X-Men/Fantastic Four #1

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Terry Dodson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 5, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 55
8.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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KRAKOA. Every mutant on Earth lives there ... except for one. But now it's time for FRANKLIN RICHARDS to come home.
It's the X-MEN VS. the FANTASTIC FOUR and nothing will ever be the same.
Rated T+

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 4, 2020

    I had a blast with this first issue -- so much so I wish it wasn't just a miniseries! This is a coming-of-age tale embroiled in the politics of adults made more dramatic thanks to superpowers and superegos. If you have an affinity for strong characters, clever plotting and domestic drama, don't pass on this. Zdarsky and Dodson are adding interesting narrative textures to the Dawn of X line. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Feb 5, 2020

    One of the strongest post HoX/PoX X-Men comics yet, X-Men + Fantastic Four #1 succeeds on all levels, from the artwork to the Franklin Richards teen angst character motivations, to the way this book pushes forward the human heroes versus mutants seeds planted at the start of Krakoa. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comic Watch - Cody White Feb 5, 2020

    X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 (Zdarsky, Dodson, Dodson, Vines, Story, Martin, Caramagna) begins the journey of figuring out Franklin Richard's place in the New World Order of the post-Krakoa Marvel Universe with a bang! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 5, 2020

    This is a cool comic book. Zdarsky does a great job writing this. He is a natural writing both teams. And Dodson does a great job drawing this. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Jessica Chaleff Feb 5, 2020

    I'm already invested in this storyline, and it's only issue one! I cannot wait for what the ensuing issues will bring! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 5, 2020

    Dodson delivers some beautiful visuals throughout this issue. Every panel is full of amazing details and all of the characters and backgrounds are beautiful to look at. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Daily Fandom - Alex Smith-Petersen Feb 7, 2020

    I would be insulted if you didn't. Chip Zdarsky would be insulted if you didn't, probably. I'm not even going to spoil the big twist of the issue here for you because you should really just read the comic. The Dodsons on art is always worth the price of admission for me, and they're in fine form here. Some of my first X-Men floppies were Fraction's run where they did art as well, so this has a nostalgic tinge to it as well. The costume choices they make for some characters (*cough Magneto cough*) are unexpected at best, but delightful nonetheless. I'm only disappointed that this creative team only has four issues to flex on, just how well they work together and are clearly on the verge of something fantastic here already. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 5, 2020

    Overall this book is a social commentary lesson that we all would benefit from reading. We are only one issue in and already this mini-series has asked a lot of very important questions. Mix that with some great fun art, some touching moment’s between Kate Pryde and Franklin Richards, and you have a must read series. Don’t miss out on this absolute gem! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 4, 2020

    Though far more focused on heart and less on spectacle, X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 is a wonderful start for Krakoa’s first major crossover with the Marvel mainstream. Thanks to a dynamic art team and a truly rich script from Chip Zdarsky, this crossover stands apart from other, less defined “marquee” crossovers. Armed with genuine emotional stakes and a deep connection to FF and X-Men lore, X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 provides the best of both worlds. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Feb 6, 2020

    In truth, I was initially only vaguely looking forward to X-Men/FF. I've always been an X-Men fan, but somewhat less one ofMarvel's First Family. With that in mind, "Impossible Boy" is awonderful surprise, capturing the essence of both teams in a way that isentirely engaging. Zdarsky and the Dodsons have gotten this series offto a very strong start and I'm excited to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Feb 6, 2020

    "X-Men/Fantastic Four" #1 is not only an enthralling story of heroes and finding one's place in the world, it's an absolute delight to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Feb 7, 2020

    I'd consider X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 a strong start to this mini-series. Zdarsky plays really well with the idea of what family means to both groups. The Fantastic Four's family dynamic gets a lot more complex and layered. With Franklin as the central focus, we get to see a teen struggle with betrayal, trust, and discovering who he is. As a powerhouse, it's only going to get more complicated from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Feb 5, 2020

    X-Men/Fantastic Four #1is one of the best X-Men issues since Hickman took over. It's full of heart, has some fun fights, and sets everything up for a strong story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Feb 4, 2020

    If you're a FANTASTIC FOUR fan, X-MEN fan, Zdarsky fan, or even a Hickman fan, this event is definitely for you. If you like to read the most important things happening in Marvel Comics to stay up to date and in "the know", this is also the comic for you. Grab issue one and add the series to your pull list. Before this series is all said and done, I think you'll be happy you did. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 7, 2020

    X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 is a strong start to this crossover between two of Marvel's biggest franchises. Chip Zdarsky creates a compelling narrative around Franklin Richards' current status as a mutant. How that leads to the conflict between the X-Men and Fantastic Four is handled well. Having Terry and Rachel Dodson on as the artist team for this crossover added to how X-Men/Fantastic Four came across as a big event from the opening page. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Feb 11, 2020

    It's a pretty bold start to a series to pit The Fantastic Four against the X-Men (or vice versa depending on how you view it). For anyone who likes a good deal of conflict in their comics" this series is primed and ready to deliver and this particular issue has it's fair share of drama. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 11, 2020

    The art by Terry and Rachel Dodson is certainly nice, with powerful character designs and dynamic layouts - but the story struggles a bit, with too many characters acting out to generate conflict - even when it's not really in their nature. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 6, 2020

    X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 is, for lack of a better word, fantastic. Chip Zdarksy has a keen understanding of the FF and their dynamic, and it plays out very well in this book. He also captures the feeling of the new status quo of the X-Men- they're young money in a world of entrenched power, and they're throwing their weight around a bit. The artworks in some places but not in others, but it doesn't hurt the story. The cliffhanger ending is great, and it brings back a character Zdarsky wrote very well on his Marvel Two In One run. This issue is a great beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Feb 8, 2020

    X-Men and Fantastic Four is a series worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Feb 5, 2020

    Even though this is a story most of us have read many times before, it makes for perfect comfort reading as we make our way through a cold winter. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro Feb 10, 2020

    Overall" Yeah, I'm disappointed. I don't care about Franklin's dilemmas, I'm not very engaged by the plot and I just want more than this. I don't know if it's more fun, more drama or more what, I just know I need more of something. The art is good, but I don't know if it's worth it, really. I'll probably keep reading in the hope that it gets better, but if you haven't already bought it, I say don't bother. Read Full Review

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