Fantastic Four #5

Fantastic Four #5

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 13, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

The F4 travel back to ancient Rome and dine with Caesar on the Ides of March.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Mar 13, 2013

    Overall, I think this is a great series and this was a solid issue. Mark Bagley delivers some really lovely art in this comic and the story takes a very interesting and exciting turn, which was great to see. Fraction melds history and science fiction together in a way that is interesting and compelling, and the result is a story that will leave you wanting more. The relationships between characters feels grounded and real, and that's something that is definitely necessary when writing about this tight knit group of characters. The story is written in a way that is pretty accessible, so if you haven't been reading you should be able to start here without any difficulties. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 17, 2013

    I'm happy to report: they're doing just fine, thanks. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Mar 13, 2013

    The art, on the other hand, is good, but doesn't quite excel like the writing. Mark Bagley, inked by Mark Farmer, does a serviceable job, and definitely nails a lot of the small moments, but the book still feels like it lacks a strong visual character. The storytelling is fine and the panel structure does its job, which is all fine and dandy. There's just no panel or page where you go "Wow! Look at that!" It'd be nice if the art matched the excitement and fun of the story, but it simply doesn't. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Mar 13, 2013

    Lack of artistic detail aside, this is still a great issue to a series that continues to be a must read. While Hickmans Fantastic Four run was epic in scope, Fraction is going for a more personal and character driven tone. Both styles are great and its fun to see how some of these characters tick, especially from a fresh perspective. Its something worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Mar 17, 2013

    As we flash back to modern day times we see that the time traveler who took over Julius Caesar is now going to pay back his debt to the Fantastic Four while they are away. It's unclear what that means but this is clearly going to cross into the FF story line in the upcoming issues and a great way to tie the books together once more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 15, 2013

    Fantastic Four continues to be a fun read, completely outside of the usual super hero drama. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Culture Mass - Brian Martin Mar 19, 2013

    While it still features some of the weak characterization of recent issues, Fantastic Four #5 is entertaining and surprising, and a step in the right direction for the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Mar 13, 2013

    An entertaining read, if not a bit average. Fraction delivers an amusing time-traveling adventure, with some heartfelt moments between Reed and Sue to balance the typical F4 quirkiness. These shenanigans are carried along by Bagleys artwork, which is as consistent as ever in handling both aspects of the narrative. Compared to the last issues much more emotionally-involved story, however, this issue is enjoyable but not particularly noteworthy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Mar 17, 2013

    Fantastic Four #5 is interesting, but felt a little inconsequential. Then again, given the way things are going in this title, this will probably turn out to contain the central events of the whole series and I'll be left looking foolish. Regardless, This is a thoroughly enjoyable comic! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 14, 2013

    With all the fun that Fraction and Michael Allred are serving up in "FF," it's a little disappointing to see "Fantastic Four" getting a bit lackluster. There's still a lot of time to turn things around, and I did appreciate the plot starting to move forward. But the writing in general could use a bit more of a burst of energy, and the art even more so. Here's to hoping the fun returns next month in greater numbers. Read Full Review

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