Marvel 2099: Fantastic Four #1

Writer: Karla Pacheco Artist: Steven Cummings Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 20, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 14
5.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Heroes may be no more, but the legacy of Earth's greatest family lives on against impossible odds. But as this new quartet of champions takes on the mantle, what does it mean to be called Fantastic Four in a future ruled by Doom?
Rated T

  • 8.8
    Geek'd Out - Stacy Dooks Nov 20, 2019

    If you're looking for a fun superhero story with some darkness, this one's definitely for you. If you were hoping for a ray of light flung into 2099's dark future, you're going to be disappointed. I know I was. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Nov 24, 2019

    While only a one-shot, this book does more to flesh out the current dystopia of 2099 than Alpha attempted, and its worth reading for that alone. Fans of the FF will find a decent read here as well, but the real treat is re-reading the book again to look for hints to the ending. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Nov 20, 2019

    It doesn't matter if you love it or hate it, you should experience it. It's such a short and sweet (bitter to some) tale that it should be felt, the keyword, without being spoiled. It's something that can only happen sparsely because now I, and others who read it, will be on their toes. But as of now, you got me. Bravo. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 20, 2019

    Fantastic Four 2099 is an interesting comic. The majority of it feels rather standard as far as a team origin. It's rather mundane in that regard. Where it stands out is that ending which plays so well against the rest of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Nov 21, 2019

    With a plot that goes from uncompelling to mean spirited and strange art, there isn't much about Fantastic Four 2099 #1 to like. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Jamie Lovett Nov 20, 2019

    It's a thin tale that leans too heavily on a twist that will leave readers annoyed more than enamored. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Nov 20, 2019

    While Alpha 2099 didnt give me much, Fantastic Four 2099 made me angry. I couldnt find one reason to recommend so I wont, but I will never tell anyone not to buy somethingthat way, you can suffer just like me! Im a big jerk and I know it! Lets get busy!!! Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Nov 28, 2019

    This is one of the most dismal experiences I have ever had reading any comic book. A world that I didn't like visiting, characters I didn't like meeting and didn't care about, and an overall dark and nihilistic worldview combined to make me wish I hadn't taken on the task of reviewing this thing. I will make every effort to forget that I ever saw it. But it won't be easy. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 25, 2019

    If you're a fan of the recently relaunched Fantastic Four series, you will likely be disappointed that Fantastic Four 2099 shares very little in common with their classic predecessors. This is a scattered, meandering read that does so little to establish its titular concept that even diehard fans will likely feel swindled - and given Marvel's other 2099 one-shots being offered in the coming days, this is one family gathering you can easily avoid. Read Full Review

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