Fantastic Four #42

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Rachael Stott Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 6, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 22
7.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating


•  One of the most pivotal planets in the Marvel Universe faces imminent destruction.
•  Jennifer Walters, the Sensational SHE-HULK, finally learns her part in this chaos.
•  And in the middle of all of this carnage, two lifelong friends will have a battle to the death - prepare yourself for THE THING versus MISTER FANTASTIC!


  • 9.5
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Apr 11, 2022

    ‘Fantastic Four' #42 is another rollercoaster ride of a comic with the FF getting some much needed help in this Reckoning War from all quarters. Reed plays a mean trick on one of his oldest friends – and the reader – which only adds to the drama of this issue. Great art, great story and a great issue overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Apr 7, 2022

    Finally the issue ends with Doom entering the fray. There is so much going on here that the super powered Galactus waiting in the wings is not even mentioned. The art keeps up with the massive scope, great action sequences and fantastic color work. Ben Grimm's face looks wrong and some of the pages lack some detail but otherwise it's a steller issue artistically by Rachel Stott. Dan Slott is having so much fun on this book and the story shines on every page. The individual moments here can feel a bit heavy handed but the overall momentum and energy shines through. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Apr 7, 2022

    Sue Richards is still incognito this issue, though she will be on board for the grand finale of this yarn in FF #44. What role will our ineluctable Invisible Woman play in saving the universe from the Reckoning? And will anyone be happy with Reed when this is all over? Two more issues of this to go Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Apr 6, 2022

    Fantastic Four #42 brings the next part of the Reckoning War. The art by Rachael Stott with colors from Jesus Aburtov and Erick Arciniega continues to be top-notch in this event. However, the big brawl between The Thing and Mr. Fantastic fails to deliver as the reason behind the fight is contrived, making the whole fight feel forced. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Charlie Ridgely Apr 6, 2022

    Each individual storyline has its moments but there is entirely too much going on to care too much about any of them, save for Ben and Reed's interactions. Read Full Review

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