Get An Early Look at North & Coello’s ‘Fantastic Four’ #1 Coming November From Marvel
by Tony Thornley
A new era of the Fantastic Four is approaching fast, and Marvel Comics has given an early look at the first issue.
Coming from Ryan North & Ivan Coello, Fantastic Four #1 hits on November 9th. The duo plan on a sci-fi heavy story full of out-there ideas and crazy adventures. The volume kicks off with the team split up due to mysterious events back in New York- just like the most recent series launches for Hulk and Spider-Man- before the quartet reunite by the end of the first arc. First up, we get to see the Grimms- Ben and Alicia- on a road trip that takes a bizarre turn!
From Marvel’s press release: 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…
“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,” North said of his approach in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
Take a look at interior art from Coello and color artist Jesus Abuterov in the slideshow above, as well as a look at the variant cover from Alex Ross, and watch for more news from Fantastic Four as it comes!