Cities. This issue is a great jumping on point for readers that have yet to jump on the Fantastic Four bandwagon. Hickman showed in this issue that he has big plans in store for the Fantastic Four and no one should miss what is coming up next. I just cant recommend this issue and Hickmans run as a whole to you enough. If you are a fan of big stories with a nice cosmic flavor do yourselves a favor and pick this series up. You wont be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt May 27, 2010

    The lack of transitions and seemingly unnecessary "distraction scenes" mar the fantastic concepts that Hickman is building here. He is clearly taking a slowburn approach to this series which will read better in a trade format, but as a monthtomonth reader, I can't help but feel like there are just as many misses as there are hits in this issue. Read Full Review

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