Ultimate Fantastic Four #4

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Millar Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 24, 2004 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 6
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THE FANTASTIC PART 4 (OF 6). Susan Storm volunteered to be part of Reed Richards' revolutionary experiment along with her friends, but she didn't end up where they did. Alone, Sue finds herself in the subterranean domain of the misanthropic Mole Man!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 6, 2004

    The last page did manage to generate a sense of excitement that I enjoyed, and it certainly helped me to get over the fact that the Mole Man's evil plan lacked a sense of originality that I've come to expect from the Ultimate books. The issue also manages to deftly present the various interpersonal conflicts that will exist between the members of the group as we get a powerful little exchange between Reed and Ben, where it's made clear that Ben will join his Marvel counterpart in blaming Reed for his condition, and to a certain extent this version of the Thing has a stronger case, as it was Reed's experiment that created this disaster but unlike his Marvel counterpart Ben wasn't an active participant in the accident. I also rather enjoyed way Sue reacted to the Mole Man's villainous ranting, as her expressions are quite entertaining, and they make for a better reflection of her internal thoughts than any dialogue could've. Johnny also gets some fun moments in this issue, as I had to s Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Mar 30, 2004

    A very ordinary issue of a comic which, whilst not as fresh or inventive as its Ultimate brethren still manages to be relatively involving thanks to the lively, detailed artwork and the central ideas which have changed little since 1962. However, there is a danger that the title is already starting to feel a little too comfortable and predictable for its own good. This is far from being Bendis' most impressive book, but if this is as good as it gets there may be a question mark hanging over the mileage of this Ultimate title. Let us hope that Ultimate Fantastic Four has chosen to keep its strongest material for future issues. Read Full Review

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