Fantastic Four #588

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 23, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 19
8.7Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Following the death of XXXXXXXX, we spend a month
seeing how the remaining members of the Fantastic Four, the extended family, other heroes, and prominent villains react to the loss of this legendary hero. It's the epilogue to THREE: A Month of Mourning. PLUS: The Amazing Spider-Man consoles Franklin Richards in a second all-new tale!

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 24, 2011

    It's great to see it back at the level it once occupied: "The World's Greatest Comic Magazine." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Feb 23, 2011

    This is certainly a sad read for FF fans, but also one that offers plenty of reasons to be excited for the future of the franchise. We can mourn Johnny Storm, but there's no need to mourn a series that's merely evolving into something new and different. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Feb 26, 2011

    This is, on many levels, the best "Fantastic Four" issue of Hickman's run, and for a long time in general. Death touches the first family of comics and the results are terrible to see but they must be lived through to get to the other side. The only words in the comic, mostly in the back up feature with Brooks' art, add something to the issue but should not be the focus. The haunting spectre of death is a fickle mistress and after she has gone you still don't feel the same. A little slice of the soul of this book died and it was interesting to see that passing displayed in a comic that held your attention and actually made you feel something. An interactive book is a sheer delight, when done right, and here it is done so very right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex EvansShare this: Feb 26, 2011

    A wonderful send-off, one that's a great farewell, but also a fantastic prelude to whatever madness Hickman still has in store. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Feb 25, 2011

    In my humble opinion, Jonathan Hickman has to be the best writer in the industry today. The ideas he's coming up with in all three of his Marvel books are simply amazing. If you're not reading Fantastic Four, you are truly missing out on comic gold. And you hate kittens. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Feb 23, 2011

    Allin all, this final issue of FantasticFour was quite good, but did not feel at all final, but I dont think itwas supposed to. This may be the last issue, but it is far from the end of thestory that Jonathan Hickman is telling and I look forward to seeing where heplans go with FF #1 next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Feb 25, 2011

    All in all, the final issue of Fantastic Four is an adequate farewell to the team as we knew it, though its nowhere near as powerful as was last months death scene. Much like an end-of-episode music montage on television, it surely gets its point across, while simultaneously trying your patience with its excessiveness. Read Full Review

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