Ultimate Fantastic Four #10

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

DOOM PART 4 Victor Van Damme has reached out across the sea and brought a robotic Hell down on the Baxter Building. With the U.S. Army forbidding the Fantastic Four from taking action, how will they stop Doom's menace?

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Sep 3, 2004

    Its a shame that the central character of this arc should be such a letdown, because pretty much everything else about this issue hits the right spot: Reeds obsessive passive-aggressive behaviour, Sues subtle maternal dominance of the group, and Ben and Johnnys bickering and teasing (You fantasti-suck, dude) all capture the group dynamic effortlessly. We also get to see more familiar regular MU concepts introduced, a better sense of the Baxter building as a base for the group, and hey, we even get to hear our first Its clobberin time!. Sue and Johnnys father continues to be an interesting influence, conflicting with the youngsters more spontaneous heroic impulses, but providing a guiding hand to what is still an inexperienced bunch of science whiz-kids launching themselves into fantastical situations. Immonens art is on the upswing too, with more subtlety and detail packed into this issue, and emphasized by the improved colouring and less heavy inking used this time around. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 2, 2004

    Stuart Immonen is a solid artist, and given this issue doesn't really offer up much in the way of action that would afford artists an easy method of impressing the readers, one has more time to admire his ability to deliver the quieter moments of the issue, such as Reed's growing sense of frustration when he learns it's unlikely they'll be given access to Victor. The art also does a solid job of conveying Victor's insanity from his childlike delight as he views what he believes are Reed's final moments, to his murderous lunge at the poor sap who tells him to "be cool". I also enjoyed the visual design of the Fantasti-Car as it looks high-tech, but not so much so that one couldn't imagine that a thirteen year old Reed could've constructed it. The scene where the Fantasti-Car lifts off also has a nice sense of majesty to it, and I loved Sue's expression after lift-off. Read Full Review

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