New Fantastic Four comic series announced by Marvel
Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Thing, and The Human Torch will reunite!
It’s been three years since the last issue of Marvel‘s Fantastic Four comic series was published. In the wake of Secret Wars, half of the team was scattered to the Multiverse as Reed and Sue Richards took their kids off to see if they could fix some things. Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm floated around the Marvel Universe, joining the Guardians of the Galaxy and The Inhumans, respectively, before teaming up together recently in Marvel 2-in-1. But they haven’t been together that entire time.
Now, Marvel Entertainment has confirmed that the first family will return to the pages of Marvel Comics in a brand new series that begins this August.
“The first family is returning to Marvel on a monthly basis. It’s the original four,” Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski said. “Chip Zdarsky is doing a great job on Marvel 2-in-1, that book is going to continue, but Reed and Sue will be coming back to the Marvel universe and that team will be reforming.
Writer Dan Slott (The Amazing Spider-Man) will pen the series, which will feature art by Sara Pichelli (Ultimate Spider-Man).
“Dan is the biggest fan of the Fantastic Four,” Cebulski adds. “But he has that uncanny ability to have this almost encyclopedic memory of everything that happened in every Marvel comic, including Fantastic Four, from the first issue, and respect the past in the stories but also drive the stories forwar with new ideas and new ways of thinking and new approaches that we haven’t seen before.”
Check out Pichelli’s first teaser art for the series below along with the announcement video!