FF #4

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Barry Kitson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 25, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 16
7.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The War of Four Cities: Part ONE It's finally come as prophesied -- The War of Four Cities! After months of pent-up aggression, the combatants cry havoc and set loose the dogs of war! In order to prevent the war from spreading outwards to all areas of the globe, the FF spring into action to stem the tide of death and destruction. What chance does anyone have when all hope lies in Doom?!

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman May 26, 2011

    For newer readers who've only jumped aboard this book since the relaunch, this issue and the last have hopefully been helpful in making the events that transpire make sense, but for those who have been reading Hickman's run since Dark Reign: Fantastic Four, this issue is a fantastic culmination of various story threads over the past two years, as we see how things connect, why and how, and the crap officially starts to hit the fan. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen May 26, 2011

    Few People areable to write a long-term story the way that Jonathan Hickman does and FF is proof of that. I was extremelyhesitant when this series was announced as a follow up to the ending Fantastic Four as I was worried that toomuch of the story of that book would simply be swept under the rug. As it turnsout, my worries were completely unfounded and FF just continues the story that Hickman started in Fantastic Four.In fact,Hickman is currently using FF to wrapup some loose ends from his very first story arc in Fantastic Four called Solve Everything in which a council ofalternate Reed Richards(es?) abandon their lives and families to band togetherand shape perfect universes. In the current story, young Valeria Richards accidentally allows four of these Reeds to invade the Marvel Universe and theyare desperate to get back to their plans, so much so that they are willing tostart the much-touted War of the Four Cities that has been brewing in thebackground of Hickmans run. Knowing that Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris May 25, 2011

    This is the part where I sound like a broken record: FF #4 is a solid comic and another exquisite entry into Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four saga. If you haven't been reading, I suggest you pick up the start of Hickman's run and play catch up so you're ready to go for next month's installment. You're missing out otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - Steven Miller May 29, 2011

    Hopefully these questions will be answered next month, as Attilan takes center stage as the War of Four Cities heats up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 25, 2011

    "FF" might be a decent read in collected form, but I personally cannot wait that long to enjoy more adventures of this group as told by Jonathan Hickman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Mar 16, 2012

    The best (and most redeeming) part of the book is during the "Reeds problem" discussion. Reed lets Doom know just how his counterparts are treated throughout the Omniverse. Doom's expression was priceless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 26, 2011

    FF continues to be a very, very solid read, month in and month out. For this reason, it remains a comic that I consistently recommend. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 1, 2011

    All isn't quiet for long on their front, however, as Spidey, Sue and Alex Power (breaking out the much cooler black versions of the Future Foundation costumes) are called to the Peak of Old Atlantis which is under attack not only the Chordai and Mala, but the Mole Man‘s private army, and a very special guest. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate May 27, 2011

    The smile he bestows to Sue is winning, and his linework, especially on Sue's nose, is more evident in the brightly lit kitchen. The lion's share of Kitson's work however becomes swamped in shadow and covered in a color wash that smoothes over his more enjoyable "rougher" flourishes. It's rather surprising to see Kitson an artist with a softer product being swept to even more realistic extremes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 30, 2011

    Barry Kitson's clean linework certainly works well for the pristine, even antiseptic look of the Future Foundation's costume designs and headquarters. He also handles the younger characters quite well. The villain council scenes are appropriately dark, but the rest of the book lacks the edge and intensity that regular series artist Steve Epting instilled in the first three issues. Furthermore, the backgrounds are often lacking. I remain a fan of Kitson's work, mind you, but maybe it was my disinterest in the story that led to a corresponding disappointment in the visuals. Read Full Review

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