Allen Christian reviews Fantastic Four #7…
Fantastic Four is a book steeped in history. Responsible for laying the foundations for the Marvel universe, both cosmically and terrestrially, it’s a book that comes with heavy expectations, and decades of baggage.
Dan Slott insists on being here every month, and that counts for something. This is meat and potatoes Fantastic Four. It’s not innovative, it’s not original. But it’s also not bad, and it hits the beats any FF fan would want the book to hit. It just doesn’t offer anything else.
Issue #7 continues the “Herald of Doom” story arc teased in issue #5 and started in earnest in #6. We learn more of Doom’s intentions in luring Galactus to earth, but none of this is compelling. This is a mid-story issue and offers very little in the way of story advancement, or much reason to read it at all. If this is the kind of issue we have to wait a month for, we might all be better served to wait on the trade paperback release.
Aaron Kruder’s art continues to be delivered on time. He is certainly hitting those deadlines. Again, functional. It’s good art, it just isn’t noteworthy.
If you’re a Fantastic Four fan, you’re probably already reading this. If not, this run isn’t going to change that at all.