Sunday, 9 September 2018
Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel/2018) Out Now!
Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel Comics)
Main Story: Dan Slot(w) & Sara Pichelli (a)
At long last the first family of the Marvel Universe are back. Well sort of and not quite yet. Only Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm are around at the moment. Of course we all know that Reed and Sue are not dead. Marvel would always find a way to bring them back,so the story's ending will come as no surprise and was expected.
The revival of Marvel-Two-In-One with the storyline Fate of the Four indicated the way things were going. Without the Fantastic Four there would be a big gap in the Marvel Universe.
The appearance of the "4" flare in the sky over Manhattan sends Johnny rushing to find out if it's Reed and Sue. Guess what. It isn't Just the Yancy Street Gang. A couple of kids. Meanwhile Bens proposing to Felicia and when he asks Johnny to be best man at his wedding the Human Torch Fares up in anger and flies off.
Towards the very end the missing two show up and well sort of make their survival clear. To be continued.
This is the only ongoing title I am collecting at the moment and was previously the only Marvel title I had stuck with until it ended.
This is the comic which literally created the background to Marvel's "universe" in the first 102 issues by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The Skrulls, the Watcher, Silver Surfer, Galactus, Warlock (Him!), the Inhumans and more.
Over the years the line up changed from time to timeas Ben lost his powers, Sue had a baby and so on So She Hulk She-Thing (Ms Marvel) and Medusa (of the Inhumans) amongst others filled the gap.
But it always reverted to the original four. Reed Richards Susan Storm, her brother Johnny Storm and everybody's favourite "Thing" Benjamin Grimm.
Their return is a joy to behold! Recommended.