FF #5

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Barry Kitson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 29, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The War of Four Cities: Part Two! As the War of Four Cities heats up, the Universal Inhumans enter the fray! What role will the FF play in things to come? Prepare for epic battles, live lost and saved, and the awaited return of a beloved Marvel hero!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Jul 1, 2011

    Without a doubt, Jonathan Hickman has made the Fantastic Four comics books the most relevant and highest quality that they have been in a very long time even if, ironically, they are no longer called the Fantastic Four. FF #5 carries this recent tradition by really kicking off the long-awaited War of the Four Cities storyline. As the cover might hint, this issue brings back some very important characters that only make this story more interesting than it originally seemed.Id try to avoid spoilers for the end of this issue if the cover didnt go ahead and spoil it for you: at the end of the FF #5, Black Bolt (along with the rest of the familiar Inhumans) returns to Earth, looking less-than-happy and ready to start a whole new battle. No explanation is given yet for how Black Bolt has returned from his death during his battle with Vulcan in the pages of War of Kings a couple years back, but no doubt Hickman has some explanation yet to come. Though this may be the most Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jun 29, 2011

    Again, we get a great issue of a great comic. In fact, its Marvels best title, and one of the best titles in comics. And yes, I know I say that about FF an awful lot. I promise to stop saying it as soon as it stops being true. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 29, 2011

    In "FF," I've found a book that I never really knew I wanted to read. The Thing is always going to draw my attention, but unless he's headlining, he's not enough to command comic cash from me based solely on his inclusion. Throw him into a book that is filled with lively characters, treacherous plots, and attention-grabbing scenarios and, well, you get "FF." So do yourself a favo and: go get "FF." Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Jun 29, 2011

    Jonathan Hickman's FF continues to be on the up and up. The overall saga he is weaving is getting grander by the month, which I couldn't be more happy about. As I've said before, if you haven't been reading this series, then you're missing out on one of Marvel's best books. 'Nuff said. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jul 1, 2011

    FF remains a book that is a consistently solid read. Read Full Review

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

    The story ends with the Reeds, as they meet to enact their plan. One thing that I didn't understand is why the High Evolutionary doesn't realize the Reeds are in the Forever City. I would have assumed he had some kind of security system. Either way, the story ends with a cliffhanger, one that even the Reeds didn't see coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jun 29, 2011

    Hickman evenly distributes the focus on the different ongoing character driven stories in FF. It's clear that he's distinctly mapped out the bigger story to incorporate each individual character's story and build from there; making FF one of Marvel's more character driven books. Everything feels cohesive; things feel like they happen for a reason making this series all the more interesting to read. Well executed, solid issue that is beautifully illustrated and a lot of fun to read. This story is definitely heating up! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 6, 2011

    FF #5 was a good read that is help greatly by the excitement that was brought with the final page of the issue. Jonathan Hickman immediately grabbed my attention with the ending and has put me on the edge of my seat as I wait for FF #6. At the same time, the pages before the last two pages did not do much for me as I am getting somewhat tired of the snail-like pacing of all the story developments. More needs to happen which hopefully happens soon or else I may have to go to trade waiting this series even though I still love it. Read Full Review

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