The Prodigal Sun: Fantastic Four #1

Writer: Peter David Artist: Francesco Manna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 14
6.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

CHAPTER 1 OF 3! The first of three interconnected special issues featuring the FANTASTIC FOUR, the SILVER SURFER and the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! Introducing PRODIGAL, a strange alien being who has crash-landed in the Savage Land. When he becomes worshipped by a race of swamp-dwelling barbarians, Ka-Zar and Shanna call upon the Fantastic Four to aid them in stopping the barbarians' plans to conquer the entirety of their world. Join Prodigal on his lengthy journey to try to return home to settle old scores.
Rated T+

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Jul 10, 2019

    While far from a done-in-one story, this is a fantastic tale for Fantastic Four and Ka-Zar fans. PrahDguls misadventures are amusing, and the next two issues look promising. Pick this comic up, and you wont be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Jul 3, 2019

    If you read FANTASTIC FOUR, youll love this issue and possibly want Peter David on the title. He did a tremendous job involving the family and weaving their personalities together throughout the issue. However, if youre curious about the Prodigal Sun and are interested in learning more about him, his purpose, and his importance to the Marvel Landscape, you wont get much in this issue other than is power set. This is a nice first issue to get things started but this reviewer left wanting a bit more. For now, this comic fan is still in on the PRODIGAL SUN but I will need more information quickly. Otherwise, Im out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Megan Peters Jul 3, 2019

    Fantastic Four: The Prodigal Sun simmers at the start start, but boils into an intriguing story by its final page. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Jul 3, 2019

    Fantastic Four: Prodigal Sun #1 is a solid one-shot tale. The characterization both in the script and the visuals is great, and the introduction of Prodigal is done really well. I left the issue wanting to know more about him, and excited to see his upcoming interaction with the Silver Surfer. This isn't an essential book by any stretch, but it's still a really entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Multiversity Comics - David Craig Jul 5, 2019

    "Fantastic Four: Prodigal Sun" is a lesson in how not to introduce a new Marvel character. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Jul 3, 2019

    Fantastic Four: Prodigal Sun #1 is a fine read, but it doesn't offer enough to make most people want to continue the story. The art is surely the best thing about the issue, but the writing leaves a lot to be desired, even if it isn't bad. Only serious FF fans should pick this up. Read Full Review

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