*Spoiler Alert* Johnny Storm (aka The Human Torch) of the Fantastic Four is DEAD. Yep, that happened last week or something, in Fantastic Four #587. There’s nothing like a dead superhero to dredge up press and sales. Well, the film actor is now Captain America, so I guess they HAD to kill him off. Scheduling conflicts and all…..
Anyway, in the wake of the death of Johnny Storm, the Fantastic Four are getting both a new member and a name change.
Today Marvel announced that Spider-Man would be joining the ranks of Reed Richards, Sue Storm, and Ben Grimm, starting in FF #1, which comes out March 23 with the creative team of Jonathan Hickman (script) and Steve Epting (pencils):
After the death of the Human Torch, the surviving members of the Fantastic Four-Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman & Thing-join with Spider-Man and some top secret members to form an unstoppable force: The Future Foundation. Their mission is simple: save the Marvel Universe from its greatest threats and prevent future dangers from arising. But even with knowledge of what’s to come and one of the most powerful teams ever assembled, just what villainous force could stand in their way?
So Spidey is now doin’ the following…
1.Full time job
Not to mention he’s turning off the dark on broadway.
This the second time he’s been in the FF. Spider-Man attempted to join the team in the very first issue of Amazing Spider-Man, but turned it down because they didn’t pay. In the 1990s, Spider-Man was an interim member of the team along with Wolverine, Hulk, and Ghost Rider. But now, with spiffy a new suit that looks like it were designed by Apple, how could he refuse?