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 FF has a brand new ongoing series, courtesy of Marvel NOW!
The official press release from Marvel:
This November, the fight for the future takes shape in FF #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of Eisner Award winning creators Matt Fraction and Michael Allred! As part of Marvel NOW!, FF 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 lapsed readers alike!
With the Fantastic Four embarking on an epic journey, an all-new substitute Four, handpicked by original members – Ant-Man, She-Hulk, Medusa, and Miss Thing – stand ready to guard and protect Earth and the Future Foundation for four minutes! What could possibly go wrong?
Marvel Editor In Chief Axel Alonso had this to say about the new creative team:
What — you didn’t actually think Reed would leave the Baxter Building unprotected during the Richards’ family’s epic road trip, did you? Someone’s got to guard the fort, and Reed’s handpicked replacement team — courtesy of Matt and Mike’s unique creative synergy – is truly fantastic in its own right. Facing a relentless siege of villains with bones to pick, this team quickly realizes that the best defense against certain, uhm, Doom, is a good offense.
Series writer, Matt Fraction, had this to add:
The FF is a chance to radically remix and reinvent the familiar aspects of the Fantastic Four and the Future Foundation into something all new and wild. Standing on its own but interlinked with Fantastic Four, the all-new FF will be doing things the Fantastic Four could only dream of before.
So there you have it, our first cover and details about the future of the FF in Marvel NOW! Don’t forget that each issue of FF 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 is this a passable title? Sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.