Marvel Officially Announces New Fantastic Four Creative Team

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Superstars James Robinson & Leonard Kirk Join Forces for “The All-New Fantastic Four #1”!

New York, NY—November 12, 2013—All-New Marvel NOW! marks a brand new start for Marvel’s First Family – from the award winning creative team of James Robinson and Leonard Kirk! And they’ll take them to places you’ve never seen before in the all-new “Fantastic Four #1” – on sale this February!

The Fantastic Four’s lives are full of deadly twists and turns. They’ve explored other dimensions, fought terrifying monsters, and stood together against some of the Marvel Universe’s deadliest villains! But they’ve always done so together. So what happens when the Fantastic Four go their separate ways?

The brilliant Mr. Fanstastic, the compassionate Invisible Woman, the hot headed Human Torch, and the ever lovin’ Thing are about to embark on a new mission full of danger and excitement – and one that will see the Fantastic Four meet their untimely end!

“New readers and long-time Fantastic Four fans are in for an emotional and action-packed roller coaster ride that will tear the team apart at the seams,” says Senior Editor Mark Paniccia. “Broken hearts, betrayal, conspiracies and even murder will test this family of super heroes beyond anything they’ve ever experienced.”

“Fantastic Four #1” also features a special 75th Anniversary Cover by legendary artist Alex Ross! This stunning cover celebrates 75 years of Marvel with a gorgeous rendering of the Fantastic Four in Ross’ rich, highly detailed style. Don’t miss your chance to own this piece of Marvel history!

All-New Marvel NOW! brings you the biggest creators and the biggest characters in the biggest stories! Don’t miss the beginning of the end for Marvel’s First Family when “Fantastic Four #1” hits print and digital this February!

“Fantastic Four #1”


Art & Cover by LEONARD KIRK

Variant Covers by ALEX ROSS, JEROME OPENA,


My Take:

In an interview with USA Today, Robinson says “”What I hope to do is tie in their past without making it too referential and (touch on) how the past can affect the future…While I’m not reinventing the book, I’m certainly adding a side to it we maybe haven’t seen for a while.” From reading the interview, it’s clear Robinson is a huge Fantastic Four fan. The family is in good hands. While the focus will be on Doctor Doom, Robinson hopes to explore all the famous villains.

I was a gigantic fan of Fractions FF run, and while I’m happy to hear they’re keeping Scott Lang and Darla Deering around, that news means we probably won’t get a new Future Foundation series for a long time. Sad. Still, with Robinson paying homage to all the other writers, hopefully we get this generations defining Fantastic Four run.

Alex Smith

Alex Smith is a news and reviews writer for Capeless Crusader. He spends the majority of his time with film, comics and video games. Bringing up Game of Thrones or Saga will elicit a way-too-long discussion. He remains Lying Cat's #1 fan.

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