Fantastic Four #16

Writer: Ryan North Artist: Francesco Mortarino Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 17, 2024 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 22
7.8Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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• When a teacher shares a list of inventions a scientist from the 1600s hoped future generations would one day make, Valeria and Franklin Richards decide to go for bonus points...
•  ...by ticking off some of those unfinished items and inventing the impossible.
•  Enlisting the aid of Jo-Venn and N'Kalla Grimm, the four of them engage in a little amateur mad science that quickly spirals out of hand!
•  Do they go to their parents and ask for help? Of course not! A couple of kids can easily fix this, right?
•  According to the couple of kids involved in this series of bad decisions: yes! Absolutely! Nothing w more

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 17, 2024

    I never thought I'd see the day a comic could make 17th-century scientists be the center of a superhero comic and work, but here we are. This series is so good at coming up with science-related problems for the family to solve I'm starting to wonder if I can create a wish list of my possible subjects for the following twenty issues. Either way, Fantastic Four #16 is great. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Jan 18, 2024

    Fantastic Four #16 shows the team taking some downtime after the kids finally return and it focuses on said kids getting into their own scientific shenanigans. Ryan North really captures the better characterizations of each of the kids, makes them likable, distinct, and the story feels like a fun misadventure for them. Francesco Mortarino's art goes well with the story and characters and makes the comic more enjoyable as things get crazier in the comic. Overall, it's as I said earlier, a nice misadventure with the Fantastic Four's kids. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Theron Couch Jan 18, 2024

    Its hard to call Fantastic Four #16 a departure for the series. While the featured characters are not who weve typically seen to this point, the tone is consistent with what the series has established. Nevertheless, its lower stakes and slightly ramped up humor bring a breath of fresh air after several more urgent seeming issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 17, 2024

    As frivolous asides go, it's hard to beat a fun one-and-done like this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jan 18, 2024

    Fantastic Four #16 is a strange way to kick off the next volume in the series because you get a Fantastic Four-free issue focused on the kids' first day of school in a new state. Ryan North's strategy of creating a thin story wrapped around a science lesson doesn't quite work because the science is poorly presented, but at least the kids are amusing in a fish-out-of-water kind of way. Read Full Review

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