Death is such a common event in comic books these days yet the events that are about to happen have been getting a lot of attention and coverage in other non-comic book media. Someone is going to die and things will never be the same. We've heard it all before but, I have to admit, there's a tiny part that always wonders what if this death will actually stick?
The Fantastic Four has always been about a family of superheroes. That is what has separated them from other teams. There has been discussion over who might be the one to die. Each death could have lasting repercussions. With everyone talking about this issue and comic stores being allowed to sell the issue one day early, will you read/seek out the spoilers or will you avoid them and read the issue for yourself?
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For me, I don't want to be spoiled. I will do my best to avoid them until I get my hands on a copy. Not everyone feels that way. There are those that enjoy reading spoilers. They want to know right away. It might ruin the surprise but they're okay with that and will still look forward to reading/seeing the actual event occur. Some people enjoy being the one to reveal the spoiler. There is a sort of empowerment in being the first one with the information and knowing something that no one else does.
What we know is someone is going to perish. Next month's issue #588 will be the final issue of Fantastic Four. We will then see FF #1 by Hickman and Epting in March. My theory is FF will last eleven issues with the twelfth reverting back to Fantastic Four just in time for issue #600.
I've mentioned before who I think will/should die. You can stay tuned for some extensive discussion on this topic to see what me, Sara and Norm think including our reaction to the issue on Wednesday.
If you are going to spoil it or want to be spoiled, we just ask that you do it discretely. If someone asks, send them a pm. If you wish to post it below in the comments, please use the spoiler tag. That also means do not quote the post with the spoiler tag or it will be revealed to everyone.
More importantly, I'm curious about whether or not people want to be spoiled on this or if they're looking forward to actually reading the issue. The spoiler is out there, hours before comic shops even have a chance to open. If you got spoiled, was it by choice and who was it that spoiled you?