The Fantastic Four are moving around around in the Marvel bullpen.
Long sidelined in the comics due to their movie rights being controlled by another studio – and the movies being very bad – they haven’t been published in comics form for a while, a sad decline for the book that actually launched the Marvel Universe.
But with the LEGACY of the GENERATIONS comes change. Although the Four haven’t been seen in any of the “re-jigger” announcements, Marvel E-i-c Axel Alonso let slip that something was afoot via Twitter:
It takes 2 pic.twitter.com/6UNbi2VVjd
— axel alonso (@axelalonsomarv) June 21, 2017
While this did put me in mind of the classic riff from the great Rob Base/DJ Easy Rock classic, it also reminded me that there has OFTEN been a Fantastic Three. Just about every member has been sidelined at some point in the book’s 55 year history.
Is the Fantastic Two too much? Is it a swerve or a work or misdirection over the rampant speculation over the FF’s future?
If it IS real, who will team with the Thing this time? Who do you WANT to see team?
While we ponder that, let’s bust a move.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.