Fantastic Four #40

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Rachael Stott Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 16, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 26
7.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The opening shot of the Reckoning War has left the Earth in complete and utter chaos. And it turns out that we are not alone. The entire universe is on fire.

The enemy has had eons to prepare for this attack - Reed Richards has had two hours to mount a defense. Johnny Storm has gone full supernova. Sue Storm has become completely invisible - even the Watchers can't see her. And Colonel Ben Grimm, for the first time in a long time, is ready to go to war!


  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Feb 18, 2022

    A fast-paced energetic issue heralding in the Reckoning War. Alongside Reed Richards and the rest of the Fantastic Four we have a supporting hand from the Avengers, Nick Fury and the Silver Surfer. A blockbuster event spanning the Marvel universe, with all at stake. As ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Feb 24, 2022

    The Reckoning War qualifies as a Marvel Event, but it is one that is concentrated primarily on this one book instead of spilling out into every other book in the line, which is a welcome thing, considering that the price of a regular Marvel comic book is now basically four bucks! The really big concerns at the moment are the fate of the Torch and whatever is going to make the Thing turn on Reed in a couple of issues. The FF is going to some extreme and dire places, and it leaves us to wonder what the lasting effects of all this will be on the future of Marvels First Family. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 17, 2022

    The Slott/Stott/Aburtov/Caramagna team is a foursome as impressive as the main characters, each of whom gets something unexpected and entertaining to do, while players as varied as Moon Knight and the Silver Surfer move about the metaphorical chessboard, making for one impressive story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 16, 2022

    Fantastic Four #40 sets up a lot of moving parts for the Reckoning War that'll likely pay off later. Above all else, this is a a love letter to Marvel heroes, past events, and the incredible scope of cosmic Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Feb 16, 2022

    Making the leader of the Fantastic Four even less likable is only so sustainable, but the final page establishes that this won't last too long, making the turn much more enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Feb 16, 2022

    Fantastic Four #40 continues the Reckoning War and moves it into the next phase as the FF prepare to face the new villains. However, much of the comic book feels like more setup as it moves characters into place for future issues. It's okay, but it looks like the next issue will kick things into high gear. Read Full Review

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