What the heck is going on? Will we see the return of the core team including Johnny or is this some sort of retrospective look at the team's history?
It isn't confusing! If you follow Joe Quesada on Twitter he explains it all. The artist gets to choose whatever they feel like drawing. Not indications of anything that's going to happen in the storylines, just cool art for an anniversary deal.
https://twitter.com/#!/JoeQuesada/status/98815685370720256 and https://twitter.com/#!/JoeQuesada/status/98815981576663041
So, a couple of months ago, Marvel Exec Editor @TomBrevoort asked me if I'd like to do a promo piece for the 50 Anniversary of the FF.
The rules were simple, do any incarnation of the FF that you want from the 50 year history and design the piece for multiple usage.
I could have sworn that In all of Hickman's interviews, which i read a TON of, he said that johnny wouldn't be back for a while, that FF was the the evolution of the team he was building to, but he would definitely be back eventually... but this? I just don't understand why they would bring Johnny back already. And if that's not what is going on then these teasers are just completely nonsensical and misleading lol. oh well... I trust in Hickman. Enough with the teasers already though!
@StriderNo9: that was my first thought because its too soon to bring back the torch
Yet when we saw the teaser that was just _________ returns. Everyone was clamering for Bucky to be returned from the dead (who had died just a few weeks prior). And they were the same people that it was too Early for Torch and Cable to come back. And alas it turned out to be Cable.
Either it's some sort of Flashback, or Toro could be joining.
Also from what i read on Lyja's wiki page it says that she is in the Negative Zone as well.. (Idk if she is still there) What if they end up going there and they find her disguised as Johnny? That'd be messed up, but a very tricky idea that not many people would see coming :]