Believe it or not there was a time when the Fantastic Four was Marvel’s number one selling book. Of course that was back in the day when Stan Lee and Jack Kirby worked on the book.
So what made The Fantastic Four so groundbreaking? They were the first super heroes who didn’t hide their identity. They also had a team member who was for all intents and purposes a monster, who could turn against his teammates at any time.
The Fantastic Four was a comic that blended action, adventure, science-fiction and fantasy to perfection. It was also the linchpin for introducing just about every major part of what eventually became the Marvel Universe— everything from the negative zone, to the microverse, to the Inhumand, to the Skrull empire, to Galactus.
However over the years, The FF have lost their significance as the center jewel of the Marvel Universe— until now.
This November, Marvel is rebooting the FF in Fantastic Four #1, an all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of Eisner Award Winning writer Matt Fraction and legendary artist Mark Bagley!
“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,” said Axel Alonoso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “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.”
Part of Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With Fantastic Four, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective on Marvel’s First Family.
“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,” explained Fraction. “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.”
Each issue of Fantastic Four features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.
“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,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.
“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.”
An all-new direction! All-new adventures! This is the Fantastic Four NOW!