Fantastic Four: Road Trip #1
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Fantastic Four: Road Trip #1

Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Filipe Andrade Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 2, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
8.3Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

The Fantastic Four have earned some much-needed time away from the job, and Reed has planned a - well, fantastic - old-fashioned family vacation to the Grand Canyon for some good rest, relaxation and team-bonding time. But Reed's manic mind can't quite disengage, and soon an obsessive side experiment he brought with him has all of them experiencing gruesome and terrifying side effects from his strange specimens. As everyone's bodies begin to horribly go awry on a cellular level, it's a race to solve their lethal affliction, all while stuck in a remote Arizona cabin with no help for miles.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Dec 10, 2020

    I honestly cannot believe this comic exists. I mean, Disney owns this. It's something completely unexpected and utterly horrific and I love it. Fantastic Four: Road Trip is a shining example that horror can reach even the brightest and boldest areas of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Dec 5, 2020

    Fantastic Four: Road Trip #1 exists in its own time and place, an interlude out of the busy lives of the characters. It's a tidy story with great pacing and it is thoroughly enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 1, 2020

    Fantastic Four: Road Trip #1 is a delightful escape for your average superhero story delivering on a body horror adventure David Cronenberg fans will love. The powers this team exhibits are actually quite disturbing if you stop and think about real people having them and the creative team captures the horror by turning those powers up to 11. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - CJ Dec 2, 2020

    Fantastic Four: Road Trip#1 puts Marvel's First Family through a disturbing experience, mixing the classic family road trip with a splash of body horror. Sci-fi/horror fans will definitely want to read this book, while I advise the faint of heart to proceed with caution. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geek'd Out - Howard Smith Dec 9, 2020

    Fantastic Four: Road Trip #1 is a comicbook you should pick up. Christopher Cantwell does a great job maintaining an atmosphere of uncertainty. While the storyline kept me hooked from page to page, the visuals of the characters going through the ordeal gave me chills as I was reading. Filipe Andrades specific art style captures a sense of urgency and despair. Moreover, Chris OHalloran and VC's Joe Caramagna both did fantastic work with coloring and lettering, respectively. If youre into reads like Invincible and The Walking Dead, just imagine those two worlds colliding in this stellar issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Dec 2, 2020

    Fantastic Four Road Trip is the kind of one-shot that allows readers to take a break from all of the bustle of the main stories. It's a chance for artists to get creative while remaining loosely connected to other comics and staying true to Marvel's First Family. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Aguilar Dec 2, 2020

    There's a lot to enjoy about this Road Trip, though it would've been even better if some of its concepts, especially regarding Reed and the family dynamic, had been pushed a bit further. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - clayhinojosa10 Dec 2, 2020

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but Cantwell needs to stick with Iron Man, it's not great, but it's at least a little better than this. This issue from cover to cover was not fun. If you're a fan of old school horror comics or current indie horror, you may enjoy the art, but you're not going to enjoy the story. Because it just doesn't make any sense. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Spacey Medicine Feb 26, 2021

    I would murder Reed Richards and no court in the world would convict me.

  • 9.0
    Psycamorean Dec 2, 2020

    I really like the body horror here, but even the family dynamics are spot on. Really enjoyable one-shot!

  • 9.0
    Halodystroyer44 Dec 2, 2020

    Loved it as a fan of movies like The Fly (1986) and Fantastic Four.

  • 9.0
    jbong Dec 2, 2020


  • 8.5
    Prodigalson16 Dec 2, 2020

    Fun one shot

  • 8.0
    TheHyruleElf Dec 2, 2020

    Solid story and a really cool idea, but I get the feeling Cantwell isn't too fond of Reed Richards. That was a little off-putting.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 17, 2021

    Reed can't resist sliding a meteor soil sample retrieval mission into a family vacation. The soil's contaminated, leading the FF into a Cronenberg horror of melty bodies that they fix at the last minute. Good characterization/interaction and terrific body horror art. The plot is rushed by the short length and some characters get shortchanged (Alas poor Johnny, you're barely in this). But the core concept is terrific: Family claims to want to spend time together; family doesn't spend time together; family is forced together in a literal, grotesque, and ironic way by science-horror.

    So Val's part of the horror is regressing in age. That doesn't explain why she starts out (and ends up) looking about 5 years too young. I KNOW somebod more

  • 4.0
    the_comic_book_club Dec 13, 2020

    Fantastic Four: Road Trip

    Publisher: Marvel @marvel
    Writer: Christopher Cantwell @ifyoucantwell
    Artist: Filipe Andrade @filipe_andrade_artist
    Colors: Chris O’Halloran @chris_oh_colours
    Letters: Joe Caramagna @joecaramagna
    Cover: Michael Del Mundo @deadlymike

    The Fantastic Four are piling the family up in the car and taking an old fashioned road trip to the Grand Canyon! But it wouldn’t be Reed without a quick detour to inspect material residue remaining inside an old meteor crater. The next morning, the Richards’ family begin experiencing a series of strange phenomena. Reed discovers the materials excavated from the crater are poisoning them, as the family begins deteriorating into monst more

  • 3.0
    letskillrobots Dec 16, 2020

    let them rest

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Dec 2, 2020

  • 8.0
    ghostrobot Jan 28, 2021

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