Fantastic Four #1

Writer: Ryan North Artist: Iban Coello Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 9, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 84
8.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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It's the start of a new era for the Fantastic Four...and they're already in a ton of trouble.
Something has gone terribly wrong in New York, and the Thing and Alicia are traveling across America to escape it!
  But when they stop in a small town for the night and wake up the morning before they arrived, they find themselves caught in a time loop that's been going on since before they were born...
That's been going on since before they were born...
That's been going on since before they were born...

  • 10
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Nov 9, 2022

    The Fantastic Four launch new adventures with a focus on the team's rock. The writing is smart, funny and curious. The art is inventive and fun. This is the best the Four have been in years and I can't wait for what's next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Nov 10, 2022

    "Fantastic Four #1 is a phenomenal first issue, a perfect blend of humor, heart, and fantastic art. North is a must-read! Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Nov 9, 2022

    Fantastic Four #1 begins a new era for the First Family by tapping into the elements that make them an iconic team. With future issues set to focus on the other members of the Four, and a jaw-dropper of a final page, it's safe to say that the creative team isn't pulling any punches when it comes to their approach to the title. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Theron Couch Nov 10, 2022

    Fantastic Four #1 is a fun, lighthearted intro into the titles new run. North softpeddles the introduction of a mystery so that at no point does it ever feel like there is missing information. Theres never a time where it feels like North is being clever with dialoguehave the characters dance around discussing something they know so that it can stay hidden from us. As the first step into a new arc as well as a self-contained story it works very well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Nov 9, 2022

    Ryan North and Iban Coello start the series off with a quiet and beautiful story featuring Ben and Alicia. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 9, 2022

    Fantastic Four is a bit of a shock right out of the gate as it doesn't take big cosmic swings or even show off a lot of action. Instead, it gets at the heart of its characters while making you fall in love with them all over again. Fantastic Four is a breath of fresh air, reminding us this franchise is fun, adventurous, and accessible to all readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 9, 2022

    When read without any expectations, Fantastic Four #1 is an outstandingly sweet superhero story filled with warmth, creativity, and cleverness. However, the newest issue #1 of Stan and Jack's foundational series is the last debut to appear without expectations. That's bound to leave readers, myself included, torn between the quality of comics displayed and the entirely unfulfilled promise of this title and cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 12, 2022

    The first issue of this new relaunch is full of humor, heart, character and creativity, which is exactly what I'm looking forward to with Ryan North on Fantastic Four. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 9, 2022

    As a one-shot, Fantastic Four #1 works really well. As a break between arcs, an annual, or even a one-shot special, it'd be a fun and entertaining read. But, as a debut issue that's supposed to hook us, it doesn't quite get there. The story and art is quite good, but there's a lack of excitement and barely a tease of what's to come to try to get readers to come back. As the start of a new volume, it's a bit of a headscratcher. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 9, 2022

    Fantastic Four #1 was not how I expected Ryan North and Iban Coello to kick off their run on this series. This is a very character focused start as Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters-Grimm take the spotlight rather than the entire Fantastic Four team. That could've raise a lot of eyebrows but once you get to the end of Fantastic Four #1 you understand why North and Coello are going with this direction. The fun dynamic between Ben and Alicia along with the mysterious final page was more than enough to sell me on what North and Coello have planned for the Fantastic Four. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Nov 9, 2022

    The new Fantastic Four #1 tells a fine story that's funny at times, but it's not a great first issue. Readers will get a nice misadventure with the newly wed Ben Grimm, aka The Thing, and Alicia Masters that's drawn well by Iban Coello with Jesus Aburtov's coloring, but that's about it. The ending is what truly gives readers an impression of what may be in store for them and the Fantastic Four in the next few issues, and hopefully there's a great story there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Nov 9, 2022

    Fantastic Four #1 is a bizarre way to start the series. It's not a FF comic but a Scooby Doo-style adventure in Pennsylvania starring Ben and Alicia. The story has all the wholesome charm of a YA adventure but lacks any sense of danger or drama. It's unclear why Ryan North chose to kick off a FF reboot without the Fantastic Four, but here we are. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 16, 2022

    In somewhat of an odd way to launch a new title, Fantastic Four #1 only gives us one member of the team and sticks him in a time loop for the entire issue. Read Full Review

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