Fantastic Four #26

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: R. B. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 18, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 20
7.7Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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A powerful portal to everywhere, THE FOREVER GATE has been ripped open - and beings from countless realities are pouring through, threatening to overwhelm Manhattan...and then the rest of the world! The Fantastic Four have to close it - except one being stands in their way... MISTER FANTASTIC?!
All this and the return of Fantastic Four friends and foes! And one old flame...
32 PGS./Rated T

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Nov 30, 2020

    Good art (except for the size problem with the Thing), good plot, good subplots, good characterizationbig continuity problem with Franklin. The only thing this issue leaves to be desired is a good, close shave for Mr. Fantastic, whose jawline continues to be devoured by that unsightly beard. The follow-up on Valerias alien boyfriend is another good callback to the beginning of the current series, and who would have thought it was possible for the Torchs love life to be more messed up than ever? Though the Franklin thing is highly suspect, its another well-done issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Nov 18, 2020

    It could be an incredible launching point for stories from all over the universe, a device that connects the rich history of the Fantastic Four. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - clayhinojosa10 Nov 18, 2020

    Dan Slott chose to wrap everything up at just the wrong spot. Most of these plot points deserve their undivided attention and could have been better paid off in a send off mini series or annual. I hope Slott has some kind of redemption arc for Franklin because as a character that has been put on the sidelines for being too strong and now not strong enough just really hurts the reasoning for him even being in this series at all. Slott left a lot of unanswered questions at the end of issue twenty five and I hope we get them soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    OldAgeWarrior Nov 18, 2020

    Besides the Franklin retcon, it was a solid issue

  • 8.0
    Prodigalson16 Nov 18, 2020

    Good art but crappy retcon for Franklin. Glad the Future Foundation and the Griever are back though.

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 20, 2020

    Ugh, this is my problem with Slott, man. This issue is a house-cleaning issue in many ways, tying up a lot of loose ends. And that's sometimes necessary, of course, so I don't really have a problem with that. I like having the Future Foundation back on Earth, for instance. I genuinely like the status quo here for the most part, begrudging Sky. This issue feels way more like Fantastic Four than so, so many issues in the run before this. Issue 25 and the way Slott talked up this "reboot" of his run gave me a lot of hope, honestly. But for all this good, Slott goes ahead and decides, in one throwaway page, to retcon something as huge and important as Franklin being a mutant. It comes mostly out of nowhere, and it feels so pointless to me. I ca more

  • 6.5
    allenquanobi Nov 18, 2020

    It'll probably be changed back, but man, the Franklin retcon might have killed this series for me. I was ok with him being depowered because Franklin is too OP and especially with his age growth, he should have the awareness of how to use his powers. And him being too aware with those powers presents a problem in storytelling. What I hate is the fact they said he's not a mutant. It changes nearly his entire history since a lot of his character revolves around the X-Men, in alternate timelines as well as in the current continuity. Like I said, I wouldn't be surprised if this is just a gotcha moment or something that'll be changed back later in this run, but if that is the case, it is just lazy and predictable and seems to exist just for more

  • 4.5
    Spacey Medicine Dec 3, 2020

    Wow so um thanks for wasting my time with an entire miniseries about whether Franklin should go to Krakoa. Amazing. Also, I really do not like Sky.

  • 9.0
    HulkSmash69 Nov 30, 2020

    Just started reading at 25 and I'm loving the forever gate so far and the interaction between the fantastic family. Only complaint is that I'm not digging Slott's writing for the Thing; I get he has an accent, but he sounds like a mobster from the roaring 20s.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Nov 24, 2020

    This was another good issue and definitely the type of story ive been looking for. Ao happy the villain at the end is back. I felt their part was cut short when they appeared earlier.

  • 7.5
    Halodystroyer44 Nov 18, 2020

    An issue with cool monster/alien designs from Silva as well as the return of the Future Foundation and Lyja (as I actually like the Defalco run) that's nearly ruined by an unnecessary retcon.

  • 7.5
    jbong Nov 18, 2020

    yep, Franklin's retcon absolutely sucks lol. Otherwise this issue is pretty crazy, and RB Silva did some pretty dorky drawings of Reed that gave me a good laugh.

    If you read Slott's run on ASM...this series has a very similar feel in that you'll get frustrated and angry at things he does but at the same time he does keep things very entertaining.

  • 5.0
    Grifter Nov 20, 2020

    I want to ignore that stupid-ass retcon and hope so does Hickman too.
    Silva’s art is gorgeous tho

  • 9.0
    Khan/Murdock Nov 18, 2020

  • 8.5
    Spanish Morlock Nov 18, 2020

  • 8.5
    Bananaknight Nov 26, 2020

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 18, 2020

  • 8.0
    Magik Nov 18, 2020

  • 8.0
    Radar Nov 23, 2020

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Nov 18, 2020

  • 7.5
    Sriley57 Nov 20, 2020

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Nov 24, 2020

  • 4.0
    Watchtower022 Nov 29, 2020

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