Next month, a new era of Fantastic Four begins as Ryan North and artist Iban Coello are set to be begin their run of the relaunched Fantastic Four title along with colorist Jesus Aburtov and an as-yet-unannounced letterer, with main covesr by the legendary Alex Ross. Today, ahead of the first issue’s preorder cutoff date, Marvel released a first look preview Fantastic Four #1.
Here’s how Marvel describes Tiger Division #1:
The next incredible adventures of Marvel’s first family are upon us! This November, writer Ryan North and artist Iban Coello launch an all-new run of FANTASTIC FOUR where they’ll take this beloved team of super hero icons to exciting new places throughout the Marvel Universe and beyond! Packed with the grand, high-concept sci-fi storytelling that only the Fantastic Four can deliver, this bold new era will kick off with the team spread across the country after a devastating event takes place back in New York. North and Coello will craft separate adventures spotlighting each member of the team before bringing in the band back together in epic fashion at the end of the book’s first arc! The debut issue will star Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters as they embark on a road trip that takes a very weird turn…
Something terrible has happened to the Fantastic Four and the Thing and Alicia are traveling across America to leave it behind! But when they stop in a small town for the night and wake up the morning before they arrived, they find themselves caught in a time loop that’s been going on since before they were born… That’s been going on since before they were born… That’s been going on since before they were born…
In a statement back when the series was first announced, writer Ryan North discussed the different approach this new creative team is taking with the iconic First Family:
“I want to do these smaller, self-contained stories in the vein of ’60s Star Trek where they go down to a planet, find a weird thing, fix the weird thing, and move on. Having these four weirdos roll into town where there’s a mystery or a problem or some sci-fi thing, solve the problem, and then move on struck me as a very interesting way to position the Fantastic Four and tell stories that would feel fresh and not like a retread of what we’ve seen before.”
Check out the exclusive unlettered preview below. Fantastic Four #1 is due out in stores and digitally on Wednesday, November 9th. Preorders for the issue are open until Monday, October 10th.