Fantastic Four #583

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 22, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 18
7.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Now joined by artist Steve Epting (CAPTAIN AMERICa) , Jonathan Hickman’s tenure on FANTASTIC FOUR hits critical mass with “THREE”, running through FF #583-588. The War of Four Cities has begun, and when it’s run its course, one member of the Fantastic Four will have breathed their last! Change is in the air as the World’s Greatest Comic Magazine lives up to its motto! While the Fantastic Four have to deal with an uprising in the Forever City of the High Evolutionary, back home in the Baxter Building Val finds her father's Bridge machine and learns the Cost of Solving Everything. It's the return of Doctor Doom and the debut of supers more

  • 9.6
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Sep 27, 2010

    The only problem with this book? It hurts. My stomach is knotted up in anticipation of the next issue and I’m left with a sense of physical pain waiting for a month to go by. That’s fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 28, 2010

    This comic certainly isn't for everyone, but frankly, if you're not picking up this comic - you're missing out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ross Haralson Sep 26, 2010

    With the strength of this creative team and the overall quality of this issue, Fantastic Four has once again moved to the top of my reading list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 22, 2010

    "Three" has gotten off to a slightly more understated start than I might have expected, but I'm plenty psyched for the remaining issues of this arc. Hickman looks to be making good on the better part of two years of build-up. With Epting providing a bit of artistic stability to the series, Fantastic Four has nowhere to go but up from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Sep 23, 2010

    So much gleamed from one issue that I bought on whim. Well, I guess you could say that I'm becoming a fan of Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four. I look forward to seeing what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex EvansShare this:FacebookStumbleUponDigg Sep 25, 2010

    An issue completely carried by two characters. Thankfully, those two characters are more than awesome enough to manage the task. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Sep 25, 2010

    Fantastic Four #583 was a phenomenal read. Jonathan Hickman is absolutely killing it on Fantastic Four. Hickman's work here is second to none as he has created a fantastic universe for the Fantastic Four. Hickmans work reminds me a lot of Stan Lee and Jack Kirbys work on this title. With everything that Hickman has built seemingly coming to a head in this latest story arc, Three, comic book fans will not want to miss out. Whether it is adventure, action, cosmic, world building, character deconstruction or anything else that you are looking for Fantastic Four has it. This title truly has everything that a reader would want from a comic book. I highly recommend jumping on board Hickmans Fantastic Four run as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Sep 26, 2010

    While I certainly cant fault Marvel execs for wanting to publicize a story that threatens to kill off one of their central characters, its hard for me to envision this arc ultimately standing out as an epic among Hickmans other work. The real epic has been the writers entire run, a continuous unified story of which Three will comprise only a single part. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Sep 24, 2010

    While this comic sets up plenty and gives us enough to feel worth the money it still just doesn't feel great. I like that Hickman does not decompress his ideas in this title, when he easily could, but this issue feels like it gives far too much without explaining or earning it. I'm certain the pay off for it will come throughout the arc but in the end it makes this comic, as a standalone experience, good but not great. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Sep 26, 2010

    The real core of the issue, thankfully, is familial dynamics. While Ben deals stoically with further mutation, Valeria takes action to correct a failing she finds in Reed, and takes it all the way to Latveria. Hickman seems to have a strong handle on who Doom is (even in his current reduced state), and his Valeria is one of those charming child savants. But I don't think we get hint one of who might be killed to make Three happen, and I can only hope Epting sticks around to make sense of it when it does. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Sep 25, 2010

    I was half hoping that this would have been a jumping on point for new(or in my case, returning)fans, but this was most definitely NOT a jumping on point. It was more like a "jumping into the deep end of the pool and trying to learn how to swim" point. I just didn't understand a good 75% of what was happening here. Hopefully before the next issue I can get my hands on some back issues or trades, because I was just in over my head here, which led to me just not enjoying this comic as much as I think I could have. Oh well, maybe next issue will make a bit more sense then this one did. Read Full Review

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