After three years of not having a Fantastic Four comic on the shelves, Marvel’s First Family is coming back. Earlier this year, Marvel announced that Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Thing, and the Human Torch will be reunited in their own monthly title.
For those wondering, Marvel canceled the Fantastic Four title about three years ago after Fox showed that they have no ability to make a good FF movie. Of the cancellation, Fantastic Four comic book writer Jonathan Hickman said,
I think it’s pretty common knowledge at this point that Marvel isn’t publishing Fantastic Four because of their disagreement with Fox. While it bums me out, I completely understand because, well, it isn’t like they’re not acting out of cause. Fox needs to do a better job there.
Even though Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm never left the Marvel Universe during this time, the other half of the team has been missing. Reed Richards, Susan Storm, and their children Franklin and Valeria haven’t been seen since 2015’s Secret Wars event. (The story ended with the family traveling the multiverse as they created new worlds.)
The new series will be written by Dan Slott with art by Sara Pichelli and hits comic book stores on August 8, 2018. The long-awaited return comes as a relief to fans, but we’ll have to wait until issue 3 for the big reunions as EVERY Fantastic Four member ever will be making an appearance with the fate of the Multiverse in the balance. Every. Member. Ever. That means that Spider-Man, Wolverine, the Hulk, Ghost Rider, Luke Cage, and more will all be returning.
And if the beautiful cover by Esad Ribic is any indication, this is a reunion you simply don’t want to miss.