Fantastic Four #45

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: R. B. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 13, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 11
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5.9User Rating

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THE RECKONING WAR: EPILOGUE - "OPEN YOUR EYES"!
Following the explosive events of the Reckoning War, the Marvel Universe has changed. We told you this was important. To see where all the pieces have fallen and what lies ahead, you're going to want to read this one, Marvelite. The future awaits!
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  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jul 18, 2022

    ‘Fantastic Four' #45 brings the curtain down on the latest wide-reaching cosmic saga Marvel's first family have found themselves involved with. And in doing so Slott sets a new status quo for some familiar faces while still leaving lots of the next creative team to play with. A very satisfying ending to a story decades in the making. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 13, 2022

    Fantastic Four #45 is a good send-off for major plot elements Dan Slott introduced. One might argue he's putting to bed some of his ideas and resetting the book for another creative team, but it's done with such nuance and professionalism it feels like we're reading a classic Marvel tale. Fantastic Four reminds us Marvel's cosmic universe is challenging and epic. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 14, 2022

    A clockwork story worthy of Gardner Fox unwinds with precision, but feels a little bit too pat, while the art is okay, but not spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Jul 14, 2022

    Fantastic Four #45 wraps up the whole Reckoning War story as a massive epilogue issue. Everything is resolved and characters are mostly put back into their original places, but Dan Slott makes some big changes that feel excessive even for the Marvel Universe. It does end on the promise of new things on the horizon for the Fantastic Four and the Marvel Universe, but we'll see if these changes actually have any staying power. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Jul 13, 2022

    The rushed pacing of this final issue is a bit of a shock to the system and honestly doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Kalaoui Jul 15, 2022

    It was a good send off. Slott does a soft landing with his ideas and give the next team a lot to work with although it feels like we have so many wasted ideas, threads and moments from these past 4 years. Slott did OK and I enjoyed most of his run but I'm ready for a big idea and a cosmic minded writer to take the reigns. Farid Karami's art was good and he has a good grasp on anatomy and action scenes. He delivered some nice visuals that looked nice with Aburtov's vibrant colors!

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Jul 13, 2022

    Felt like a lot of changes to things moving forward. It also felt like an enjoyable read but, the corny dialogue kept it from being great.

  • 7.0
    Hydro-Man Jul 16, 2022

    I’ve generally liked Slott’s FF run but this was a poor conclusion to Reckoning War. It’s almost like Dan got the call that he could go back to Spider-Man before he wrote this and then just phoned it in.

    And with all the deus ex machina going on in this issue, why didn’t the Watcher just tell Reed how to fix Johnny??? Lol He “fixed” everything else. Including Galactus!

  • 6.0
    fzanca Jul 15, 2022

    The Reckoning War storyline never really piqued my interest and Johnny's condition has lasted far too long. Changing Sky into a bird creature was strange and never sat right with me. This was just a clean up issue and my favorite part is how the kids were happy to see Ben return. Of all the things that came out of Dan Slott's run it was the two of them. I'm glad they finally got rid of Reed's beard. Nick Fury hooked up with the Watcher feels completely wrong and Johnny saying "I'd rather be anywhere but with them," seems completely of character. He would probably still leave, but I don't think he'd be mean about it. Snarky yes, mean no.

    I hope the next storyline is better.

  • 5.0
    daspidaboy Jul 16, 2022

    a pretty bland ending. At least the art looks better.

  • 5.0
    Halodystroyer44 Jul 13, 2022

    I liked the previous Reckoning War issues but the payoff ended up being a bunch of nothing. Can't wait for the new Fantastic Four writer to be announced. I hope it's Zdarsky or Ewing.

  • 8.0
    Prodigalson16 Jul 13, 2022

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