Fantastic Four #3

Fantastic Four #3

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 23, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
7.6Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

•  The FANTASTIC FOUR were victorious defending Manhattan from inter-dimensional invasion but at a terrible cost!!!
•  Is this "Flame Off" forever for the HUMAN TORCH?
•  Introducing a new stronger, deadlier version of the WRECKING CREW!!!

  • 9.0
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit Apr 23, 2014

    The World's Greatest Comic Magazine is in good hands! Robinson and Kirk have hit a sweet spot with this series and things are just heating up – even if Johnny is cooling off. This issue in particular offers up plenty of intrigue, character development,action and hard sci-fi to keep anyFantastic Fourfan chomping at the bit. A definite, must read! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Apr 25, 2014

    OverallFantastic Four #3 was a fun read. It did what was expected while bringing in some things that fans of the series were hoping to see in connection with the previous volume of the series. Also there are a few new things that would have readers coming back next month to see where things go from there. I'm hoping to see more about the heroes reborn universe as it seems that place is in a lot of trouble. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 23, 2014

    Fantastic Four #3 is a very solid comic that showcases how the series is hitting its stride. Big threats are looming for the Family and we get a nice check-in with the supporting cast that has made Fantastic Four and FF such fan favourite titles the past few years. Robinson and Kirk are definitely in sync and their work in this issue shows this team is capable of great things. This comic captures the adventurous spirit of the Fantastic Four perfectly and Robinson & Kirk have me hooked. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 27, 2014

    I'm trying to be patient - I know writer James Robinson is capable of excellent work - but this story is taking its sweet time in rolling out. But so far, I'm hanging in there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Apr 24, 2014

    This is a wonderful Fantastic Four run. The focus on relationships is going a long way towards making this long-form story much more exciting and appealing. Were only three issues in, so this is a good time to catch up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Apr 24, 2014

    Though this issue lacked action, we all know that not every great comic is riddled with action in every book and there must always be exposition and that is always my favorite start of any story. The calm before the storm. I am truly anxious to see where this series continues to go and what the ending of this first arc will bring for the rest of this series and the Fantastic Four themselves. Robinson, Kirk, and Aburtov have been doing a spectacular job so far and I'm hopeful that they will continue to do so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Apr 26, 2014

    I'm man enough to admit that I was wrong about this book. While it's not perfect, it's coming together and Robinson is telling us a story that I'm thoroughly enjoying. This issue was easily my favorite out of the three we've been given so far and I really hope that the creative team sticks with this formula for the entirety of their run. It's that blend of epic action, adventure, and the sense of family that makes the Fantastic Four great and it's that unique combination that's going to carry the FF into the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 27, 2014

    Overall, not as great an issue as the previous two as far as the story is concerned, but this was still pretty good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 28, 2014

    Packing "Fantastic Four" #3 with a grand tour of the Marvel Universe, it's clear that Robinson, Kirk and company are definitely building a long-range story with significant ramifications to come. I haven't been this dialed in to "Fantastic Four" since Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo were on the book, nor have I been this enthused to share it. Robinson has a well-defined understanding of the characters and what makes their universe so exciting and he delivers it in an approachable, easily-consumed story that really should be making its way into more hands. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Apr 25, 2014

    The new era of the "Fantastic Four" is wasting no time throwing the team out of whack. Robinson's choice to have the Human Torch depowered, instead of die (again), is an interesting way to break up the team, but Johnny seems so unfazed that it's slightly difficult to get emotionally invested. This is a very word-y issue, and although Robinson makes it flow as well as possible, it might seem just a tad repetitive. Kirk steps up to the challenge by delivering high quality and interesting art, it should be worth the wait when he really get the chance to show off. James Robinson and Leonard Kirk are a talented team, but this is a book that will need space to grown before the big picture comes into focus. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 26, 2014

    I think I'm going to stop reading Robinson's Fantastic Four. I've never really followed Marvel's First Family, and three issues into his run, Robinson isn't giving me any reason to stick with it. The comic is fine, but there's nothing really here to get a non-fan invested. If you love the FF, then by all means, keep reading. But I think I'm going to bow out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Apr 24, 2014

    This book has been criticized for not doing anything new. I'll take the opportunity here to praise it, instead" it's doing new stuff that looks so much like the old stuff that it appears like it's not new and that it won't go anywhere anyway. That's some Inception-level quality, right there. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Apr 25, 2014

    There are hints of greatness in James Robinson's Fantastic Four, but as of now it still just feels like a collection of scenes instead of the family that we know and love. Read Full Review

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