Fantastic Four #8

Fantastic Four #8

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 22, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

One day a year, The Thing reverts to his human form. This year… Ben Grimm is going to go home again -- as Ben Grimm!What was Yancy Street REALLY like back in the day? And how long until the ever-loving’ THING makes his appearance?And meanwhile, the tables get turned in Franklin and Val’s relationship… and when these two siblings have a rivalry, all bets are off.

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker May 24, 2013

    Fraction and Bagley are on top of their game with Fantastic Four #8. Anybody not reading this (and FF) should really rethink their life decisions. Yancy Street Dont Bend and neither does the quality of work that Fraction continues to publish for Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 28, 2013

    Fraction had a lot to live up to, following Jonathan Hickman on this series - and so far, he's holding his own. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 22, 2013

    Matt Fraction has a gift. He crafts these lines of dialogue that you can't help but repeat. You want to wear them to dress yourself in the conversation of superheroes. If you read Hawkeye, you know plenty of them. Well, "Yancy Street Don't Bend!" It's not just because it sounds great when you yell it, it's because it has weight. When Ben Grimm says it, it means something. There's an intensity in those words that you don't always find in superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto May 24, 2013

    Fantastic Four #8 is that classic time travel, space trotting story that takes you back to a familiar time, where even though the setting that is explored is old, we discover new things about Ben Grimm. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser May 24, 2013

    I was thinking about dropping Fantastic Four, but with issues like these, there are still plenty of reasons to stick around. With future issues delving into the meaning of the F4, it looks like there are also just as many reasons to keep reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed May 23, 2013

    Despite these hiccups, Fraction weaves a very interesting story, with wonderful dialogue and character dynamics. In the plus column, Bagleys artwork shines in this issue. He does a great job of capturing Bens emotional state in both his forms, and conveying very real humanity in the short scenes we are given. While I cant say I love this issue, I do love what its trying to do, and look forward to whats coming in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 22, 2013

    The idea of the Thing returning to human form once a year is a neat idea. Unfortunately that time feels as if it's come too quickly and passes by even quicker. The action in this story passed by way too fast and it feels like it was just setting things up for the possible big implications hinted at for the next issue. Ben Grimm in Yancy Street was cool but with his 'mission' changing, it just felt like an average story instead of being allowed to have story elements fleshed out. I just wanted more from the issue. But we do have a pretty big twist possibly coming next issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 22, 2013

    In the end, this isn't a bad comic, but there is nothing revolutionary within the pages either. Die hard fans of Thing will enjoy some moments of it, but other than that it is a rather generic read. Read Full Review

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