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Marvel NOW Fantastic Four and FF Creative Teams and Covers Revealed

Marvel gives a few details for a couple of FANTASTIC titles.

Last week Marvel unleashed a bunch of teasers for their relaunched (not reboot) Marvel NOW comics. There will be new creative teams as well as new directions. In the final round of teasers, there were a few including a couple with Matt Fraction attached, FAMILY and EXTENDED. It wasn't too hard to figure out it had to be for FANTASTIC FOUR and EXTENDED.

USA Todayhttp://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/story/2012-08-09/Matt-Fraction-Fantastic-Four-comic-book-series/56911846/1 posted a first look at the covers to both. Mark Bagley will be joining Fraciton on FANTASTIC FOUR.

I'm a fan of both so that's great news.

What gets me even more excited is the fact that Mike Allred will be joining Fraction on FF.

It looks like FF will be heading a pretty drastically different direction. Can we assume this might not be the Future Foundation?

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The Future Foundation will be with Ant-Man, She-Hulk, Medusa and...Miss Thing, an all-new female character in a "Thing suit of armor."

What are your thoughts on these creative teams?

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Posted by BushidoBlack

The Future Foundation line up is intriguing. I had a feeling it would be going in a different direction with the relaunch. Could be an interesting read.

Posted by JohnnyWalker

ant man, she hulk, medusa and pink head?? im all for more she hullk but this is a weird a** team.

Posted by Green ankh

OK i am happy ..i'll be buying both

Posted by EdwardWindsor

Interesting the f4 cover has a vintage feel to it I think

Posted by Projector

Looks awful to me.

Posted by Schmidty816

Fantastic Four looks great. FF? Not so much, but that's just my opinion. Could FF maybe stand for Future Four? Crazy relaunchiness.

Posted by brucecapell

girl in a thing suit?

Posted by MarvelMan1985

Fantastic Four issue 1...bleh another reboot :S.   FF - Michael Allred Heck Yeah!  :)

Posted by Webjaker

uh ...what?

Posted by Billy Batson

BB

Posted by cobra88king8

Oh man I assumed that FF had to be a variant cover. I don't like the new uniforms

Posted by leokearon

Not sure about Farmer inking, it makes Bagley's work look too much like Alan Davis

I really hope the FF isn't just going to be substitute F4

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

An so comes the end to one of the best ongoings Marvel ever had and also the best the FF have ever been, this is where my interest in all things FF ends :-(

Posted by Lvenger

I'm dropping this once Hickman's finished. I'm currently deliberating on whether to get one of the November Marvel Now! titles or wait until January when New Avengers is released.

Posted by feargalr

I don't like the FF lineup :/ I love it being about the kids in the foundation, at least then its not just another super hero book.....

Posted by Benzo

Will be buying FF but as for Fantastic Four......I'm not so sure about it.

Edited by War Killer

I like the Fantastic Four's new looks, I liked the white suits they had for FF and these more black versions look pretty cool as well.
 
Haven't cared much for FF as a series, but I'll be a little disappointed if that's Scott Lang as Ant-Man on the team. I like the new red and blue suit (though not crazy about the new helmet) but I was hoping he'd be joining the Avengers instead...

Posted by darkmagik

It is the strangest team which I have never seen. The only man of FF Scott Lang does not measure up in front of Medusa, She-Hulk and... Miss-Thing whaaa?

Posted by Mercy_

NOT a Bagley fan at all. And not a Fraction fan (to say the least). I'll refrain from picking these up.

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Posted by Pwok21

Gotta say Fraction taking over FF is a catastrophe, but he had to ruin another book so why not?

Posted by Gonzo33

Both sound super interesting but that FF cover is just terrible.

Posted by the_fallen11

Interesting....very Interesting...

Posted by BushidoBlack

The reactions to the FF cover are pretty comical. The series is going to be freaking weird. Whether that's a good or bad thing should be interesting to see.

Posted by saoakden

the FF team looks strange to me, Fantastic Four looks cool.

Posted by DDangelico

Fantastic Four looks cool...but I gotta say that FF has me scratching my head.

Posted by jubeiyagyuX

W.T.F

Posted by cc1738

...what?? FF is not what I was expecting. lol. The only way I was gong to get Fantastic Four was if Ryan Stegman was on it and since he's not, I'm not interested in it. I like Fantastic Four, but with so many other titles I want it goes to the back burner.

Posted by darkrider

miss thing are you are you kidding me

Posted by TheGoldenOne
@jubeiyagyuX said:

W.T.F

Posted by Mucklefluga

Can't wait for the Deadpool cover :D

Posted by Pbott

I could care less about line ups and costumes, but what does is fraction. he is really hit or miss with me, for instance his Iron Man and Iron fist both have been great, but not so much defenders, UXM, and Thor. IMO his problem is not his big out there ideas, because i really like those types of stories, it is that they are not grounded at all. For example Hickman's Manhattan projects is really out there, but it is still grounded

Posted by The Stegman

I really hope her name is indeed "Miss Thing''

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Posted by AgeofHurricane

@feargalr said:

I don't like the FF lineup :/ I love it being about the kids in the foundation, at least then its not just another super hero book.....

Yeah, pretty much this.

What happens to Val, Franklin and co. ? -_-

Posted by danhimself

@Mercy_ said:

NOT a Bagley fan at all. And not a Fraction fan (to say the least). I'll refrain from picking these up.

Bagley's one of those artists that does an excellent job on one specific character but when they do anything else it just seems weird....Bagley's one specific character is Spider-man...he's one of the best Spider-man artists of all time

Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7

Love Allred, but I'm still not huge on Fraction. Maybe if he pulls a Hawkeye again I'll read it.

Posted by Mucklefluga

@BushidoBlack: Thanks Dude you are the greatest. Wow, i have a serious boner right now :P That is so awesome. I cannot wait. :D:D::D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Posted by feargalr

@AgeofHurricane said:

@feargalr said:

I don't like the FF lineup :/ I love it being about the kids in the foundation, at least then its not just another super hero book.....

Yeah, pretty much this.

What happens to Val, Franklin and co. ? -_-

I read on newsarama or USA today or somewhere that Val and Franklin are moving over to Fantastic Four. It ain't looking good for the FF kids :/

Posted by Zaklops

The Future Foundation, the team that has the omega level mutant Franklin Richards, the Sensation she-hulk and the brilliant Valeria Richards, is going to have a new member, who's a random woman in a thing costume. -___-

Posted by AgeofHurricane

@feargalr said:

@AgeofHurricane said:

@feargalr said:

I don't like the FF lineup :/ I love it being about the kids in the foundation, at least then its not just another super hero book.....

Yeah, pretty much this.

What happens to Val, Franklin and co. ? -_-

I read on newsarama or USA today or somewhere that Val and Franklin are moving over to Fantastic Four. It ain't looking good for the FF kids :/

*sigh* Further getting the impression that Axel and Quesada have some sort of vendetta against the teenage audience (and the young ones featured in their comic books)...considering comics were originally meant for that type of audience, anyways.

Posted by Crowingaboutcomics

Seems to me like they're "dumbing down" from Jonathan's run...which isn't a good thing...I'm hoping that they don't do that with the X-men (still unclear where their titles are going to be at the end of AVX). And Miss Thing? A random supermodel in a thing costume? Really? Fraction came up with that idea? I can't believe with the plethora of Marvel characters, they're going to do that...(yeah because Red Hulk, Red She-Hulk, female wolverine - were all such good idea's) Okay, being a little cynical with those last ones....but come'on Miss Thing? A normal woman in a Things outfit? Why? She-Hulk already has the strength...just doesn't make sense...

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@AgeofHurricane said:

@feargalr said:

@AgeofHurricane said:

@feargalr said:

I don't like the FF lineup :/ I love it being about the kids in the foundation, at least then its not just another super hero book.....

Yeah, pretty much this.

What happens to Val, Franklin and co. ? -_-

I read on newsarama or USA today or somewhere that Val and Franklin are moving over to Fantastic Four. It ain't looking good for the FF kids :/

*sigh* Further getting the impression that Axel and Quesada have some sort of vendetta against the teenage audience (and the young ones featured in their comic books)...considering comics were originally meant for that type of audience, anyways.

I dunno about that. I just don't like them turning FF into another generic superhero book. Imagine if Marvel actually made a proper attempt at putting out teen books. Marvel Now would be a perfect opportunity for it... Young Avengers, Young X-men, FF, Avengers Academy. Have them in their own little corner of the Marvel universe like the Teen Titans/Ravagers/Superboy books

Edit: Actually Young Avengers, A book about the kids at Wolvys school, FF and Avengers Academy(Maybe.. never actually read that)

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Well that's interesting

Posted by X35

FF looks cool.

Posted by AgeofHurricane

@feargalr said:

@AgeofHurricane said:

@feargalr said:

@AgeofHurricane said:

@feargalr said:

I don't like the FF lineup :/ I love it being about the kids in the foundation, at least then its not just another super hero book.....

Yeah, pretty much this.

What happens to Val, Franklin and co. ? -_-

I read on newsarama or USA today or somewhere that Val and Franklin are moving over to Fantastic Four. It ain't looking good for the FF kids :/

*sigh* Further getting the impression that Axel and Quesada have some sort of vendetta against the teenage audience (and the young ones featured in their comic books)...considering comics were originally meant for that type of audience, anyways.

I dunno about that. I just don't like them turning FF into another generic superhero book. Imagine if Marvel actually made a proper attempt at putting out teen books. Marvel Now would be a perfect opportunity for it... Young Avengers, Young X-men, FF, Avengers Academy. Have them in their own little corner of the Marvel universe like the Teen Titans/Ravagers/Superboy books

YEEESSSS!! And bring in more "new readers" that they're constantly going on about. Honestly, they're missing such BIG oppurtunuties to put things like this (excluding AA) into work. Such a shame, man. Such a shame.

Posted by neiliusprime

that FF line up looked ok until I saw Miss Thing wearing that ridiculous Thing armor....that killed my interest...

Posted by JonesDeini

Well...this is where I get off, folk. I'm going to be reading A LOT less Marvel come November.

Posted by Master_Thief

@Billy Batson said:

BB

Posted by stormtrance1618

I know nothing about FF and am a DC fanboy, so no one cares what I think. But looking at that FF cover... Wow... That's awful looking... Awful. But again, I'm biased. Just my opinion.

Posted by BatWatch

Based on the second cover, we are to believe that Marvel Now is basically Marvel Forty Years ago where everything is made up and the plot/art doesn't matter?

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