REVIEW: 'Fantastic Four' #47 by David Pepose, Juann Cabal, and Jesus Aburtov


Event\Storyline: A.X.E.

Writer: David Pepose
Artist: Juann Cabal, Jesus Aburtov
Letterer: VC's Joe Caramagna
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: September 21, 2022
Cover Price: $3.99


The Taking of Baxter 1-2-3-4 begins now! With judgment looming over the Marvel Universe, Reed Richards has locked himself in his Think Tank in search of answers. But with the fate of humanity on the line, what happens when OUBLIETTE MIDAS sets her sights on the Baxter Building? As the Fantastic Four falls before the Exterminatrix's death traps, only one hero remains standing - but if you thought Oubliette was dangerous, it's nothing compared to what the Invisible Woman is capable of. Get ready for Die Hard in the Baxter Building, as we've only got one thing left to say: Yippie-ki-yay, Marvel Universe.


★★★★☆ (4/5)

QUICK REVIEW: David Pepose promised "Die Hard in the Baxter Building" and he delivered. While there are some great familiar nods to the classic action film, it's a loving reminder of what the Fantastic Four is all about. As the great thespian Vin Diesel would say in his most famous role as Dominic Toretto, "I got family." While Reed is locked away in solitude in order to contemplate what to do with the Celestial about to pass judgment on humanity, the Baxter Building is under siege with Sue in the middle of the action as the John McClane figure. And as much fun as the send-up is, it's really about revealing the Four's characters, and why they've been a fan favorite for decades. Sue is the star and her calm empathetic demeanor is at the center but she's no pushover as she battles Exterminatrix's minions. Juann Cabal and Jesus Aburtov do a wonderful job of creating a juxtaposition of this sterile and clinical-looking Baxter Building against the chaotic destructive kinetic energy of Oubliette Midas. And throughout Sue is the sweet but capable eye of the storm. 'Fantastic Four' #47 is incredibly fun and a little nostalgic with the team as the very best version of themselves. A treat for all fans.