Yesterday, the internet was set a twitter (although it impacted all social media) with the revelation of the cast of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four movie. But that isn’t the only Fantastic Four getting a new look and a fresh start. Marvel Comics has released five preview pages from Fantastic Four #1, which hits comic book shop shelves on Wednesday as part of the All-New Marvel NOW promotion. (You can really sense the urgency there, can’t you?)
The series from writer James Robinson (Starman, JSA) and artist Leonard Kirk (JSA, Agents of Atlas) promises that some serious stuff is about to go down in the annals of Marvel’s First Family, but the five pages released by the company here merely show an epic fight between the quartet of Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Thing, and the Human Torch, and the massive beast known as Fing Fang Foom, who we catch up with in the middle of stomping Manhattan.
Interested? Let’s go to the details from the press release.
“The world’s greatest comics magazine begins anew with Marvel’s First Family, the Fantastic Four! But as the brilliant MR. FANTASTIC, the compassionate INVISIBLE WOMAN, the ever lovin’ THING & the hot-headed HUMAN TORCH embark on a strange mission, they aren’t met with new beginnings, but an untimely end! As the family of cosmic explorers head towards their darkest hour, who could possibly be behind their downfall? And how is one of their oldest enemies, the sadistic dragon known as Fin Fang Foom involved? Prepare for the fantastic!”
Since when did the FF go to the red and black uniforms? I haven’t read the comic in a while, so I’m not sure about the new look. It’s nice though. And what of this matter of the “untimely end” and the “darkest hour?” Freaked out yet? Pick up your issue next week.