Marvels Snapshot: Fantastic Four #1

Writer: Kurt Busiek, Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer Artist: Benjamin Dewey Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 13
7.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Our tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel's greatest characters from the Golden Age to today, all through the eyes of ordinary people!  This time, writers Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer (Beasts of Burden, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, Superman: The Animated Series) and artist Benjamin Dewey (The Autumnlands, Beasts of Burden) tell the tale of the ten-year high-school reunion of the Fantastic Four's own Human Torch. His hometown of Glenville, Long Island is going wild, and we see it all through the eyes of the Torch's ex-girlfriend Dorrie Evans and reporter Marcia Hardesty - the preparations, the Torch's long history in town, the more

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 31, 2020

    Once again, we cut to the 'Marvels'-style heart of the story, and it's a really wonderful journey. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Mar 26, 2020

    Another near home run. The lack of perhaps any action may put some off, though as a character piece I found it superb. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 27, 2020

    While some readers might cry foul that three out of the Fantastic Four only get a little bit of lip service in this one-shot, Marvels Snapshots: Fantastic Four #1 is a wonderful read that should not be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Mar 27, 2020

    The "Marvels Snapshot" series continues to remind us of why we love these characters and what they mean, all through the lens of normal people in the Marvel universe. That, backed up with clean artwork and color work, is a formula that makes for a very enjoyable comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 23, 2020

    This issue leans a little more heavily on the average Joe (some of which have stories that aren't all that interesting), making it a tad too mundane. The overall message is well placed, but I found myself hoping for some action or more intrigue from the Human Torch. That is entirely the point though, which creates a problem that partly comes down to taste. That said, it's a little too slow to make me love the book, but I appreciate what it does and how it pulls things off in the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Jan 1, 1970

    Overall, this was a fun issue to read, and somewhat thought provoking given the choice of perspectives Dorkin and Dyer chose to go with. Fantastic Four: Marvels Snapshot won't be for everyone, as the pace can feel somewhat labored, and the story lacking in action. For others however, I think this will be a great break from the norm and a flashback into the golden era of comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Evan Valentine Mar 25, 2020

    It's a feel good story that is simply begging for something more, but maybe the former is what we could use right now. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Mar 29, 2020

    MARVELS SNAPSHOTS FANTASTIC FOUR is a novel story with an interesting, surprise twist at the end. Unfortunately, the story is almost 10 pages too long, and the artwork is sub par. Definitely not worth the $5 price, and should be given out for free as a digital strip on Marvel's website or as a supplement on Free Comic Book Day. Read Full Review

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