Fantastic Four #608

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Karl Kesel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 18, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
7.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The Nation of Wakanda is set on a path that will forever change its role in the Marvel Universe. The Panther God chooses the fate of T’Challa. Who will be the Black Panther?

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Jul 21, 2012

    Jonathan Hickman's run on Fantastic Four is rapidly coming to a close and I am truly sorry to see him leave. But he has left behind perhaps one of the best runs since the title began all those years ago. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jul 18, 2012

    I think a good superhero comic not only pulls you into the story, but it also leaves the reader with a lot more questions than answers, even if the issue itself has concluded. This book was the second part of a two-part story, but by the end, I found myself with a lot more questions than andwers. What is this new bond between Reed and T'Challa? How will T'Challa's new role manifest itself and what powers (if any) has he gained? And what does this mean for Shuri as the Black Panther of Wakanda? Finally, it's alluded in this issue that Wakanda will suffer (and Hickman implies why), so what will lead to these problems? There is definitely a lot to think about in tho issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jul 18, 2012

    With such a great moment for T'Challa, it is unfortunate that the ladies' story gets shortchanged. Their conflict with the undead soldiers resolves, but the whole affair feels like they were given busywork while Reed and T'Challa were off pursuing their merged fates. That said, this issue has some great moments for Black Panther, and it delivers the only poignant Avengers vs. X-Men tie-in scene that I have read, a feat Hickman should be proud of. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Jul 19, 2012

    While this isn't really a great issue to get this week if you haven't been collecting Fantastic Four - it does potentially point to Hickman setting things up for the next writer. And, with the NOW! initiative, Marvel wants to have tighter cohesion among their different titles, so I wouldn't say that it's a bad time to jump on with Hickman only having about 3 issues left. Just know that whoever takes the reigns next is probably not going to have the same style so it's up to you if you want to wait and see. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jul 20, 2012

    A mediocre, poorly developed script meets art that's merely passable. I have a feeling that Hickman's Fantastic Four/FF work post-Fantastic Four #604 (when Hickman wanted to end his run, but for Marvel's insistence) will be treated much like Rucka's final arc, “Cutter”, on Batwoman's Detective Comics. That is, it'll probably end up being largely overlooked and forgotten. Well, hopefully with the exception of that awesome “Ben Grimm in the future” done-in-one one and the hilarious “Annihilus on the toilet” issue of FF. Read Full Review

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