Fantastic Four: Season One #1
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Fantastic Four: Season One #1

Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 8, 2012 Critic Reviews: 10
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  • 10
    ComicBuzz - David O'Leary Mar 1, 2012

    As a bonus to the story as if the main part of the book wasnt value for money as it was, you also get Fantastic Four #570, the pivotal first issue in Jonathon Hickman and Dale Eagleshams already famed run that helped redefine the FF for a new era of readers. This is an epic book and does a wonderful task of speaking UP to new readers and is the epitome of what a great comic should be. This book is now a tent pole for the rest of the Season 1 books and the bar is set very high as a result. You may ask, legitimately, for the need for yet another retelling of the teams origins and you could talk for hours about the reasons for and against it but what you cant escape is the fact that book is hugely enjoyable and a credit to all involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Feb 6, 2012

    It's just fun, which is what the Fantastic Four should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 6, 2012

    FANTASTIC FOUR: SEASON ONE is a story everyone can enjoy. Seeing what happens beyond the origin and the way the groundwork is laid out gives the characters a refreshing new feel, while feeling like the characters we've known for years at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Mar 16, 2012

    To the extent that any of these Season One titles are “needed,” the X-Men probably benefit more from a “modern” version of their origin more than the Fantastic Four did, but the question remains, to what end? Is there some possibility of a new continuity for an ongoing series of hardcover bookstore titles? Not even the most deluded Marvel marketer could imagine that as reality. And if the monthly comics remain the core “canon,” (the backup story is a reprint of the first Gillen/Pacheco “ReGenesis” story), then the Season One books run the risk of being pretty, but irrelevant. Gotta admit, though, this one is DAMN pretty. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R Mar 23, 2012

    In conclusion, this is not the worst of starts to the Season One line- but it definitely could have been better. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Comic Addicts - Anubhav Sharma Feb 13, 2012

    An average read for the hardcore FF buff, this won't have me surprised if it does turn out to be good for the incoming fan. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    iFanboy - Timmy Wood Feb 7, 2012

    Log in to Replyandybmcd says: February 9, 2012 at 2:35 am2/5 for art is really harsh. I flipped through it at the LCS, and they didn't give him anything interesting to draw other than pages of talking heads. That and the high price tag convinced me to put it back on the shelf. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Feb 10, 2012

    In the end, this book succeeds in its principal artistic goal: it tells a reasonably faithful version of the origin of the Fantastic Four, in visual and verbal language that is more comfortable for 21st century audiences. The question is, how much is that worth? Bear in mind that if you're reading this column, you are, by definition, NOT the newbie audience this is supposed to be for, but it's your 25 clams. Either way, I read it over a $1.80 cup of coffee at the store, so I'm $23.19 to the good on this. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Feb 7, 2012

    However, that also doesn't excuse it from being completely redundant for longtime fans, for rehashing beats that are 50 years old, or for failing to tell a structurally sound, self-contained graphic novel. This isn't a "secret origin" type of story where new things are brought to light amongst the story we all know so well, it's simply re-telling the same tale, unencumbered, except by out-of-place modern quips and references. Here's hoping that Marvel will be able to make the future chapters of these Season One graphic novels a little more appropriate for both audiences, justifying the $24.99 price tag on all fronts. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Feb 9, 2012

    If you really want to read “season one” of the Fantastic Four, I couldn't recommend the Marvel Masterworks collection of the first ten issues any higher. For the exact same price as this new book, you'll get ten issues of comics at their very best. Fantastic Four Season One by Aguirre-Sacasa and Marques is not ostensibly that bad for what it is, mind you, and it's certainly a good first entry into the entire Season One line, but in the end you can't beat the King. Read Full Review

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