Fantastic Four #2

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 61
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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What have Reed, Sue and the kids been up to all this time? What adventures have they been on? What strange new friends have they found along the way? What deadly new enemies have they made? And what are Franklin and Valeria's new codenames? All these questions will be answered... just in time for ENTIRE UNIVERSES TO DIE!
The return of Marvel's First Family keeps getting more and more intense! Don't you dare miss a single moment of the World's Greatest Comic Magazine!
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  • 9.8
    On Comics Ground - James Portis Sep 12, 2018

    Fantastic Four #2 is downright Fantastic. That's a dumb compliment by I don't care! This book is everything fans of the first family have missed with Slott & Pichelli showing that they were born to write these character. Hopefully the momentum continues as we get to the throw down and full reunion in the next issue. Highly recommend a pick up. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason Dincauze Sep 12, 2018

    Last issue, for all its strengths, felt like a letdown, since the promise of the tile was not met. This one is not nearly as emotionally evocative, and doesnt display the same deep affection for the characters, but it pays off the expectations of the readers in a satisfying way while still having some fun surprises. The cliffhanger sets up a potentially explosive next issue, one that is sure to bring readers back to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Sep 14, 2018

    Bottom Line: Only two issues in and Dan Slott is already on point to have the standard bearing Fantastic Four book Marvel deserves. Every page feels like the homecoming Marvel's First Family deserves. Absolutely worth the four bucks. If creators took tips, I'd buy this book twice and then throw something in the hat for Slott and Pichelli. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 15, 2018

    Dan Slott continues to shine on a new, largely continuity-free comic, making the Fantastic Four's return more than worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 17, 2018

    Dan Slott knows we all want the Fantastic Four back together, but he is going to do it his way.  I liked the story, loved the cliffhanger and enjoyed the art.  Yep, there wasn't much I didn't like in this issue and I can't wait for issue #3! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Allen Christian Sep 13, 2018

    Fantastic Four #2 by Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli is a phenomenal read, and significantly picks up the pace from what we saw in issue #1. Between these two issues, it seems that Slott has nailed the tone of the Fantastic Four in a way we haven't seen in awhile. Two issues aren't enough to tell how what Slott promises to be a lengthy run will go, but it's a promising start, and enough to get me in a comic shop at least one Wednesday every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Sep 23, 2018

    This ending of this issue also symbolizes what we most need to see right now: The Fantastic Four asleaders of the Marvel cast of characters.Not followers of trends, not a subordinate or secondary presence, not imitators of the sensationalistic things going on in other comics, not riders of the coattails of other characters. This is a disservice to the characters who started it all and are still the greatest. Let's never forget it again: They are still The Fantastic Four. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Sep 12, 2018

    FANTASTIC FOUR #2 works so well at accomplishing its goals. It lets us know what the Future Foundation's been up to these past few years, as well as introduce us to a new villain in a powerful way. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Sep 15, 2018

    Fans of FF will find a lot to love in Fantastic Four #2. This is another solid issue from Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Sep 13, 2018

    The Fantastic Four #2 is a great issue that finally brings Marvel's first family back together. They are having to deal with a new threat that only the whole family will be able to take on. The new villain kind of came out of nowhere and maybe is not explained the best. But I like where it got us to. If you got to the final page of The Fantastic Four #2 and your heart did not jump a little bit, you might want to check your pulse, because that is a superb final page! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro Sep 15, 2018

    Buy this book. Just buy it. We finally get to see the Fantastic Four again after almost 3 years of getting sent to the corner by Daddy Perlmutter and it's in a well written, well drawn and damn fun book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 12, 2018

    A great second issue should put a lot of naysayers in their place. The Fantastic Four are finally back at it in Marvel Comics, and the creative team is delivering on big time ideas that only the first family could tackle. This is fun comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Sep 12, 2018

    Fantastic Four #2 feels like a first issue and does an excellent job introducing each member of the cast and filling the issue with an unabashed sense of delight. From every conceivable metric of quality, Fantastic Four #2 is excellent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Sep 12, 2018

    Similar to how Reed and Sue feel about their kids growing up too fast, FF #2's pace could be problematic for those looking to take their time with our long lost Fantastic Four members. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 13, 2018

    I liked the small moments between Sue and the kids as well as the moments she and Reed share alone. It goes a long way towards reminding the reader why the relationship between these characters endures. Slott has some great dialogue in this issue and the ending is absolutely memorable for how clever it is. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Sep 12, 2018

    From the light-hearted family romp, the existential threat, to the moment the band finally gets back together, the effect of any one excellent moment is undermined by the next, right up until the final dramatic reveal, and while those individual excellent moments could potentially be revisited in satisfying ways in future issues, their execution in Fantastic Four #2 still leaves something to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Sep 12, 2018

    All in all, Fantastic Four #2 is an enjoyable issue. I just can’t help but feel like we’re getting pulled around here, like Marvel definitely wants to shake us down for $3.99 (at least) as many times as possible to see the family back together at last. I think many people will be annoyed that that doesn’t really happen in this issue, but the issue still has enough to offer in family shenanigans and awe-inspiring scenery to be enjoyable. I’d say check it out, but adjust your expectations that last issue set. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 13, 2018

    I want to love this comic! (The art is certainly lovely.) But so far, my reaction is just... Eh. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 12, 2018

    After making small moments seem grand in #1, the series has managed to make the epic seem unfortunately dismal here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Sep 17, 2018

    Good art does not make up for bad pacing and some very skeevy, tone-deaf moments. Read Full Review

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