Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Ramon K Perez
Cover: Paul Renaud
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Colorist: Federico Blee
Seemingly on the verge of wrapping up yet another exciting adventure, one of Marvel’s most iconic teams the Fantastic 4 have to put the pieces of their lives back together. Between fixing family strife, being superheroes like usual, and figuring out what to do about Dr Rachna Koul. The Dr accompanied Thing and Storm to another universe only to leave them as she had ulterior motives. What does this mean for everyone involved going forward?
The adventure starting with Ben and Johnny working together has basically come to an end as the family has been reunited. Johnny and Ben are still recovering from their harrowing ordeal, but things are somewhat back to normal now. The family is enjoying a moment together after a Mole Man sighting. Johnny and Sue deciding that a lot of catching up is in order decide to hit the town for some shopping. They get to discuss their differences where Johnny admits he feels disrespected by the others most notably Ben who initially led him on the adventure. Afterwards they are attacked by the Mole Man. He has monsters which he sends after the siblings only to be defeated by them. Dr Koul is in the area and reveals that he used her lab to get powers for he and the evil F4. Refusing to do more for him turned her sister into a target. Mole Man tried to kill Dr Koul’s sister but is stopped by Reed. After pledging to help her sister we see the members of the group come together in reflection. The entire family kicks back for some laughs and the book is over.
This book is over, it was a hell of a run. This last issue to me felt rushed to a degree and the art was rough in places. I expected something a bit more epic as far as a send-off for one of the premier family units in Marvel but it’s serviceable. The book had a lot of great moments to me especially early on. I loved the different take on Doom their arch nemesis as well as the cameos of others like Silver Surfer for example. It was a great run and I’m sad to see it go but they have the newer Fantastic 4 book out. So if you’re trying to continue the story…hop over to that book.