Fantastic Four #5AU

Fantastic Four #5AU

Event\Storyline: Age of Ultron Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

An AGE OF ULTRON tie-in! Will the rise of the artificial intelligence Ultron cause the premature end of the Fantastic Four’s sojourn across time and space?

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Mar 28, 2013

    Fantastic Four #5AU is about as good as major crossover tie-ins get. After reading so many awful or mediocre AVX and Death of the Family tie-ins, it was a breath of fresh air to read something this wonderful. Its also nice to see deaths in a superhero comic that dont feel redundant and lame. While these deaths are obviously not permanent, it still has an effect. Thats all a superhero fan can ask for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Mar 29, 2013

    Fantastic Four #5AU writer Matt Fraction knocks one out of the park with his take on the Age of Ultron crossover through the eyes of Marvel's veteran superhero team the Fantastic Four. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Mar 27, 2013

    I had my reservations about reviewing this issue, as Im not currently keeping up with the Age of Ultron event. However, the story still works on its own merit, and its worth a read for any F4 fan in search of more somber fare. Quick, quiet and precisely told, this is a poignant issue with a strong delivery and evocative artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Mar 28, 2013

    My only real problem with the Fantastic Four being involved with events on Earth is that up until now, there's been absolutely no way of contacting the team while on their journey. Now, seemingly out of nowhere, Black Panther has some deus ex machina communication device that can broadcast through all space and time. What? Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Mar 30, 2013

    We close the issue with Franklin and Valeria (Reed and Sue's children) realizing they are alone on a spaceship in the middle of nowhere with no plan on what they should be doing next. Will this be a further Age of Ultron crossover involving them? Will they continue on in an advneture while they wait for the return of their parents? Or will they be pretty much ignored until Age of Ultron ends? We'll find out next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 1, 2013

    So far, Sue Storm is the only FF member to make an appearance in AU and this issue tells us why. Matt Fraction delivers to his readers an emotional punch in the face as Reed, Johnny, and Ben's last words to the children via a holographic message is somehow heart wrenching even though you know not only the end result, but you know that result will not last forever. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Mar 27, 2013

    If nothing else, the issue looks pretty damn good. Andre Araujo does some killer work. He has a sketchy, European style that reads fantastically. The highlight is his Thing, who he injects with superb levels of detail and character. That said, there are a few moments where some of the other characters look a little odd, mainly in their facial expressions. Pupils are different sizes, heads seem misshapen. The colors also feel drab and flat, which doesn't help the slower scenes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Mar 28, 2013

    Overall, it's a good issue, but just not quite the excellence that lives up to the word “fantastic”. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Mar 27, 2013

    Fantastic Four #5AU leaves things in a weird and sort of interesting place, but I have no idea if it will continue in the next issue or if this is some kind of stand-alone tie-in that's just meant to be a sort of quick gut punch. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 29, 2013

    I really hope the other AU tie-in's don't play out like this one. I've enjoyed Fraction run on Fantastic Four so far, but this issue just felt forced. Read Full Review

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