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Exclusive First Look: FANTASTIC FOUR #16 (Final Issue)

It all ends here as we witness Doom, the Annihilating Conqueror attack.

FANTASTIC FOUR is ending next month. But we can all relax because the series will, of course, be back (with James Robinson writing). The stories in both FANTASTIC FOUR and FF are reaching their conclusion as Doctor Doom's plan plays out.

Check out this exclusive first look at the final issue.

FANTASTIC FOUR #16

MATT FRACTION & KARL KESEL (W) • RAFF IENCO (A)

Cover by MARK BAGLEY

Published: January 15, 2014

Rating: Rated T

FINAL ISSUE!

The Fantastic Four are… DOOMED! Dr. Doom has taken on the power of Kang and Annihilus and is supreme ruler of the entire world. Good News: this is in the Doomed Universe. Bad News: our universe is next. The only ones in his way are the Fantastic Four and… the Fantastic Four! The Elemental Eight face off against Doom the Annihilating Conqueror with the fate of infinite realities in the balance! Plus the fate of Old John Storm! All in the fiery finish to the most mind-bending F4 adventure ever!

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Posted by inferiorego

That first page is awesome

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Posted by Mucklefluga

I'm going to miss you FF costumes :'(

Posted by noj

Call me old fashioned but Marvels nee practice of relaunching a book with a new number 1 after a creative team switch kinda bothers me. Other than that the covers cool at least.

Posted by willforthrill

Gosh. Only two more issues. If it weren't for the awesomeness that is FF, I would have dropped this book long ago. But there are only two more issues and I am going to see Matt Fraction's story through, even if he didn't.

Edited by G-Man

@willforthrill: I'd assume that was more Marvel's decision than his. But again, the problem I have with ending a 'series' and have it relaunch. It kind of says the last few issues don't matter. It's the same with them pulling (I assume) Bagely off the book to do CATACLYSM. It feels like Marvel is saying those are more important. But who knows.

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Posted by fACEmelter88

So dumb they're ending this series, Daredevil, Wolverine and the X-men plus a lot others just to re-brand them with #1...annoying but I'll still read them.

Posted by G-Man

@facemelter88: I'm sure their market research shows it works. People like reading series with lower numbers. They feel they can jump on easier. We just hate it because we want to preserve the continuity and longevity of a series. I've become okay with the renumbering as long as we keep getting the characters in stories.

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Edited by American_Flag

"Let's relaunch a book after every major story arc or creative team change". Come on man. This is getting old. I'm really enjoying this series but don't think I will follow it through another relaunch.

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

Growl! Relaunch...

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

Has Doom The Annihilating Conqueror been a regular part of this series?

Posted by TheManInTheShoe
Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose

@themanintheshoe: That's where I've seen him, as I read FF but not Fantastic Four. I'll maybe need to get this issue.

Posted by iaconpoint

@mucklefluga: me three! Still not sold on the red ones.

So I guess the re-relaunch will feature a regular cover, a guest cover, four individual interlocking covers, an homage cover and a regular variant cover? Will this issue have all of that as well? The variants are getting as tiresome as the re-re-relaunches.

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

Love the cover (Bagley's my fav artist) and though the story is a little wonky I'm excited to see how it all unfolds. Sadly I don't think I'm going to get the new series. There's only so many books you can afford to get each week. :(

Posted by comedy_brosUSA

@noj said:

Call me old fashioned but Marvels nee practice of relaunching a book with a new number 1 after a creative team switch kinda bothers me. Other than that the covers cool at least.

I agree. so many titles are getting new number 1's like every year.

Posted by PunyParker

Damn Bagley!!.....draw Ock as Spider-Man!!....dont get carried away by the oldfashioned Peter Parker!

Posted by Meteorite

Great homage cover there, although when you look at where the Thing's feet are it looks like he should be falling off into the crowd.

Posted by Darklexeus

I am really hoping Old Johnny doesn't die, since I really do like his character. I will also very dearly miss FF.

Posted by feebadger

@g_man: It seems ot me that their entire marketing strategy is based upon buyers tendency towards collected editions, so they're formatting their series to run the same kind of way. Also providing readers with constant 'jumping on' points every year or two. I think it will have short term benefits for new readers, but might alienate and confuse over time. I mean, if i was starting to read comics now, i wouldn't know where th hell to start. Would you? :)

Posted by DEGRAAF

The villain is badass and 2 Sue Storms YES PLEASE