Fantastic Four #8

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: James Robinson Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
6.3Critic Rating
6.7User Rating


  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 13, 2014

    Once again, FANTASTIC FOUR impresses me to no ends. I wasn't an FF fan before, but now I am, so I'd say Robinson accomplished a mission every writer has, which is to get everyone to enjoy their books. On top of that, Kirk and company do such a wonderful job on art duties. The Fantastic Four is so disjointed at this point in the story, but that's what makes this book such a great read. Nothing is going well for these guys, but it doesn't feel like Robinson is being malicious. He's just telling his story and it's a story I can't put down. Overall, I highly recommend this issue and series. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 14, 2014

    It's bizarre to see the Avengers battling Sue Storm after all their history and shared adventures, but in general this issue is effective in piling on the despair and further maneuvering the team to their breaking point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Aug 15, 2014

    The Bottom Line: Hopefully, this issue marks the turning point for this latest story arc, as more and more we can read about the pay-offs and not the set-ups. There are a few things that seem genuinely new, such as an ethical dilemma regarding Dragon Man and seeing the kids in action by themselves, but I can't help but feel that everything else is still pretty much regressive– Johnny's trouble with fame and the Thing's trouble with woe-is-me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 17, 2014

    All in all, while I like the concept of a super-team driven to their lowest point, this issue (and the seven before it) are taking their own sweet time in getting things together, and the introduction this issue of John Eden immediately put my suspicions on him as the mysterious hand behind The Wizard, and the man driving this initiative to bring down the first family. Fantastic Four #8 isn't a bad comic book, and writer Robinson does have a lot of character beats that are successful (especially in the fact that Reed & Sue aren't turning on one another, instead pulling together as a family unit), but the plotting is just too methodical for my tastes. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Aug 20, 2014

    Then Robinson reveals the new status quo for the title, which is a divisive period on three not very original fronts: evil rich mad scientist, super-prison, and American idol wannabees. While it's nice that there's such a clear plan, Reed and Sue at least seem to accept their reduced status with too much aplomb. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Aug 18, 2014

    Robinson is a writer that plays a long game, but with the dark a path he is taking with the Fantastic Four, the light at the end is going to have to be incredibly bright to get past the depressing state in which the characters now find themselves. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 18, 2014

    So my final thought is, can we please get to the point? Read Full Review

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