Fantastic Four #5

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Aaron Kuder, Adam Hughes, Michael Allred Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 26, 2018 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 26
8.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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SPECIAL 650th ISSUE SPECTACULAR!
The wedding that's been years in the making...Ben and Alicia say "I do!"
No bait. No switch. Not a dream. Not a hoax. And we swear, not a single Skrull around. This is really happening! From the book that brought you the first, best and longest running super hero marriage in comics, we give you...the wedding of Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters! Featuring an untold tale of the courtship of Ben and Alicia. A bachelor party that only Johnny Storm could throw. And a very special ceremony brought to you in the Mighty Marvel Manner.
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  • 10
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 24, 2018

    Buy this to celebrate along with the first family and to celebrate how great comics can be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Dec 26, 2018

    It is a very, VERY long issue, but the pacing helps it move pretty quickly, and the dialogue is second-to-none. Fantastic Four continues to be one of the most marvelous books around. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Dec 28, 2018

    Tallying up Fantastic Four #5: These first five issues have been about getting Marvels founding heroes back on their feet after three years on hiatus. We now have the team back together and in a new headquarters, the Future Foundation gone, the Thing and Alicia married, and Dr. Doom and Galactus back in play. I for one look forward to Reed and Doom having a chance to catch up with each other in the wake of the last Secret Wars. With everything and everyone now in place, my wish for 2019 is to see this book truly become THE FANTASTIC FOUR again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 27, 2018

    Spider-Man may not have been able to give his wedding speech but I can confidently call the nuptials of Ben and Alicia, and Fantastic Four #5, a rousing success. Packed to the rafters with charm, heart, and superhero comedy, not to mention some tremendously fun artwork, the Dan Slott era arguably has its best issue to date with #5. I would RSVP as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 29, 2018

    The big Fantastic Four wedding easily lives up to all of the hype and excitement, though I would have liked more character focus on the bride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Dec 27, 2018

    Anyone who is wary of yet another wedding gone wrong can check that a the door. However, Dan Slott makes sure to keep things interesting and in the end, gives fans an enjoyable issue with great art and some feels along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Jan 1, 2019

    To risk repeating many others, FANTASTIC FOUR #5 is a fantastic look at the First Family of Marvel, and hints at bold adventures yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Dec 28, 2018

    Final Verdict: 8.6 " Supers, speeches, and shenanigans ensue, and the sweet wedding of Ben and Alicia ends up being one of the best superhero weddings of the decade. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Dec 26, 2018

    Fantastic Four #5 gives us three stories surrounding the wedding of The Thing, including the wedding itself. Good stories, and great art all throughout the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Dec 27, 2018

    Fantastic Four #5 is everything you wanted it to be and more thanks to the stellar artwork and scripting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 28, 2018

    We're seeing the characters, some humor and the heart, but the stories just haven't started snapping yet. Next issue has a promising setup here, so there's hope. As for the wedding, I can only say: it's about time! Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 26, 2018

    As I said, the comic plays it safe in some ways but the heart is here and it's hard to not enjoy the complete package. The issue is a throwback in some ways delivering a special issue without angst, without negativity, it's a celebration. It's something to gush and awe about and just enjoy in something going right (even when it isn't perfect). And sometimes that's all a comic needs to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Allen Christian Dec 31, 2018

    Ultimately, Fantastic Four #5 is a must-read for Fantastic Four fans and offers little for a broader audience. It's charming and heartfelt, and it gives me hope for the future of Dan Slott's run, but it isn't bound to be a classic. Read Full Review

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