Ultimate Fantastic Four #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Millar Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 28, 2004 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 5
5.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

THE FANTASTIC PART 5 (OF 6). As the first story arc nears its conclusion, the fledgling "Fantastic Four" battle the Mole Man. Plus: Learn the fate of Victor Van Damme!

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell May 13, 2004

    This issue is pretty much one big action sequence capped off with a cliffhanger that promises more of the same in the next chapter, and while I'm a sucker for the comic book slugfest I have to say I found this one to be strangely unmoving. I mean yes there's a solid display of Ben's power, (though it neglects to include the traditional "it's clobberin' time" battle cry), and I enjoyed the scene where Johnny discovers he's able to fly, as well as the amusing little sequence where he attempts to toss a fire ball at the creature. However, the simple fact of the matter is that this issue seems to be so focused on the dialogue exchanges that it forget to play up the idea that this was supposed to be the team's first time using their powers to battle a threat, and as such there really should've been a greater sense of uncertainty. It also doesn't help that the threat the team faces is unable to do little more that stand around smashing things around. I mean in the end the dialogue is far mor Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace May 4, 2004

    (Plus, disappointingly, it's looking like the entertaining letters page of issue #3 may have been a one-off. Oh well.) Read Full Review

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