One of the biggest mysteries at the NYCC was whatever happened to the announcement that James Robinson and Leonard Kirk were going to be taking over Fantastic Four in February? The stage for the announcement was set when Marvel Comics announced at its Inhumanity panel that Fantastic Four by Matt Fraction and Mike Allred was being cancelled with issue #16 in January and would be relaunched (as a #1 no doubt) with a new creative team.
Earlier IGN had reported (in an article that has since been removed) that writer James Robinson and artist Leonard Kirk would be taking over Fantastic Four in February. Marvel also announced that the FF comic book series would be ending January with #16, and that Senior Editor Tom Brevoort would end his record-setting run of 141 issues of Fantastic Four in January. But through the rest of the Marvel panels at the NYCC, there was no mention of Robinson and Kirk taking over Fantastic Four.
Robinson himself had been tweeting about a new Marvel project for which he had already received 7 "mind-blowing pages," but when asked why his stint on Fantastic Four was not revealed at the NYCC, Robinson tweeted "The reasoning was that there were so many announcements at NYCC with pros who were there, they are going to wait a week or two," and then followed up with "So it has it’s own moment. I’d be surprised if it isn’t announced before the end of the month."
So we can say confidently that both Fantastic Four and FF will be ending in January. It appears likely that Fantastic Four will return in February with a new #1 issue written by Robinson and drawn by Kirk. The fate of FF remains in limbo, but don’t be surprised if it too is revived later in 2014.