Marvel Announces FANTASTIC FOUR Return

Marvel’s big announcement on Thursday revealed that they’re officially bringing back the FANTASTIC FOUR. EIC C.B. Cebulski is excited to reveal that Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli will be the creative team behind the title.

The FF have been missing from the 616 since Hickman’s Secret Wars. Finally bringing the “First Family” back into their line of comic books is a move fans have been anxiously waiting for.

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In the lifeless announcement video, Cebulski says they were waiting on their new creative team to become available for a while before making anything official. The series will begin shortly after Dan Slott finishes his decade-long run on Amazing Spider-Man.

Slott’s work on Silver Surfer seems to have played a part in getting him this gig. That along with a pitch that Cebulski claims left “our jaws on the table.”

After fan speculation and fantasy creative team pitches, I don’t think many people predicted Slott in the driver’s seat. He’s not the most celebrated Spidey writer, despite ten years with the character. This announcement will likely split fans, as most Marvel announcements do.

Regardless, this is the team we have for the Fantastic Four’s return to Marvel comics. There’s a lot of expectations and emotion among fans after keeping the FF shelved for years. Lets hope Slott and Pichelli can deliver!

In the meantime, if you’re looking to catch up on Fantastic Four continuity, there are a few series to check out. Chip Zdarsky’s Marvel Two-In-One is spectacular, following Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm. Bendis’ Infamous Iron Man was deeply entrenched in FF continuity. The current arc on Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur is about her teaming up with Grimm and Storm.

What are your thoughts regarding the announcement and creative team?

Brandon J. Griffin
Brandon J. Griffin
New Jersey scum who worships comic books like religious literature. Yell at me on Twitter @griffunk