FF #23

FF #23

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 24, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
9.0Critic Rating
10User Rating

Jonathan Hickman wraps up his tenure as Old Franklin teaches Young Franklin “How To Be A God!”

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 24, 2012

    The universe might not be in danger anymore, but that doesn't stop Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta from producing on of their best " if not the best " issue of FF ever. Ultimately, this is a comic about facing your doubts with imagination, not fear, and seeking bold new worlds with nothing but imagination and curiosity to power you. As far as individual issues go, Hickman and Dragotta have created something fantastic. And as far as the conclusion of FF is concerned? They've created something perfect. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Oct 24, 2012

    I am so sad to see Hickman leave this title, but so glad to see him do it in this incredible fashion. The way he is able to write these emotional and poignant moments that will literally bring tears to your eyes (at least they did for me) is astounding. He will make you care about these characters and their interactions in a way that maybe you hadn't before, and he establishes a very fitting end to both his book as well as to Franklin. In the end, it's a beautifully written story that might make you tear up a little bit, paired with some truly fantastic art. If you have to pick up one book this week, make it this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 24, 2012

    Hickman ended his run on Fantastic Four a couple weeks ago, but he left just a few hanging threads that allow this epilogue to be the perfect send-off not just for FF, but for his entire run on the Fantastic Four franchise that he brought to the forefront of modern comics. With him helming Avengers and New Avengers come Marvel NOW!, his future looks bright beyond measure, but it will always be this mind-bending, universe-sprawling, family-centric run on Fantastic Four and FF that showed everyone the brilliance of Hickman's writing. In a word, Hickman is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 24, 2012

    We love these guys, too, Mr. Hickman, and we tend to forget that in the greater hype that surrounds the movie stars and event books, but we have to thank you for reminding us why these people are Marvel's First Family, and why this can be considered the World's Greatest Comic Magazine. Or at least one of them. The beauty of this FF #23 reminds us that, in this post-modern age of bitter cynicism and detached irony, the happy ending is now a daring choice - and one that's more than welcome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Oct 25, 2012

    Its not a perfect issue, and some readers may want to see more when it comes to Valeria Richards or the other students of the school, but when it comes to a Fantastic ending, Hickman and Dragotta really nail it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Scott West Oct 28, 2012

    Not one to let "The World's Greatest Comic Magazine" sit in limbo for long, Marvel is relaunching both 'Fantastic Four' and 'FF' with new #1 issues next month as part of Marvel NOW!. With the new numbering comes all new creative teams. Matt Fraction ('Thor') will be handling writing duties on both titles while Mark Bagley ('Ultimate Spider-Man') and Mike Allred ('Madman') will be handling the artwork. All I can say is: Good luck, guys. After Hickman, you have a lot to live up to with these titles. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Oct 29, 2012

    "FF" has been an uneven title, but this last issue plays to its strengths: imagination, light-hearted humor and relationships between family and friends. Read Full Review

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