Yesterday saw the release of X-Men/Fantastic Four #1, a crossover between the two teams over the future of Omega Level mutant Franklin Richards. Written by Chip Zdarsky and featuring art by Terry DodsonRachel Dodson, and Laura Martin, the issue was a thrilling start to the story, which is sure to have huge repercussions for both teams. Now Marvel has announced they’re commemorating the event by releasing a digital director’s cut edition of the first issue.

The X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 Director’s Cut will include exclusive extra material, from the issue’s full script to a look at the art process from pencils to inks to colors. For $4.99, 164 pages of content is a pretty solid deal. Digital subscribers to X-Men/Fantastic Four will automatically be upgraded to the director’s cut, as will anyone who purchases X-Men/FF #1 before February 19th. Digital director’s cuts used to also go to users who redeemed codes from their physical comic purchases, but that no longer appears to be the case for some reason.

X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 is the latest Marvel title to get the digital director’s cut treatment. Previous noteworthy titles to receive the digital goodies are Strikeforce #1, Absolute Carnage #1, and House of X #1.

Check out some preview images, as well as the full text of Marvel’s announcement, below. The X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 Director’s Cut is available from Comixology now.

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X-Men Fantastic Four #1 Director's Cut

X-Men Fantastic Four

X-Men Fantastic Four

New York, NY—February 6, 2020—The line in the sand has been drawn! The seeds were planted in the pages of HOUSE OF X and now a battle blooms! Every mutant on Earth lives on Krakoa…except one. Franklin, the son of Reed and Sue Richards of the Fantastic Four, has a life-altering decision to make. Does he choose to stay with his Fantastic Four family or will he opt to live amongst his fellow mutants on the X-Men nation of Krakoa? Chip Zdarsky and Terry Dodson deliver X-MEN/FANTASTIC FOUR #1 that will write a new chapter in the X-Men and FF’s adversarial history! And, for a limited time, you can get a behind-the-scenes look at this monumental issue!

Those who have preordered or purchased a digital copy of X-MEN/FANTASTIC FOUR #1 before 2/18, 11:59 PM ET, will instead receive the DIRECTOR’S CUT edition of X-MEN/FANTASTIC FOUR #1!*

This exclusive content will feature a draft of #1’s script, pencil pages, inked pages, color pages and a variant cover gallery! Not only will you receive this buzzed-about issue – you’ll see the building blocks of its creation! Limited time offer, act now!

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