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FF #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 23, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 18
8.9Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

It's the FANTASTIC first issue of FF! A bold new direction for Marvel's First Family featuring new members, old friends, older enemies and uneasy alliances that will send shockwaves through the Marvel Universe. With stunning art work by Steve Epting and Paul Mounts, please join writer, Jonathan Hickman, on the second massive arc in the bold new direction for the 'World's Greatest Comic Magazine.'

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Mar 30, 2011

    Overall, a great jumping on issue for anyone wanting to collect the Fantastic Four. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 26, 2012

    The Marvel NOW! titles are continuing to deliver fun and excitement with each new series. As a fan of Matt Fraction and Mike Allred, pairing the two together is a wonderful treat. There is an odd choice in the four core members but there shouldn't be any doubt that Fraction has a reason for selecting them. Fraction sprinkles in the humor he's know for bringing to the table and Allred's art (with Laura Allred's amazing colors) brings adds another level of life to the characters. For an issue full of set up and introductions, it was still a blast. If you want fun and enjoyment in a comic book, there's this is a series you need to check out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Mar 24, 2011

    Normally,new number ones of a series or reboots stumble a little bit. Maybe thecharacters seem just a little out of character or a new character doesnt workout as well as the writers thought. Whatever problems normally plague issueslike this one are not present in the slightest in FF. Though I never lost interest, Im more excited about thisfamily than I have been in quite some time. If you havent read Fantastic Four recently or ever, thenthis is absolutely the place to start. I can almost guarantee that youll loveit. If you really want a bad side too it, Id say there are waaayyy too manycovers to this comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Larry King Mar 25, 2011

    Final Verdict, FF #1 receives a astounding 5 Stars, out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 25, 2011

    At any rate, it's a good beginning for a series that has some big stories bubbling just below the surface. The Fantastic Four has been a "must-buy" for the last few years, and this comic continues that tradition with ease. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Mar 26, 2011

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  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Feb 7, 2012

    And by all means, don't listen to what Nathaniel Richards has to say... Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Mar 24, 2011

    Glimpses of the future show very promising things as Jonathan Hickman continues to carve his place among the best FF writers of all time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Mar 24, 2011

    The next stage in the saga of the Fantastic Four well and truly begins here, and while the death of the Human Torch will be a tough act to follow, its hard to imagine any creative team that could do it better. Call the book whatever you want, its still fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 23, 2011

    That guided tour I mentioned earlier also includes a legend of the characters in this first issue for quick reference upon re-reading. Yes, this book demands re-reading. It helps the story soak in a bit more and offers more for the reader on a second pass. In short, this is a near perfect first issue for readers to jump into this fantastic new world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 23, 2011

    What's probably going to garner the most attention in this comic book is Spider-Man's integration into the world of the former Fantastic Four. Obviously, including the iconic character is no doubt a marketing decision. Spidey's popularity could be seen as a means to boost sales of this title. I'm relieved to find, though, that his role here is also a storytelling decision. There's a certain logic to his insertion into this setting. He has a history with these characters, and his status as a brilliant (but overlooked) scientist in the Marvel Universe makes him a good choice for participation in the Future Foundation premise. I like the awkwardness he exhibits here, as he clearly feels like an outsider, and that outsider perspective should bring another interesting new dynamic to this group of characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 28, 2011

    The sheer number of supporting characters looks a bit much in the longterm for the book but I'm intrigued enough to stick around and find out how things go with the Forward Foundation (or is it First Family?) for at least a couple months. Read Full Review

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