Fantastic Four: Antithesis #1

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Neal Adams Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 26, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 18
7.2Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

The first full-length Fantastic Four story ever illustrated by classic creator Neal Adams!
An unstoppable meteor of unknown origin has just erupted from hyperspace--and unless the Fantastic Four can find a way to stop it from hitting Manhattan, millions will die!
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  • 9.5
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Aug 27, 2020

    Fantastic Four: Antithesis #1 is some of the most fun I've had reading comics in recent years. It isn't overly-complex or thought-provoking, it's just a thrilling adventure. It feels like a lost Kirby chapter, and that's the highest praise I can give a superhero book. If you're a fan of the Silver Age, Kirby, Waid, Adams, superheroes, or just fine comics, do yourself a favor and give this a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Aug 27, 2020

    An expertly written and crafted Fantastic Four story that combines with beautiful artwork to create an excellent homage to a team of superheroes that redefined what comic book superheroes could be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 30, 2020

    With a cosmic menace cooking up and some familiar faces dropping in, this promises to be a fun ride throughout. It's off to a great start! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Sep 1, 2020

    This first issue is mainly about setup. It establishes the situation and lays the groundwork for an adventure in the biggest, most cosmic Fantastic Four tradition. Mark Waid in the past has shown that he knows and understands The FF and what makes a good story for them, and his work here is more of what we enjoyed when he wrote the regular FF book. As for Neal Adamsone of the truly landmark artists in comics adapts better to The FF in some ways than in others, but he makes a valiant effort. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 25, 2020

    As a longtime Fantastic Four fan, Fantastic Four: Antithesis is the meat and potatoes story we want. It doesn't change anything, but gives us the comfort food we crave when we like our superheroes as traditional as possible. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Aug 25, 2020

    As inaugural issues go, Waid's opener was a bit too quirky and lacked the weight, merit, force, and punch associated with a number one issue. As a Mark Waid fan, I know it will get better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Aug 26, 2020

    It's OK for a comics property to orient itself toward nostalgia for a while. And this miniseries shows that you can still make creative hay out of a thoroughly safe story by, say, turning it into a platform for an exceptional art performance. Fantastic Four: Antithesis is not revolutionary or a must-read -- but it is more than capable of tickling a Fantastic Four fan's fancy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 26, 2020

    While not bad, Fantastic Four: Antithesis #1 is one for the hardcore Waid and Adams fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Aug 26, 2020

    Fantastic Four: Antithesis #1 is a victory lap from a pair of creators with nothing to prove. It's great to see Neal Adams doing more Marvel work, although his modern-day work understandably pales in comparison to his heyday. Mark Farmer's incredibly brute-force approach to inking does not help matters, exaggerating Adams' lines and highlights his weaknesses. Atop it all, Laura Martin's coloring ups the contrast and blasts you in the eyes with classic primary tones. Mark Waid's script is serviceable, hitting all the essential beats to showcase Adams' work. You already know if you want this or not. Prepare for an interesting curiosity from two legends. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Sep 4, 2020

    Fantastic Four: Antithesis #1 is a new story from a "classic era" by Mark Waid and Neal Adams, but can modern fans enjoy this comic? Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Aug 26, 2020

    All things considered, Fantastic Four: Antithesis #1 is an ill-advised blunder that wastes the veritable talents of its creators. Laura Martins colors are reliably good and letterer Joe Caramagna does what he can with such a verbose, dense script, but judging it just on this one issue alone, Antithesis simply doesnt justify its existence. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Adam Barnhardt Aug 26, 2020

    The potential is there for Antithesis to redeem itself, sure"it's just got a long way to go. Read Full Review

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