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.
Marvel has released a sneak peek of FF #1 that is part of the Marvel NOW! kick off series of books. Take the jump for a look at the issue from Matt Fraction and Michael Allred.
Marvel sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Fantastic Four #1 by Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley.
As Jonathan Hickman wraps up his run on Fantastic Four, he’s been hunting down loose threads like a tailor with OCD. The Human Torch is back from the dead. Reed’s ex-girlfriend got blasted to the far side of the universe (cue 90’s stand-up comedian, “Am I right, guys?”). What about that super-villain clone that Reed invited into his house? Nothing could go wrong there, could it? We’ll begin to learn the answer to that question as we review Fantastic Four #610.
Is FF about the Fantastic Four or about the Future Foundation? Ha! Trick question. This month it’s about the Inhumans, with cameos by both the FF and the FF (respectively). But can a book starring the silent king quench your FF thirst? Well, if the name “Blackagar Boltagon” means anything to you, you can go ahead and read this issue. For the rest of you, please read on…
Diamond Select Toys is issuing another series of Fantastic Four Minimates that features the core Fantastic Four members, old villains, and supporting characters.
As Marvel NOW! comes ever closer, expect to see a lot of coverage of the new books. And with any new book, variant covers are sure to be close behind, luring collectors with the promise of something super cool. Marvel has a pair of connecting variant covers for the upcoming release of Fantastic Four #1 and FF #1.
This November, the fight for the future takes shape in FF #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of Eisner Award winning creators Matt Fraction and Michael Allred! As part of Marvel NOW!, FF joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!