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New to comics or looking to read up on Marvel’s First Family? Try one of these introductory series or story arcs, recommended by the Marvel Unlimited team!

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The Return

In Fantastic Four (2018) #1

After universal incursion, Marvel's First Family returns in this back-to-basics entry point series that revives Doom and his nation of Latveria. Plus, issue #5 marks a huge turning point for the Thing!


In Empyre (2020) #1

The Fantastic Four are pivotal players in this cosmic epic that guest-stars the Avengers and the X-Men! United under Emperor Hulkling, the Kree/Skrull Alliance points a fleet at Earth to wipe out their overreaching enemy: the plant-like Cotati. But the FF kids have their own stakes in this battle for galactic peace!

Final Incursion

In Secret Wars (2015) #1

This is it! The family as we know it is forever changed with a universal collapse that redefines the Marvel Universe.

The Fall of the FF

In Fantastic Four (2014) #1

This series plays out like an end song, as the team careens headfirst into a mission that may well be their last. The prelude to 2015’s Secret Wars!

First Series

In Fantastic Four (1961) #1

Legends Jack Kirby and Stan Lee introduce the cosmic adventurers! Start with the landmark series that changed the super hero genre!

The Coming of Galactus

In Fantastic Four (1961) #48

Often cited as one of Lee and Kirby’s greatest collaborations, this arc marked a pivotal shift in the series. The team begins to unravel after the arrival of The Watcher and Silver Surfer.

John Byrne’s Fantastic Four

In Fantastic Four (1961) #232

Read through #295! The visionary writer and penciler perfectly captures the intense mood, spacey style, and sense of adventure in the same vein as Kirby and Lee. Don’t miss out!

Walt Simonson’s Fantastic Four

In Fantastic Four (1961) #334

Creator Walt Simonson folds in the larger Marvel landscape in this blockbuster turn. Time-bending and futuristic. Read through #354!

Heroes Reborn

In Fantastic Four (1998) #1

X-Men scribe Scott Lobdell ushers in a new legend in this back-to-basics family adventure.

Inside Out

In Fantastic Four (1998) #60

Laugh and cheer all at once as Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo deliver an entertaining take on the sometimes-fraught family. Read through #524!

Civil War

In Fantastic Four (1998) #538

Reed and Susan Richard’s marriage may be a casualty to Civil War. Check out this chapter in FF history when the team nearly disbanded for good!

World’s Greatest

In Fantastic Four (1998) #554

Ultimate Universe maestros Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch take on the reins! Their arc marks a great balance between human tension and otherworldly threats. Read through #569!

Solve Everything

In Fantastic Four (1998) #570

Writer Jonathan Hickman’s fan-favorite runs starts here! Some of the most imaginative, world-building FF stories. Read through #611!


In Fantastic Four: 1234 (2001) #1

Grant Morrison and Jae Lee dive into the darker aspects of Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny’s lives. And with each issue the Doomsday clock strikes down to zero. An atmospheric and moody read!

Big in Japan

In Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big in Japan (2005) #1

A manic fusion of Marvel super heroes and Japanese pop culture! The FF star in this all-out monster romp guest-starring Iron Man!

New Roster, Old Friends

In FF (2011) #1

The team expands beyond the interdimensional! Following Johnny Storm’s ‘death’ in Fantastic Four (1998) #587, one Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man steps in to take his place.

Future Foundation

In FF (2012) #1

Ant-Man, Medusa, She-Hulk and Miss Thing spearhead the Future Foundation in the original team’s absence. Meet the unusual students representing the brightest young minds in the galaxy!

Unstable Molecules

In Fantastic Four (2012) #1

Four adults. Two kids. One "car." The Fantastic Four take a journey through all of infinite time and space!