An AP story flooded the wires with a total spoiler on the death in this week’s FANTASTIC FOUR #587. We blanked out the name here but click on the link if you MUST know:
In the newest issue of one of the company’s longest-running comic books, XXXXXX/x life is taken amid a massive battle that writer Jonathan Hickman has been scripting for a year-and-half.
Hickman, along with his editor, Tom Brevoort, have been unsurprisingly mum on what the future may hold for the characters, but one thing is certain, the end is nigh for the Fantastic Four next month.
Brevoort, senior vice president for publishing at Marvel, told The Associated Press that “588 is the final issue of the Fantastic Four. Beyond that, we’re not ready to say exactly what we’re doing. There won’t be an issue 589.”
The issue goes on sale tomorrow, a day early, at selected outlets.
As many have pointed out, many members of the FF have died previously. There have been many issues recounting the exploits of a “Fantastic Three.” Even the AP story points out many of these earlier deaths.
But you know, every generation gets the death it deserves, so we won’t wreck anyone’s enjoyment of this story. But as has also happened many times before, the late night news posting of mainstream media has ruined things for late night googlers. You get what you deserve.
Rest in peace, XXXXX. Maybe we’ll see you again some day.