Review: Fantastic Four # 5

fantatic four 5

The fifth issue of Fantastic Four by Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley begins with a children’s play, and turns into something far more sinister.

Fantastic play

Time Travel seems to be a central theme to the titles under the Marvel Now! banner; this week it’s the Fantastic Four that travels into the past.  To celebrate the month of March, the first family takes a trip to ancient Rome to meet Cesar himself.

Fantastic trip

This comic focuses on the Thing, Human Torch, Franklin and Valerea while Reed Richards and Sue Storm take some ” Mommy-Daddy Time”.

fantastic page mommy daddy

Fraction’s characterization of the Four is spot on!  His Reed Richards is smart but shady, Sue Storm is a strong parent, Johnny Storm is arrogant and immature, and Ben Grimm is lovable.  Mark Bagley’s artwork is some of his best lately, far cleaner than his work on Avengers: Assemble.  For those who have been enjoying this series the newest issue does not disappoint.

Degobot!

Fantatsic Var

Fantastic Four # 5 is on sale now, at your local comic book store or on the Marvel Comics app on Apple and Android devices.

In Portland? Buy your comics at Floating World Comics located at 400 NW Couch Street Portland, OR 97209 (503) 241-0227

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