Good thing it still looks like Disney is acquiring Fox, because Marvel’s hoping to have some launch parties for Fantastic Four #1 in August. With a 8/8 debut, Marvel is offering a midnight release option and says there will be a prime time, nationwide TV commercial the weekend after the release.
Official PR follows:
This summer, Marvel invites you to celebrate the debut of FANTASTIC FOUR #1, 57 years to the date of the First Family’s original debut! To celebrate this exciting occasion, Marvel will partner with participating retail stores to host FANTASTIC FOUR #1 LAUNCH PARTIES.
Retailers can choose to hold their launch parties on Wednesday, 8/8, or they can hold their launch parties during a special midnight release. In addition to exclusive variant covers, free window clings, and a JULY 2018 SPOTLIGHT FREE PREVIEWS issue which will have a preview of FANTASTIC FOUR #1, participating retail stores will receive exciting promotional items.
In addition, retailers and readers are advised to be lookout for a nationwide TV spot that will air in prime time the weekend following the release of FANTASTIC FOUR #1 on August 8th!
All participating retailers will receive the following incentives as part of the FANTASTIC FOUR #1 LAUNCH PARTY:
- FANTASTIC FOUR LAUNCH PARTY BACKERBOARDS and FANTASTIC FOUR BY ROMITA CLASSIC LAUNCH PARTY PINS (Bundles of 25)
Retailers who choose to opt into the party will also be able to order the following items:
- ADDITIONAL BUNDLES OF 25 FANTASTIC FOUR LAUNCH PARTY BACKERBOARDS (MAY189315 – place orders by 7/16)
- ADDITIONAL BUNDLES OF 25 ROMITA CLASSIC LAUNCH PARTY PINS (MAY189229 – place orders by 7/16)
- FANTASTIC FOUR 1 BIANCHI VENOMIZED FF PARTY VARIANT (JUN180777)
- FANTASTIC FOUR 1 RIBIC PREMIERE VARIANT (JUN180764)
Additional offers celebrating FANTASTIC FOUR #1 are available to retailers and do not require a party opt-in to order:
- FANTASTIC FOUR 2018 BY ALEX ROSS POSTER (MAY181003)
- FANTASTIC FOUR 2018 BY RIBIC POSTER (MAY181004)
- FANTASTIC FOUR BY JOHN BYRNE CLASSIC POSTER (MAY180997)
- FANTASTIC FOUR BY KIRBY CLASSIC POSTER (MAR188169)
- FANTASTIC FOUR BY PEREZ CLASSIC COVER POSTER (MAY180998)
- FANTASTIC FOUR BY ROMITA CLASSIC POSTER (MAY180999)
A selection of variant covers are also available to order. In addition, top retailers will receive free FANTASTIC FOUR window clings for use in their store. Retailers can check with Diamond for more information.
Retailers are encouraged to check their Marvel Mailer and Diamond Daily for more information about the FANTASTIC FOUR #1 LAUNCH PARTIES and how to opt-in before Monday, 7/16. Don’t miss out on all the new adventures of Johnny, Reed, Sue, and Ben – head to your local comic shop on August 8th, 2018, to get your hands on FANTASTIC FOUR #1!
FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (JUN180762)
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by SARA PICHELLI
Covers by ESAD RIBIC
On Sale 8/8/18