Fantastic Four #580

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Neil Edwards Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 23, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 16
7.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

A giant toy store full of deadly videogame kids and killer Legos. An underground labyrinth inhabited by needy Swedish nannies. The Impossible Man. Arcade. And a babysitter named Johnny Storm...Enter the Frank-tastic Four. Rated A …$2.99

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jun 24, 2010

    The issue's final eight-page sequence is by far its best and most powerful. It's there that Hickman uses the school for gifted youths Reed set up last issue to introduce one of his most exciting plot developments yet. I won't describe it with any detail for fear of ruining the impact of the scene, but suffice it to say it involves the children successfully solving a problem that's plagued Reed for years – one that hits very close to home for the team. There are a ton of wonderful emotional moments in this scene, but its last page definitely packs the most punch. Once again, it reminds us that this title is in the best hands it's been in for years…maybe decades. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jun 27, 2010

    Lots of fun, Hickman's FF is back in shape. If you've got kids interested in comics, I imagine they'd love this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 23, 2010

    "Fantastic Four" under Hickman has proven to capture my attention month after month, no small feat. The best thing about the series is that I feel like it's still wonderfully unpredictable with each new issue; there's always something new and strange and, well, fantastic just waiting for us as a reader. If you aren't reading "Fantastic Four" these days, now's a great time to check it out and see just what you've been missing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Jun 24, 2010

    Overall, this is a fairly good outing, and I love the work being done with the Future Foundation, it's rich with potential and the characterizations of the various members are part of what make it such a treat to read and see more done with them. The series and this issue still have the nagging problem of being a tad uneven, but it doesn't ruin the enjoyment of the issue, thankfully. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Jun 25, 2010

    While each scene was equally superb the real standout star of this title is Hickman, who seamlessly transitions from scene to scene and circumstance to circumstance smoothly and flawlessly. It is incredible to see how he incorporates all these ideas into his book and is able to make it ebb and flow so naturally. Credit Marvel for recognizing Hickmans tremendous talent and placing him on a book that would take advantage of his talents. The Fantastic Four has been a phenomenal book to read and it looks like it is only going to get better! Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jun 25, 2010

    Even when I'm reading a comic that I don't particularly care for, it is very rare that I'm actually bored while reading. Unfortunately, this is one of those rare occasions as Hickman and Edwards present a forgettable and ridiculously predictable story whose most notable moment isn't the relatively interesting twist ending (which can't hold up the issue on its own), but instead is a two page spread that has nothing to do with the issue and is only memorable for how poorly timed it is and the adverse affect it had on the rest of the issue. I'd highly recommend passing on this one as it is definitely the weakest issue so far in Hickman's run. Read Full Review

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