Fantastic Four #2

Fantastic Four #2

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
7.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

• Manhattan is under attack by a monstrous killer swarm from a corrupted pocket universe, and in order to defeat it the FANTASTIC FOUR will need all their courage, powers and well as those of every other hero in New York!
• But to attain final victory one of the First Family will must make a TERRIBLE SACRIFICE!
• And so the first strings are pulled and the first pieces are put in place...
• ...On the Fantastic Four's DOWNFALL!

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Mar 14, 2014

    With their first arc being titled “The Fall of the Fantastic Four” it is clear to us all that things will be going much further south than they already have and it's only a matter of time until Robinson and Kirk bring out all the stocks and show us a Fantastic Four that we have never seen before and probably never will see again after this is all over. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Mar 14, 2014

    They are shaking the team to its core, and in doing so, seem to be starting a pretty unique, while undoubtedly classic, run on this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Mar 15, 2014

    All in all Robinson knows how to make a good Fantastic Four comic. It keeps you reading fom start to finish and makes you want to see more. Also for those who have read the last issue, it looks like things are going underway for the downfall of the team. By the end of the comic readers will start to realize why Johnny was going down to self destruction as seen in the last issue. I really hope the team can make it through this, because this really does look like the Fall of the Fantastic Four. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Mar 17, 2014

    So, in a nutshell, James Robinson and Co. are continuing on with their solid start to the new series, and I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 12, 2014

    Leonard Kirk has quite a bit of work to do in this issue, as the whole of Manhattan is under attack by a horde of monstrous creatures. Fortunately, he's able keep things clear even throughout all of the chaos. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Mar 15, 2014

    While there are some minor problems in the executions of his concepts, Robinson craft a solid tale of action and chaos along with a his very talented collaborators, Kirk, Kesel and Aburtov. It's not the greatness that this title has reached before, but it's good fun nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Mar 12, 2014

    While this may not be a great issue for noobs, it does everything that a longtime fan needs it to. Robinson has started the teams fall and hints that it will get ugly very quickly. With Leonard Kirk on board, that ugliness will sure look pretty. The new Fantastic Four is definitely a keeper. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Apr 4, 2014

    This is an enjoyable issue of Fantastic Four. Whilst the story may seem a bit generic, Robinson's scripting does a good job of starting off the "Fall of the Fantastic Four" proper, and I can't wait to see where they go next. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Mar 13, 2014

    New costumes aside, of course. I see no purpose to the redesign whatsoever, and the new colour scheme just looks wrong. The blue and black worked, as did the blue and white. And Hickmans white suits looked great. But these look off. Leonard Kirks art is variable throughout. Lets take Johnny for instance. In some panels he looks like a skinny teenager, but in the final few panels, he looks like his most recent mid-twenties self. Itll settle down as the series continues, I have no doubt. Heres hoping the story rises above its well-trodden path. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Patrick McAleer Mar 17, 2014

    Whilst this issue hasn't signaled anything deeply original in Robinson's plans for the Fantastic Four, there are some fun moments and it highlights how good an art team Marvel have assembled for this title. I just hope they get to take the Four down roads less traveled. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 15, 2014

    Beyond that, the issue just felt kind of generic. A bunch of other heroes make cameos in the background (including Mach VI!), but the issue is really just about the Fantastic Four fighting random bug monsters until Reed sciences the problem away. Nothing really stands out as all that new or interesting, leading to just a fairly ordinary story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 14, 2014

    Robinson is hardly the first writer to have a problem with writing "Fantastic Four." It's no small coincidence that Matt Fraction's "Fantastic Four" run wasn't half as strong as his "FF" title being published at the same time, certainly. So far, I'm not seeing a reason for this to be a "Fantastic Four" story in particular, and that's a little worrisome. The art is nice from Kirk, but the story definitely needs to catch up and soon. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Mar 12, 2014

    The thing that makes James Robinson and Leonard Kirk's Fantastic Four so disappointing is that, by all rights, they could be doing so much better. Robinson's old-meets-new sensibilities seem like a natural fit for Marvel's first family, and Kirk's grasp of bombastic, big action lends itself perfect to a comic that often finds itself far afield in alternate dimensions, other planets, and exotic locales. But what works on paper is often less successful in practice. By forcing the FF into a more grounded mold, and trying to go darker to keep the book interesting, Robinson is ignoring the big, bright future that Fantastic Four has always promised. Fantastic Four needs actual innovation, not the illusion of momentum. Read Full Review

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