A while back we reported on several Marvel titles that were getting the proverbial ax (you can read that article here). We can now can confirm that the Fantastic Four has a brand new ongoing series, courtesy of Marvel NOW!
The official press release from Marvel:
This November, Marvel’s First Family embarks on a adventure unlike any before in Fantastic Four #1, kicking offthe all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of Eisner Award Winning writer Matt Fraction and legendary artist Mark Bagley! As part of Marvel NOW!, Fantastic Four joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and veteran readers alike!
Four adults. Two kids. One FantastiCar. NOW! Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben – along with Franklin and Valeria – begin their epic journey through all of infinite time and space!
Marvel Editor In Chief Axel Alonso had this to say about the new creative team:
Matt and Mark are taking the world’s greatest family of science-adventurers on a road trip through every conceivable corner of the Marvel Universe. It’s a long and winding road, filled with friends and foes, both old and new, and challenges unlike anything they’ve ever faced. What doesn’t break the Richards family will only make it stronger.
Series writer, Matt Fraction, had this to add:
The Fantastic Four is the cornerstone of the Marvel Universe. It’s an honor and privilege to carry on playing in such a fertile field. Some of Marvel’s brightest and best did some of their most amazing work with the Richards family and I’m thrilled to get my crack at Marvel’s first family. We’re going to new places, seeing new things, and having all new adventures — aside from Reed, Sue, and the rest, EVERYTHING else will be brand new.
So there you have it, our first cover and details about the future of the Fantastic Four in Marvel NOW! Don’t forget that each issue of Fantastic Four that’s released under this new initiative will include both a digital copy and additional digital content with your physical purchase.
David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment had this to add regarding Marvel NOW!:
Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners. We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.
So what do you guys think? Is this new creative team a good fit, or do you want skip the latest Fantastic family adventure? Sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.