This week, Matthew and Stephen sit down to have a polite discussion on FF #7 by Matt Fraction and Mike Allred.
Or – “What’s The Deal With Medusa?”
In the first five issues of this book, the makeshift Fantastic Four team has taken over the Future Foundation, crossed swords with the Mole Man, discovered the original team to be dead (or, at least, so says a maimed and aged Johnny Storm) and decided to take on Doctor Doom. Also, one of their members is acting shady as heck, and the cover this month has foreboding written all over it. What’s next? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Marvel has released a sneak peek at Fantastic Four #5AU by Matt Fraction and Andre Aruajo, that you can check out, after the jump!
Mark Millar is all over the Fantastic Four news for 20th Century Fox. The writer has been tapped to guide the studio on a number of their Marvel projects, including the upcoming reboot to the Fantastic Four franchise. Mr. Millar has tweeted his thoughts about the production so far, but the latest, puts Matthew Vaughn front and center.
Just off the phone with Fox and some excellent news – Matthew Vaughn is producing Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot!
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) February 22, 2013
So, Millar, Vaughn and Trank all involved with the Fantastic Four movie. While the behind the camera team sounds impressive, we’ll only know the full extent how well this comes together when we see the new Fantastic Four on the big screen.
via Mark Millar
Or – “Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t My Torchy?”
Their tenure was only supposed to last for four minutes… At least, that was the plan. Weeks later, the interim FF team has been attacked by super-villains, lambasted by the media, and surprised to find that one member of their sister team HAS returned, albeit later than expected. Is his tale of the death of the original Fantastic Four true? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “I Love How This Book Feels Like A Lost Silver Age Marvel Comic…”
No matter what you think about Mike Allred (and he is, apparently, more controversial than I thought as a penciler) the idea behind this book is kinda delightful. The hand-picked backup concept gives credence to the idea that a group of second-tier heroes (and one dilettante) could stand in for the Fantastic Four, and Fractions’s character work made issue #1 a must-read for me. What’s in store for the FF in #2, and will the original Four return on time? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “Preparations, Reparations, and Secrets Left Untold…”
Reed Richards has decided, after the events of the last few years of Marvel, to take a vacation with his family, giving his kids (Franklin and Valeria) an educational tour of the multiversal realities as only the Fantastic Four can provide…
Oh, and there’s a good chance that he and the rest of the F.F. are slowly decaying at the cellular level. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Grumblings have been heard throughout Hollywood about a Fantastic Four reboot for months with pieces and tid-bits of information becoming right and wrong all along the way. With a director attached in July, Fox has officially announced a release date and they sure have picked an interesting date. Take the jump for the info.
Or – “A Whole New Start…”
I admit to being a little bit conflicted about this new FF #1. On the one hand, I’m totally psyched about the teaming of Fraction & Allred, about the characters at play here, and about a new wrinkle for the Future Foundation. On the other, I’m not sure that I think FF has run its course sufficiently to need a reboot or a relaunch… Either way, your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Marvel has released a sneak peek of Fantastic Four #2 that arrives in stores in December.
Or – “I’m SO Glad To See That Short-Sleeved Uniform Is Gone…”
There is a tendency within the world of comics to want to constantly ‘one-up’ the stories that have gone before, to get more cosmic/brutal/strange/horrific with each iteration of a given title. Nowhere is this more prominent than in the case of the Fantastic Four. Once the hub of all activity in the Marvel Universe, the Richards family and various hangers-on are often treated as a quaint relic of the Silver Age rather than as an awesome action-adventure series. (Of course, part of this comes from creators afraid or unable to one-up Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s original hundred-and-four issue FF canvas.) With Jonathan Hickman exiting the book, Matt Fraction takes up the writing reins of the Fantastic ones, with some big shoes to fill. How’s the debut issue? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
When FF #1 arrives as part of Marvel NOW!, look for an Arthur Adams variant cover on the shelves at your local comic book shop.