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Embrace the Future – Your First Look at ULTIMATE FF #1!

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This April, witness the birth of a new team of super geniuses the likes of which the Ultimate Universe has never seen in ULTIMATE FF #1 – a mind-bending new series from blockbuster writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Mario Guevara!

Though they survived the cataclysm, the Earth lay in ruins. And though Galactus and his Gah Lak Tus swarm was defeated – the Ultimate Universe is breaking apart, and fast. The world’s greatest minds – Sue Storm, Tony Stark, Sam Wilson and Machine Man must band together to solve problems too big to tackle alone.

As the new and improved Future Foundation, they are all that stands between us and cosmic level threats that would see the entire universe extinguished.

But world ending threats are not their only problem! And old foe has returned…and he’s joining their team?! Doctor Doom has resurfaced, and he is their only hope to stop the oncoming destruction! But what is Doom’s true agenda? And will the FF uncover it before it’s too late?

Don’t miss the blockbuster first outing of a new team for a new era. The stakes have never been higher this April in ULTIMATE FF #1!

Marvel ‘Ending’ ‘Fantastic Four’ & ‘FF’ in January

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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.

Matt Fraction Leaving ‘Fantastic Four’ & ‘FF’

The tremendous success of his work on Hawkeye has catapulted Matt Fraction to the very first rank of Marvel scribes, but Fraction’s current tasks, which include writing Inhumanity, the follow-up to Jonathan Hickman’s Infinity event, as well as an ongoing Inhuman comic title, have expanded to the point where the writer has cut back on his other commitments.  Fraction had been listed as the solo writer of both Fantastic Four and FF through the October-shipping issue #13 of both titles, but will be leaving early.  Marvel has not yet announced whether issues solicited with Fraction as the writer will be returnable because of the switch in scribes.
 
Speaking with
Comic Book Resources Marvel’s SVP of Publishing Tom Brevoort acknowledged that Fraction would be leaving both Fantastic Four and FF in the near future.  While these books will continue to follow the storylines that Fraction has laid out, Fantastic Four #12, which is solicited for September, will be Fraction’s last (though it should be noted that the recently shipped Fantastic Four #11 already lists Christopher Selba as "co-writer").  Fraction’s last issue of FF will be #11, which ships later this month.

The Future of the FF Is Marvel NOW!

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This November, the fight for the future takes shape in FF #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of Eisner Award winning creators Matt Fraction and Michael Allred! As part of Marvel NOW!, FF joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

With the Fantastic Four embarking on an epic journey, an all-new substitute Four, handpicked by original members – Ant-Man, She-Hulk, Medusa, and Miss Thing – stand ready to guard and protect Earth and the Future Foundation for four minutes! What could possibly go wrong?

Marvel NOW The Answer to DC’s ‘New 52’

New York. NY—July 6, 2012— The most popular characters. The most acclaimed creators. The most ambitious stories. This is Marvel NOW!.

This Fall, the Marvel Universe heads in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes– Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more– to deliver all-new ongoing series, each beginning with issue #1! Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation.
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It kicks off  in October’s Uncanny Avengers #1, from the superstar dream team of Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force, Venom) and John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Captain America) and continues with jaw-dropping new Marvel NOW! series nearly every week through February.

“There’s never been a better time to check out comics than Marvel NOW!” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “This isn’t a reboot or a reimagining—Marvel NOW! is all about looking forward, building on our rich history of great stories and delivering new ideas.”

In Uncanny Avengers #1, the Avengers and X-Men must join forces to overcome the greatest challenge either team has ever faced, one so devastating that neither can afford to do it alone! Can Captain America’s newly assembled team find a way to peacefully co-exist while also dealing with the game-changing repercussions of Avengers VS X-Men?

Then in November, Marvel NOW! expands to all corners of the universe with launches including All-New X-Men #1 by Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers VS. X-Men, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) and Stuart Immonen (Avengers VS. X-Men #1 Infinite, Fear Itself); Avengers #1 by Jonathan Hickman (Avengers VS X-Men, Fantastic Four) and Jerome Opena (Uncanny X-Force), on-sale in December; and New Avengers #1, by Hickman and Steve Epting (FF, Captain America), on-sale in January 2013.

“We brought fans the biggest comic book event imaginable in Avengers VS. X-Men and now we’re taking the Marvel Universe to an exciting new place, beginning with Uncanny Avengers #1,” said Tom Brevoort, SVP, Executive Editor, Marvel Entertainment. “If you’re a long-time fan, all the stories you’ve read will give you even more enjoyment of what’s happening now—we’re not abandoning our past. But if you’re a new reader, this is where you’re going to learn just why Marvel comics are unlike anything else you’ve ever read. And no character is left unaffected by Marvel NOW!.”