X-Men/Fantastic Four #3

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Terry Dodson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 47
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

A nation of mutants' lives is at stake while FRANKLIN RICHARDS makes a momentous decision! Will the FANTASTIC FOUR and X-MEN just
stand by and allow it to happen?
Rated T+

  • 10
    AIPT - Ryan Pagella Mar 25, 2020

    X-Men/Fantastic Four is one of the best titles being put out by Marvel right now. The politics are heavy, thought-provoking, and written with beautiful ease by Chip Zdarsky. I am down to see where this goes, and the characterization of our favorite mutants is spot-on perfect! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 26, 2020

    X-Men/Fantastic Four #3 is a great comic. Chip Zdarsky was the perfect choice for this mini-series. He writes the best Doom anyone's seen" well since the last time he wrote the character in Marvel Two-In-One. More of Doom's plan unfolds in this issue, but the ultimate goal of his plan remains to be seen. The art by Terry Dodson isn't great, but Zdarsky does such a good job with everything else that it doesn't really matter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 25, 2020

    The last page promises one hell of an ending. I give artist Terry Dodson props for that last page and for the art in general. It is well done and very expressive. The whole thing is well paced and just a good time. I can't wait to see how the creative team ends this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Daily Fandom - Alex Smith-Petersen Apr 1, 2020

    I continue to marvel at just how well-executed this book is on Zdarsky's front. He's spinning an enthralling tale that could have ramifications for years down the road. It's an exciting adventure crafted with love by someone with a very solid grasp on the characters and the story-at-hand. That being said, the art is the weak part of X-Men/Fantastic Four #3. It looks like the pencils are fairly rough, letting the inkers do a bit of the heavy-lifting. The colors are solid, but can only do so much to salvage the work. The art team for this book is simply too big to yield a singular, cohesive vision. That may work for some, but for me it's the only downside in what is an otherwise engrossing tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 25, 2020

    X-Men/Fantastic Four #3 does a great job escalating the conflict between the two teams to their next natural point. Doctor Doom's role in the story provides an even greater level of intrigue not just to this crossover but the current direction for the X-Men. How that ends up relating to Franklin Richards is all tied together nicely by Chip Zdarsky, who just continues to impress with every comic he writes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Mar 25, 2020

    This is a story told with the confident flourishes of renowned showmen, although that's an echelon of superhero comics both Zdarsky and the Dodsons attained long ago. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Mar 24, 2020

    Everything is too neat and tidy. Everything lacks depth. The story is all surface level and it feels like we're being told the story instead of being apart of it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Mar 25, 2020

    There's still plenty to enjoy here, despite the significant flaws of this book. Zdarsky excellently captures the voice of these characters and the interactions feel real and honest, especially now that the need to create conflict between the FF and Krakoans isn't paramount. It's an acceptable set-up for the next, final issue of this miniseries but really could have been much more if it had had a little more time to get onto the page. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 25, 2020

    I have been really wanting to fully enjoy X-Men/Fantastic Four, but #3 makes it really difficult to fully get behind. Frustratingly vague and meandering, X-Men/Fantastic Four #3 might not be the blockbuster crossover that "Dawn of X" fans or Marvel wanted. Read Full Review

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