If you’ve ever wondered what goes on in the daily lives of Invisible Woman, The Thing, Human Torch and Mr. Fantastic, Marvel has a new series that’s just for you. Starting in August, Gerry Duggan and Greg Smallwood will bring new stories about the Fantastic Four to the table in Fantastic Four: Yancy Street #1, which is set within the current continuity of the Fantastic Four series.
“Last fall, Greg Smallwood and I got to take a big swing at Dr. Strange in ‘The Best Defense’ and now we’re re-teaming to scratch our Fantastic Four itches,” Duggan said in a statement. “We’re exploring some of the ripples created by their move to Yancy Street, and some classic Jack and Stan villains are invited, too. It’s an oversized love letter to Marvel’s first family, just in time for Marvel’s eightieth birthday.”
The Fantastic Four’s neighbors certainly aren’t happy about them making their home on Yancy Street. However, that’s the least of the team’s problems. When they start to investigate some nasty vandalism, The Thing begins to relive painful memories of his Yancy Street tormenters and, of course, danger lurks everywhere with the arrival of The Terrible Trio.
According to Marvel, Fantastic Four: Yancy Street #1 is “the first in a series of regular essential releases” for the team. It hits shelves August 21 and you can check out the cover below.
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