Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel Comics)
By Dan Slott, Sara Pichelli, Elisabetta D’Amico, Marte Gracia, Simone Bianchi, Marco Russo, Skottie Young, Jeremy Treece & Joe Caramagna


When Marvel cancelled Fantastic Four in 2015, with no plans to relaunch it yet, there was an uproar. Some people, some of those marvelously cynical people who live on the Internet, argued that nobody cared about the Fantastic Four anyway. But that’s clearly not true. The Fantastic Four is my favorite Marvel property. The Thing is my number two character in all of comics (after Superman). And having them missing from my life for three years has created a hole that’s just gotten bigger and bigger.

In one issue, Dan Slott has made me feel like we’re finally coming home.

Ben and Johnny, both still believing Reed, Sue, and the kids are dead, are trying to get on with their lives. Ben and Alicia are evaluating their relationship (as they often do), Johnny is palling around with...