The day many of us have been dreading is fast approaching. I've always loved FANTASTIC FOUR as it was one of the very first series I fully started collecting. We've seen many different creative teams come and go. Jonathan Hickman revitalized the series and took it to new levels. His final issues will be making their way to store shelves and to help him say goodbye, artist-extraordinaire, Ryan Stegman will be on hand to draw those final issues.
FANTASTIC FOUR #609 is on sale tomorrow, August 8, 2012 and is Stegman's first issue. It was a bummer when it was announced he was leaving SCARLET SPIDER but then great when immediately it was announced he was joining FANTASTIC FOUR. We'll apparently have to wait to find out what he has cooking after his F4 run.
We asked Ryan how he felt about drawing the Fantastic Four and he told us:
Drawing Fantastic Four is an honor almost beyond my comprehension. When you think that this was a series that Jack Kirby and Stan Lee started at number one and now I am drawing up to 611...It's mind boggling. Not to mention I get to close out Jonathan Hickman's legendary run!== TEASER ==
If you've been following his Tumblr, you have an idea what he has in store for us. Check out his sketches and some preview images for tomorrow's issue.
It's great that Stegman will be on FANTASTIC FOUR but a bummer it's only for a few issues.