Fantastic Four #4

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Stefano Caselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 37
8.0Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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Meet the Marvel Universe's New Fabulous Foursome: THE FANTASTIX!
•  Wait. What?! Who are these imposters? Why are they in the Baxter Building?!
•  And how is it that they own the lease?!
•  A strange new turn in the Fantastic Four's legacy!
•  A secret side mission for the Thing!
•  All this and a special appearance by one of the FF's oldest foes!
Rated T

  • 10 - Charlie Ridgely Nov 28, 2018

    Once again, Fantastic Four manages to be one of the most fun, feel-good, exciting comics Marvel is publishing. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Nov 28, 2018

    FANTASTIC FOUR #4 has tons of heart, wit, and creativity. The Fantastix are a fun -- if ineffectual -- foil to the Fantastic Four. On top of that, we gets tons of sincere family moments from the team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 28, 2018

    This was an incredibly fun issue after the heavy tone of the previous arc. Slott takes the Fantastic Four back to where it all started and lets them and the audience rediscover the family aspects of this team and why it works. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 30, 2018

    More like this, please! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 1, 2018

    In all the craziness of typical Fantastic Four superheroics, Dan Slott focuses on the grounded humanity of the characters, making for a wonderful issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Nov 30, 2018

    So, to tally things up: The FF are back on regular Marvel Earth with a new home; someone else is living in their former digs; The Future Foundation has withdrawn into the subplot, making our team once again the Fantastic FOUR; and Ben and Alicia have moved up the wedding date. And coming up along with that, we have Dr. Doom and Galactus in what I surmise will bring new twists to familiar stories. If we can just keep up the quality of the artand have people draw the Human Torch and the Thing correctlythe current stories of Dan Slott just might make it a great time to be reading The Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine! again. Stay tuned, Four fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 28, 2018

    While I found the plot for this issue questionable at first because of the introduction of the Fantastix, Fantastic Four #4 quickly found a way to serve its purpose for closing one door and opening another. I look forward to what the future holds for this family when they aren't simply going back to their old life. It's all new moving forward and that is the breath of fresh air that we all need with their integration back into the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Nov 28, 2018

    In Fantastic Four #4, it's the new status quo, the new story leads, and the character relationships that impress rather than the immediate conflict with a very silly band of imposters. Previous issues reunited the Fantastic Four; this is where the even more interesting process of re-carving their place in the Marvel Universe begins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 29, 2018

    Slott rebounds wonderfully after last month's outing, with a fun story that defies most of the usual conventions regarding superhero teams meeting for the first time. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Nov 30, 2018

    A simple table-setting issue that gets far on charm. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 27, 2018

    Back planetside with a new home and a thinned-out roster, the Fantastic Four are poised to make their mark again on the 616-Earth. They just plan to do it from an apartment building and not a super high-tech laboratory. They have done it before, they can do it again, right? You have to start somewhere, and Fantastic Four #4 is a step in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Nov 27, 2018

    FANTASTIC FOUR #4 is a much smaller story compared to the first three issues in the run. However, that's not a complaint. The smaller scale of the story gives readers a chance to process events, while still delivering on the series' most potent elements. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Flickering Myth - Allen Christian Nov 30, 2018

    Dan Slott has not come out the gate running. In his first four issues, he has proudly proclaimed that he can do muddled and directionless Fantastic Four comics with the best of them. They're not awful. They're what any regular reader of the book would expect on average. It's just a bit of a letdown that three years of waiting culminate in a book as unremarkable as this one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 27, 2018

    This is an okay issue which finally plops our heroes into the main universe for future adventures. Read Full Review

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