The Band is Back Together (Fantastic Four #9 Comic Review)


Writer- Dan Slott

Artists- Aaron Kuder, Stefano Caselli, and Paco Medina

Color Artist- Erick Arciniega

Letterer- VC’s Joe Caramagna

Cover Artist- Esad Ribic

Variant Cover Artists- Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson, Joe Quesada and Richard Isanove, Bill Sienkiewicz, Art Wong, Christopher Giancinti and Huy “WEEARTS” Dinh


Our intrepid heroes have been captured by Doctor Doom while trying to fight Galactus in Latveria.  Things are about to go for Doom though.


So, I have been excited about the Fantastic Four coming back for ages.  It was the series I was the most excited for last year and so far I have not been disappointed.  Lots of great things have happened, for this issue in particular though I was really excited to see the gang work together again.  We’ve seen them work together since Reed and Sue got back, but it’s different in this issue.  Here it’s just them relying on each other as a team and a family to get out of trouble.

They’re playing off each other and working together like a well-oiled machine.  Which is something I really missed while they were gone?  The family aspect and close teamwork of the FF has I think always been part of their appeal and it’s nice to see that those things still matter.  In a world where superhero fights are a big draw, it’s refreshing to see a story about them working together.

Along with all of the action going on in this issue, we had a side story involving the rest of the family, most notably the kids.  While I love seeing the Fantastic Four back together it’s also nice getting these moments where we see what the kids are like now.  They’re older now that the FF are back and I think it’s nice to see how they’ve changed.  I feel like there’s a lot of potential with them for interesting storylines and I’m going to be excited to see them.

The last thing I want to talk about is art.  Overall I think it’s great.  I love the colors and the flow of it all.  What really stood out to me in this issue though was the panel layouts.  For the most part, all of the panels are nice little organized boxes, but then on some pages, the layout and even the shape of the panels is really irregular which makes the things happening in those panels feel a lot more dynamic.  It brings a lot to the action scenes and makes them feel a lot more exciting.

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Sarah Bieniek

Sarah Bieniek

I live in the desert and spend a lot of time reading comics and any science fiction I can get my hands on.
I love the Fantastic Four and they’re back, which I love even more. I enjoyed watching them come together as a team and learning more about the kids, hopefully we get more of both in future issues.
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I live in the desert and spend a lot of time reading comics and any science fiction I can get my hands on.

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