→ April 29, 2015 Whether the real culprit is low sales, Marvel's ongoing feud with Fox or simply the imminent arrival of Secret Wars, Fantastic Four comes to an end with this issue. The good news is that this issue serves as a natural conclusion to James Robinson and Leonard Kirk's run. If a bit lacking in surprises, this issue neatly ties up all loose ends and bids the Richards clan a fond farewell.
Marvel's Fantastic Four Comic Comes to an End
Above all, Robinson seems intent on making up for all the darkness and hardship the FF faced in the early issues of this series. This issue is really about the family rallying around one another in the face of adversity. Every team member is given their moment in the spotlight. There are a number of similarities to be drawn between this issue and Fantastic Four #604 (the finale to Jonathan Hickman's main saga) in terms of tone, scope and a general sense of redemption for a team too used to failure in recent months. Robinson doesn't let the cancellation dampen the festivities.
Leonard Kirk has been delivering some career-defining work with "The End Is Fourever," and this final issue doesn't disappoint. Kirk's style is nothing if not elegant. It doesn't dwell on excessive details, but paints an expressive, cohesive vision of the FF ad their unusual world. He has no trouble channeling the scale of Robinson's story and all the emotions at play.
This issue also includes several short backup tales that focus on various individual FF members in the aftermath of their battle with Psycho Man. The Johnny, Sue/Franklin and Thing stories are solid, if not especially noteworthy. However, Jeff Parker's exploration of the father/daughter bond between Reed and Valeria is a great homage to one of the most compelling dynamics in the book.