Fantastic Four #16

Fantastic Four #16

Writer: Matt Fraction, Karl Kesel Artist: Joe Quinones Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

FINAL ISSUE! The Fantastic Four are… DOOMED! Dr. Doom has taken on the power of Kang and Annihilus and is supreme ruler of the entire world. Good News: this is in the Doomed Universe. Bad News: our universe is next. The only ones in his way are the Fantastic Four and… the Fantastic Four! The Elemental Eight face off against Doom the Annihilating Conqueror with the fate of infinite realities in the balance! Plus the fate of Old John Storm! All in the fiery finish to the most mind-bending F4 adventure ever! les

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jan 18, 2014

    It was a good year for the Fantastic Four. Sure it had a few ups and downs since this series switch writers but I liked were it went so far. This last issue is a great send off to an amazing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Jan 15, 2014

    This Fantastic Four volume suffered from a change in creative teams, but it seems to have all come together at the end. Anybody who loved Fractions initial issues will be reminded of why they loved this run in the first place. The new creative team has been handed a nice place to pick up their story. As a lifelong fan of the Fantastic Four, Im excited to see what 2014 has in store for Marvels First Family. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 16, 2014

    Fraction's departure from the title could have easily spelled doom for this series, but Kesel saw fit to bring Doom to the forefront and amplify the character's threat. In the end, "Fantastic Four" #16 is another issue from Kesel that was delivered in a relief effort to continue the adventures of the premiere family of the Marvel Universe. Kesel does a nice job tying up the loose ends, teasing out some new threads and giving readers a chance to celebrate the Fantastic Four with the Fantastic Four. James Robinson and Leonard Kirk are up next, and my calendar is already marked for the debut of their All-New Marvel NOW! take on the Fantastic Four, but for now, I'm more than happy to soak up the fun of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 19, 2014

    As the series gets set for a new creative team, a new first issue and a new storyline, here's hoping things get back on track for Marvel's first family. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Jan 16, 2014

    Overall, Karl Kesel and Raffaele Ienco gave it their all to catch Matt Fraction's throw and run it into the end-zone. While it may not be an a touchdown celebrated by many or remembered in the shadow of “FF”, it's still a touchdown. A conclusion to a fun story that tried new things with a team perhaps intrinsically built to play things safe, this was the best last issue this series could hope for without the inclusion of Matt Fraction and Mark Bagely themselves. Not only that, but we get a send-off to the series as whole as well as “FF” from Kesel, Lee Allred and one of the most underrated artists in the industry that feels incredibly heartfelt and gives a powerful last impression. Quite the send-off, indeed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Feb 15, 2014

    Still, it could have been much worse, and at least the Fantastic Four are back, and ready for the next phase " All-New Marvel NOW! Time for a jazzy costume change? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We The Nerdy - Spencer Maxwell Jan 16, 2014

    This is a very odd comic in starting off so awful to becoming suddenly so great. If the entirety of the issue was only like the second half, I would recommend it as highly as possible. Just because the first half was such a difficult read, I cannot propose this for anyone to purchase. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Kristi McDowell Jan 17, 2014

    I guess, overall, I expected the Fantastic Four finale to be something a little more amazing and over the top. But perhaps that's the problem with a story that takes place across two books is that, without the other, it can't genuinely feel like an ending. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 22, 2014

    It's a shame that it's too little, way too late. Matt Fraction has been making a shift towards his creator-owned work lately, and Fantastic Four #16 makes a good case for that trend. Fraction's other work crackles with energy and humor and intelligence - this book, however, feels like a retread from page one. Maybe he needs to recharge his creative batteries - maybe he needs to find a project that suits his passions more. But it feels like Marvel has been trying for years to revitalize the Fantastic Four - but if you can't get a writer to imbue this series with enthusiasm and vitality, there's no chance a reader is going to follow suit. Read Full Review

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