Time to push the good old retcon button on Marvel’s First Family once again. It looks like Marvel will be rebooting the Fantastic Four comic one more time, hopefully this time for the better. Check out the details below and share your thoughts on this after the JUMP!
Though the series was just relaunched in November of 2012, and is subsequently coming to an end again in January of next year, Marvel has announced that the Fantastic Four will once again undergo a relaunch next year from writer James Robinson and artist Leonard Kirk.
“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,” Robinson told USA Today. “While I’m not reinventing the book, I’m certainly adding a side to it we maybe haven’t seen for a while…We’re going to see the fragmentation of the family due to villainous outside forces that are slowing picking at them and eroding them. The arc I’m going to be telling is basically the fall and the rise of the Fantastic Four, and especially the fall and rise of Johnny Storm.”
In addition to Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm, Robinson’s series will also include Franklin and Valeria Richards and many of the other “Future Foundation kids.” Robinson also promises to showcase as many of the team’s villains as he can including Doctor Doom and The Frightful Four. The new series begins in February of 2014, will you be picking it up?