Fantastic Four: Life Story #2

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Sean Izaakse Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 23, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 25
8.7Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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The story of the Fantastic Four's lives in real time continues! Set in the 1970s, the heroes struggle to find their role in a rapidly changing world. Sue continues to fight for social causes while Reed becomes increasingly obsessed with preparing for the impending arrival of Galactus, creating tension within the Four.
40 PGS./Rated T

  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jun 23, 2021

    Mark Russell and Sean Izzake's deliver another entertaining and melodramatic revision of the Fantastic Four in this continuity-free real-time take on Marvel's First Family. There are the familiar themes of social injustice we've come to love from Russell's writing (well, I have anyway) mixed in with superhero soap opera and a drastic change in the status quo of the Fantastic Four too. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 23, 2021

    It is all handled with humor and great dialogue. Russell is only getting better as a writer and it shows. The art by Izaakse is perfect and shows us new aspects of these age old characters. This is the best Fantastic Four book in twenty five years. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Jul 1, 2021

    If Sue actually does consummate her extramarital attraction to the Sub-Mariner as this story implies, I dont think I want to know about it. What I do want to know is what happens when Galactus finally comes--and where in the heck the Silver Surfer is! But well have to wait for the answers to all this, as this peculiar rewrite of the history of Marvels founding heroes passes into the 1980s next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli Jun 23, 2021

    Marvel's First Family enters the 1970s as Sue Storm deals with parenthood and the shifting political winds of a turbulent decade. Also: Doom enters the picture. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 23, 2021

    Life Story fails to entirely recapture the balance that made the first issue so promising, but still contains a solid appreciation of history and character that works in some regards, if not all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Psycamorean Jun 29, 2021

    I was a little put off by the first issue not following the structure that I assumed the Life Story comics would follow. That being, taking a character's entire history mixed with real life events and playing it all out as though it happened in real time. This is a fully original comic, and it's interesting. I saw some reviews that proclaimed character assassination, and I genuinely cannot figure out what they mean. I have to assume they mean Reed Richards? I mean who else could it be. In my time reading Fantastic Four, which is forever now, this is on point. Insomuch as Reed being obsessed with a project that he's working on, and neglecting his family because of it. Sue actually has a great arc in this issue. The idea of Sue being "invisib more

  • 8.5
    Fernando.ni13 Jun 24, 2021

    Solid continuation for the last issue.

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Jun 23, 2021

    Damn. I really liked this one. I like how Reed is this obsessed guy. I liked the Sue aspect and they sure are building Galactus. Good stuff.

  • 8.5
    Fracadactyl Jun 23, 2021

    I gotta love how Russell makes Sue's inner turmoil feel so plausible. TBH, seeing Reed getting obsessed with Galactus still doesn't quite feel right. But the way he spends so much time in the lab to the point of neglecting his son Franklin feels very on point. I mean yeah, Sue not being with the Fantastic Four in battle might look like a good strategy, but it feels patronizing as well. In this case, it's like she's not really a member of the Fantastic 3, just a token member. Don't forget the inclusion of Doctor Doom, whose origin and dynamic with the Fantastic Four is a lot better here than in other depictions. It makes him feel a little less petty... but not by much. Finally gotta love the growing dynamic between Ben and Reed, makes their more

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Jun 30, 2021

    " You might think i'm the one on stage because im a king. Born to lead. but that will be a lie. no one is born to lead. "

  • 8.0
    BlackQueen Jun 23, 2021

    It's a good introduction for those who want to meet the characters, it was fun to read.

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Nov 7, 2021

    The team and the Richards' marriage fragment in the 70s, largely because Reed's obsessive focus on Galactus isolates him from the social changes that Sue is seeing. It's beautifully drawn and it has big ideas, including some awesome celebrity cameos and an interesting new origin for Dr. Doom. But it all still remains a little distant and a little cold; stronger writing could have gotten me more engaged with the characters.

  • 7.5
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Aug 4, 2021

    Bom, eu não gosto do Reed, então ver a Sue largando ele realmente é uma coisa boa de se ver. Ao mesmo tempo, eu não gosto do Namor correndo atrás da Susan.

  • 3.5
    KFuqua Jun 28, 2021

    Liked the first issue and was extremely disappointed in this one. Just not worthy of Marvel's first family.

  • 1.0
    Merlyn Jun 23, 2021

    The fact that Marvel allowed this character assassination, even in a non-canon book, is disgraceful but I suppose I should have seen it coming, it's Mark Russell, he has his obsessions and he just can't get over them.

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