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Some sad news today for comic book fans as the Fantastic Four’s run at Marvel Comics has officially ended. Many felt that the end was near, but now that’s it here, the feeling is quite surreal. Especially since this will be the first time in 50 years that there hasn’t been a Fantastic Four comic book at Marvel. The recent failing of the last film didn’t help brighten things up. And don’t forget the constant tension that exists between Fox and Marvel over movie rights. If you’re interested to know how it all ended in the comic books, then keep reading.

Here’s another warning that you’re about to embark into spoiler territory. And there’s a good chance many of you have come over directly. So here’s a huge picture of a hot dog to block any spoilers you may not want to see.

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As a comic book fan, you should be familiar with the current Secret Wars story line that’s currently going on. In the latest and final issue of the saga (issue #9), after all of the events, the Richards family decided to stay outside the confines of reality, thus leaving Reed to say his goodbyes for himself and (effectively) the whole family,

“No more super heroes for a while. Just science. And no more Mister Fantastic…. Just Dad.”

This is usually the part where you start yelling at the monitor and blame Fox for failing to produce a quality movie and not willing to sell the rights back to Marvel. However, in a recent interview, Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort said that the problems with Fox were not necessarily the main reason the Fantastic Four were no longer in the Marvel lineup.

“Fantastic Four has been one of those books that, for a number of years, has been effectively taken for granted. It’s been considered stodgy, or old school, or some people see it as a thing that’s there and people are comfortable because it’s there, but they’re not particularly passionate about it. So we’re not going to have that book for a while.”

There’s a saying that goes, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” And it seems that this is what Marvel is going for. It doesn’t look like this goodbye will be forever. It’s more like the Richards family will be going on an extended family vacation. Now the question is when will fans see them again? While the big wigs may not own up to it, there’s a good chance that as long as the movie rights remain at Fox, there’s no way they’ll be back at Marvel at the same time.

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Source: Geeknation 

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