The Column: Return Of The Fantastic Four To Marvel Comics

Return of The Fantastic Four

Welcome to the Column where I talk about what is returning this week.

This week is huge for Marvel comics. It featured the return of Marvel’s first family after a break of about three years. That’s right.

The Fantastic Four are finally back.

And this is no joke or anything, the Richards family of Reed Richards, Sue Storm-Richards, Franklin Richards and Valeria Richards along with possibly the Future Foundation were set to return this week in the new Fantastic Four #1.

I will say that I have been anticipating their return for a very, very long time. I can’t believe they were even on hiatus for so long. That itself was a bad move, but it could also be taken as a positive as it has definitely created more interest as to how eager the audience is for their return.

The creative team for this new relaunch is Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli. Dan Slott has proven himself an excellent Fantastic Four writer when he wrote Amazing Spider-man and I have no doubts he is up to the job. Sara Pichelli here means the book is definitely gonna be gorgeous and amazing.

More than the Fantastic Four re-forming, I am really, really excited for the return of Franklin and Valeria Richards. Both of these kids are my favorites and I am really looking forward to see Valeria having become more intelligent.

The synopsis for the first issue reads as follows:

      FANTASTIC FOUR #1
      DAN SLOTT (W) • SARA PICHELLI (A)

      Cover by ESAD RIBIC
      VIRGIN ART VARIANT COVER BY ESAD RIBIC
      PREMIERE VARIANT COVER BY ESAD RIBIC
      VARIANT COVER BY SARA PICHELLI
      VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
      VARIANT COVER BY Emanuela LUPACCHINO
      REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PEREZ
      BLACK AND WHITE REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PEREZ
      VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
      WRAPAROUND CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY ARTHUR ADAMS (1 OF 2)
      RETURN OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR VARIANT COVER BY MARK BROOKS
      MR. FANTASTIC VARIANT COVER BY ARTGERM
      INVISIBLE WOMAN VARIANT COVER BY ARTGERM
      THE THING VARIANT COVER BY ARTGERM
      HUMAN TORCH VARIANT COVER BY ARTGERM
      VENOMIZED PARTY VARIANT BY SIMONE BIANCHI
      BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
      FOUREVER Part One

      BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT – THE WORLD’S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!

      Since the end of SECRET WARS, there’s been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it’s time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call-to-arms that summons Doctor Doom! And a signal in the sky that heralds the return of hope to the Marvel Universe! All this, and Alicia Masters adopts kittens! So cute! Plus, the Impossible Man!

      AND BONUS STORIES ILLUSTRATED BY SIMONE BIANCHI AND SKOTTIE YOUNG!

      IF YOU READ ONLY ONE MARVEL COMIC THIS MONTH, THIS IS THE ONE!

      56 PGS / Rated T …$5.99

And the teaser pages gives us the family photo we have been awaiting for a long time.

Now the fill picture.

I am really glad and really happy that they have finally returned and I am looking forward to all their reunions and their new adventures.

Let me know what you think of this development and this column at marveldcallaccess@gmail.com

More than that , I am excited for the feeling of family to finally return to the marvel universe.  Fun times are ahead people.

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