Marvel Two-In-One #1
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Marvel Two-In-One #1

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Jim Cheung Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 20, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 49
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The Fate of the Four Part 1
THE FOUR ARE NO MORE, SO TWO MUST DO! Something is very wrong with THE HUMAN TORCH and only THE THING can help him! It's the Marvel Universe reunion you've all been waiting for (well, HALF of it, at least!).  Plus: What monumental secret has DOOM been hiding since the end of SECRET WARS, and how will it completely change the lives of Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
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  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Dec 21, 2017

    What does this all mean for the kid who loves team-up books? Well, given what 2017 delivered for me personally, Marvel Two-In-One#1 really hits me. As Ben reaches out to Johnny, it offers hope for the future, not shucking the past, but no longer wallowing in it. I can relate to both characters, maybe more than I ever could before: Ben has a sense of duty to those gone and those surviving, amplified by the message in this comic, and Johnny, well, hes still trying to get through the grief, to learn from it, and to survive it. Marvel Two-In-One isnt a goofy, rangy, fun-before-anything-else team-up title of yesteryear. Its a personal exploration of two guys who became brothers, how they deal with shared loss, and what that means to their brotherhood going forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 23, 2017

    If this is the direction Marvel comics are going, then Make Mine Marvel! The story is full of emotion and action, the premise is good, the visuals are outstanding, and that Marvel Value Stamp makes my inner ten year-old ecstatic. I'll be sticking with this title if it stays at such a high level, and I'm now considering checking out the other Legacy books. Marvel, you got me. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Dmjohndrow Dec 21, 2017

    Marvel Two-In-One's "The Fate of the Four" arc is a wonderful start to a new era of Fantastic Four comics, and I can't wait to see what Zdarsky has in store not only for Ben and Johnny, but hopefully for Reed, Sue, Franklin, and Val as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    On Comics Ground - James Portis Dec 22, 2017

    Last year, Infamous Iron man began what felt like the start of the return of the fantastic 4 within the Bendis controlled titles at Marvel. With his departure, it seemed as if the first family was destined to stay gone. But with Marvel Two In One continuing Bendis's hard work, Chip Zdarsky shows he's willing to do what it takes to give Marvel it's heart back. Definitely worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 21, 2017

    It's a strong first issue by writer Chip Zdarsky and artists Jim Cheung, John Dell and Walden Wong - with powerful, expressive art and solid characterizations all around. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 20, 2017

    Though certainly not perfect, as it suffers from the dreaded first issue "Mystery Box" that comic books tend to suffer from nowadays, Marvel 2-In-One #1 is ultimately a fun and affecting opening chapter in the greater Fantastic Four saga. In many ways, this book feels like an answer to DC's "Rebirth." It's a trip down memory lane - even if it's a memory that brings happiness and pain in equal measures - but more importantly, it's a way forward. The past can trap us, but it can also set us free - and thanks to the bonds of time and friendship, Marvel 2-In-One is the kind of throwback that could define Marvel's "Legacy." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Dec 23, 2017

    Zdarsky proves he was exactly the right man for the job. Jim Cheung and Frank Martin knock it out of the park, this is the most important comic of Marvel Legacy thus far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 20, 2017

    The Fantastic Four have been absent for far too long in Marvel's comics. Marvel Two-In-One quickly makes up for lost time as it explores the lasting impact that absence is having on the remaining FF crew. This issue manages to both celebrate the legacy of Marvel's First Family and pave the way for the sort of whimsical adventure that team was always known for. This is exactly the sort of book that was promised when Marvel Legacy was announced. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Dec 20, 2017

    Zdarsky and Cheung impress on a storytelling and emotional level. The art is fresh and exciting and the potential return of the Fantastic Four should make any Marvel fan excited for what's to come. Pick this up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Dec 25, 2017

    This first issue is a skillfully written and beautifully drawn entry that makes you want to see more. The only remaining criticism is that Jim Cheung will not be aboard as regular artist, which will cost the book something in visual consistency. The challenge for other pencilers will be to keep the art at the level established in this issue. That's another thing that will bear watching. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Dec 25, 2017

    While the Marvel Legacy lineup as a whole has been a bit hit and miss to me this may be the book above all I recommended everyone check out. The story, characters, cameos, and art all combine to make this an instant hit with that classic Fantastic Four feel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jonathan Baldessari Dec 22, 2017

    Marvel Two-in-One #1 is a personal and wholehearted return for half of the Fantastic Four, with everything that entails. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Dec 22, 2017

    A brilliant first step on the road to the return of the FF. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Dec 20, 2017

    Though MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1 primarily sets up future stories, it serves as a worthy introduction to a potentially fantastic series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 20, 2017

    Touching, meaningful, and a great beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Dec 20, 2017

    In Marvel Two-in-One#1,Chip Zdarsky, Jim Cheung, John Dell, Walden Wong, and Frank Martin craft a comic that is true to the legacy of Marvel's First Family and deals with the emotional fallout of their disappearance at the end ofSecret Wars. They also set up a rocky course for the Thing and Human Torch to begin their own adventures with Dr. Doom watching from the shadows as he is still a little salty that he is not the one responsible for Reed Richards' demise. Marvel Two-in-Oneis the first step of a road story featuring two brothers that butt heads, yet still love each otherwith plenty of nostalgia and a sliver of hope to boot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 23, 2017

    Marvel uses the missing Fantastic Four to tell a compelling story about how the remaining characters are dealing with their now emptier lives. This is solid, character-based storytelling that is worth the cost of not having a Fantastic Four comic for a couple years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Roger Palmer Dec 21, 2017

    Bringing The Thing and the Human Torch together again to hopefully bring back the Fantastic Four into the Marvel Universe has to be a good thing (and now the issues with Fox being removed, the Fantastic Four can return to past glories). This is a very enjoyable read, with “Fantastic” artwork that make this a easy recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Cameron McFarland Dec 21, 2017

    I can't say too much further about the plot without spoiling the meat and potatoes of the story, but for anyone who cares about these characters at all it's an easy sell. Again, I didn't follow the Secret Wars at all, and I'm left now caring about what I missed as well as wondering what's next for this pair. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 21, 2017

    I was very surprised by Marvel Two-in-one #1;it is a very emotional story and hits all the beats a book about the Fantastic family needs to. Anybody complaining about Marvel not having the Fantastic Four on the roster needs to be picking this up, as it is obviously leading to some big things to come. With Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm back together on the hunt for their family, with Dr. Doom being “helpful”, it is going to be a wild adventure for sure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - RobF Dec 28, 2017

    The books spawned from Legacy have been hit or miss, but MTO has the potential to be a hit. The Fantastic Four situation needs to be addressed, and Zdarsky and Co. look like the right team for it. Hopefully a regular series is in the cards. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Dec 22, 2017

    To close things out, yes, most of what Marvel does is fueled by corporate mandate. The trick is finding the strong writing and art in that miasma. However, this is good storytelling completely overshadowed by the corporate mandate, and it doesnt help that it came out the same week that Marvel slaughtered a decent portion of their decently diverse book catalogue. Yes, Marvel Two-in-One #1 is a good book, but its been tainted by its purpose. I do recommend it on its merits as a comic, but its hindered by its status as a product. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Dec 20, 2017

    There were many great moments in this comic, and I want people to check it out. If they want to go the extra leap, they should be ready to invest in something which may not meet their expectations! Read Full Review

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