Fantastic Four #18

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 22, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 29
7.6Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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"Point of Origin" Part 5!
•  We weren't kidding. That big secret that we promised last issue, that really happened. This issue is the fallout.
•  Punches will be thrown. Lives will be changed. And Reed Richards is going to drop some scary science on the planet called Spyre.
•  You know those sci-fi rules about "prime directives"? The Fantastic Four aren't playing by those rules. Not this time.
Rated T

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Jan 31, 2020

    This saga has been an exploration of what happens when a prophecy fulfills itself. It will have lasting repercussions for the worlds greatest heroes; for one of them, look ahead at the cover of FF #20 and see who has been drawn with Johnny and Wyatt Wingfoot. And judging by the cover of our next issue, now weve seen The Thing lash outnext time it will be Reeds turn. We dont see the rational Mr. Fantastic get really angry that often, but when he doeslook out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 25, 2020

    I keep hoping for big things from this series, but so far, it's hasn't lived up to its "greatest comic" legacy - it's good, but that's all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jan 22, 2020

    Fantastic Four #18 does a good job unpacking the title's latest revelations while also keeping the action rolling breathlessly. Though the previous issue made a big tweak to the team's origin, now it's constructively tied into the ongoing arc. The art team aligns distinctive styles into a consistent story, and all of them keep up admirably with the script's busy pace. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jan 27, 2020

    More good old action and adventure as only mighty Marvel can bring it. I love the Overseer's outlook, it seems to be similar to Thanos, if only for the planet Sprye, instead of the universe. His solution to bringing balance to his homeworld may not be as devastating as Thanos was for the universe but resulted in tragedy nonetheless. The usual team conflicts threaten to break up the family dynamic but Reed succeeds, as always to put things together in a satisfactory way. Some may think this is cliched, but I prefer to think of it as a trope, as long as our heroes behave in the ways we've come to expect and rise to the occasion to succeed, I'm more than happy with the outcome of this issue which promises" to be continued. **** (8.8 rating) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Archer of The Asylum Jan 22, 2020

    Final ThoughtsI need more of this. Its a revelation, as in the storm that gave them their powers. And, its a powerful message about how doing things for the best of intentions, can also lead you to agonies. It's serious stuff. Plus, if you havent read the series so far but find yourself having room in your heart, go back to issue 15 and read from there. It has made me understand and empathize with Thing and Johnny in new ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jan 22, 2020

    This remains one of the most exciting Fantastic Four stories in some time. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 30, 2020

    It's nice to see the Fantastic Four out of their element, even with several art styles in the same issue, and the ending shakes everything up again, making for a great cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 24, 2020

    While it certainly has the action of the F4, Fantastic Four #18 is too hectic to be a winner. Read Full Review

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