Fantastic Four #13 Review: “A Delight From Front To Back”

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In the second part of a two-part story Fantastic Four #13 from Marvel Comics, written by Ryan North and Iban Coello, pits the team against dinosaur versions of themselves.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Fantastic Four #13 Review:

Thanks to a weird wormhole, two dimensions are crashing together. One is the Marvel Universe. The other is a dinosaur dimension. So does Dr. Doom ride a dinosaur version of himself? He sure does. Does The Thing do the same thing? You bet your sweet Aunt Petunia he does. And in this issue, it’s none other than the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing who beats Doom.

“I don’t know how you could not love a comic book where Dr. Doom Tyrannosaurus Rex teams up with Dr. Doom, The Thing rides a Thing dinosaur,” said host Alex Zalben. “This is a delight from front to back.”

Justin Tyler, meanwhile, loved that the team, “takes it very seriously throughout… I love the amount of science [that] is injected in here, you learn as you read.”

Pete LePage felt that if you look at the cover, which has Doom riding his dinosaur self and aren’t into that idea, “don’t pick it up because that’s all it is. And it’s a lot of fun.” That said, things did get “a little too punny” for LePage’s taste, though he did still have a good time.

Zalben lauded Ryan North’s “clear knowledge of the Fantastic Four” in the issue, giving Thing the win against Doctor Doom because of the characters’ histories together. “There’s an off-hand humor to this book that is so much fun.”

Fantastic Four #13 Official Synopsis:

Two universes, human and dinosaur, are colliding – and if one universe isn’t sacrificed, then both will be destroyed! And making matters worse, an incursion point between universes has swapped the dinosaur and human versions of the Fantastic Four! But there is another incursion point elsewhere…in Latveria. And Doctor Doom has plans of his own – after teaming up with the only person in the universe he can trust…himself! The FF and the Avengers are brought to their knees, and only the Brothers Grimm can save the day! Plus: The dinosaur Fantastic Four versus the Avengers!

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